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Formanta Manual Synthesizer

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    The Formanta Manual Synthesizer is soviet made synthesizer that we don't know a lot about. The synthesizer features a synthesizer with a build in drum machine combo with built-in audio speaker.

    The keyboard section features a polyphonic organ with a 4 octave keyboard. The single oscillator has frequency registers at registers: 16', 8', 4', 2'. There is a basic filter with a high and low setting. For shaping there is are envelope controls for level and duration. There are basic modulation options for vibrato and tremelo.

    The rhythm section features for different sound setups with 8 different percussion patterns, as well as n A/B option, tempo and mixer for balancing the keyboard and rhythm sounds.
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Divide Down
    Oscillators: 1
    Waveforms: Square
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Release
    Filters: 1
    Types: Low Pass
    Filter Notes:
    Low and High switch.
    LFO: 1
    LFO Notes::
    Tremolo and vibrato modulation.
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 37
    Timbrality: 2
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Paraphonic
    Drumachine with 8 rhythm patterns.
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 37 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs
    Display Type: LED
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Power: 220V AC
    Year Released: 1982
    Design Notes:

    Engineer: Vladimir Lugovets, designer: Olympiada Kuzmina, produced by Urals Vector Company.

    Images show original stand and backside of the synth has a logo of very old soviet rock band "ACCORD, (АККОРД)"
    Manuals & Documents
    Used Price: $500 - $900 - convert
    YouTube Videos
    References & Sources
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