Dave Smith Instruments Evolver Analog/Wavetable Synthesizer with Step Sequencer No Longer Available

Monophonic Analog/Digital MIDI Synthesizer With Sequencer and Prophet VS Wavetables
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Dave Smith Instruments Evolver Analog/Wavetable Synthesizer with Step Sequencer
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A New Synth Legend In-The-Making For Your Desktop!

Dave Smith, the creator of the legendary Prophet 5, Wavestation, and first soft-synth in the world, the driving force behind MIDI, has done it again with his latest innovative synthesizer, destined to be a legend, the Evolver.

Dave Smith instruments Evolver Features:
  • Monophonic (one voice) synthesizer.
  • Four oscillators in total: two analog, two digital.
  • Analog Oscillator waveshape are Sawtooth, Triangle, Saw-Triangle, and Pulse (with voltage-controlled analog Pulse-Width modulation).
  • Digital Oscillators select from 96 wavetables from the Prophet-VS (128 x 12 bits), and 32 user-loadable (via MIDI) Wavetables (128 x 16 bits). The Digital Oscillators get trashy as the frequency gets higher, as with the original VS.
  • Hard Sync on the analog oscillators.
  • FM and Ring Mod on the digital oscillators.
  • Separate Glide per oscillator, with two glide modes.
  • Real voltage-controlled analog lowpass filters - not digital re-creations. 4-pole/2-pole switchable, fully resonant (in 4-pole mode). There are two separate filters, one for the left channel and one for the right.
  • Analog Voltage Controlled Amplifiers (VCA), again one for each channel.
  • Dual digital 4-pole Highpass filters (one per channel); place before or after analog electronics.
  • Stereo audio inputs; Noise generator.
  • Envelope Follower and Peak Detect from External Input to use as modulation sources.
  • External Input can be used to gate envelopes and/or step the Sequencer.
  • Three snappy ADSR envelopes.
  • Four LFOs (sync with sequencer and MIDI).
  • Dual (left and right channel) tunable feedback loops; modulate frequency and amount.
  • Delay with 3 taps; each with separate time and amount modulation. Syncs to sequencer/MIDI. Normal feedback and additional feedback path through analog filters.
  • Distortion! Digital, one for each channel, can be placed before or after analog electronics.
  • 3 Banks of 128 Programs for 384 total Programs - dump to/from MIDI.
  • 16 x 4 Analog-style sequencer - syncs with MIDI.
  • Extensive Modulation capabilities, including audio-range modulation. Bipolar (+/-) modulation.
  • Easy to program matrix-style front panel with 8 endless-turn rotary encoders.
  • A bunch of MIDI stuff.
  • The internal computer and DSP chips can be reprogrammed via MIDI, for easy feature additions.
  • Evolver's universal power supply runs virtually anywhere; 100 - 240 V AC, 50-60 Hz. It also includes a number of adapter plugs to make it easy.
  • Evolver is 10.75" wide, 6" deep, and 1.5" high (27 x 15 x 4 cm). Yes, it is small!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number DSI-1001

Customer Reviews

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See also: Piano Software, Dave Smith Instruments, Dave Smith Instruments Virtual Instruments: Synths, Keyboards, & Organs, Dave Smith Instruments Synths / Modules