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Schober Tunesmith

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:26 am
by Walter Ego
There is scant info on the interwebz about this, but it looks intriguing, if only for its rarity. A DIY kit of some sort, I'm guessing. If I had $$ to play around with I would try to win this auction. Info I found places it around '68 or '69...but as a synth it has very little control. Curious how it sounds, though. Apparently Schober also had a very early drum machine that could be played and triggered with an organ instead of just playing back preset rhythms.

(Someone get this thing!)

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Vi ... 19604.html

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This probably belongs in the auction list page, but I thought it was interesting enough to post here.

Re: Schober Tunesmith

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:43 am
by meatballfulton
Schober was a USA organ mfr who sold their instruments only as kits...yes, you had to built it yourself!

Never heard of this synth, though.

Re: Schober Tunesmith

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:55 am
by Stab Frenzy
I really dig the right hand keys left hand knobs interface vibe it has, wish more synths would do that these days.

Re: Schober Tunesmith

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:03 pm
by CZ Rider
Looks like it was a one note organ that could be ordered as a kit or assembled.
PDF of a 1969 Popular Electronics article with the Tunesmith.
Popular Electronics Schober kits

Nice case and 2-1/2 octave Pratt-Read keyboard, but the tone was probably not high quality?