Showing posts with label Chase. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chase. Show all posts

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Crumar (Chase) Bit 99

via this auction

"Italian designed and built mid 80s synth from Crumar (rebadged for the UK market as Chase)."

Pics of the inside below.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chase Bit 99

via this auction

Crumar Bit 99 rebadged as a Chase 99.  I don't believe I've ever seen or featured one of these on MATRIXSYNTH before. There's one reference in this synth interview with 808 state's Graham Massey, and another post featuring vintage Chase catalogs here, and that's it.  Interesting bit of synth history you do not see often.

Friday, January 06, 2012

GRAHAM MASSEY on Synths & the 808 State Sound

YouTube Uploaded by TerryFuckwitt on Jun 16, 2008

"808 State is an English electronic music outfit formed in 1988 in Manchester, taking their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine and the "state of mind" shared by the members. They were formed by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson.
This is their music video Cubik from 1990"

via A Guy Called Gerald, article via DJMag

"At some point the Roland 101, 202, 303, 808 and 909 machines became a set of kit that would all connect together happily and became affordable due to all the new midi/digital technology, making analogue a dirty word....

The sampler opened up a huge sound world to us and would be the key instrument in terms of giving a track an identity. For instance, the chords on 'Pacific State' were created by sampling a chord from a Juno 106 keyboard layered with a d50 string sound with a bit of filtering in the Casio FZ1 sampler. The bird sound on that record was an Akai sample demonstration disc of the Canadian Loon. "'Cubik' was again a multi sample stacked up with sounds from a Waldorf microwave and a Chase Bit 99 digital keyboard played by a Casio Midi guitar, which we had just got that day."

Click through for more.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chase vintage synth Catalog

via this auction

"Chase was a vintage shop operating in the UK. These are flyers from their catalogues, complete and very rare!"

If anyone knows where to find decent scans of these let me know. Interesting bit of synth history.

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

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