Podolski is a simple, CPU-efficient virtual analogue synth. A cut down version of FilterscapeVA with just one oscillator, one filter, one envelope and two LFOs, it also features a Zebra-style arpeggiator/sequencer and chorus/delay effects.
Podolski's specialities are the Click parameter (emphasizes the filter attack) and its ability to seamlessly morph between three waveforms (WaveWarp).
Version 1.0 was released as a free gift for visitors to the u-he booth during Musikmesse 2005. Right after Musikmesse it went on the cover mount CD of the German KEYBOARDS magazine (later Sound & Recording). Podolski was u-he's first "magware" offering, and was distributed with each issue until about 2009.
In December 2012 Podolski has been refurbished with new presets by Howard Scarr, has undergone a GUI makeover and supports a wider range of plug-in formats. It has become regular freeware since then, freely available for download from u-he's website.