MATRIXSYNTH: TOM-1501 - SOVIET ANALOG STRINGS SYNTH

Friday, February 18, 2011

TOM-1501 - SOVIET ANALOG STRINGS SYNTH


via this auction

"TOM-1501 - Rare, Soviet Era, 100% Analog Synthesizer. This synthesizer is very hard to find now. It is a Russian version of Crumar or Solina String Ensemble. Very FAT warm strings, punched brass through REZ FILTER with ADR, cool piano, clavichord, built-in analog chorus, vibrato, split keyboard, multi stereo outputs, pedal input etc... Strong solid wood case. Old USSR price in soviet rubles 1225 (about 1500 USD! at that time). Produced in 1980x- beginnig 1990.

Electro synth-organ TOM-1501 – analog polyphonic instrument with 61 keys and control sliders/knobs on front panel. Keyboard may be split into two zones. Provide sound like: piano, clavinet, orchestra (violin, alto, contrabass) and brass instruments. Contents basic modules: generator, 12 manipulators, sublow generator, line delay, brass-filter, block filters, out amplifier, AC block, pedal volume, pedal sustain.

Front panel control sliders and knobs:

MAIN VOLUME; VIBRATO - DEPTH, SPEED, TUNING; VOLUME -STRINGS, BASS (ON/OFF), PIANO; BRASS FILTER (ON/OFF) – ATTACK, RELEASE, RESONANCE, CUTOFF;

LEFT MANUAL – PIANO, CLAVICHORD, ALTO, VIOLIN, BRASS (ON/OFF); STRINGS ORCHESTRA TIMBRE (CHORUS MIX) – ORCHESTRA ON/OFF; RIGHT MANUAL - PIANO, CLAVICHORD, ALTO, VIOLIN, BRASS (ON/OFF); SUSTAIN SLIDER; POWER ON/OFF;

Connections: telephone, pedal, mono, stereo, piano; AC: 220v/50Hz; Dimensions: 920x360x195; Weight: 13kg

The supply voltage - 220-230V/50Hz. For use with 110/127V, a voltage converter is necessary. It has 5-DIN output connections. No midi, no CV/Gate are installed."






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