MATRIXSYNTH: FORMANTA MINI - VINTAGE SOVIET POLY KEYTAR SYNTHESIZER

Sunday, April 10, 2016

FORMANTA MINI - VINTAGE SOVIET POLY KEYTAR SYNTHESIZER


via this auction

Update 8/15: re-listed here.

"Up for sale is an EXTREMELY RARE soviet poly synthesizer-keytar "FORMANTA MINI". It is a portable polyphonic 8-voiced analog\digital hybrid synthesizer with microprocessor control (KR-580) & 32 unique and powerfull programmed timbres "presets". There is a vibrato effect with depth & frequency control & "unison" effect. FORMANTA-MINI is a polyphonic synthesizer, you can play 8 voices at one time. It features a unique set of electronic parts, reliable keyboard (41 notes C-E) made in magnetically controlled contacts; synthesis modules consist of independent boards, which is convenient for maintenance. Also, a nice "1980s futuristic" look!

CONTROLS:

Preset select knobs: Banks 0-3, Sounds 0-7 (32 in total)
Unison Mode: On/Off
Fine Tuning: +/- 1 Semintone
Vibrato: Depth, Rate
Main Volume Level

CONTROLS ON THE GRIP: 2 Sustain buttons, Vibrato, Solo button (doubles the volume), Glissando Controller (1-2-3 semitone up\down pitch shift)

Keytar-synth with direct cable is connected to external power supply and amplifier box (included). Connection on external amplifier : on/off switch, Audio output on standard 1/4''jack (thru the included converter), Synth input with 5-Din connector (cable included)

This synth looks excellent and very clean for such old unit and is in perfect working condition and fully checked."

1 comment:

  1. Great keytar! Very cool sounding set of basses & leads!

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