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Showing posts with label Lyricon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lyricon. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

2 "Lyrihorn 2" Layers - Mark Steiner


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"2 'Lyrihorn 2' Layers. Superb Tube Wind Synth. My daughter, Christa, painted the painting on the wall behind me and she rocks.

I've created 100+ wind synth patches for this low cost synth and also have extended my Time Travel Bundle (all my sounds) special.

FB message me or email me at monkeydrums@hotmail.com for info. ($95 for 1 collection and $250 for the bundle).

Thanks so much!"

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Vintage Synthesizer Adverts/Documentation - Midiverse - TV


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"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're checking out some Vintage Synthesizer Advertisements/Brochures/Documentation. Let's have a look!

EML ElectroComp 101 - 00:08 - 00:51
The EML Family of Synthesizers - 00:52 - 01:15
EML 1976 Pricelist - 01:16 - 01:27
Lyricon - 01:28 - 01:49
Moog Synthesizers 1974 Price List - 01:50 - 02:34
Moog System 15 - 02:35 - 03:34
Moog System 35 - 03:35 - 04:22
Moog System 55 - 04:23 - 05:16
The Moog for the road - 05:17 - 06:22
Minimoog Model D Block Diagram - 06:23 - 08:08
Moog Newsletter 1981 - 08:09 - 08:59
Moog Retail Price List 1974 - 09:00 - 09:21"

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Lyricon I Wind Synthesizer w/ Manual & Schematic



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"Lyricon I (serial number 7 7 2 3 3). [looks like 78233 to me]

It is a glorious piece of craftsmanship, heavy body, mother of pearl touches, it feels very nice in your hands on stage and plays perfect. I found it much more inspiring and expressive than modern Midi based devices. It is meant by its inventor as a "stand-alone-device", it has no CV output and of course no MIDI, it is really an autonomous instrument similar to the Theremin etc. It comes with a cable for US power but I can include a transformer for 200Volts that I used. In this restored condition it will be playable for many years and the additional blueprints can help to restore it if needed. I have played MIDI wind controllers over the years but never got into the feeling and expressive possibilities - this one really stands out."

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

EXTREMELY RARE LYRICON I ANALOG ELECTRONIC WIND SYNTHESIZER

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Sunday, May 01, 2022

Computone Wind Synthesizer-Driver (Lyricon)

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"Powers up but needs some TLC and essential parts like the wind controller and power cable. See photo for plug type.

Tested with a borrowed power cable and a Moog prodigy. Some voltages affected the oscillator pitch. I can't comment on the full functionality as there's no wind controller to complete the unit.

Outer case has a crack in one corner.

Item comes as seen. See photos.

No power cable or wind controller is included. Just the synthesizer driver portion as pictured."

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Rare STING Midi Wind Synthesizer Controller, The Missing Link

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Note this appears to be the first post to feature the STING Midi Wind Synthesizer. "Hi, this is Peter Ponzol. Most of you know me as a mouthpiece maker and saxophone designer. I was also a consultant and clinician for Lyricon, the first wind synthesizer. I demonstrated Lyricon at the Frankfurt Music Fair in 1979, 1980 and 1981. In 1985 I was contacted by a Japanese company called Sting. They had made a Lyricon type instrument that was Midi, something Lyricon was not. This allowed you to control any Midi device from the Sting unit. I did some consulting for the company and introduced it at the Frankfurt Music Fair in 1987. The company was small and Sting never became well known. If you know Lyricon, you know Sting. Keys and fingering possibilities are similar. There are some interesting innovations in Sting. For example there is no reed or typical woodwind type of mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is more like that of a recorder and thus much easier for none woodwind players to play. All information is transmitted over Midi except velocity, which is sent analog. I have two control bodies and the so called brain unit, as pictured. I packed these up around 1990 and they have been packed up in storage ever since. I have the original Operation Manual. The electronics brain is 220 volt and will need a voltage converter to 110. I just checked them with a midi unit I have and everything works. The only issue is the RCA jack on one body is loose. I am not an electrician and don't want to try and repair it. I'm sure its a simple thing for someone to fix. The jack works but is loose. These are real collector pieces of equipment. I have never ever seen another one for sale and I'm sure they are really rare. As they are 35 years old the sale will be as is. At the moment everything works as it did when I put them away. Its hard to determine the value as they are so rare. I have seen Lyricons going for $3,000, but I will start the bidding at $995.00. I will only ship to an address in the continental USA. Please do not bid unless you have a US address. I will sell internationally if you have linked your account to Ebay's international shipping service. Please see Ebay for more information. I will list this for one more week. If a buyer is not out there I'll pack it away again for a few years, then it might be worth much more."

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

1977 Computone Lyricon 1 Vintage Electronic Woodwind Saxophone Analog Synthesizer for Selmer

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Pics of the inside below.

"For your consideration is this vintage 1977 Computone Lyricon 1 woodwind synthesizer. This example, 1 of approximately 200 ever made, (serial number 784101) is in very excellent unmodified all original condition. It includes; the instrument, the synth, the original power cable, (3) original synth sound booklets, and the original red & white vinyl cover. While it has been tested and is currently working great, a service is recommended."

Friday, October 15, 2021

Computone Lyricon Wind Synthesizer-Driver w/ Extras

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"Computone Wind Synthesizer-Driver, also known as a Lyricon. Made in the 70's in Norwell, Massachusetts. This unit is in great cosmetic condition as you can see. It turns on, and all the lights light up. I have no way of fully testing it, as it outputs control voltage and you must have a device that receives that (analog synthesizer, synth module, etc.). But it appears to be functional. The innards look super clean as well, with no leakage from any of the components.

It has many knobs and sliders for tailoring the sound before it reaches it's destination and is said to be one of the most expressive wind controllers ever made. There is a useful website dedicated to the Lyricon family of instruments, www.lyricon.com including info on how to contact David O'Brien, who has all the original schematics and parts to maintain these instruments.

It was owned by Hubert Waldner, an Austrian jazz and pop musician."

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

1977 Lyricon 1 Analog Wind Synthesizer SN 781233 w/ Custom Knobs & Docs

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"Incredible, immaculate, fully restored example of this very rare and beautiful instrument.

Completely rebuilt by Lyricon guru David O'Brien in 2020.

It is different from all others in that all the knobs have been replaced with ones that are readable in low light and can be manipulated quickly with one hand while working the horn with the other. They are knobs that are designed for use in aircraft and serve well here.

All of the original literature, instructions, and rare blueprints/schematics are included. These are necessary to understand the horn and to learn to use it well.

Very hard to find a better example of this instrument."

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Lyricon 1 Wind Synthesizer SN 296

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"Rare Lyricon 1 wind synthesizer . We can't say it's completely not working , it's power up . When plug in to combo amp and makes one note tone sound and when pushing other key on instrument it's change note tone sound . When turn up and down volumes and tone potentiometers change tone and volume . All knobs and hardware is original. The case has a water damage as you can see on the pictures . The serial number on instrument is 296..."

Friday, December 04, 2020

Lyricon 1 from 1977 - Unique and Perfect

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Pics of the inside below, also some docs.

"Bill Bernardi was the inventor of the Lyricon, a wonderfully expressive wind instrument. On November 15, 1977, I went to his home in Boston, spent the afternoon being taught, then left with the Lyricon that is for sale here. For the next 25+ years it was a part of my working kit then fell into disuse. I recently decided to have David O'Brien do the complete rebuild, which he did and did well, and offer it for sale. The instrument offered here is without fault.

It is different from all others in that all the knobs have been replaced with ones that are readable in low light and can be manipulated quickly with one hand while working the horn with the other. They are knobs that are designed for use in aircraft and serve well here. All of the original literature and instructions are included. These are necessary to understand the horn and to learn to use it well. Bill was kind enough to supply me with complete schematics and blueprints so that in a pinch, I could keep it running.

If you have interest in the Lyricon and would like to learn how it really works, or if you just want to own it, this is the one. The original manual, the schematics and blueprints, will teach you all you want to know. And you can find the sellers name in the brochure - Lyricon Artists of the World. The first public use of this particular instrument was on July 15, 1978 at the Blackbushe Aerodrome "Picnic". It is just out of sight on Joan Armatrading's left in one of the pictures."

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Lyricon I Woodwind Synthesizer

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"Restored by David O’Brien this year all original parts inside. The Lyricon I (patented) introduces to electronic music the prime dimension….expression. It is the only totally expressive electronic wind instrument ever conceived or developed. The Lyricon I is totally electronic, employing the most advanced techniques in solid state design. In one superbly crafted instrument, the Lyricon I blends the nuances of expression characteristic of acoustic instruments with the vibrant dynamics of the synthesizer. -What is a Lyricon? The Lyricon is an analog electronic wind synthesizer. The Lyricon was invented by Bill Bernardi and Roger Noble of Computone Inc, in Massachussetts in the early 1970’s.. Of the Lyricon I, about 200 units were hand made."

Monday, September 21, 2020

Computone LYRICON 2 II Wind Synthesizer with Manuals

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"Vintage 2 VCO Computone LYRICON II Wind Synthesizer!
Extremely rare!
Made in Newton Massachusetts in the 1970's!

I have no clue how to play this! I am a keyboard player not a woodwind player lol!
It comes with literally everything it had when brand new, manual, warranty card, wooden reed, and also a modern plastic reed.
Also included is the factory original power cord!
There is nothing missing from what I have been able to research online.
The synth makes great and cool sounds when you turn the knobs to the point where its always producing
tones / notes so it is working. The notes change when I press the various buttons on the wind part
which looks like a really expensive clarinet, it changes the notes however since I don't know how to play woodwind
instruments, that is as far as I can play / test it.
The wind part of the synth is beautiful and very well made! It looks very expensive, it is a very nice metal construction and the buttons have pearl inlays!
I love my vintage synths and gear but this super rare wind synthesizer needs a better home with someone that better understands
it than I do and as such I am selling it.
I have owned it for several years now and it does no good sitting here not being played and loved. Give it a good home!
I will also include an original Lyricon advertisement which is framed to hang on your studio wall!"

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Computone Analog Wind Synthesizer Driver Lyricon II

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"Rare and vintage Computone Analog Wind Synthesizer Driver Lyricon II. Has some light wear as pictured. Works well but could use a good cleaning to be fully functional. Comes with synthesizer, wind instrument and all cables as pictured."

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Vintage Lyricon w/ Oberheim SEM SN 0207

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"This vintage Lyricon and Brlhart 9* mouthpiece, was purchased, by us slightly used, in December of 1988, and was only played, when we purchased it, by the seller (Jack Klitzman, from Seattle Washington) for a short time, we loved it's different sound - since that day, it has not been played, just stored with Ron's, 1,500 +, oddball woodwind collectibles, along with it's purchase, also included the Obernein unit. We are not an expert or knowledgeable about electronic (woodwinds yes, electronics, no), so we didn't try anything out - it did work when purchased, 30 years ago. The last 4 "pictures" explains the Lyricons history and how this instrument came about, the very last picture, is about the guy who knows all about these units, he purchased all parts and services the Lyricon units now"

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Computone Lyricon Wind Synthesizer

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"Rare Computone Lyricon wind synthesizer-Driver fully restored!
Also included in this auction is a JL Cooper Electronics Midi Wind Driver!

I am the first and olny owner of this beautiful instrument, which is now 100% functional and was fully professionally restored and upgraded in April of this year 2018 to factory spec by David O’Brien. whom the instrument’s inventor, Bill Bernardi, passed on his knowledge and stock of parts to when he passed."

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Computone Lyricon 1

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"very rare, only around 200 ever built. fully restored and upgraded by David O’Brien to original factory specifications in 2017.

everything has been tested and works, 100%

it looks great, there are a couple worn areas (see photos), and the case has natural wear and tear, due to age, but overall very nice!

this is a rare opportunity to own a perfectly functioning, extremely rare Lyricon 1 analog wind synthesizer."

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Lyricon plays Club of the Knobs Synthesizer


Published on Mar 13, 2018 synthprocess Club of the Knobs Synthesizer

"Pedro Eustache & Kazike at LoLA Music Studio Los Angeles in January 2018. Pedro plays Lyricon connected with Club of the Knobs Synthesizer, experiencing C 1621 Morphable Wavefront Oscillators, C 910 Poly Resonators, C 1660 Voltage Controlled Phase Processor from COTK."

This one in via John L Rice.

Friday, January 26, 2018

The NAMM Show 2018 - WMD NAMM JAMM


Published on Jan 26, 2018 Animato Audio

"The full video of the WMD NAMM JAMM. Featuring Alex and Matt of WMD together with Pedro Eustache on the Lyricon (run thru WMD's Synchrodyne). Total 100% musical inspiration!"

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fully Restored Lyricon Wind Synthesizer

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"'The Lyricon is the first electronic instrument to combine a synthesizer with a wind instrument that plays with the same feel and sensitivity as an acoustical woodwind. The Lyricon responds instantly to changes in reed and wind action, giving the player extensive control over loudness, pitch, attack, timbre, decay and other expressive elements of phrasing over a full six-octave range. With the Lyricon, a player's own expression is as important as the synthesizer settings in controlling sound output. And using both, the Lyricon player can produce sounds unobtainable on other synthesizers -- from the imitative tones of conventional woodwinds, brasses and strings, to any number of electronic effects.' -from the original brochure.

This instrument is a fully restored Computone Lyricon Wind Synthesizer from the inventor Bill Bernardi's personal collection. It is in 100% playing condition. The instrument body is in beautiful condition, with only a few tiny flaws in the plating (see pictures). The console panel shows no wear, with the protective clear plastic on the knob skirts still intact. There is a small tear in the tolex on the top upper edge of the console cover (see pictures.) The handle has been replaced. Included with the instrument is the original owner's manual, power cord, advertising flyer, reed, mouthpiece and mouthpiece cover.

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