The Evolver Keyboard has a 3 octave keyboard,
with velocity and aftertouch (pressure). There are 58 endless-turn
knobs, and 35 switches. It measures 26" wide, 12"
deep, and 3" high, and weighs 13 pounds.
The Desktop Evolvers have an easy-to-program
matrix-style front panel with 8 endless-turn rotary encoders.
It is 10.75" wide, 6" deep, and 1.5" high (27 x 15 x 4 cm),
and weighs about 3 pounds. Yes, it is small!
The Evolvers universal power supply runs virtually
anywhere; 100 - 240 V AC, 50-60 Hz. It also includes 4 adaptors:
USA, Euro, UK, and Australia.
Four oscillators in total: two analog, two
Analog Oscillator waveshape are Sawtooth,
Triangle, Saw-Triangle, and Pulse (with voltage-controlled analog
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
Real voltage-controlled analog lowpass filters
- not digital recreations. 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
4 Banks of 128 Programs for 512 total Programs
- dump to/from MIDI
16 x 4 Analog-style sequencer - syncs with
Extensive Modulation capabilities, including
audio-range modulation. Bipolar (+/-) modulation.
A bunch of MIDI stuff
The internal computer and DSP chips can be
reprogrammed via MIDI, for easy feature additions
The new stand-alone editor for the PC is
now available, as is the Mac OSX version!
This editor is perfect for users who want
to use their PC to generate sounds for Evolver. Packed with
all the features you would expect, and then some, it allows
you to see all the parameters in one concise screen, a great
way to analyze those complex factory programs.
Other screens allow wavetable editing, bank
views, main parameter views, and a very cool random program
generator that includes some interesting genetic program generators.
There are two different views for the sequences also.