MATRIXSYNTH: Ritm-2 Soviet Synthesizer

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Ritm-2 Soviet Synthesizer

via this auction

Video posted here.

"Ritm-2 is a legendary Soviet synthesizer.A rare Golden hue. All tuned to specification, it was checked and serviced before sales in the best Moscow workshop. OUT sockets replaced to standard Jack (TRS) socket. The lot includes a synthesizer and power cable. Watch my home video.

From the manufacturer's description:

This synthesizer was manufactured by Kirovsky musical instruments' factory in 1984, designer - Viktor Nikulin. The EMI Ritm 2 is an one-voice keyboard synthesizer designed for solo, ensembles and orchestral playing musical compositions of any genre. It can be used both for educational needs and creating different musical effects. This synthesizer can be used with an acoustic amplifier which has a response of 0,775. There is a possibility to use a low frequency amplifier such as radio receiver, TV and tape recorder. The quality of the sounding depends on an acoustic amplifier.

The synthesizer Ritm-2 can play soundings of the other classical instruments (keyboard, strings, reed and percussion instruments). It is intended for creating some specific sounds (wind, noise of surf, train, gun and whine). Using this instrument one can play some compositins with a random pitch and a timbre.

Control parametrs name: pitch wheel, modulation slider, modulation frequency, registers (4'8'16'32'), tuning modulation on, modulation amount, modulation waveform, noise, square waveform level, select waveform, wave level, cutoff, key track (1/1-1/2), resonance, modulation form/depth, phone, contour osc, output, memory, filter - attack, decay, sustain, release.

Specifications: Keyboard's volume, octave2,5Total audible range, octave5,5 from 'F' contra-octave to 'C' fourth octaveThe error of pitch in module, %0,2generator drift over 4 hours of continuous work in module, max1,0Frequency change of the main generator, tone+/- 1,0output amplitude, min, V0,775Volume range control, dB60Mains voltage, V, frequency 50 Hz220 within +/- 10%Power consumption, max, W10Dimensions, mm600е400е200Weight, kg9"

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