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Thursday, February 29, 2024

CRUMAR PERFORMER COMPARISON - BOTH FILTER VERSIONS


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"This is a dry - very dry - comparison video of the two iterations of the first model of the Crumar Performer - a string and brass machine.

There was also a second model Performer, the Performer 2, with a slightly different look, but I've never played that one - it's quite rare.

What makes the biggest difference between the early and late production run of the first model Crumar Performer is the architecture and components of the Brass filter section.

So we'll focus on that in this video, after a quick String Section comparison.

Crumar initially used the Moog Ladder filter for the Performer, and later modified the brass circuitry and switched to a SSM2040 filter.

Not only the components changed - the sound and behaviour of the Brass section itself changed.

There are quite a few opinions out there regarding the two filter sections so let's do some myth busting right away. There's no fool proof indicator of what filter version Crumar Performer you have in your hands just looking at it.

We initially thought the octave switch on the front panel was added together with the SSM filter - incorrect- we've had a Performer without octave switch that still mounted the SSM filter.

Some people say B in the serial number on the back indicates later production run units with SSM filters - also incorrect - these are both marked B but one is equipped with the Moog ladder filter.

Very low serial numbers should generally have the Moog Ladder filter but there's no rule of thumb - you just have to plug in your Performer and listen - or open it up and see which components are on board.

These were just serviced and calibrated according to specs - there's an official procedure for this - the SSM filter model had the SSM2040 switched to a new SSM2140 - without it making any difference on the behaviour or sound of the filter - we tried both."

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Crumar SPIRIT SN 00050

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Friday, February 23, 2024

Crumar Stringman

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

TMP-2-05 Vintage Synth TV Series from Benge


video upload by Memetune Studio

00:00 Opening Titles
00:32 Introduction
01:19 Little Black Boxes
04:41 Switched On Cybersynths
17:31 Synthesiser Club
20:38 Commercial Break
23:02 Patching Today
37:24 Video Lab
41:15 Outro

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Episode five of the second series of the TV program from Benge, made at his Memetune Electronic Music Studio

The series explores his passion for vintage synthesiser instruments and studio gear and how he uses it on his productions and collaborations

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It is divided into the following sections:

LITTLE BLACK BOXES - A look at some classic rack mount synths of the 80s and 90s

SWITCHED ON - This second series looks at a type of synthesis based around the ideas of Cybernetics, which Benge calls CYBERSYNTHESIS

SYNTHESISER CLUB - A short musical demonstration of a synthesiser classic or three

COMMERCIAL BREAK - Some shameless Memetune shilling

PATCHING TODAY - A deep-dive into vintage modular systems and how to set up a patch on them, starting from scratch

VIDEO LAB - A look at old video equipment and how to create experimental visuals

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In THIS episode:

LITTLE BLACK BOXES - The Korg Wavestation was released in 1990. This rack mount module version, called the Wavestation A/D, was released in 1991

SWITCHED ON CYBERSYNTHS - Ramdomness Tamed. A look at the EMS Random Voltage Generator and the Buchla 200 version of the Magnetic Freak Gaussian module

SYNTHESISER CLUB - Today, its Club Crumar! Featuring the DS2, the Multiman Mk2 and the Synergy digital system

COMMERCIAL BREAK - Some adverts for Memetune related goodies

PATCHING TODAY - on the Buchla 100 - trying to tame the beast!

VIDEO LAB - In this episode we look at some SFX shots and the Ultimatte chromakey system


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LINKS:

Polyrythmic Electronica vinyl / Systems of Objects: https://systemofobjects.bandcamp.com/...

Benge's Studio Blog: http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.com

Memetune Studio Instagram: @ memetunestudio

Benge & Memetune Merch on Bandcamp: https://zackdagoba.bandcamp.com


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The MemeTune Programme Credits:
Everything in this video was created by B D Edwards (Benge)
All music, design, writing, filming and production completed at Memetune Studios, UK, 2024

Sunday, February 04, 2024

Crumar Bit 99 - Vintage Italian Analog Synthesizer

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Vintage Crumar Orchestrator SN 00076

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"Rare Crumar Orchestrator-2, a vintage Italian synthesizer. This analog synth is in working order but definitely needs to be serviced. There are obvious things like sliders being broken off, but it turns on and makes noise and the effects work. This was supposed to be a project and never got finished, so now it can be someone else's who will finally finish the job. If you are willing and excited to get your hands dirty (or just want to get some vintage gear affordably and pay someone to do it) then this is for you."

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

INTRODUCING THE CRUMAR COMPOSER - COMPILATION VIDEO


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Here we go - this is the first of a series of videos I started a few year ago - and I thought I'd add some songs to it throughout - damn this thing sounds nice - the elusive Crumar Composer.

4 section poly/ mono / organ / string machine beast - consider it an Italian Korg Trident of sorts.

Laughably behind the times upon its short production run of 400 back in 1982-83 - instead all the sounds generated by this guy are straight from the 1970’s.

Despite each section being quite limited in modulation possibilities it's still quite versatile instrument with some unique features such as the breath control, the mono and poly section sharing the filter, and the organ section with percussion tabs and sustain.

There's more info in the video - enjoy!"

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Crumar Spirit 2023 edition – intro and sounds


video upload by Robotussin Vintage Synths

"This is a quick overview of the new Crumar Spirit, a recreation of an Italian synth made in 1981. This 2023 edition was created in a series of just 100 units by Crumar. Here's a first play discussing the functionality and the sounds."

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Crumar Bit 01 (x6) Voice Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizer SN 00859

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"Crumar Bit 01 is the rack version of the Crumar Bit 99. A 6 voice Bi-timbral polyphonic analogue synthesizer manufactured in Italy since 1985. Features:

2 DCOs per voice (waveforms: triangle, sawtooth and pulse wave, all waveforms can be activated simulanesouly, noise is also available)
1 VCF per voice (CEM 3328 filter)
ADSR envelope for the VCF
ADSR envelope for the VCA (or possibly “the” VCAs, since the sounds can be stereo)
2 global VC LFOs (waveforms: triangle, sawtooth and square)
99 program memories (75 single sounds and 24 split/double combinations)
Cassette interface, MIDI and velocity control
Unison and Split Modes are wonderful."

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Crumar/Univox Compac Piano - Rare Analog Vintage Piano w Original Carry Bag

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"A rare Crumar/Univox Compac Piano!

Amazing sounding ULTRA portable fully 61 keys analog electric piano!

(size: only 20x9x98 cm!! weight: 4kg!)

- Collector's Item
- FULLY SERVICED by pro tecnician
- with its Original leather Bag
- Power cord included"

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Stereoping Bit Midi Controller for Crumar Bit One/01/99

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Best of Crumar Performer String Synthesizer ~ RetroSound Demo


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Best of Crumar Performer String Synthesizer
all synthesizer sounds: Crumar Performer B (with SSM filter) String Synthesizer (1979)
drums: Boss DR-55, Korg KR-55B, Keio Minipops Junior

Setlist
0:06 Intro
0:40 Late 70s Performance
1:17 Big Wave https://retrosound.bandcamp.com/track...
2:16 Sweet Symphony
3:15 Sleepless
4:09 On The Road
4:32 The Year 1979
5:08 SSM
5:44 Cinematic
6:10 Outro

Classic Analog Stringmachines from the 70s.
The full playlist:"

Saturday, November 25, 2023

CRUMAR DS2 w/ MIDI in Case

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You can find a video of this unit posted here.

"excellent example of CRUMAR DS2. TOP vintage synthesizer with an unique awesome dco's and filter warm sound, recently Midified (mono parts) and professionally debugged / serviced by expert techicians. Included in the sale are the original transport lid and manuals: Owner and patches book."

Friday, November 24, 2023

TNT Jam @Home


video upload by Jörg Schaaf

"German text below
After many years of abstinence from the stage, I had the chance to present my music live and in front of an audience on November 17, 2023. This was a big challenge and involved a lot of effort, but it was great fun. With this video I would like to thank everyone who attended my concert. To all my friends who unfortunately couldn't make it for various reasons, I would like to present a small excerpt of what they could hear and see this Friday in the 'Theater neben dem Turm'' in Marburg.

My rig was of course equipped with many Radikal Technologies instruments. In addition to the obligatory Spectralis 2, you can hear the Accelerator and two Delta CEP A2s. I would particularly like to mention Crumar's Mojo 61 as additional instruments. I love this Rhodes emulation. A Roland JD-08 and a Behringer K2 are also used, which can throw in a few bad sounds here and there.

The whole session was recorded with 24 tracks directly into the Allen & Heath CQ20B stage mixer, which I recently integrated into my setup for live events.

The main camera is a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (BMPCC4K) with an MFT sensor. I especially love this sensor format because there are an incredible number of inexpensive vintage lenses that inspire creativity. You can see a TTArtisan 17mm, F1.4 in this video. It produces a great image with the camera and only cost 100 euros."

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Crumar DS2 stargate studio short midi test


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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Crumar DS-2 synthesizer monophonic / polyphonic + manuals (serviced)

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"Completely overhauled Crumar DS-2 synthesizer with its original owner's (in German) and service manual available! All potentiometers are been replaced by new ones, the volumes of the monophonic and polyphonic part are matched, it's recapped and serviced...

The DS2 is a fantastic synth to work with. It can be played polyphonic and/or monophonic, it has two LFOs which can be used at the same time, I like the modulation options where you can choose which LFO you use, it has two glide modes, a great filter, two ENVs and so on."

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

RARE 1983 Crumar Spirit Synth SN 00065

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"This vintage synth is in mint condition from what I can tell! All keys work well and the effects seem to also. There’s some noise but I know that is to be expected of these vintages synths.

It is speculated that only 100 of these were made, and that they were made by the legendary Bob Moog Himself."

Monday, November 13, 2023

Crumar Multiman S / Orchestrator


video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

"The Crumar Multiman S (Orchestrator) is one of those classic multi instruments of the 70s. 4 sections: bass / brass / piano / strings
Each section (except for the bass) can be assigned left or right of the keyboard with dedicated volume faders and mute switchs.
Brass has a Moog inspired ladder filter with simple AD enveloppe and cutoff and resonance control (resonance can get wild if you want to).
Strings are composed of Viola and Violins, with timbre adjust. It uses a triple chorus based on the TCA350Y BBD chipsets, basically the same as the Eminent String Ensemble.
You have control over the release of the strings (called "sustain" on the panel). This also control the release of the Brass sound.
Piano section consists of Piano and Harpsichord sound. You can control the sustain (again it's the release actually) with a pedal only. Without a pedal plugged in the release is always at its maximum. And the release is common to the bass sound, which by the way sound huge.
And to finish you have a vibrato that affects all the section."

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Crumar Multiman S3 1982 State of the art lush full featured string machine SN 00056

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"Ultrarare Crumar Multiman S3. This is a wonderful machine with a more than inimitable sound. String section, synth section, bass section, piano section, effects section, pipe section, a real pleasure. String and polysynth to be the envy of arp solina !! very good conditions, perfect functional condition. State-of-the-art synthetic stringmachine beautifully fat sound.
Just overhauled and fully functional.
Original leather semirigid bag in overall good conditions included."

Monday, October 23, 2023

Crumar DS2 with MIDI

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