Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by mute » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:10 pm

I would think one of Casio's CZs, like the CZ-1 could pull all of these off ..

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by code green » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:47 pm

there's a '70s preset synth a little ways into the vid in the thread below that i thought of immediately when i read this post... ... =1&t=52685

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by mis psiquicios y yo » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:44 am

Scories wrote: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?
No I don't know, but i don't believe it sholud be much different. By the way, I payed $120 for mine. For $350 it has to be in very good shape.
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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by ygg » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:28 pm

Elka x-705 can do it all? :)

Following is a review from another happy X-705 owner:

"It has full drawbars for top and bottom. It also has a string/cello synth (polyphonic), like the Elka Rhapsody, available on both manuals, as well as a "piano", and "harpsi". There are a few organ presets and synth presets (polyphonic) for the top manual, and a position where you can create your own organ sound. There is also a very cool, cheesey mono synth voice on top, with controls for filter cutoff, resonance, portamento, vibrato, attack, and release. There are a dozen presets for this, which can be modified if you press the "var" button. They range from surprisingly good imitative sounds (trumpet, etc.) to spacey things. Very Superfly. All of these elements (except organ + polysynth) can be layered for some really queasy textures! Not only is there an analog rhythm machine (presets), but also[a] fairly sophisticated auto accompaniment which follows the chords you play on the lower manual. This auto accompaniment section has it's own set of analog synth generators for "piano", "brass", "guitar", and "bass", and several modes of use. There is a spring reverb, and also release sliders for many of the sounds, including the organ, which gives a spacey sound like a plaster echo chamber. You can play bass in one octave of the lower manual, or switch to the pedalboard. There are controls for an Elkatone leslie, but the connector is incompatible with my Elkatone, sadly. So, this thing contains a poly synth, a mono synth with controls, 2 organs, 2 string machines, two clavs, two pianos, 1 manual/pedal bass, separate generators for accompaniment bass/guitar/piano/brass, and a full kit of analog drums! The inside is beautiful, with the many circuit cards neatly held into place with a clever system of braces - looks very durable. Only weak point is tab switches...


Edit: tossed in a pic! I'm hopefully picking one of these up before christmas.
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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by Scories » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:11 pm

Nice features.. and great sound!! :)
The brass sound seems to be very convincing. Thanks for the suggestion and review excerpt.
There's even one for sale not so far from here... but at 1999$, I'd rather take a Crumar Multiman with a few effects.

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Re: Super vintage kitsch all-in-one synth

Post by tom Cadillac » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:49 pm

Another vote for the yamaha sks. Exactly fits the bill! I'v got a bid on an sk20 at the moment. Fingers crossed!
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