MATRIXSYNTH: Multivox MX-3000 Polyphonic Synthesizer

Monday, April 21, 2008

Multivox MX-3000 Polyphonic Synthesizer

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"From Sonic State: 'Screaming monophonic leads are possible, but this synth produces also the coolest and heaviest bass sounds, and also has that famous JMJ-strings. Killer synth.'

From Sound On Sound magazine: 'The MX3000 was Multivox's finest hour. With bass, poly, and lead sections, an ensemble effect, and a phaser, it falls into the same 'multi-keyboard' camp as the ARP Quadra…

'The bass section offered three basic sounds, with three contour types, each with variable release. The lead synth consisted of a traditional VCO/VCF/VCA signal path plus an LFO and, despite its apparent limitations, it produced some interesting sounds. Nevertheless, the polyphonic section held the most promise. This offered eight editable voices, of which three (piano, harpsichord and honky-tonk) were velocity-sensitive.

'Given the similarities to the Quadra, it makes you wonder how much of the MX3000 was copied from ARP's ideas or designs. Keep an eye out for the MX3000. If you find one and don't want it, I'll buy it…'"

1 comment:

  1. Hey. How's it going? My friend actually found one of these recently and he gave it to me to see if I can figure it out. I was able to get half the keyboard to work, which I assume is Channel 1, as well as the whole Third Channel, but The rest of the keyboard, which I assume is Channel 2 does absolutely nothing. I googled MX-3000 to see what I could find about it. I was wondering if maybe you knew anything about how to wire the whole thing up?



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