MATRIXSYNTH: Caravan - The Dog, The Dog, He's At It Again [1973] w/ Davoli Davolisint - First Italian Synthesizer

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Caravan - The Dog, The Dog, He's At It Again [1973] w/ Davoli Davolisint - First Italian Synthesizer

Caravan - The Dog, The Dog, He's At It Again [1973] (Promotional Film) Published on Jun 21, 2012 officialcaravan

Solo with the Davolisint comes in at 2:51. Spotted this one in the listing further below.

"'The Old Grey Whistle Test' and the audio/video source of The Old Grey Whistle Test © BBC Worldwide. All rights reserved. Caravan promo video source © Decca Music Group / Chris Worrall / Caravan. All rights reserved. 'The Dog, The Dog, He's At It Again' © Decca Music Group. All rights reserved.

This is the promo made by the Caravan's label in 1973 following the release of 'For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night'.

This promotional film paid and made for Decca Records in 1973 was shot as a playback recording (not live). It was featured on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test programme in the same year but was never seen again until release on the Caravan 35th Anniversary concert DVD set in 2004. The band and management now own the original negative print of the film which was rediscovered in the old vaults of Metrocolor at Technicolour London.

Band Lineup:

Pye Hastings - lead guitar / vocals
Richard Coughlan - drums
Geoffrey Richardson - viola
Dave Sinclair - organ / davolisint
John G Perry - bass"

via this auction

"For auction a Very Rare 1972 Davoli Davolisint. First Italian synthesizer. Works great with original case. Museum piece

There are numerous demos of this on the web. Italian monosynth, two oscillators, control over pitch 1/2-32', organ style.
Each oscillator can be detuned, each oscillator has independent vibrato, each oscillator has independent glide (T1 and T2 switches on panel). Two decay waveforms quick and no decay (continuous) (C switch on panel). High key priority.
Pitch bend level at left of control panel.

Includes original carrying case. Good condition with some dents and scuffs, one broken latch.
Synth is in excellent condition, tolex on case clean with no cuts, bruises or stains, keys clean, minor scratches to black painted control panel with a large scratch on top (see photo)

Unusual feature is the left most grey and black keys, rather than part of the notes keyboard these keys control the panel switches so one can 'play' the pitch, glide, vibrato and decay of the black/white keys.

See Dave Sinclair of Caravan play one here" [embed above]

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