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FutureSonus Parva--an Affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:41 pm
by Bitexion
Futuresonus website

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

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:15 am
by meatballfulton
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.

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:25 am
by Sir Ruff
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.

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:12 am
by Chewy
Looks pretty cool (hopefully it will be), thanks for sharing!

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:46 am
by Rbh
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)

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:04 am
by Aaron2
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-)

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:53 am
by Hybrid88
Bit of an odd design, being a big square and all :lol:

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

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:18 am
by commodorejohn
Eh, I'll pay the extra money and get something with a dedicated control for every parameter, thanks.

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:25 am
by Aaron2
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.

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:36 am
by Chewy
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

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:48 am
by sneakthief
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.

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:55 am
by antilles
It certainly looks interesting. The sound samples didn't do anything for me either, but I'm gonna look forward to hearing more.

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:59 am
by Chewy
EDIT: double post, the one below was supposed to just be an edit, since VSE censored it and dropped the -ing, heh

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:00 am
by Chewy
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

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:04 pm
by Jabberwalky
Nice, but give me more knobs. It's like they love Waldorf too much.