MATRIXSYNTH: Jen SM 2007 String Machine Paraphonic Synthesizer

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Jen SM 2007 String Machine Paraphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Here is one of the first 'stringer's ever made. The incredible Ensemble effect of this Jen String Machine is a part of the big reason this type of synth exploded in popularity throughout the 1970s and early 80s.
This is one of the synths that launched the movement. The reason this is a movement launching icon is the ensemble effect. This could be the start of and the definition of the ensemble effect.
What they all missed later on was the also amazing 'Organ' preset of this SM 2007. While Ensemble is the definition of the languid liquid triple phaser chorus and lept out of this synth and into 50 others, Organ is maybe even cooler-- taking part of the phaser's lfo speed and slowing them into a superb 'Slow Ensemble'.
Then there is the psychedelic superb 'Solo' preset which sounds like the growly summation of all Farfisa organ presets. At times it is my favorite but it's hard to ultimately choose a favorite when you've got 3 banger presets instead of one.

These Jen String Machine are one of the rarest synths. We might see another one become available in the next 5 or 10 years. Or we might just never see another.

Among collectors of the String synth-- a specialty where ownership is power, imagine the opportunity of owning perhaps the only shining well calibrated original out there. The next big string machine plug in might just be based off this exact machine.

Super clean, healthy and original inside. Time capsule condition in there, and Oh! The beauty, the magnificent rarity of capacitor and resistor coloration. It's like that Planet Earth BBC show-- the episode called 'The Deep'.

This runs at 220v."

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