MATRIXSYNTH: RARE SOLTON K160 VINTAGE HYBRID ANALOG ITALO SYNTHESIZER w/ CURTIS CEM3389 Chips

Monday, March 22, 2021

RARE SOLTON K160 VINTAGE HYBRID ANALOG ITALO SYNTHESIZER w/ CURTIS CEM3389 Chips



via this auction

This on was spotted and sent in via swissdoc.

It's essentially a preset version of the Keytek CTS-2000 with limited programmability. If you look at the front panel you will see buttons for Filter Control and Velocity to VCF. It uses CEM3389 signal processor 4 pole Filter, VC resonance, VCA, VC Pan chips also found in the Sequential Circuits Prophet-VS, Studio 440, and Waldorf Microwave 1 according to Wikipedia's page on CEM and SSM chips.

You can find a demo of one in this post, and numerous demos of the CTS-2000 in previous posts here.

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