RSF Polykobol II demo (2013)


Beautiful realtime demo of the RSF Polykobol II synth

The Polykobol II is a synthesizer analog polyphonic manufactured by RSF and marketed in 1983. It has 8 voices and a 61-key keyboard and a backup K7 integrated interface. Used by Jean-Michel Jarre and Lightwave, it was quite complex (more than 500 components including 3 microprocessors, Motorola 6809 ) and unstable, and was never fully developed. However, it was appreciated for its warm and powerful sound.

RSF filed for bankruptcy before closing completely.

A VST recreation of the Polykobol is available from Xils Lab