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DIY Polivoks VCO II

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The core of the VCO is borrowed from the famous Russian synth Polivoks VCO and in exponential converter we use the original matched transistor IC that was used in Polivoks.

Features

 

  • Triangle, saw and pulse wave outputs
     
  • Manually adjustable and CV controlled pulse width
     
  • Great tracking across 8 octaves
     
  • Exponential FM input with attenuator
     
  • Synchronization input
     
  • Octave switch – 5 octaves
     
  • Skiff-friendly design
     

 

We have significantly updated schematics:

  1. Introduced +-10V regulators for greater stability of operation,
     
  2. Adjusted signal amplitudes to match requirements of contemporary modular synths and made all output signals available simultaneously,
     
  3. Redesigned CV inputs to accept positive CV signals,
     
  4. Introduced PWM circuit with manual and  voltage controlled pulse width,
     
  5. Introduced synchronization input, so you can sync the VCO to other VCOs.

 

This is a comparably complex DIY project for experienced builders. We do not recommend this for beginners and ones without proper soldering and testing equipment. 
 

Technical specifications:
 

Audio output amplitude10Vptp
Octave rangeC0 – C8
Panel width  12HP
Module depth35mm
Power consumption34mA@+12V, 36mA@-12V

 

For those who purchasing partial kits know that sizes are:  
Small Knobs 19 mm 
Medium Knobs 24 mm 
Large Knobs 28 mm
 

This is a comparably complex DIY project for experienced builders. We do not recommend this for beginners and ones without proper soldering and testing equipment. 
 

Disclaimer: Please, if you have any questions on missing parts or similar issues, contact us within 1 month after receiving the kit! 

Erica Synths DIY Polivoks VCO on Modulargrid
 


 

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