Evolver Resources

Evolver LineThe following are various useful Evolver resources:

1) Anu Kirk’s excellent Definitive Guide to the Evolver: http://www.carbon111.com/evolverguide.pdf

2) Carbon 111’s DSI Evolver Resource page:
http://carbon111.com/evolver.html

3) DocT’s DSI Evolver pages (includes some Prophet ’08 material as well):
http://www.trippler.net/music/DSI_Evolver/PolyEvolver/polyevolver.html
http://www.trippler.net/music/DSI_Evolver/Evolver_Keyboard/evolver_keyboard.html

4) Wav2Evolver
http://wav2evolver.beigemaze.com/

5) For those interested in the history of the Evolvers (the Desktop version was first released in 2002), nothing is more informative than the old EX5 forum:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150329205410/http://www.ex5tech.com/ex5ubb_cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum&f=23&hardset=1000&start_point=320

6) A bit of background from Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolver_(synthesizer)

7) Dave Smith Instruments Tech Support page:
https://davesmithinstruments.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/204145648-Evolver

8) The official Dave Smith Instruments Forum:
http://forum.davesmithinstruments.com/index.php

9) DSI’s old website (lots of fascinating background information on the Evolver models):
https://web.archive.org/web/20070817230359/http://www.davesmithinstruments.com:80/other/news.html

How to calibrate the Poly Evolver Keyboard:

– Turn the mod wheel all the way off (down), and while also holding the pitch wheel off, hold down Reset and press 4 on the keypad.
– Return the pitch wheel to center, and hold Reset and press 5 on the keypad.
– Move the Mod wheel all the way on (up), and while also holding the pitch
wheel all the way on, hold Reset and press 6 on the keypad.
– Please note: There is no visual feedback that the calibration is occurring and the numbers—4, 5, and 6—will be entered just as if you are
changing programs. This is normal.
– If, after calibrating, the synth seems not to be tuned to concert pitch, calibrate the wheels again.

And now…the most gorgeous-looking synthesizer in the world:

Poly Evolver Keyboard

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