MATRIXSYNTH: Vako Orchestron

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Vako Orchestron

Title link takes you to shots via this auction. via swissdoc

Details Google translated:
"A rare Model from the 70ern. I believe this concerns the model C.
A Orchestron “is loaded” with so-called Optical Discs on those different traces with the tones such as saxophone, Pipe organ, floods, Choir, solo French horn etc. is present.
I have several from this Discs. I give one (saxophone) also in addition, which to
others I will September-guess/advise in auction will offer, since also which are doubly present.
Optical condition: Very much to property, see pictures. I marked the remarkable places by yellow arrows, but nothing really bad. With 2 the sliding control is missing the Plastikknubbel.

The equipment functioned, I attached it times to PC loudspeaker and one hears the different tones, as I finds however that however somewhat quiet can also because of the loudspeakers be. However one says anyway not the highest audiophilen requirements to the equipment after (diplomatically said; -).
But I do not believe therefore really go it with this equipment also. Power station has probably at that time the Orchestron with the motorway project used and also a current musician has believes I CD with a Orchestron on it brought out."

1 comment:

  1. The Orchestron is the source for the choir sounds on Kraftwerk's "Radioactivity" album. The auction mentions this;Google translates "Kraftwerk" into "Power Station."

    You can also play Optigan discs in the Orchestron and vice-versa, but I guess there are a couple things that don't line up so maybe the Orchestron's upper keys play some of the Optigan's rhythm loops or soemthing like that. I don't have an Orchestron to try it.



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