MATRIXSYNTH: 1975 Farfisa Syntorchestra String Synthesizer

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

1975 Farfisa Syntorchestra String Synthesizer

via this auction

"Farfisa Syntorchestra 1975 synthesizer krautrock strings rare analogue synth
This sale is for one mid-70s vintage Farfisa Synthorchestra excellent functional condition. It is a 230V European model, wood version.

The Farfisa (Stereo) Syntorchestra is an Italian keyboard. Basically it's a simple monophonic (preset) synthesizer combined with a polyphonic section. These two sections can be also combined and slightly detuned (intervals are also possible) to sound like a 2-VCO monophonic synth. It is simple, and it sounds great - especially with a delay effect! You can tweak the parameters in the synth section a bit (envelope, LFO, VCF cutoff, resonance switch). It has single outputs for the polyphonic and monophonic section.
It produces sounds, which you don't get from other synths. It sounds really vintage, like classic electronic music from the seventies!

Cosmetic condition is very good for an instrument 40 years old! This is the wood version.

It sounds wonderfully rich and vintage and nails that mid-70s Krautrock tone. (it was used by Klaus Schulze on his album Moondawn and by Vangelis among other famous artists). It really comes to life with some delay and/or reverb, and the separate outputs for the mono and poly section allow you to process them independently."

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