Krischer makes little analog synth boxes that first emerged last year. Originally described as a 3-voice Drone Synth the Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer has evolved to include 3 CV inputs and a rather tasty look in black with the perfect combination of just 3 knobs and 3 buttons.
Krischer Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer
It just looks completely fabulous. Those top-hat radio-style knobs and metallic illuminated buttons on a black background are so inviting. And apparently, that’s all you need on a polyphonic synthesizer. Each knob and button refers to one of the 3 sawtooth oscillators lurking inside the box. The idea is that you can create droning chords or detuned notes by changing the pitch with the knobs. The buttons turn the oscillators on and off. And that’s about it.
Here’s the prototype in action demonstrating the 3-voice drone.
However, Krischer has released a new version that features 3 CV inputs. Each input is set to control the pitch of one of the oscillators which catapult this little box from the droning category into the realms of polyphonic melodies. This makes it a very useful little box indeed.
Krischer also has a single oscillator in a little box with a CV input for pitch called Syclope and it’s completely adorable.
All of his synths are hand-made in Paris and sold through Reverb and eBay. The Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer goes for €69 for the drone version and €89 for the version with 3 CV inputs. The Syclope is €29. These are stunning little boxes for a fabulous price.
- Krischer’s Reverb page.