FutureSonus Parva--an Affordable Analog Poly

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FutureSonus Parva--an Affordable Analog Poly

Post by Bitexion » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:41 pm

Futuresonus website

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"Less than $1000". We'll see 8-)

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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by meatballfulton » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:15 am

The price is intriguing. All those OLEDs, multimode filters, 3 VCOs and it's only half the price of a Prophet 08?

That's a slick trick if it's for real.
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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by Sir Ruff » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:25 am

meatballfulton wrote:That's a slick trick if it's for real.
I think the "trick" might be that there is only one dual filter for all 8 voices; no filter/voice.
Do you even post on vse bro?

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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by Chewy » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:12 am

Looks pretty cool (hopefully it will be), thanks for sharing!

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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by Rbh » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:46 am

The pads and sawtooth samples sounded pretty good : If I may quote the specs: Looks like a desk top module by size description.
Oscillators

3 Digitally-controlled analog oscillators
Sawtooth, triangle, and PWM waveforms
Tunable +/- 5 octaves
Hard Syncable
Independent level controls

Filters

2 configurable state-variable filters
24db or 12db low-pass or high-pass modes
12db bandpass mode
Self-oscillating
Filter FM

Envelopes

4 4-stage (ADSR) envelopes
Exponential curves for punchy attack and natural decay
Linear mode also available
Routable to >40 destinations

Modulation

4 LFOs
Sine, sawtooth, triangle, and square waveforms
Random sample-and-hold
Free-running or key-synced
Routable to >40 destinations

Inputs / Outputs

Dual 1/4" TS line-level outputs
Stereo 1/4" headphone jack
MIDI input and ouput
USB port for MIDI input and output
USB Master port for direct connection of USB MIDI controllers

Dimensions

10" x 8" x 3.5" (25.4cm x 20.3cm x 8.9cm)

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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by Aaron2 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:04 am

It has 3 VCOs, but how many voices does it have? Does that spec suggest a 3-voice synth (like, say, the Korg Volca Keys)?

I will say this: I like the interface a lot. I'm a big fan of OLEDs. 8-)

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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by Hybrid88 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:53 am

Bit of an odd design, being a big square and all :lol:

Nice thing, but the demos didn't particularly grab me.

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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by commodorejohn » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:18 am

Eh, I'll pay the extra money and get something with a dedicated control for every parameter, thanks.
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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by Aaron2 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:25 am

None of us has to worry much about this release. If this tiny little company ever gets off the ground, they'll sell 200 units worldwide. No one will be able to get their hands on one anyway.

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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by Chewy » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:36 am

Aaron2 wrote:It has 3 VCOs, but how many voices does it have? Does that spec suggest a 3-voice synth (like, say, the Korg Volca Keys)?
They're actually DCOs, and the site says up to 8 voice polyphony, so I'm thinking it's probably 3 OSC/voice

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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by sneakthief » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:48 am

I checked this out: each oscillator board has 3 dco's, 4 eg's, 4 lfos, 1 stereo vca and 2 filters. They look relatively inexpensive to manufacture and are stackable.

Looks legit.
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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by antilles » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:55 am

It certainly looks interesting. The sound samples didn't do anything for me either, but I'm gonna look forward to hearing more.

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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by Chewy » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:59 am

EDIT: double post, the one below was supposed to just be an edit, since VSE censored it and dropped the -ing, heh
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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by Chewy » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:00 am

antilles wrote: The sound samples didn't do anything for me either, but I'm gonna look forward to hearing more.
I completely agree, I only listened to a couple (based on name). I mean, it's an analog poly, they should have uploaded more pads, strings, etc. Other kinds would have been fine too, but stuff like "toy piano?" What?

But yeah, I look forward to hearing more, too. Hope it turns out to be awesome

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Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Post by Jabberwalky » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:04 pm

Nice, but give me more knobs. It's like they love Waldorf too much.

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