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Behringer Poly D Analog 4 Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer

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Analog 4-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer with 37 Full-Size Keys, 4 VCOs, Classic Ladder Filter, LFO, BBD Stereo Chorus, Distortion, 32-Step Sequencer and Arpeggiator

Behringer's homage to the first truly portable analog synthesizer released in 1971, the POLY D lets you conjure up virtually any monophonic or polyphonic sound imaginable with incredible finesse and ease. The pure analog signal path is based on authentic VCO, VCF, VCA and ladder filter designs in conjunction with a dedicated and fully analog triangle/square wave LFO.

Three Modes to Choose From
With the POLY D, you can get the best of three worlds by switching between monophonic, polyphonic or unison modes. With the POLY D set to Mono, you can have the characteristics of a classic monophonic synth with fuller, more expressive solos, bass lines and portamentos. Flipping the switch to Poly allows you to play more than one note at the same time to produce stunning chord harmonies and luscious pads that add soul and depth to your music. Unison Mode thickens up your sound by layering all of the POLY Ds voices on top of each other, adding more harmonic content and creating a richer sound.

Four VCOs
The POLY D has four highly-flexible Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCOs) that provide an incredible range of 5 waveforms for sculpting the perfect sound. Oscillators 1, 2 and 3 options include: triangular; triangular/saw; saw; square; wide pulse; and narrow pulse, while OSC 4 features: triangular; reverse saw; saw; square; wide pulse; and narrow pulse. Additionally, all 4 VCOs can be adjusted across an extremely-wide, 6-octave range (LO, 32', 16', 8', 4' and 2'). This amazing flexibility gives you all the tools you need to be your creative best.

24 dB Ladder Filter and VCA
The very heart of the POLY D's sound is its highly flexible 24 dB Ladder Filter, which lets you freely experiment with the Cutoff Frequency, Emphasis and Contour to dial in the perfect sound. POLY D's Filter Mode switch can be set to either Lo- or Hi-pass for selecting the range of your choice. You can also adjust the Attack, Decay and Sustain controls to affect the cutoff frequency with time.

Controls & Connectivity
POLY D has 84 controls, all laid out in a highly-intuitive format that puts the joy back into your music creation. Input and output connections include: MIDI I/O and Thru over USB/MIDI DIN; After Pressure and Velocity outputs with their own dedicated volume controls; internal and external V-Trig I/O; external Loudness, Filter, OSC, and modulation source outputs.

Features
• Analog synthesizer with quadruple VCO design allows for insanely fat music creation
• 4-Voice polyphonic/paraphonic design with mono, unison and polyphonic mode
• 37 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring velocity functionality
• Authentic reproduction of original "D Type" circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs
• Ultra-high precision 0.1% Thin Film resistors and Polyphenyline Sulphide capacitors
• Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
• 5 variable oscillator shapes with variable pulse widths for ultimate sounds
• Classic 24 dB ladder filter with resonance for legendary sound performance
• Amazing stereo chorus based on authentic circuitry
• Distortion circuitry adds insane spice and edge to your sounds
• Easy-to-use voltage controlled 32-step sequencer with 64 sequence locations
• Arpeggiator with wide patterns for great sound effects
• Switchable low/high pass filter mode for enhanced sound creation
• Dedicated and fully analog triangle/square wave LFO
• Noise generator dramatically expands waveform generation
• 84 controls give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
• External audio input for processing external sound sources
• Stereo outputs featuring servo-balanced output stages for highest signal integrity
• Comprehensive MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection

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Purchased through L&M after seeing the reviews and videos of the instrument. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised that it holds up to the reviews. It is well built, solid and quite heavy. All functions operate without an issue. The sound is great and although I haven't had much time to play around with it, from what i have heard so far is going to be fun to get into it. I used to have a Model D which was nice but purchased this and sold the Model D. The price is on the higher end of Behringer's instruments but as far as I'm concerned, its worth the money. If you are looking for a fair priced analog poly synth, pick this up, you won't be disappointed.
Posted by Phil on Sep 25, 2020
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