Quasimidi PolyMorph

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The all new PolyMorph sequencer / synthesizer is a full featured and powerful virtually analog synthesizer that assumes an evolved form and purpose of its breakthrough hit predecessor - the RaveOLution 309! First the sounds: the PolyMorph is basically four synths loaded with synth and drum sounds geared towards electronica and other forms of synthesizer music. Individual ADSR's and filters per oscillator make for a totally tweakable and flexible synthesizer. The sequencer: 16 step, 8 variations, 4 parts or instruments. Parts and even notes can be muted or changed in real time to build and decompose your grooves or synth textures. There are also preset phrase patterns to play around with.

Aside from sounding quite nice, the PolyMorph is beefed up by a great set of effects. Add distortion, EQing, reverb, chorus, flange, etc. to each of the four parts independently! The controls, knobs and sequencer can all be controlled via MIDI for in-studio use, however the impressive multi-effects implementation alone is a major hint that the PolyMorph is a machine suited for live, DJ and on the fly music production. The PolyMorph is for those of you looking to create synth music from a stand-alone box that is not entirely focused on dance. It is used by Orbital, Jean-Michel Jarre and the Prodigy.

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18 Visitor comments
NB
January 9, 2014 @ 3:40 am
@Ramar

In case it helps, my Polymorph's power supply has these stats: +=Tip/--=Ring; Output: 12v DC 2A Input: 120V 60Hz and 39W No, I did not misread the 39W. I have a lot of fine German synths that they too, required very specific power supply, esp. Waldorf as well as DSI stuff for that matter or unexpected things could happen.
I am in the USA. It's even larger of a mid-line-lump than my Microwave XT rack. This one for mighty Polymorph looks like a snake swallowed a squirrel.
FYI-always label ALL power supplies on sides and top...makes sorting issues easier and roadie mishaps.
Nucleus
November 22, 2013 @ 4:19 pm
If you want to see a picture of the Quasimidi Nucleus dummy, just do a Google search on "Quasimidi Nucleus"
Ramar
November 6, 2013 @ 4:12 am
Just picked one up. Powers up, but display does not work nor do I hear anything. A few button flash at boot up, and lcd is faint glowy. I adapter is 12v / 1800 ma so that might be the problem. Might have to change lcd, but it should still be doing something non...even if lcd is bunk. Maybe boot sys is fried. is there a way to sysex through midi .. install boot files?
olo
November 1, 2013 @ 10:18 am
joerg schaaf your link does not work. Can you post a new link? I would like to see those/that picture
NB
September 22, 2013 @ 8:17 pm
Just scored one of these and is new to me due to long military career. Love it and thankfully, came with manual. Definitely ahead of it's time for 1999 because it does things that Elektron boxes cannot do, as in reversed/varied sequences, varied time signatures, and the list goes on. Definitely a keeper and I also love Elektron A4 but those engineers should take a look at this beast and have a talk with Joerg Schaaf. Great for ambient soundscapes, not simply a grove box.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 8 voices to 16 voices
  • Oscillators - 3 per voice with 128 waves (sine, saw, square, pwm, tri, etc.), 30 sampled waves, noise, external audio-in
  • LFO - 3, sine, tri, saw, square, sample/hold
  • Filter - 2 resonant 12dB high pass and 12/24dB lowpass
  • Effects - 2 per part: Distortion, 2-band EQ, delay, chorus, flange
  • Keyboard - none
  • Memory - 128 patches, 64 performances
  • Control - MIDI (4 parts)
  • Date Produced - 1999
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from Quasimidi's old web-site.

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