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Post by Tyler2000 » Sun May 04, 2008 9:07 pm

Panurge8 wrote:I can't remember the name of it, but didn't moog have plans making an 'ultimate' synth with monophonic bass (pedals) and lead, and a poly section? I believe this fell through but the seperate pieces were later released, i.e. the poly section became the polymoog, the lead section became the multimoog, and the bass pedals became the taurus.

edit: I found it, it was called the constellation.
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Post by V301H » Mon May 05, 2008 8:39 am

In answer to a previous question, the Beilfus was a 10-voice synth with a 97-note velocity keyboard that was shown at Summer NAMM in 1984 never to be seen again.
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Post by tim gueguen » Mon May 05, 2008 4:00 pm

Here's a couple of pages about the Kinetic Sound Prism. http://www.synthony.com/vintage/prism.html
http://www.synthmuseum.com/kin/kinprism01.html
Apparently two were built.

Beillfuss actually have a webpage for their instrument.
http://www.beilfusssynth.com/
Hard to imagine they actually expect anyone to take them seriously when they've been working on it for nearly 25 years.
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Akai X-3700

Post by Sir Ruff » Mon May 05, 2008 5:56 pm

No one's mentioned the Akai X-3700 (I know it's not a synth, but whatever)...

There's a description of it right here on VSE, but from what I've read, this never made it past the prototype stage...

Which is a real shame, cos I'm sure there would have been a market for a strappable sampler! (I'd buy one if they existed!)
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Post by johnb » Tue May 06, 2008 6:39 am

I forgot about this one! I have this spec sheet in my Moog folder as well....interesting how similar it is to Dave Smith's Prophet '08 (or vice versa :) )!

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Post by V301H » Tue May 06, 2008 8:51 am

The Basyn Minstrel was a 4-voice digital synth made by Gray Laboratories in San Jose, CA and came out in 1982.
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Post by crystalmsc » Wed May 07, 2008 9:41 am

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Post by KB Crockett » Wed May 07, 2008 9:54 am

Kawai K5000X?

76 note additive monster with macro controls, arpeggiator, extra pcm sounds and sequencer of the W and memory expansion as standard.

I was waiting for that to come out but had to settle for an S in the end.

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Post by soundxplorer » Wed May 07, 2008 12:29 pm

jupiter8 wrote:
Analog Freak wrote:My vote goes to the Peavey Paradox. It was supposed to be a vacuum tube based synthesizer (At least that's what I read somewhere?). As far as I know it never got beyond the prototype stage, and a couple of lucky people managed to get ahold of the prototypes.
There were 4 of them made. I've seen some vague references as to it being a vaccum tube based but some other sources don't even mention it which i find odd if it indeed is tube based.

There's some pictures of it here if anyone is interested.
http://www.rolamtech.com/synths/paradox/paradox.htm

It is kinda odd that it is a 1u rack unit with a remote controller. Not that many synths around that were built like that.
There was one on Ebay just a couple of months ago. Went for $1,100.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0197680528
I'm curious to know if it actually worked 100%.

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Re: Akai X-3700

Post by ralphred1965 » Wed May 07, 2008 9:31 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:No one's mentioned the Akai X-3700 (I know it's not a synth, but whatever)...

There's a description of it right here on VSE, but from what I've read, this never made it past the prototype stage...

Which is a real shame, cos I'm sure there would have been a market for a strappable sampler! (I'd buy one if they existed!)
Like Sir Ruff, I'd have an X3700 in my set-up if Akai had produced it, I have it's big brother, the X7000 but it never leaves the Chambre des musique 'cos it's so darned big. It's a shame that Akai didn't persevere with Synthesisers, I have an AX-73 and it's brilliant, well made, easyish to use and sounds good.

Question; I know the AX-80 came to the UK but did the AX-60? I have never seen one for sale in the UK is it the case the AX-60 never made it or is it those that have 'em are hanging on to them?
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Post by Vxster » Wed May 07, 2008 9:41 pm

Waldorf Stromberg


Please...someone prove me wrong. :(

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Post by tim gueguen » Wed May 07, 2008 11:09 pm

Has there actually been a working prototype of the Stromberg shown at any of the expos?
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Post by Phollop Willing PA » Thu May 08, 2008 1:02 am

Panurge8 wrote:I can't remember the name of it, but didn't moog have plans making an 'ultimate' synth with monophonic bass (pedals) and lead, and a poly section? I believe this fell through but the seperate pieces were later released, i.e. the poly section became the polymoog, the lead section became the multimoog, and the bass pedals became the taurus.

edit: I found it, it was called the constellation.
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Post by cornutt » Thu May 08, 2008 2:27 am

tim gueguen wrote:Has there actually been a working prototype of the Stromberg shown at any of the expos?
I don't think so... IIRC the one shown at Musikmesse last year was only a mockup.
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Post by tim gueguen » Thu May 08, 2008 3:41 am

Yeah, I saw a pic of it on Flickr, and the pitch bend wheel had actually fallen into the body of the demo unit.
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