MATRIXSYNTH: ELEKTOR Formant synthesizer with some nice mods


Sunday, June 12, 2022

ELEKTOR Formant synthesizer with some nice mods

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.


via this auction

"1970’s Netherlands DIY ( the Magazine “Elektor” provided the schematics and parts )

With added CV and GATE input on female stereo jack, and PORTAMENTO added to the modules ( really nice big vintage knob for timing adjustment )

It originally came with a keyboard ( see last two pics ) which connected to the unit, I still have it ( not working but easy fix ) and I can send it with the unit for free, it’s a 5 octave board though so shipping will be substantially higher.Since I added CV/gate input and portamento I never looked back,so I didn’t fix it.

Two extra non original modules: phaser and pano ( panning module ) are installed, the phaser works but I never really “got it” as it doesn’t really seems to “phase”.

Included are also a bunch of patch cables, the original Dutch manual, and a diagnostics cable which connects to the modules and modules chassis, so you can work on the module outside of ther housing.

Everything is working, with maybe a minimal scratchy pot or switch or two, but for around 50 years old it’s in absolutely great shape! Nothing dramatic

The wood-laminate has a few 'missing pieces'"

No comments:

Post a Comment

Do not insult people. Do not ask if listings are still available. Click through auction links to check yourself. Posts and pics remain for historical purposes only. To reduce spam, comments for posts older than one week are not displayed until approved, usually same day.

PREVIOUS PAGE NEXT PAGE HOME



Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

© Matrixsynth - All posts are presented here for informative, historical and educative purposes as applicable within fair use.
MATRIXSYNTH is supported by affiliate links that use cookies to track clickthroughs and sales. See the privacy policy for details.
MATRIXSYNTH - EVERYTHING SYNTH