Showing posts with label Formanta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Formanta. Show all posts

Saturday, September 02, 2023

Formanta Maestro Mods Mk.1

video upload by Faustola

"Sorry about some digital distortion in the beginning, I didn´t pay attention to metering that much. I implented some mods to the great Formanta Maestro, and here is a small demonstration of those. I´m planning to add one more mod, but I need to plan it a bit more."

Saturday, July 22, 2023

The Untold Story of the Formanta Faemi 1-M: A Soviet Synthesizer Legend

video upload by DB Studios

Clacky keys.

"Welcome to the enchanting world of vintage synthesizers! Join us on an extraordinary journey through time as we unveil the captivating history of the Formanta Faemi 1-M, a rare gem of Soviet engineering.

In this video, we delve into the rich tapestry of the Soviet Union's musical landscape during the 1980s, where cutting-edge electronic instruments were a marvel to behold. We take a deep dive into the history and sound of this synthesizer.

The Formanta Faemi 1-M, known for it's polyphonic prowess, emerges as the centerpiece of this captivating tale. Explore its unique features, from the three oscillators with diverse waveforms to the enchanting filter section with its myriad sound-shaping possibilities.

While navigating the challenges of creating musical instruments under a planned economy, the Formanta Faemi 1-M triumphs as a true testament to ingenuity and creativity. Unveil its raw, bold, and characterful sound, and understand why it has earned its place in the hearts of musicians and collectors worldwide.

Join us for insightful interviews with individuals who share their firsthand experiences with this iconic synth. Discover the allure of the Faemi 1-M through their stories and see how its scarcity has transformed it into a coveted collector's item.

So, if you're a music enthusiast, history buff, or just someone seeking unique sonic adventures, hit that play button and immerse yourself in the compelling world of the Formanta Faemi 1-M."

Monday, June 19, 2023

Formanta Maestro & Roland CR-78 Demo

video upload by Carambolage

"All sounds generated on Formanta Maestro synth (except percussion, which is Roland CR-78).
No midi, all sounds played by hand on Maestro. Multitrack recording + some FX in a DAW."

Formanta Maestro Demo (dry sound / checking all the fuctions)

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"Designed by Vladimir Kuzmin (the engineer who created the famous Polivoks synthesizer). Manufactured at Ural Vector Factory, Soviet Union, sometime in the late 80s."

Interesting pitch bend.

Monday, April 03, 2023

Formanta Polivoks (midi mod with channel selector)

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"The synth in absolutely working & great visual condition - after professional service .

All dead electrolytes were changed on good quality new, potentiometers and switches were cleaned&oiled before this auction .This Polivoks with White Keys & With a signs of use!"

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Champion Leccy Swan Hunter [Demo w/ Synthesizers #13]

video upload by gstormelectro

"Audio + Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2022

The Swan Hunter by Champion Leccy.
Beautiful lo-fi, reverb-y (Belton brick) + delay (PT2399) goodess.
Today I'm running some synths through it.
Roland Juno-60
Korg MS-20
Casio CZ-1000
Formanta Maestro
and JV-2080 'Nice Piano' patch going thru my Pro-VCF eurorack filter."


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Monday, December 27, 2021

Formanta Polivoks w/ MIDI Mod & Case

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"The synthesizer is in excellent condition, such samples are really rare, the case has no abrasions, the case is perfectly preserved. The kit includes a pedal, a wire and an installed MIDI mod. Full diagnostics have been carried out, flawless operation of all elements."

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Formanta UDS Drum Now Sample Pack Demo

video upload by Sound Provider

"Buy it here:
or here :
The Introducing Price is 8 Euro before the 31/12, 10 Euro after.

Sound Provider ' Formanta UDS Drum Now is a Collection of 254 one-shot Sounds of the venerable vintage soviet analog drum machine, the Formanta UDS, they were recorded with love and edited with special care and offering a wide variety of sound.
This soundbank was created for all types of music creation, from techno to house, modern pop to hip hop or EDM.
In this sample pack you will find 254 Sounds in wav format 44.1/24 bit Stereo quality.

Leonard de Leonard"

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Formanta Polyvox/Polivoks with Mods

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"Electrolytic capacitors have been replaced and it is in very good working condition. There is a drop out box that has cv/gate inputs, filter cv input with in/out switch and audio output on 1/4 jacks.

On the left side three toggle switches have been installed:
1) CV/GATE internal/external
2) Filter ENV Time (ultra-fast/normal) for audio rate filter modulation
3) Filter cutoff key follow full/off/half

The tuning after the warm up period (approx. 10 minutes) is quite stable.
All keys work fine.

The cover is custom made from plywood and painted."

Monday, May 03, 2021


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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Formanta Polivoks SN 1289109

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"Most famous duophonic/monophonic soviet synth. Killer sound. Full set of supply (synth, cover, pedal, power cord, pedal cable, and set of documentation including wiring diagrams). Fully serviced and tuned, duophonic MIDI mode installed. Plug and play 🤘

Power Supply
220 V (!!!) - standard IEC C8 connector

1/4 Jack (output, headphones, input)
Original 5pin DIN connector (pedal, cable included)

Fully operational. Professional maintenance service was performed: (fixed, recapped, lubricated, fully tuned and calibrated). Cosmetic condition is near mint, seems that synth has never been used.

Package contents
1. Synth
2. Original cutoff pedal with cable
3. Power supply cord
4. Original case
5. Set of documentation"

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Glow-In-The-Dark Formanta Maestro with MIDI and Custom Fluorescent Paint Finish

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"Formanta Maestro, a preset synthesizer with analogue filter, same found in Polivoks. This unit was fully serviced, retrofitted with MIDI, fully recaped and audio out 6'3 jacks were installed. The unit has custom fluorescent finish and is in great shape."

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Formanta Quintet Soulsaver String Machine Synthesizer

game over

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

FORMANTA POLIVOKS - A Very Soviet Synthesizer | Review, Sounds & Demo


"Formanta Polivoks (ПОЛИВОКС) synthesizer review, sounds & demo. The Formanta Polivoks is a Soviet duophonic analog synth manufactured in the USSR from 1982-1990. It is the most popular and well-known of the Russian synths. In this video I provide some history of the Polivoks, an overview of the synth, and showcase a variety of Polivoks sounds and patches.

00:00 - Intro
01:29 - Overview & Review
12:31 - Conclusion
13:42 - Sounds & Patches Demo"

Friday, September 04, 2020

Formanta Polivoks Soviet Synthesizer SN 0686041

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Kee Reel

"Legendary Polivoks is in 100% working condition.
One of the oldest version (year 1986) so it has a little bit different form of the black keys.
Recapped, cleaned and tuned. However some tuning/calibrating after shipping procces may be needed.
Comes with the hard case, 5din-jack adaptors, power cable."

via this auction

Thursday, July 09, 2020

FORMANTA UDS.with Rockton boards. midi mod with Level knob

Alexey Taber

Thursday, July 02, 2020

FORMANTA ROCKTON. test after repair

Alexey Taber

"It's not a Formanta UDS at all, it's the most sophisticated analog drum machine from the vintage era"

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Formanta Polivoks SN 0487150

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Wednesday, May 01, 2019


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Published on May 1, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

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"The unit has one connection plug - Soviet 5DIN. It's used as an addition to FORMANTA UDS drum sets. MINT condition, comes in original packing with shoulder stripe and connection cable.
It has 7 buttons on the front side and 2 on the back. According to manual while tapping the "SPHERIC THING" the unit sends trigger commands to the control module. Probably it can trigger any drum machine or kinda.

The unit has a velocity-sensitive piezo trigger pad under sphere and nine red knobs:
seven on the front for choosing which drum sound you wanted to trigger from the synth and two back knobs for switching "preset" or "synth" sound mode on the synthesizer."

Working condition.


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Formanta Polivoks Polyvox Black Duo-phonic Analog Synthesizer

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via this auction

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Formanta EMS-01. string/organ part after repair,midi and mod.

Published on Oct 9, 2018 Alexey Taber

"string/organ modded :dropped down main pitch and enlarged detune pitch range. pitch bend and mod depth by midi"

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