MATRIXSYNTH: 1977 PAIA Oz Portable Analog Synthesizer

Thursday, October 06, 2016

1977 PAIA Oz Portable Analog Synthesizer

Published on Aug 2, 2012 keyboard resource

"Not much to this little keyboard. It has a built-in speaker and can be carried around like a suitcase. It's all note polyphonic and has a strange pitch bender pad."

via this auction

"For sale is a rare PAiA Oz 3760, an old school poly-synth kit with a very distinctive sound. This early 1970s synth kit is assembled and portable. Needs work and I don't know it's playability. Case latches a little loose and top speaker decorative bezel is loose. Looks easily repaired, but I'm not equipped to do so.

The 1 1/3 octave keyboard is fully polyphonic and has a selectable five-octave range. As used by DEVO. The PAiA takes 9v batteries and has a built in speaker.

Background: PAiA Electronics, Inc. is an American synthesizer kit company that was started by John Simonton in 1967. It sells various musical electronics kits including analog synthesizers,theremins, mixers and various music production units designed by founder John Simonton, Craig Anderton, Marvin Jones, Steve Wood and others.

Demo video of PAiA Oz 3760" [above]

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