MATRIXSYNTH: SIEL CRUISE vintage analog synthesizer + ORIGINAL PEDAL

Friday, July 03, 2020

SIEL CRUISE vintage analog synthesizer + ORIGINAL PEDAL

via this auction

Demo in the listing previously posted here (it's a good one).

"A perfect working Siel Cruise, the vintage mono+poly synthesizer released by the Italian manufacturer Siel in the early 80's. The machine has been recently serviced and recapped and looks great. No scratches, no missing/broken parts, it just has a couple of erased words on the panel. Comes with the original volume pedal.
The Siel Cruise is a very interesting, great sounding and unusual machine. It's basically a combination of two synthesizers in one: a monophonic analog synthesizer (originating from the Siel Mono) and a polyphonic analog string synthesizer (originating to the Siel Orchestra and the ARP Quartet).

Each synth section has presets and independent settings. For example, the Mono section offers a choice between ten presets or a "Free" mode with which most its parameters being editable in a conventional way: (filter, envelope settings). The Poly section is a "String Machine" that include all the classic "orchestra" sounds and a actionable CHORUS available on some presets from the Poly Part.

The front panel has a lot of graphical information printed on it to clearly designate the Mono section functions from the Poly section features, as well as signal flow charts to help the user understand how the sounds are internally routed.

Specifications :

Oscillators (DCO) : 10 Preset + 10 FREE
Envelope : Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filter : Self-oscillating Low Pass (Cutoff + Resonance)
LFO : Sine (Depth + Speed)
Brass (Trombone + Trumpet) : Attack - Cutoff - Resonance - Crescendo - Animator
Strings (Cello + Violin) : Attack - Decay - Percuss - Animator
Reed (Accordion + Musette + Organ) : Attack - Animator
Piano (Piano + Clavi + Honky) : Decay - Animator
2 Outputs : Mono+Poly & Poly
Keyboard : 49 keys with switchable split point
Modulation : Pitch Wheel + Glide/Portamento"

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