MATRIXSYNTH: Polyvoks Russian Analog Synthesizer Owned by Ben Folds

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Polyvoks Russian Analog Synthesizer Owned by Ben Folds

via this auction

Check out Ben Folds's Reverb shop here.

"This Polyvoks Russian Analog Synthesizer is from the private collection of Ben Folds, used in 'Ben's Studio' which was the former RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN

SN: N/A. What the hell. Super wild vintage Russian Synthesizer. Modded for modern application. Includes english instructions and step down transformer. Dusty. Missing proprietary power chord. Includes box of additional synth cleaning tools as well as some Juno-60 tapes. Latching case has seen better days but is in tact.

I dunno. Have fun with it.

"The Russian synthesizer was it was its own block of drunk eBaying on tour where I ordered a whole bunch of Russian stuff. I just, I don't know, it's like something I just decided, I guess that there must've been amazing things happening behind the iron curtain that were paralleled to the romance of that and that you could just buy it now.

So yeah, when you get something from Russia, they wrap it in a kind of construction paper, and it's always wrapped up with string around it. So there's strings. There was all these packages with string and that was the big one. I loved it because this synth I used on so much stuff. And the reason I like to use it is because it, I don't speak or read Russian so I have no idea what I'm doing, which is actually really, really helpful because you have preconceived notions of the things that you do and you don't like on a synthesizer.

You're like, "Oh I would never push down the envelope past that." Now I would never, "I would never make that kind of wave form" -- But with this thing you just start turning knobs because it's all in Russian and you get some pretty great sounds. I think it's a good synth actually. I hope it works. Does it work? I guess it works. It fired up. It works. That's awesome. Yeah." - BF

All items in The Official Ben Folds Reverb Shop ship fully insured with delivery confirmation and include a signed and embossed Certificate Of Authenticity from Ben Folds"

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