«Polyvox» VCF Clone by Marc Bareille
Voltage controlled Filters (VCF)

«Polyvox» VCF Clone by Marc Bareille

The option of recreating the legendary voltage controlled filter built in the USSR by Vladimir Kuzmin



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Designed and produced in the USSR, the mono analog synthesizer Polivoks gained its fame in the west due to the unique sound of the filter implemented inside it. Baptized as “Vodka Filter” (Vodka filter) with the ability to switch between bandpass and low-frequency modes of operation, this filter has become the object of attention of many musicians, both amateurs and professionals.


К особенностям своей версии Марк относит:


Project schematics / «Polyvox» VCF Clone by Marc Bareille
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Filter Core

The core schematics of Mark's version

0.9 9/13/2018 Marc Bareille, Vladimir Kuz'min DipTrace Schematics Download PDF

Bill of materials

Filter Core (version 0.9)
# Value Quantity Designator Comment
1 TL072 2 U3, U1
2 UA776 2 U5, U4
3 2N3904 1 Q1
4 LF351 1 U2
1 10k 3 R10, R24, R1
2 100k 8 R12, R15, R16, R23, R5, R6, R9, R4
3 110k 2 R14, R13
4 47k 4 R17, R19, R20, R3
5 1k 4 R18, R22, R25, R8
6 162k 1 R11
7 3k 1 R2
8 27k 1 R21
9 220k 1 R7
1 .1uF 10 C10, C11, C12, C3, C4, C5, C6, C8, C9, C2
2 1uF 2 C14, C13
3 10uF 2 C7, C1
1 Bead 2 L2, L1
1 3.96-3P 1 J1
2 2.54/2P 4 J2, J5, J6, J7
3 2.54/3P 3 J3, J4, J8
Marc Bareille
Marc Bareille

French SDIY Enthusiast

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Vladimir Kuz'min
Vladimir Kuz'min

The developer of legendary soviet «Polyvox»

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