Help me recognize a synth

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Help me recognize a synth

Post by daremes » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:45 am

Hi, I would like to ask you guys whether anyone has a clue what the h**l did I bring home yesterday? :)

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Re: Help me recognize a synth

Post by desmond » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:56 am

Looks more like an organ to me, not a synth.

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Re: Help me recognize a synth

Post by Weirdofromouterspace » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:07 am

Same here. These double keyboard manuals are mostly found in organs.

And the logo in the bottom right says "FENIX". Perhaps some vintage combo organ, as they were mass produced some decades ago?
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Post by Music Bird » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:53 am

Looks like a transistor organ. My guess is from the 70’s.
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Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:31 am

Something of Italian manufacture, most probably.

Organs can be fun. Sometimes.

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Re: Help me recognize a synth

Post by AutoChispa » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:53 pm

I'm new and read the rules. It says not to make too many posts and since this post has the title I need I will put my picture for recognition here. I do not own the synthes I want to identify. I am providing a screenshot of the video I took from youtube. This is the legendary Juan Carlos Calderon, producer and composer. I want to someone to help me identify what synth is on top of the Fender Rhodes and also the synth that he's playing with his left hand across from the Fender Rhodes. Thank you for the help. If my post doesn't belong here please let me know and I will follow directions ;)
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Re: Help me recognize a synth

Post by Micke » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:40 pm

The keyboard on top of the Rhodes appears to be a Solina string ensemble. The other one, I think, is a Yamaha CS-60 polyphonic synthesizer.
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Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:43 pm

Micke wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:40 pm
The keyboard on top of the Rhodes appears to be a Solina string ensemble. The other one, I think, is a Yamaha CS-60 polyphonic synthesizer.
Could also be a CS50 -- the distinguishing feature (the ribbon controller) is not clearly visible, and neither is the flap with the programmer hidden behind.

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Re: Help me recognize a synth

Post by Micke » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:58 pm

Yes, it could very well be a CS-50.
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