Poly Evolver. Operation Manual. Version February, Dave Smith Instruments. Cabrillo Hwy N. Half Moon Bay, CA , USA. Dave Smith, creator of the Prophet 5 and Wavestation, moved into software aware of the Evolver whilst net surfing, and, after downloading the manual. This page contains information about the Owner’s Manual for the Evolver from Dave Smith Instruments.

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Dave Smith Instruments Evolver Operation Manual

If set to i00 to i99, the highpass filter is inserted before the analog lowpass filter, and only affects external input. Check page for more details.

If you want to use the noise gate but without distortion, use a distortion setting of 1. Bank Number, 0 – 3 0vvv vvvv Program Number, 0 – 0vvv vvvv 16 name data bytes. Next eolver the Stereo Outputs. Page 15 Here are all the possible settings, with the effect on the overall tempo: Row 1 has positions of Sequence 1, and Row 2 has positions of Sequence 1. Page 10 Programs 80 – are more sounds meant to played from a keyboard, and have no sequences programmed.

While editing a Program, you can press the C Takes the momentary peak of the left external audio input, and uses evoler as a modulation signal. Waveshape Data 0vvv vvvv Waveshape number, 0 —corresponds to Waveshapes 1 — This parameter, with the Trigger Select above are the main controls for selecting how Evolver plays.

I should mention that this manual does not include explanations of basic synthesizer functions. Other times, it is used solely from a keyboard. Arpeggiator Arpeggiator As a last-minute addition, a simple arpeggiator was included as a hidden function.


For example, when programming a specific melodic line, start by shortening the sequence to four or eight steps until those steps are set, and then gradually move the reset point to lengthen the loop until the desired number of steps is playing. Press S Select the sequence you want to program by pressing the appropriate switch, Hold the M blinking. Evolver Keyboard Operation Manual Manyal 1.

Page of 64 Go. For example, route a sequence to Delay amount to have the delay level change; or to feedback amount to drastically change the sound every step. Page 32 Osc Slop: Also See for Evolver Operation manual – 64 pages. Or, just look up specific parameters for detailed notes. Of the 58 controls, 43 evoler them are pots.


Page 49 Bank Number, 0 – 3 0vvv vvvv Program Number, 0 – 0vvv vvvv manuaal name data bytes. Don’t have an account? The Arpeggiator settings are not saved as part of the Program. The factory sound set is on the website if you ever need to refresh it. Comments to this Manuals Your Name. Don’t show me this message again.

If set to o00 to o99, the filter is placed after the analog lowpass filter and VCA, before the Delay. Page 17 Prog Tempo: Bank 4 Programs 1 — Page 31 Last note hit priority, re-trigger envelopes LastRetrg As mentioned above, the four groups are basically ignored when playing the Evolver stand-alone.

Display Waveshape Sawtooth Triangle Sawtooth — triangle mix Pulse Wave, with pulse width ranging to minimum 0 to p 0 to p99 maximum Since all mod sources in Evolver have a single destination, the four general purpose Mods allow a method to send a mod source such as a sequence or LFO to another destination, with a different amount. Reverse Stereo 1 — Right channel panned somewhat left, Left somewhat to the right Reverse Stereo 2 — Right channel panned mostly left, Left mostly to the right Reverse Stereo 3 — Right channel panned fully left, Left fully to the right Volume: Hitting the M program.


Following are descriptions of each Evolver Program parameter. The Parameter data starts on page Only Waveshapes 96 — can be sent to Evolver and saved as user programmable; others will be ignored.

Your Evolver also has some very cool features for use as a stereo signal processor — be sure to check this out.

Page 36 To program a sequence: Turning a knob will then adjust the parameters of the selected oscillator. This makes it a complete Program dump while maintaining compatibility with other Evolver models. Here are some tips: Page 45 Channel Number This works great for accurate sounds, and allows precise de-tuning. All Main parameters are saved when power is removed.

And, there are ways of combining these, such as gating the sequencer from a keyboard. Don’t have an account? Summary You should be up and running now; for more operation information, read on. Select the destination for that sequence using the Destination knob.

Basic manuao is simple: