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Knas Ekdahl Polygamist

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In short, the Ekdahl Polygamist is a semi-modular, analog synthesizer which is not intended to be another “phat bass synth” but rather a machine with which you quickly can create complex sounds capable of molesting peoples ear drums. The design has features not commonly seen in stand-alone units and employs a greater range of expression than is common, this includes features like non-standard oscillator design, greatly expanded ADSR/LFO times and other not-so common features.

The Ekdahl Polygamist can be used as a stand-alone unit, utilizing it's duo phonic, pressure-sensitive ribbon controller. It can also be slaved to other devices, using the dual MIDI-to-CV converter or through direct CV control.

The Ekdahl Polygamist is mainly designed with experimental / drone / noise / improv in mind but can really take you wherever you wana go. The basic architecture is classic VCO/VCF/VCA design but all of the building blocks have been designed to allow for much more interesting / chaotic sounds then you get from your bread-and-butter synth.

Highlights includes VCO1 which features a "Tilt" output which is a triangle wave that can be *tilted* from sawtooth, to triangle, to ramp. VCO2, the "Pitch multiplying oscillator" consists of a fundamental and three "sub harmonics" that mimics additative/FM synthesis for very complex waveform and chaos generation. The ADSR is loopable and can be used as an oscillator, it can also be paused in its transition. The three LFOs all go to audio range and two of them go down to about 4 minutes for one waveform period. It also features a duophonic, pressure sensitive ribbon controller which sends MIDI data. It has two independent MIDI/USB-to-CV converters which can be ganged in duophonic mode. And there is of course, much, much more.

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Additive, Subtractive
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Additive, Pulse Variable, Triangle, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Ribbon
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 1
Filter Modulation: Ribbon
LFO: 4
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 2
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Duophonic, Mono
Storage: Internal
Case: Desktop
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Mod - Ribbon, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks
Display Type: LED
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate Out
Year Released: 2014
Year Discontinued: 2016
Units Made: 55
Manuals & Documents
Patch Sheet

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.knasmusic.com
MSRP List Price: $1,450 - convert
Used Price: $2,000+ - convert

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