Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

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Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by Scories » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:43 am

Hello. I'd be looking for a specefic synth; something lo-fi, cheap, very musical and super fun.
A VERY analog (VCO's) preset synth with a slightly damaged rendition of ALL these retro sounds:

*Vintage airy muzak strings
*Super funky clavinet
*Fuzzy/psychedelic/thin surf rock organ
*Super thin analog lead
...and maybe a bass that could fit on a Serge Gainsbourg track (69's era)

Is there one cheap synth out there that could fulfill my needs ..maybe with a fake wood cabinet?
A split keyboard would be a nice bonus. Some extra modulation options would be greatly appreciated but are not a necessity. I have a noisy Roland Rythm77 is already waiting for him. Smaller is better...

Or maybe you have THAT synth but ashamed to use it. Then please PM me. :)

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by rhino » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:50 am

Korg MonoPoly
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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by Scories » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:52 am

When it comes kitsch music, I am totally lazy and don't want to program anything. So the Mono/poly is excluded. ;)

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:59 am

Yamaha home organs are the go for this. Check out the D-85 thread, there's a great video in it.

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by Scories » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:12 am

That's HUGE! I would have to take the bed off..
The Moog Opus3 is not that kitsch, right? No clavinets obviously..

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by Synthazaiser » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:05 am

you're not going to get clavinet out of a Korg Mono/Poly. One vcf and vca envelope serves all four voices.
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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by V301H » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:18 am

Something in the Yamaha SK series might do most of what you want. Analog strings combined with analog synth, brass, and drawbar organ section. Each sound section can be used separately or layered together. Look up SK-20, 30, and 50D. Oh yeah, plenty of fake wood on these.
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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:28 am

There is no such thing as a "lo-fi" analog synth.

Synthazaiser wrote:you're not going to get clavinet out of a Korg Mono/Poly. One vcf and vca envelope serves all four voices.
Why do you need a filter envelope for a clav sound?
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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by Scories » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:55 pm

True: I've checked Wikipedia and lo-fi is a term that appeared in the late 80's. I guess I was too yong to notice.

Then I should say a synth with a rusty tone. I don't know..
Something like a polyphonic SH-1000 would be great!

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by elmosexwhistle » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:14 pm

Roland SH-2000, Korg Micropreset, Casio CT-101, Yamaha SY-1. those early preset analogue synths might just be the thing you're looking for! mostly monophonic (so not sure about clavinet) but all are certainly useable.

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by sepiakeys » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:33 pm

Farfisa Syntorchestra

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by Scories » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:05 pm

Nice one! The flute and the piano are great. Must be hard to find though..

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by mis psiquicios y yo » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:13 pm

Scories wrote:Hello. I'd be looking for a specefic synth; something lo-fi, cheap, very musical and super fun.
A VERY analog (VCO's) preset synth with a slightly damaged rendition of ALL these retro sounds:

*Vintage airy muzak strings
*Super funky clavinet
*Fuzzy/psychedelic/thin surf rock organ
*Super thin analog lead
...and maybe a bass that could fit on a Serge Gainsbourg track (69's era)

Is there one cheap synth out there that could fulfill my needs ..maybe with a fake wood cabinet?
A split keyboard would be a nice bonus. Some extra modulation options would be greatly appreciated but are not a necessity. I have a noisy Roland Rythm77 is already waiting for him. Smaller is better...

Or maybe you have THAT synth but ashamed to use it. Then please PM me. :)
Just bought a Crumar Multiman, and kitsch is it's second name. Strings, clavinet, piano and bass are covered. No lead, no organ.
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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by Scories » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:26 pm

Thank you very much. There's one of these synths being sold for 350$ nearby. Hope it's still available....

Do you know if there is a sonic difference between the Crumar Multiman, the Crumar Multiman S and the Crumar Orchestrator?

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by nvbrkr » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:06 pm

V301H wrote:Look up SK-20, 30, and 50D. Oh yeah, plenty of fake wood on these.
Oh yes.

The presets aren't up to much though, and they don't really do clavs too well. Actually now that I think about it, is there anything out there other than real clavinets that would? (Don't look at me, I'm old and have never heard of sample playback, obviously.)
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