MATRIXSYNTH: Innovex Hammond Condor RSM Wind Instrument Synth w/ Instructions and Extras

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Innovex Hammond Condor RSM Wind Instrument Synth w/ Instructions and Extras


via this auction

"THIS SALE IS FOR A VERY RARE INNOVEX HAMMOND CONDOR RSM WIND INSTRUMENT SYNTHESIZER. THIS WAS MADE IN THE 1970s, BUT STILL USED TODAY BY SOME INNOVATIVE ARTIST'S.

I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THIS UNIT ORIGINALLY CAME WITH, SO I CAN'T SAY IT'S COMPLETE. BUT, I WILL LIST THE ITEMS INCLUDED WITH THIS SALE.

THE "CONDOR" RSM UNIT. THIS IS A SELF CONTAINED LOCKING UNIT THAT COMES WITH 2 ORIGINAL KEYS.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.

3 MODIFIED MOUTHPIECES - TRUMPET, CLARINET, & SAXOPHONE. THESE HAVE ALL BEEN MADE TO ACCEPT A SMALL MICROPHONE IN ORDER TO PLAY THROUGH THIS UNIT.

THERE ARE 3 MICROPHONES, SHURE BROTHERS CA20B's, WHICH WERE NOT SOLD TO SHURE DEALERS, ONLY TO HAMMOND FOR THIS UNIT.

HERE'S SOME MORE INFO ON THESE MICS & THIS SYNTH:

The CA20B was manufactured by Shure from 1968 to 1970. The CA20B had a ceramic transducer element with an output level of -73 dB V at 94 dB SPL / One Pascal. It was sold only to the Innovex division of the Hammond Organ Company. The CA20B was not sold to Shure dealers.

The CA20B attached to the mouthpiece of a wind instrument, like a trumpet, clarinet, or sax. A hole was drilled into the side of the mouthpiece. A brass adapter, with an internal rubber O-ring, was threaded into this hole. The CA20B then threaded into this adapter. The unbalanced, high impedance output signal from the CA20B was carried on a 60" cable terminated in a tip/sleeve 1/8" phone plug. The phone plug connected to the Condor RSM Wind Instrument Synthesizer, made by Innovex. The Condor was based on the electronics of the Hammond orgran and could produce a variety of sounds and effects using the wind instrument as the trigger source. Examples of settings on the Condor: Bass Sax, Fuzz, Cello, Oboe, Tremolo, Vibrato, Bassoon, etc. If the player wanted to use the instrument acoustically, the CA20B would be unthreaded from the adapter and replaced by a brass cap that sealed the side hole in the mouthpiece.

The Condor was not a success and Shure made few of the CA20B. Some players continued to use the CA20B as a horn pick up, connecting it to the input of a guitar amp. Other model numbers associated with the CA20B were CA20, CA20A, RD7458, and 98A132B.

THERE ARE ALSO 2 COVERS FOR THE MICROPHONE HOLES ON THE MOUTHPIECES. THEY ARE INTER-CHANGEABLE.

AND 2 SMALL PADDED ENVELOPES TO HOLD YOUR ACCESSORIES.

AS FAR AS TESTING, I ONLY KNOW THAT IT POWERS ON, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM MY PICS. I ALSO GOT A LITTLE REVERB WHEN ATTACHED TO AN EXTERNAL AMP.

THIS IS NOT AN AMPLIFIER! ONE IS REQUIRED TO MAKE THIS FUNCTIONAL."

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