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Jon Johnson

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  1. The Farfisa Syntorchestra is a combination of two preset synthesizers in one. A polyphonic section and a monophonic section. Both sections have presets that can be edited in real time but there are no user memories. The Syntorchestra produces unique sounds unlike most synths. Its been compared to the ARP Pro Soloist and the Moog Satellite in sound. Sounds are selected with selector tabs underneath the keyboard section. There is a limited amount of control for both synthesizers with sliders and buttons to the left of the keyboard section. There is an envelope with attack and decay, along
  2. The Farfisa Syntorchestra is a combination of two preset synthesizers in one. A polyphonic section and a monophonic section. Both sections have presets that can be edited in real time but there are no user memories. The Syntorchestra produces unique sounds unlike most synths. Its been compared to the ARP Pro Soloist and the Moog Satellite in sound. View full synthesizer
  3. The Coron DS-8 drum & percussion synthe is from the 1980's and was a portable drum synthesizer unit to be attached to a drum kit's snare drum to enhance the player's kit with modern sounds of it's time. The unit contains one VCO and a noise generator that generates white or pink noise and mixed with the balance control giving the instrument. The oscillator features a sweepable range with a dedicated knob. There is an envelope that offers decay only and an LFO with Rate intensity. The unit is triggering by snare hits but could also be triggered from other vibrations or from a foot switch o
  4. The Coron DS-8 drum & percussion synthe is from the 1980's and was a portable drum synthesizer unit to be attached to a drum kit's snare drum to enhance the player's kit with modern sounds of it's time. The unit contains one VCO and a noise generator that generates white or pink noise and mixed with the balance control giving the instrument. View full drum machine
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    Farfisa Soundmaker

    The Farfisa Soundmaker is a late 1970's model ensemble type synthesizer released in 1979. Its more advanced than previous models of it's kind in that it also includes a monophonic analog synthesizer section. Additionally it has a string section and a polyphonic section offering presets of ensemble and string sounds. The polyphonic preset synth section is limited in editing but it can be processed through the monophonic analog synthesizer's filter and can be switched to monophonic mode at the same time as using the analog synth should the player want to thicken up the sound. In addition to
  6. The Farfisa Soundmaker is a late 1970's model ensemble type synthesizer released in 1979. Its more advanced than previous models of it's kind in that it also includes a monophonic analog synthesizer section. Additionally it has a string section and a polyphonic section offering presets of ensemble and string sounds.front panel. View full synthesizer
  7. The ZW Bassmachine is a monophonic bass synthesizer made by ZW Electronics. It has a 2 octave keyboard in a wood cabinet. It features two analog oscillators with 10 preset sounds and a Moog Ladder filter. There are knobs for volume, envelope, sustain, detune and tune. There two switches. One for turning off oscillator 2 and one for octave range. The ZW Bassmachine is similar to the Moog Rogue, EDM Wasp, and Roland bass synths.
  8. The ZW Bassmachine is a monophonic bass synthesizer made by ZW Electronics. It has a 2 octave keyboard in a wood cabinet. It features two analog oscillators with 10 preset sounds and a Moog Ladder filter. There are knobs for volume, envelope, sustain, detune and tune. There two switches. One for turning off oscillator 2 and one for octave range. The ZW Bassmachine is similar to the Moog Rogue, EDM Wasp, and Roland bass synths. View full synthesizer
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    Farfisa Polychrome

    The Farfisa Polychrome is a polyphonic ensemble/string combo type of synthesizer. It features 61 keys with velocity sensitivity. It has 4 sections of strings, organ, vocal and percussive instruments. It is polyphonic by way of Divide-Down synthesis technology and a white noise circuit. the player can create different sounds by removing or adding different layers. Splits are possible using two sounds. The string section offers a 2 stage envelope and single filter control for brightness ie. brilliance.The chorus vocal section has 3 presets and one custom mode and double button for a heavi
  10. The Farfisa Polychrome is a polyphonic ensemble/string combo type of synthesizer. It features 61 keys with velocity sensitivity. It has 4 sections of strings, organ vocal and percussive instruments. It is polyphonic by way of Divide-Down synthesis technology and a white noise circuit. the player can create different sounds by removing or adding different layers. Splits are possible using two sounds. View full synthesizer
  11. The ExaGone XM64 Polyless is a monophonic preset only synthesizer manufactured in France by Cavagnolo in 1982. Originally released in two versions. One with a 44 keyboard and the Polyless version with an accordion style keyboard with 64 accodion key buttons. This version features 2 VCO Oscillators, 2 envelopes, 2 LFO's, 64 patch memories, an assortment of knob controls and a joystick controller. Although its called a preset synthesizer, there are 64 memories locations for user created programs. The unit's oscillators have 4 waveforms and also features a 24 db low pass filter with resonance. Th
  12. The ExaGone XM64 is a monophonic preset only synthesizer manufactured in France by Cavagnolo in 1982. The 44 keyboard version features 2 VCO Oscillators, 2 envelopes, 2 LFO's, 64 patch memories, an assortment of knob controls and a joystick controller. Although its called a preset synthesizer, there are 64 memories locations for user created programs. The unit's oscillators have 4 waveforms and also features a 24 db low pass filter with resonance. The synthesizer is built into a heavy duty case. View full synthesizer
  13. The ExaGone XM64 is a monophonic preset only synthesizer manufactured in France by Cavagnolo in 1982. The 44 keyboard version features 2 VCO Oscillators, 2 envelopes, 2 LFO's, 64 patch memories, an assortment of knob controls and a joystick controller. Although its called a preset synthesizer, there are 64 memories locations for user created programs. The unit's oscillators have 4 waveforms and also features a 24 db low pass filter with resonance. The synthesizer is built into a heavy duty case.
  14. The ExaGone XM64 is a monophonic preset only synthesizer manufactured in France by Cavagnolo in 1982. The 44 keyboard version features 2 VCO Oscillators, 2 envelopes, 2 LFO's, 64 patch memories, an assortment of knob controls and a joystick controller. Although its called a preset synthesizer, there are 64 memories locations for user created programs. The unit's oscillators have 4 waveforms and also features a 24 db low pass filter with resonance. The synthesizer is built into a heavy duty case. View full synthesizer
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