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Showing posts with label Jen. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Jen Syntar 1978

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Demo in the listing previously posted here.

"Italian monophonic synthesizer equipped with CV gate in perfect working conditions.

There are two VCOs with triangular, sawtooth, symmetric square and three asymmetric square waves. The octave switch is very convenient and allows the guitarist to place the synthesizer above and below the frequency produced by the string.The two oscillators have separate volume controls. An LFO (low frequency oscillator) has a triangular wave, sawtooth, inverted sawtooth, square and two asymmetric squares. It can control VCO (vibrato), VCF (wha-wha), VCA (tremolo). It can be overridden using the supplied footswitch. The filter (VCF) is equipped with frequency, cutoff and resonance adjustment, its performance is in line with the rest of the equipment."

Sunday, January 07, 2024

JEN SX1000 - Cheaper than a Korg, but is it any good?!


video upload by THIS MUSEUM IS (NOT) OBSOLETE

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Synthex Syntar Syntex - The Euclidean Sequences


video upload by VSMI - Vintage Synths Made in Italy

"Elka Synthex - Jen Syntar - Welson Syntex and Davoli Drum Synth plays with Music Pattern Generator
MPG is a fantastic Euclidean online Midi Pattern Generator plays on Chrome
Elka Synthex is a Midi retrofit official version
Welson Syntex and Jen Syntar are custom retrofit handmade by Mirko Trentin
Davoli Drum Synth play with a Midi to Trigger module by Elby Designs - Laurie Biddulph (Australia)

Sunday, September 17, 2023

LFO Random Domain LiveJam - Welson Syntex/WelsOne/Jen SX1000/Jen SX2000


video upload by VSMI - Vintage Synths Made in Italy

"3 LFO oscillators and 1 random knob for Italian Synthesizers:
Welson Syntex (1974)
WelsOne (4 oscillators prototype late 70')
Jen SX1000 Synthetone (1977)
Jen SX2000 Synthetone (1978)" https://vsmi.bandcamp.com

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

Jen Carousel C-450 with built in CX-2000 Monophonic Synthesiser


video upload by Vintage Keys Studio

What am I seeing? What am I hearing?

"Steve Christie demonstrates the rare Jen Carousel C-450 synthetone; a crazy late 70s dual manual organ with a built in mono synth.

Written by Steve Christie and Freddie Phillips
Filmed and Edited by Louisa Revolta
Recorded and Mixed by Steve Christie at Vintage Keys Studio"

Saturday, August 05, 2023

1978 Jen Synthetone Sx-2000

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"A Rare and powerfull Jen Synthetone sx-2000 with Cv gate mod.

Some scratch and surface sign due the age,one preset button missing.

KENTON CV Mod recenty mounted and carefully checked from tech service, works and sound perfectly."

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Jen Sx-1000 Synthesizer

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Monday, May 29, 2023

Jen Sx 2000

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Monday, May 22, 2023

Jen SM 2007 italian string machine 1979

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video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

Update: now listed on Reverb.

"Here is a demo of a quite rare Jen SM 2007 string machine. Unit was fully serviced and is for sale. Get in touch if interested.

The SM 2007 is a very nice stringer for whomever like these classic sounds. Very compact and lightweight and still gifted with quite a number of features.
There are 3 strings sounds (cello, viola and violin) that can be individually mixed, variable attack and sustain, a tone control and of course a triple BBD chorus.
The later has 3 presets: ensemble, solo and organ that are basically different setting of the chorus effect, 'ensemble' being the full triple chorus, 'solo' uses only 2 of the choruses for a less dense sound and "organ" is the dry sound of the string sounds, thus enabling to use external fx with more flexibility.
"Auto sustain" switch makes it possible for sustain notes either to be cut when new ones are played or be left to release. And the sustain length can be massive !
Soundwise it is silky and lush, the closest I can think of is the Logan/Hohner string melody. A bit like Elka rhapsody too but denser since it has triple chorus, not a double one.

Recorded dry with no treatment."

And some pics. Note the stand is not original. Perfect fit though.


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

DEMO of GM.LAB X1000


video upload by Genuine Soundware

"GM.LAB X1000 is a digital virtual anlog monophonic synthesizer inspired by the Jen SX1000. It's basically a nice experiment that uses one single Raspberry Pi Pico board (RP2040 CPU) and a I2S DAC. The CPU is capable of scanning the panel using multiplexers and generate the whole synthesizer algorithm at the cost of a lower sampling rate. Can be bought pre-assembled or as a do-it-yourself kit.
Visit www.gmlab.it for more details."

You might remember X1000 from this previous post.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Jen Sx-1000 Synthesizer

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via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

"It’s an old lady and has signs of age which can be seen in the images supplied, amazingly it comes with fascia preset template cards for capturing your favourite sounds, (Try and find more of these) Need to take care as these old synths like killing modern monitors with their Rich bass tones (similar to a Roland SH101 ) it has solid tuning which for a Vintage of this age is amazing and has impressive performance and control, (for £250 a midi retro kit can be installed )"

Monday, March 27, 2023

FilterAct - Solton Project100/Jen Synx-508/Gem Equinox/Gem S2 - Live Jam


video upload by VSMI - Vintage Synths Made in Italy

"Live Jam as is with Solton Project 100, Jen Synx-508, Gem Equinox & Gem S2 italian synthesizers"

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Jen Synthetone SX-2000

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video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

"FOR SALE HERE

Quick demo of a recently serviced and modded Jen Synthetone SX2000 italian mono synth.
CV/Gate and Fiter inputs were added, see the other video where I showcase the synth with external control. (

• Jen Synthetone SX... )
Recorded straight with no FX nor treatment.

The SX2000 is one of my favorite mono synth, I always had at least one in my setup. Just one oscillator but thaks to a ladder filter inspired by the EMS VCS3 it sounds very nice, it can be beasty and funky. Very simple architecture but some nice features like both VCF and VCA enveloppes can be set either in Attack Decay mode, Attack Sustain Release mode or repeat mode, rate being set by the LFO. This alone broadens the sonic range. The added CV/Gate kit (based on the Kentron one) enables this one to be interfaced by sequencers and/or modular synthesizers."

Jen Synthetone SX-2000 externally controlled demo

video upload by ohm_studi_ohm



via this auction

"Synth was serviced:
- fully recapped
- busbar and key contact were cleaned
- faders were cleaned and lubbed
- CV/GATE/Filter kit was added
- full calibration

It is in perfect working condition.
I have to point that the faders are not great on those synths, and though they were serviced they can be sometimes be hard to move. It's because the have a little play on the lever so when you engaged the move sometimes this play brakes them. Nothing dramatic but I just prefer to point it out, it's not Roland SH smooth faders. You just have to get how to grab them and then it's easy.
All the different SX-2000 I own had this issue and no cleaning or lube will ever make them perfect.

Cosmetic wise the synth has some wear but still looks more than decent."

Saturday, October 29, 2022

JEN SM-2007 rare italian string machine (1976)


video upload by sergioavia

"JEN SM-2007 RARE ITALIAN ANALOG STRING MACHINE (1976)

🎼🛠🎹💥
Очень редкая, практически одна из первых в мире электронных стринг- машин. Создана итальянской синтезатороной фирмой JEN в 1976 году и производилась только один год. Волшебный звук и качественное исполнение апарата, сделано на века- аппарату, на минуточку, 45 лет- а пришлось только очистить от пыли, пофиксить клавиатуру и смазать потенциометры.. Линии задержки там TDA1022 и делители на орган TDA1008 (все из серии "хрен найдешь", благо, все исправно- делали на совесть).. и как же без музыки из "Трех мушкетеров", прямо само просилось))
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Слава Україні, путін х&йло, смерть ворогам, BAVOVNA_time."

Googlish:

"Very rare, almost one of the world's first electronic string machines. It was created by the Italian synthesizer company JEN in 1976 and was produced for only one year. The magical sound and high-quality performance of the device, made for centuries - the device, for a minute, 45 years - and I only had to clean it of dust, fix the keyboard and lubricate the potentiometers .. The delay lines are there TDA1022 and dividers for the TDA1008 organ (all from the "you will find horseradish" series , fortunately, everything was done properly - they did it conscientiously) .. and how could it be without the music from the "Three Musketeers", it just asked for it))
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Glory to Ukraine, putin h&ylo, death to enemies, BAVOVNA_time."

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Jen Synthetone SX1000 Vintage Analogue Italian Mono Synthesizer w/ Music Stand & Patch Sheets

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Friday, July 08, 2022

Jen SM-2007 Ultra Rare Vintage Italian String Synthesizer SN 1147

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You can find a demo of one here.

"This JEN it is an incredible unique sounding string synthesizer.

An absolute Rarity
Amazing Conditions
All originals pot caps
serial n.1147"

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Jen SX-2000 Synthetone

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Unisono#1 - Music for 1 note & 7 Synths


video upload by VSMI - Vintage Synths Made in Italy

"Music for 1 Note & 7 Synths Made in Italy playing in Unisono
/ CRB Vocostrings - Welson Syntex - Jen Synx-508 - Crumar Composer - Jen SX1000 - Elka Synthex - Keytek CTS2000"

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Vintage Jen Piano 73

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You can find a demo of one here, and a DT model here.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Rare Jen DT 73 Analog Electric Piano

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"This is a the rarest keyboard I ever found. I didn't find any information or picture of it (yes even on Matrixsynth :-). [Funny!]

I estimate it was produced in the early 80s along with the also quite rare Jen SYNX 508 synthetizer and thus is probably one of the very last instrument ever released by JEN. To those wondering it is not a rebadged or revised JEN PIANO 73. I owned one and the circuits are totally different. (pictures available if interested). Noticeably this one has a splitable velocity sensitive keyboard. You can chose between 3 pianos sound that you can assign and layer on the left and right part of the keyboard.

Piano 1 is a very squarish piano sound, kind of EP sound. Piano 2 is the one closest to an accoustic piano sound and Piano 3 is the mandatory harspichord kind of sound. You get a nice built in phaser with depth and speed controls, along with a left/right balance mix, master volume (that controls both the builtin speakers and headphone out but not the external amp out. Engaging a jack in the headphone socket mutes the speakers) and the touch sensitivity control.

This is the real nice feature of the keyboard. I thought the velocity response would be a joke but I was surprised how well it behaves. Not as good as a decent midi keyboard of course but better than most of the mini midi keyboard (like Korg Nano etc) and way way better than the Siel Opera 6 for instance if you know what I mean. Pre midi keyboard with velocity response are usually almost useless IMO. This is the first I found that is playable (far from perfect though).

Soundwise it's not the best electric (well electronic) piano in its genre. Sounds thinner than the ones from the 70s (crumar compac piano, multiman S, Farfisa Soundmaker etc). But with layering, splitting, velocity and phaser you can get some original sounds. I will try to make an audio demo, if not a video one. Condition is quite good considering its age and the overall build quality of italian keyboards from that area. There is a bump on the back of the case where the jack sits but it's barely noticeable. Underneath the keyboard the fake wood covering has started to pull off on both side but it doesn't seem to extend (it's where the original stand is normally screwed in)."

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