Tuesday, June 11, 2024

FARFISA Polychrome (1979) HD DEMO

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video upload by Alberto Napolioni

"Free Improvisations on this ultra rare hidden gem italian synthesizer!

00:00 Ocean Waves
00:22 Rhodopsins
00:47 Mystic Flames
01:26 Dreaming of You
01:57 Angelica
02:23 Quantum chromodynamics
03:33 Retina
05:25 Empyrean's Fairies
05:47 Vertigo
06:44 The Last Call (Salvation)
08:47 Movimento II 'Lightdrops'

FX used on some patches:
OTO Bam reverb
OTO Bim delay"

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"Extremely rare machine (around 25 working units known in the world today)


An ultra-rare instrument from the Italian Farfisa company from 1978 – the Polychrome. It’s a combo synth/strings/organ/vocal, and percussive instrument, that is not like anything coming out of USA or Japan at that time (Korg Trident/Arp Quadra etc). There are believed to be only a couple of hundred ever made, so certainly rare.

Fully polyphonic using octave-divider technology, and features an inbuilt analogue Phaser and Ensemble for effects. Particular fame was the chorus section, which many comment as being the most beautiful sounding of all analog synths from these era and reason enough to want to own one.

Another great feature of the keyboard is what Farfisa call the “Touch Brilliance” operation. This provides 3 aftertouch settings to control the Chorus Section and all the tone colours for; Electric Guitar, Brass, Reed and Strings. It’s a nice ‘Touch’ so to speak and offers a level of playable control that really makes this instrument sing."

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