MATRIXSYNTH: KIMBALL Challenger P5 Vintage Digital Synthesizer SFX Drum Machine

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

KIMBALL Challenger P5 Vintage Digital Synthesizer SFX Drum Machine


Published on Jun 27, 2017 keyboard resource


via this auction

"In excellent condition. Only missing one white plastic, screw cap.
Looks like a part of the NASA Space Shuttle Challenger. It is built very solidly and is fairly heavy for a keyboard of this type.

Features:
- Built-in speaker.
- All note polyphony.
- 6 polyphonic sounds: Program, Piano, Banjo, Violin, Brass, Organ.
- 6 monophonic voices (top note priority): Program, Brazz, Bells, Trombone, Trumpet, Jazz Flutes. Some have built-in portamento effect.
- 5 sound effects: Program, Crash, Birds, Arcade (sounds like Pac-Man dying), Whistle.
- 6 rhythms: Program (march), Waltz, Country, Swing, Rock, Latin. There is a different Drum Break fill for each pattern.
- Separate volume controls for accompaniment chords, bass and rhythm.
- Auto-accompaniment with several variations: Chord Rhythm (chops up the chord depending on the pattern selected), Swinger Bass (adds a bass note), Magic Chord (plays left hand chords with one finger), Solo Chord (plays right hand chords with one finger based on what chord is chosen with left hand), Magic Memory (sustains the chords until another key is pressed).
- Vibrato (on/off) with delay (on/off).
- Sustain: long, medium, off.
- Default "Program" sounds are overwritten with use of MusicPro Reader cards (not included).
- Jacks/controls on the back: 1/4" headphone out, 1/4" line out, pitch (tuning), 1/4" expression (volume) pedal, 1/4" sustain pedal, 1/8" test (?)."

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