Dave Smith Instruments

Evolver

Synthesizer

Main Details
Maker Dave Smith Instruments Brand
Function
Channels/Tracks
  • 1 × Voice
Form Factor Desktop
Signal Path Analog Hardware
Date Produced 2002-
Notes Polyphony - Monophonic
Oscillators - 2 digitally controlled analog oscillators (DCOs) with selectable sawtooth, triangle, saw/triangle mix, and pulse waves (with pulse-width modulation), and hard sync;

2 digital wavetable oscillators with Prophet VS waves and wave sequencing capability, FM and ring modulation.

White noise generator.
LFO - 4 LFOs each with sawtooth, triangle, ramp, pulse, and random waves. Each LFO can be routed to any destination in the matrix. Can sync to MIDI clock.
Filter - 2 Low-pass filters: 1 analog Curtis filter per channel, selectable 2- and 4-pole operation (self-resonating in 4-pole mode) and ADSR envelope generator.

2 digital 4-pole Highpass filters.
VCA - 1 analog VCA per channel with ADSR envelope generator
Arpeg/Seq - 16 x 4 analog-style step sequencer that syncs to MIDI clock.
Keyboard - None
Effects - Digital delays: 3 separate, syncable, stereo delay lines.

Dual (left and right channel) tunable feedback loops with "Grunge": use feedback as a pitched sound source.

Distortion! Digital, one for each channel, can be placed before or after analog electronics; and "Output Hack."

Separate Glide per oscillator.
Memory - 512 fully editable programs (four banks of 128).
Control - MIDI In, Out, and Thru
Date Produced - 2002 - present

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