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Showing posts with label Farfisa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Farfisa. Show all posts

Friday, February 09, 2024

Farfisa Soundmaker 61-Key String Synthesizer

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via this auction

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Farfisa Syntorchestra first contact


video upload by Faustola

"This Syntorchestra was in really bad condition, but luckily it could be revived. It still needs some work, but I´m already loving the sound (As a huge krautrock fan, I really can´t help it) The polysection oscillator was completely dead, luckily I found a working substitute here: http://www.flatkeys.co.uk/

Also a huge shout-out to Verde for helping me in repairs: https://www.verdeaudio.com/"

Monday, January 08, 2024

Farfisa Soundmaker vintage synthesizer + brochure (serviced)

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"Farfisa Soundmaker analog synthesizer with its original brochure (in German) available for sale. It's just serviced by a pro tech and in perfect working condition. The service report is part of the sale.

When you layer the strings, polyphonic and monophonic parts you create a unique sound. It's simply beautiful, like no other synth can produce. One of the underrated synths around.

Cosmetically it's in very nice condition, considering its age of 45 years old. There are some minor signs of use on the veneer, the buttons on the front panel are discolored, and one of the original rubber foot has been repaired. Other than that it's in top condition.

The synth is working on 220v and doesn't have a serial number on the case."

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Farfisa Syntorchestra

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"Very nice Farfisa Syntorchestra, excellent exemplar. It's so very clean, well maintained, used in studio only. It has been recently serviced so perfect working, sounds amazing!"

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Farfisa Melodic Rhythmer drum machine

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via this auction

You can find a demo of one previously posted here, and a Guild branded model here.

"From 60s

Very rare

Great condition (see photos)

100% functional

Heavy, fat, full, bassy, thick, greasy and very punchy sound

You can MUTE some instruments (very rare for that period of drum machines)

You can also combine more rhythmes at the same time (pressing more than one preset button) and you get really unique rhythmes"

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF THE FARFISA SOUNDMAKER


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"There seems to be some mystery surrounding the Farfisa Soundmaker - how does it sound, is it actually cool, and what does Poly & Strings in Mono actually do?

In this video I go through the presets of all three sections and then move on to the marvellous Poly & Strings in Mono - unlocking your Poly & Strings in Mono is crucial to really getting the best out of your Soundmaker though.

I added some text to further explain its unique architecture - but here's a short info sheet:

Then Soundmaker has three independent sections - each with its own with volume and cut-off filter.

1. Polyphonic section with 3 Piano presets, 1 brass preset with its own fixed vibrato setting.

2. The additional Polyphonic section is the strings section : 2 footages of strings with attack, decay controls on top of volume and cut-off sliders. The strings sound surprisingly good - top tier 1970s string machine.

3. Monophonic preset section with additional Free mode which let you modulate the preset sounds with filter and ADSR and lastly - the Oscillator bank (LFO) with LFO controls, wave forms and vibrato controls.

Engaging the Poly & Strings in Mono internally routes both Polyphonic sections into the filter and oscillator bank of the monophonic section - letting you modulate them freely and really unlocking the uniqueness of this instrument.

The best way to experience the Poly & Strings in Mono is to create a dedicated Monophonic audio output - which the Soundmaker unfortunately doesn't have.

We carved out a Mono only output by cutting the Polyphonic signal to the Phones output in the back.
This is quite easy, you flip open the machine and simply cut the wire from the Poly section inside (it's easily reversible) - please have an experience technician do this for you if you're hesitant.

The second trick to enhance the performance of Poly & Strings in Mono is easier : turn off the mono section preset with its dedicated on/off button (it will still pass audio but no preset will be engaged). Since the mono preset sound is much louder in volume than the signal arriving via Poly & Strings in Mono, turning it off will make you hear the effect better."

Friday, October 13, 2023

Farfisa Soundmaker 61-Key String Synthesizer

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via this auction

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Farfisa Soundmaker - Serviced SN 6739 / 204

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via this auction

"Very fun monophonic and polyphonic string machine combo from Italy up for sale - only selling since we have two.

Great preset sounds on both mono and poly section, love the monophonic filter, lush independent string machine acts as an independent third section, you can route the poly section and string section to the mono section and route an external audio source to the filter section - lots on board ;)

Just back from an extensive service and sounding truly amazing.

It has some scratches and dings, the colours of the preset buttons are a bit faded, the music stand plastic strip that's on top has been broken off at the middle, a small piece of plastic is missing on the front panel and one wooden side has a piece that's been re-done, but overall condition is definitely a strong good - please take a look at the photos.

The after-touch modulation is controlled by a lightbulb inside that worked up until just now but now seems to go out after some time after it’s turned on - we can get that fixed but will cost a bit extra so up to buyer - current price is as-is.

The after touch does not affect the mono filter - could be a calibration or factory issue - we have two units here and none of them lets after touch modulate the filter."

Thursday, August 31, 2023

INSIDE THE MIX: Richard Wright


video upload by EMEAPP

"Are you a fan of early Pink Floyd and their keyboardist, Richard Wright? We are too! Enjoy this deep look into instruments and techniques used by Rick in the early days of the band leading up to the time of their live-performance film release, Live At Pompeii. This includes the type of instruments he used on Obscured By Clouds, Atom Heart Mother, A Saucerful of Secrets and Meddle. We faithfully recreated his early setup and had musician Mike Kiker deliver a killer performance of their beloved song, Echoes."

Saturday, August 12, 2023

1970's Farfisa Syntorchestra

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"This is an awesome poly/mono synth from Farfisa that we just got back from getting serviced (the front switches were previously damaged) but it is fully functional now. There is some light cosmetic wear throughout the synth but it's generally in pretty great shape for it's age. This is a nice straightforward string machine and 2VCO mono synth. It's got a very basic feature set but it more than makes up for it in how it sounds."

Saturday, August 05, 2023

Custom made Farfisa analog drum machine with Korg Stage Echo SE-300


video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

"DRUM MACHINE FOR SALE HERE: https://reverb.com/item/71915584

This is a scavenged rhythm unit from a 70s Farfisa spinet organ. Sounds are of course 100% analog on this one, no IC only transistors and diodes.
10 rhythms that can be combined and only volume and tempo control.
Sounds nice with the tape delay and spring reverb unit Korg Stage Echo."

Pics captured here.

Tuesday, August 01, 2023

Unique Farfisa Partner analog drum machine / like Roland CR68 Ace Tone FR-2 Korg Mini Pops

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via this auction

video posted here

"One-of-a-kind drum machine. It"s a rhythm unit ripped from a 70s farfisa spinet organ and built in a custom case.

Classic analog drum sounds like the ones you get out of the many boxes of that area (Roland TR77, Ace Tone FR-1 FR-2 FR-8, Hammond Auto Vari etc etc)

10 rhythms that can be combined, controls for tempo and volume. Mono Jack output and running on 12v DC (power supply is not provided. It works with any 12v DC positive center power supply).

Perfectly working. Looks good but since it's a DIY project don't expect perfection. Shipping worlwide, just ask for a quote.

NOTE: The Korg Stage Echo is not included of course :-)"

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Farfisa Soundmaker SN 204

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via this auction

You can find videos of the Farfisa Soundmaker in previous posts here.

Wednesday, July 05, 2023

A visit to the Marche Synth Museum


video upload by Guido Scognamiglio

"A visit to the Marche Synth Museum
Museo Del Synth Marchigiano (e Italiano)
July 2023
https://www.museodelsynth.org/"

Some of the synths featured on their site:

Eko Computerrythm
Elka Synthex
CRB Oberon
Crumar Spirit
Farfisa Compact Duo
Welson Symphony
Crumar Compac Synth
CRB Uranus 2
Elka Rhapsody
Farfisa Syntorchestra
Milton Gemichord
Logan String Melody

I also spotted a Welson Syntex recently featured in Hainbach's Blast of Sirens promo video. Solton RSC Polyvox at 1:59.

Vintage Italian synths.

You can find additional posts mentioning Marche Synth Museum here.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

DIY Farfisa analog triple chorus / ensemble FX


video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

"Quick demo of a custom made ensemble FX box based on a Farfisa analog Bucket Brigade Device triple chorus. Basically it's the ensemble fxfrom the Farfisa Synthorchestra 4.
Introduced by Eminent in their Solina String Ensemble, the triple chorus is what makes in most part for that luscious string machine sound typical of the 70s, and these fx have been built in all the major string synthesizers, from the italian ones (Crumar, Logan, Elka etc) to the Japanese ones (Roland RS 505, Korg Poly Ensemble etc), and to the american ones (Arp Omnis, Moog Opus 3 etc) with minor differences in design.
As you can hear you can turn any synth sound in a gorgeous string sound.

I built unit like these from time to time so if you’re interested in buying one get in touch."



Saturday, May 27, 2023

Farfisa 111221 Stereo Syntorchestra

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via this auction

"Very rare, italian analog string synthesizer from the 1970s.

Both monosynth and polysynth in one.

Wooden casing version, looks awesome, very unique.

Very rich, warm analog sound."

You can find demos in additional posts here.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon Miniature Project 50 Years - Handmade Miniatures 1/6 scale


video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

The synths, keyboards, and effects used in Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.


Hammond RT-3 Organ + Leslie 122 Speaker
EMS SYNTHI AKS
EMS VCS3 Putney
Fender Rhodes 73 Stage Electric Piano
Farfisa Combo-Duo Organ
Steinway Baby Grand Piano
Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Moog Minimoog
Binson Echorec 2
EMS SYNTHI HI-FLI Guitar Synthesizer
Hiwatt 100 AMP

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Farfisa Syntorchestra

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"Farfisa Syntorchestra from the 1970s. It is fully functional and is in good condition overall. There are some areas where the wood covering is missing or has been glued back on. Additionally, one of the feet has been glued back together after breaking off. This synth has incredible lead and string sounds."

Friday, February 03, 2023

custom built standalone Farfisa Partner rhythm unit + Roland DC-50

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video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

"Quick demo to showcase a custom built Farfisa Partner 14 drum machine.
100% analog sounds.
Plays through the analog BBD chrous / delay Roland DC-50"



via this auction

"One-of-a-kind drum machine.

It"s a rhythm unit ripped from a 70s farfisa spinet organ and built in a custom case (trying to remain faithful to the original look).

Classic analog drum sounds like the ones you get out of the many boxes of that area (Roland TR77, Ace Tone FR-1 FR-2 FR-8, Hammond Auto Vari etc etc)

14 rhythms, controls for tempo and volume.

Mono Jack output and running on 12v DC (power supply is not provided. It works with any 12v DC positive center power suppl). Perfectly working."

Friday, January 27, 2023

Farfisa Soundmaker

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via this auction

"Really near mint aesthetic condition. Fully functional, revised in our lab. Only one knob it has been replaced."

hey have another Soundmaker listed here (pics captured here).

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