MATRIXSYNTH: RITM-2 - RAREST SOVIET ANALOG SYNTHESIZER with MIDI

Thursday, February 20, 2020

RITM-2 - RAREST SOVIET ANALOG SYNTHESIZER with MIDI


via this auction, also on Reverb


"Up for sale is EXTREMELY RARE powerful Soviet vintage analog synthesizer "RITM-2".
It was manufactured by Kirovsky musical instruments' factory in 1980s, designer - Viktor Nikulin. The EMI Ritm 2 is an one-voice keyboard analog synthesizer designed for solo, ensembles and orchestral playing musical compositions of any genre. It can be used both in studio & on live concerts.
Endless possibilities & experimentation.
As a true analog synth Ritm-2 can also play sounds of the other classical instruments (keyboard, strings, reed and percussion instruments). It can also create some specific sounds (wind, noise of surf, train, gun and whine). Using this instrument one can play some compositions with a random pitch and a timbre.

- Sometimes called "Russian Moog Prodigy", it has 1-osc (plus sub osc), 1LFO, 2 adsr and more.
รข€¢ First section: Portamento/Glissando.
- Modulation section: modulation frequency knob (LFO), OSC section: tuning knob from "-" to "+", modulation switch from saw, tri and random, tone switch from 32', 16', 8' or 4' , modulation level knob from 10 till 2; modulation on/off switch (linked to level knob).
- Mixer section: noise level knob, saw wave level knob, tri wave/rising tri wave switch, level of tri/rising wave.
- Filter section : cutoff freq knob, resonance, modulation switch - choose envelope, tri, wave or random,modulation level knob, keytrack button (between 1/1 keytrack or 1/2); 4 x sliders for adsr envelope.
- Output section: output volume knob, phones volume knob.
- Amp section: switch between single - triggered envelope and repeating envelope, memory knob, 4 x sliders for adsr envelope.
- Connection on the rear panel: on/off switch, power wire connection (220V), fuse (0,25A), Main Audio Output - standard 1\4 TRS Jack. On the front : 2,5 octave keyboard (F-C), to the left of keyboard there are pitch bend slider, modulation wheel.

MIDI INTERFACE INSTALLED:
- Adds MIDI IN, MIDI THRU sockets
- MIDI LEARN button for fast and easy active midi channel selection"

Description from http://ruskeys.net where you can find demos.

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