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Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by pworks » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:44 pm

Anyone have any ideas what these two synths might be?


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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by devetron » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:58 pm

Looks like a Korg Poly Ensemble PE-1000 on the bottom.
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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by xpander » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:04 pm

bottom is a Korg Poly Ensemble:

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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by pworks » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:17 pm

thank you extra quick response nice

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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by devetron » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:05 am

Its the ensemble P, not the S.
this one:
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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by solaristica » Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:08 am

??

It's definitely not the P, as it has wood panelling... What is the one on top? That is the real question...

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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by Instrument Panel » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:03 pm

Is it the new moog voyager special creme plastic edition?

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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by Micke » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:22 pm

Devetron is right, that's definitely a PE-1000. It came in two different stylings (either with a wooden top or Tolex). Also, the case of the PE-2000 is much deeper.

Here's a photo of the wooden style version:

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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by Synthaholic » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:05 pm

There are more images on flickr including full-size images. Here's a crop of the best image of that mystery synth.

Close-up of that cream colored synth

Maybe that'll help some sharp eyes identify it. I'm guessing it's a metal case, not plastic, judging from the screws.

You can almost make out the "KORG Poly-Ensemble" on the label on the back of the Korg in this pic.
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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by Hybrid88 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:17 pm

Creme one kinda reminds me of those vintage organs, ie Farfisa, Bontempi etc. I highly doubt it's a synth, I don't think I've seen anything like it before in regards to synthesisers.

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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by nathanscribe » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:44 pm

If you look closely at the cables, the output he's using apears to be one of a pair of RCA phono plugs, which would narrow it down somewhat. I was wondering if that black patch on the end was a hollow in which some kind of disk drive resides... or not.

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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by megamanx » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:18 pm

video of it...


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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by pworks » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:02 pm

So he seems to be triggering the drum tracks via the cream box on top of the Korg could it possibly be a custom case for a tr 909? Thats the drum machine Ive seem him/Radiohead use in the past at live gigs.

anyways thanks for all the detective work I knew you guys would be able to get to the bottom of this.

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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by solaristica » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:06 pm

Cream one seems to be a Baldwin "something"... You can see in the set-list where Thom wrote Baldwin next to it, and he also asks for the volume to be raised during arpeggi...

Problem is, what Baldwin is it... Very few info online... I grew up with a big one, two keyboards in my house, with pedals and everything, but I can't remember the name or model number and once tried to find info online and didn't have much luck...

It does sound awesome in the videos though...

And yes, thanks for the info about the Korg P with the picture to show... Always learning, you know...

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Re: Anyone able to name these synths?

Post by madtheory » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:18 pm

This looks like it. I can't read the name. Discoverer? Looks like a Bontempi clone...
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