Sounds of the Rhodes Chroma Polaris

June 16, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Description:

From 1984, a rare bird, the Chroma Polaris! This instrument sits right on the cusp of the digital era, a hybrid with some fun quirks. I wanted to show off its majestic side, while allowing its dread-like hair to shine. A light, bouncy track for a glittering summer afternoon.

About the machine:

The Chroma Polaris was the second synthesizer made by Fender/Rhodes after they took over ARP, following their classic Rhodes Chroma. It has a classic analog ARP-like sound, kind-of tinny but also fat. Sounds can be layered up to 6 voices. It has typical analog synth controls including a cool ‘sweep’ knob for sweeping through the LFO or analog filter cutoff parameters. It also has a simple real-time sequencer and 132 memory patches.

There’s also a nice and colorful layout with sliders similar to Roland Juno synths, membrane push-buttons and a large velocity sensitive 61-note keyboard making the Chroma Polaris a very nice synth. Fully MIDI-equipped, the Polaris will transmit and receive all its edit controls through MIDI as well as the ability to play up to three patches at once. Unfortunately they are rare and usually hard to find.

Comments

Comments are closed.

  • THE CAVE : Playlist

  • INSTAGRAM – ANALOG INDUSTRIAL ARTS

    • london underground tube arty construction architecture glassroof contrast earlscourt
    • shibuya nippon crossing blackandwhite contrast crowd
    • airport charlesdegaulle paris france airplane silouette takeoff skies
    • paris tunnel highway grafitti blurred communication montreuil
    • akihabara tokyo manga anime downtown streetlife gaming sega 8bit
    • bokskogen torup umbrella greysky rain
    • satellite communication digitalart contrast space ufo information
    • chiswick london enterprise urban metropolis blackandwhite architecture
    • tokyo akihabara london fish japan nippon shinagawa park shinto sacred
    • ambient arty chaos flux mutability glass transparent
    • stairs staircase solitude contrast stockholm sthlm stureplan narrow facade brickshellip
    • tokyobynight paris eiffeltower nippon skyline skyscraper architecture golden
Get Adobe Flash player