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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Jen String Machine SM2007

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"Jen String Machine SM2007.
This has had a full recent service.
Presets include Strings/Organ/solo
& Ensemble. Sliders include attack decay release and there is an auto sustain switch.
All keys sound apart from middle C#.
All sliders are smooth and functioning.
There are lots of marks/knocks to wood underneath and this synth has been well used. But it is an old classic bit of vintage kit and sounds great!
It dates from circa 1976 and is fairly light and compact as it was designed to sit on top of a piano or organ.
The string sound is very unique and expressive especially with the ensemble switch activated. Similar to solina string ensemble and the vox string thing. Also has organ and solo mode.
Rich analogue string sound is ideal for soundtracks/prog/post punk. Cardiacs used one on early recordings."

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