MATRIXSYNTH: 1979 MULTIVOX MX-880 Duo

Monday, November 13, 2017

1979 MULTIVOX MX-880 Duo


via this auction

"This synth is like a deluxe Roland SH-2000 preset, mono synth.

Works great.

The scan of the ad is from March 1979 Contemporary Keyboard magazine. So, even though the original Roland SH-2000 is from the mid-1970's. The Multivox MX-880 was sold beginning in 1979.

The Multivox MX-880 is almost exactly the same as the Roland SH-2000. But, the extra oscillator is what makes this synth better than the SH-2000. You can choose any frequency within the range (3rd, 5th, 6th, octave or any frequency in between) or select Unison for a thicker/phased sound.

Voices: Tuba, Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet, Saxophone, Clarinet, Accordion, Bassoon, Oboe, Flute, Song Whistle, Singing Voice, Cello, Violin, Bass Guitar, Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Fuzz Guitar 1, Fuzz Guitar 2, Harpsichord, Piano, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Percolate (called Pop Corn on Roland SH-2000), Space Reed, Outer Space (called Planet on Roland SH-2000), Frogman, Alley Cat (called Funny Cat on Roland SH-2000), Ring Modulator (may be the same as Growl Wow on Roland SH-2000), Wind.

The MX-2000 name is covered with an MX-880 sticker on the front. This was probably due to a complaint from Roland because it looks too similar."

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