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Showing posts with label Elgam. Show all posts

Monday, July 08, 2024

How To Care For Your Pet Minimoog


video upload by foleytronics fx repair

"This could be your 1974 Mini, completely done up by us. It has a new walnut case, NOS Pratt Read keyboard, new knobs, plus a full recap and calibration. This unit has the coveted old oscillator board, which we lightly modified to improve tuning stability between octaves. This is my favorite Minimoog I’ve ever played, but it is sadly FOR SALE as you apparently cannot pay your mortgage with them or feed them to your children. If interested, drop us a line: peter@foleytronics.com

The Carousel is Tom’s, we modified it to have individual outputs for each instrument. It pairs nicely with Chris’s other AMS 15-80s. Yes, the Carousel is normally quite noisy.

Shot and edited by Michael Shular"

Elgam Carousel featured as well. Additional posts here.

Monday, February 05, 2024

Exploring the Cosmic Beauty of the Elgam Carousel


video upload by HAINBACH

"Form changes function - the Elgam Carousel first appeared as part of a big organ. Elgam quickly realized that they could a make a standalone product out of this, for the more mobile musicians entertaining crowds at business and family functions. They set a trend - CRB and Elka followed with the Computerband 2000 and Wilgamat. These standalone keyboards can be called the first groove boxes. In this video I demo this cosmic sounding wonder and show real world applications in scoring.

Music, Soundpack and thanks:
https://www.patreon.com/hainbach

LISTEN TO My Music: https://hainbach.bandcamp.com"

You can find additional posts featuring the Elgam Carousel here.

Friday, October 06, 2023

UNBOXING THE ELGAM CRAZY BAND 48


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"We were super excited to receive this unicorn, vintage groove box - the machine that was the very last breath of the Elgam in 1982 - it was shipped out as the company folded.
The Elgam Crazy Band 48 was the follow up to the now sought-after Elgam Carousel and it shares some of its functions but not any of it's components, schematics or architecture.
The unit was well packed in a sturdy box but only emit a loud hiss and one single note on arrival.
Yep - this is often the reality of unboxing vintage gear.
This machine is now in the shop for repairs but it's a long journey to get it back up and running - if it ever will. The music in the background is from a similar device we demo:ed in an earlier video : the Godwin Drummaker 45."

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Elgam Match 15 C

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via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

You can find additional info on this unit in previous posts here.

Friday, January 06, 2023

EMEAPP SONIC TEST DRIVE: ELGAM CAROUSEL Feat. DON SLEPIAN


video upload by EMEAPP

"A synth and a groove machine! How cool is this little vintage Italian beast! It even has "crazy hands" and ragtime"! The Elgam Carousel is just one of those unique instuments that beautifully straddles the line between awesome and cheesy, but we love cheese around here too! In this episode of Sonic Test Drive, join electronic music pioneer Don Slepian as he takes you through the ins and outs of this rare oddity from the mid 70s."

You can find additional posts featuring the ELGAM CAROUSEL here.

Thursday, July 07, 2022

An Extensive Overview Of Vintage Italian Drum Machines


video upload by HAINBACH

"I visited the Museo Del Synth Marchigiano again and had a look at all the drum machines they have in their huge collection. According to Riccardo Pietroni of the Museo its a good 80% of all rhythm instruments produced in the Italy. Featuring machines by Elgam, Eko, Farfisa, Viscount, Crumar, Godwin and many many more. Patrons get a huge soundpack, so sub over here: http://patreon.com/hainbach"

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Elgam Match 15 C (1971) vintage analog drum machine! The First Elgam Rhythm Box!

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via this auction

"Extremely rare analog drum machine Elgam Match 15 C! This gorgeous analog rhythm box - made in Italy in 1971 – is the first electronic drum machine produced by Elgam, the italian brand that also invented the legendary Elgam Carousel in the same years! This gem is the same rhythm section that was then assembled on the Elgam Carousel! Extremely rare and highly collectable! It’s born in 1971, so this year this little gem turns 50 years old! The item is fully working and in very good cosmetical conditions for its age: the drum machine sounds great and works perfectly! The rhythms are mixable and very cool. It has a characteristic fat warm sound especially with a nice tape delay and reverb added. The tempo slows things right down and you can get some unintential sounds out of this piece of kit. For example, you could use it running through distortion pedals to get some interesting riff style sounds! On YouTube you can find a video of the smallest model of the same serie: the Elgam Match 7C!" [demos in previous posts here]

Monday, August 16, 2021

The Forgotten Synthesizers Of Marche Region


video upload by HAINBACH

Update: you can find additional posts featuring The Museo Del Synth Marchigiano here.

"The Marche Region in Italy was home to a thriving industry of music instrument production from the 1950s to the mid-90s. Tens of thousands of people made organs, accordions and small runs of synthesizers that were like nothing else in the world. Much production closed in the 90s, leaving only a few companies around, and many people lost their jobs. The history of Marche synths was not talked about, too bitter were the memories. The Museo Del Synth Marchigiano aims to change that - a motley crew of synth lovers work together to get the story about this special time in music instrument history out.

I was invited to play a show at Acusmatic Festival in Ancona and visit the collection before. I was overwhelmed by the amazing sounds these machines made, so I captured them on tape and for use in my performance. I also just had to film every synth I could get my hand for you to enjoy. You will find instruments by Siel, Elka, Elgan, Farfisa, Crumar, CRB and more here.

https://www.museodelsynth.org"

Timeline:

Monday, July 05, 2021

Rare Elgam R12 (Italy, 1970s) Vintage Analog Drum Machine

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via this auction

This appears to be the first one to be featured on the site.

"This gorgeous analog rhythm box - made in Italy in 1970s - is one of the best electronic drum machine produced by Elgam, the italian brand that also invented the legendary Elgam Carousel in the same years!

Elgam was the Italian brand that produced many legendary instruments, including the Elgam Carousel. Based in Marche, Italy, in the same area where Elka, Eko, Farfisa, Crumar, Jen, Siel, Solton, CRB, etc. were born.

It’s born in 1970s! The item is fully working and in good cosmetical conditions for its age: on the surface there are scratches here and there (please, check all the photos), but the drum machine sounds great and works perfectly!

It has a characteristic fat warm sound especially with a nice tape delay and reverb added. The tempo knob slows things right down and you can get some unintential sounds out of this piece of kit. For example, you could use it running through distortion pedals to get some interesting riff style sounds!

· 12 drum style buttons

· 1 x “break” button (adds fill to each drum beat)

· 1 x start/stop button

· 1 x tempo knob

· 1 x volume knob

· 1 x power on/off button

It's mains powered and on the back it has:

· 1 x removable fuse

· 1 x large jack out

· 1 x pedal out (pedal not included)

Sunday, February 07, 2021

VAI 49 Elgam Carousel - Farfisa Syntorchestra


video by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Great fun with the classic Italian Auto-comp machine and mono/poly keyboard.
With some external help from a Binson Echorec 2, a Schulte Compact Phasing A, the mysterious Emthree Pulsatron multi-effect and some delay."

Sunday, January 24, 2021

VAI 48 Elgam Carousel / Farfisa Syntorchestra

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video by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"We wanted to make a song with unadulterated sounds from the Elgam Carousel, plug and play as you say these days. This is one take with the Carousel, mono out, with some Farfisa Syntorchestra flourishes.
Just a little compression and spring reverb on The Carousel and some Roland Re-301 on the Syntorchestra.
None of the instruments are properly tuned when we recorded this so don’t look to close on the fingerwork ;)

Headphones are highly recommended since the bass line generator on these is fantastic.

We then of course turned around and made a heavily adulterated track, lots of effects, will post next week.
This one is for sale, it's in amazing condition, see earlier post for price and shipping.

We’re a tracking studio and as gear vendor in the hills of Florence.
We make these videos for fun when there’s not that much to do in the studio, sloppy playing and mixing aside - it will def sound better with headphones on."



via this auction

Thursday, July 02, 2020

ELGAM CAROUSEL


Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Vintage Audio Institute Italia is a music studio and gear vendor in the hills of Florence.
Whenever we have some spare time we hook up some gear and make videos.
We're not the best players or producers, we're doing this for fun."

You can find additional posts featuring the ELGAM CAROUSEL here.

Friday, May 01, 2020

Museo del Synth Marchigiano

Trailer del canale Youtube del Museo del Synth Marchigiano e Italiano

Published on Apr 22, 2020 Museo del Synth Marchigiano

Don't miss the video below from some rare vintage synth spotting. Amazing...

"Siamo lieti di presentare il canale youtube del Museo del Synth Marchigiano e Italiano

Parleremo della storia degli strumenti elettronici italiani, di tecnologia, restauro e conservazione, dei musicisti che hanno usato i nostri strumenti, della storia del distretto produttivo e dei suoi protagonisti
Vi mostreremo gli strumenti più rari e le loro sonorità.
Presenteremo le attuali aziende italiane e i loro sintetizzatori, ci saranno interviste, dibattiti e chiacchierate con gli esperti e con chi fa crescere il museo ogni giorno

We are excited to launch the Italian Synth Museum Youtube channel

We will talk about the history of Italian electronic instruments, about technology, restoration and preservation, about famous performers who played these instruments, about the history of the manufacturing district and its main actors.
We will showcase the rarest instruments and play them, spotlight today's Italian companies and their synthesizers, host interviews, debates and chats
with the experts and with those who work daily to make the museum grow"

Museo Del Synth Marchigiano 2019 - Virtual Tour

Published on Apr 30, 2020 Museo del Synth Marchigiano

"Una visita virtuale tra le sale dell'esposizione temporanea del 2019, il museo non ha una sede fissa, ma sviluppa ogni anno esposizioni tematiche.
A virtual tour of the temporary exhibition from 2019, the museum has no permanent location but it spins temporary exhibitions on specific topics."

Sunday, October 27, 2019

1977 Elgam Carousel Synthesizer / Vintage Groovebox

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via this auction

"ELGAM CAROUSEL vintage synth and groove machine . There are 15 rhythms that can be varied. It features 3 different arpeggiators - adjustable in DECAY and VOLUME. Bass can be added and varied. In addition, 3 polyphonic chord patterns are available as well."

You can find previous posts featuring demos of the Carousel here.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Elgam BEAT 44 Vintage Organ Synth Analogue

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via this auction

"Elgam BEAT 44 Vintage Organ Synth Analogue. Condition is For parts or not working.

Cool old organ

Turns on and audio can be heard from the speaker and output but volume is very low so selling as spares or repairs."

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Elgam Carousel Italian Vintage Synth (1976)


Published on Jan 6, 2019 Riccardo Pietroni

"This video shows an Elgam Carousel Groove Machine, Made in Italy in 1976."

You can find a couple of additional demos of the Elgam Carousel in the archives here.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Elgam ES 2000 - Rare Synth Demo


Published on May 9, 2016 Synthetology

"This is probably the only demo about this synth.
Elgam was an Italian brand active during the Seventies. They mostly made electric organs. The ES 2000 is an exception, probably made just before the company closed (1982).

It is a very basic synth with one single oscillator capable of generating square/sawtooth waves. There are no controls for the oscillator because it is a preset synth with 15 different sounds (with funny names like Piano, Flute, Guitar, Oboe, Violin , etc...). The presets buttons modify the settings of the oscillator and maybe some EQ settings.

The player has access to the filter (non resonant): cutoff and envelope amount. There is one envelope (ADSR) for the filter and the volume. There is the portamento slider. There is the vibrato (LFO) with amplitude and rate sliders and one button to add some delay to the inset of the vibrato. That's all.

It isn't a synth with many features but it has a nice vintage sound.
In this video I played it dry or with some effects from my Novation X-Station (reverb, delay, chorus).
With one oscillator+chorus it is possible to obtain kind of a detuned fat sound."

Saturday, March 21, 2015

elgam Match 15C analogue Drum Machine


Published on Mar 21, 2015 GOLT !

"A short demo of an elgam Match 15C that I repaired. It's an Italian analogue drum machine from the 1970's."

Friday, January 10, 2014

ELGAM MATCH 7c Analog Rhythm Box 1972 | HD DEMO


Published on Jan 10, 2014 AnalogAudio1·122 videos

"(c) 2014 by AnalogAudio1

The Elgam Match 7c is a non programmable analog rhythm box from Italy - the first from Elgam. It came out 1972. The 7 rhythms are mixable and very basic. It has a characteristic sound!

I played the Elgam with delay and reverb effects (Lexicon MPX-500 and Roland DEP-5)."

Monday, November 25, 2013

Elgam Autopsy

Published on Nov 25, 2013 organfairy·399 videos

"I have decided to take this organ apart. It is inferior to pretty much everything else I have - except for the smaller Elgam Ringo I presented about a month ago.

But instead of just using a sledgehammer I will take it apart gently so I can use some of the parts for other things and at the same time try to analyse why the Elka Preludio 22L is so much better even though the two organs are quite similar in apearance and age.

The music is played on this Elgam Grand Gala while the rhythm is from an Elgam Match 7C analog drum machine. The melody is called "Du ta'r det for givet" in Danish but think it is an American or English song. Does anybody know the original title?"
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