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Showing posts with label Welson. Show all posts

Monday, January 15, 2024

Welson KO (Keyboard Orchestra) String Synthesizer

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via this auction

You can find a demo of one previously posted here.

"An amazing and very rare Italian string machine/keyboard from the late 1970's.

It has the ability to separately process the Violin and Viola sections from the Piano and Harpsichord sounds. I tend to put a chorus and reverb on the strings and a delay on the percussive sounds...for amazing results.

This keyboard is in excellent shape considering that it is 44 years old. I just cleaned all of the slider pots and the internal circuits. In gorgeous shape for a mid-aged instrument.

I recently replaced/repaired the slider for the string sections sustain control. I couldn't find an exact match, but did my best."

Monday, January 08, 2024

The Welson Brothers - late '70 Welson Syntex & WelsOne 4 oscillators prototype LiveJam as is


video upload by VSMI - Vintage Synths Made in Italy

"Welson Syntex with midi retrofit by Mirco Trentin play a sequence from Step Seq on Ipad
Free play on WelsOne 4 oscillators prototype (it's like 2 Syntex with more feutures)
Linn Drum sample on Ipad
Montarbo DRev 128"

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Welson Syntex SN 152776

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"This is a favorite - of all the Italian mono synths we got in the studio it stands out as a extremely versatile and powerful instrument with some really cool features.
It sports dual oscillators with 4 footages each, Moog ladder filter as well as white and pink noise. Watch the video of this very unit in action.
The Random Music button triggers random notes but can also be routed to control the LFO of the noise and filter sections to create rhythmic, drum-like patterns - here that snappy filter comes to good use.

The LFO triggering is stable so dialing in the tempo to an existing track is a breeze

This was serviced a few years back and still works great."

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

rare birds: Welson Ritmo / analog drum and accompaniment unit


video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

Also see this one from 2022 with a smaller keyboard controller.

"The Welson Ritmo was a accompaniment unit intended as an add-on to some of Welson's organ line. It consists of a rhythm unit, a bass section, a chord section and an arpeggiato section. All sounds are of course fully analog. It is very similar in features and sound to the Elka Wilgamat, Böhm Böhmat and Wersi Wersimatic CX1. They are actually built around the same chipset family (SGS M2xx), but the Ritmo cannot be programmed.

It was never intended as a standalone unit so I built a custom keyboard to make it so.

Unit is very easy and straightforward to use with some nice features: for instance you can play it in "free chord" or 'one finger chord'. In the first mode you need to make a 3 notes chord to trigger the arp sound. With one or 2 notes you only trigger the bass and chord sounds, this make for some nice performance variations. The bass section can be set to 'walking bass', and in this mode you also need 3 notes to trigger the melody.

In 'one finger chord' you play a major chord with one key. There is a pedal input on the back to make the chords minors. I also added a switch on the keyboard to alternate between major and minor chords when playing in the "one finger chord" mode.

Other nice features are "keystart" (obvious functionnality) and 'memory' which holds the played notes (and rhythm). And like almost all the preset rhythm units you can combine different rhythms together."



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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

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Лель УДС (LEL' UDS) with a Welson Supermatic S12


video upload by Valmont

"- The LEL' UDS is a soviet drum synth, made in the late 80's.
It has 2 identical, independant channels that include a tone (triangle) and a noise generator.
- The Welson Supermatic S12 is an italian drum machine made in 1971.
It provides 12 classic patterns with no available edits, except global volume and tempo.
There's still a little knob at the back that acts like a 6dB LP filter ('tone' thing)

So in a few words, two simple instruments that make simple sounds... Chained together!
I was digging inside the LEL' (A bit of servicing) but got lazy to close the lid to shoot the video. So there it is, wide opened for your eyes :D
I think I'll add a second output for this unit.
Just requires to build a second amplifier and split the channels - not thaaat complicated stuff so... why not give a try x)

Patterns:
0:00 - Shake
0:28 - Tango
0:46 - Mambo 1
0:59 - Mambo 2
1:09 - Slow Rock
1:20 - Samba 1
1:32 - Snare Roll
1:43 - Samba 2"

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.

Friday, June 23, 2023

Ah! Kosmos & Hainbach - Blast of Sirens


video upload by HAINBACH

What's that at :20?

"This is the title track of my upcoming album with @ahkosmos - I am very happy to finally share this with you! You can stream and buy the full track everywhere now https://orcd.co/blastofsirens
We want to put out the album on vinyl - pre-order now and help us make it happen: https://hainbach.bandcamp.com/album/b..."

--
Welson Syntex at :21.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

WELSON SYNTEX / VERMONA ER-9


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"Welson Syntex - our favorite Italian monophonic dual oscillators with 4 footages each, a Moog ladder filter and white and pink noise - you'll hear it in this video.
The Random Music button triggers random notes but can also be routed to control the LFO of the noise and filter sections to create rhythmic, drum-like patterns - here that snappy filter comes to good use.
What seems like a goofy novelty is actually pretty neat.
The LFO triggering is stable so dialing in the tempo to an existing track is a breeze - but I am thinking of putting MIDI and CV Gate in to this machine anyways - to be able to arpeggiate the Welson Syntex is the stuff of dreams.
Here I'm using some of the presets as well - they're surprisingly good - although most of them are not tweakable which is another thing I might look into.
This rather slim, elongated synthesizer growls and howls - it distorts on its own internally so no need to add distortion - but can also generate gentle and sweet flute and whistle sounds - summing it up its a versatile synthesizer.

Sitting in on second drums we got a German 'Ostie' - East German - machine - the Vermona ER-9.
It's thin but harsh sounding - very electronic - and quite a looker as well.
Just the way we prefer them - it's got separate volume controls for each sound."

You can find additional posts featuring the WELSON SYNTEX here.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

WELSON SYNTEX


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"It doesn’t beg for your attention - it demands it.
Welson Syntex is a great Italian monophonic synth - it’s kind of our favorite Italian monophonic machine.
It’s got dual oscillators with 4 footages each, a Moog ladder filter and white and pink noise - it can really sound huge. You’d think it has a third oscillator since it says oscillator 3 on the panel but it’s actually the LFO section.
This thing growls and howls - it distorts internally - but can also generate gentle and sweet flute and whistle sounds - summing it up its a versatile synthesizer.
On drums we got a German "Ostie" - East German - machine - the Vermona ER-9.
It's thin but harsh sounding - very electronic - and quite a looker as well.
Just the way we prefer them - it's got separate volume controls for each sound."

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Welson Music Industries Co. Ritmini Rhythm Machine SN 153933

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This appears to be the first post to feature the Ritmini.

Thursday, September 01, 2022

A Visit the Italian Synth Museum


video upload by Alex Ball

You can find additional posts featuring the museum here.

"Whilst taking a holiday in Italy we stopped off at Museo del Synth Marchigiano for a couple of days and this is the account of what I experienced there.

Enormous thanks to everyone at the museum, particularly Riccardo and Paolo.

https://www.museodelsynth.org/

0:00 Intro
1:19 Synket
4:40 EKO Computerhythm
8:01 Chilton Talentmaker
12:07 Crumar Compac Synth
13:41 Crumar DP-50
15:07 Elkatwin 61
16:29 Elka Synthex
19:38 CRB Oberon
21:29 CRB Voco Strings
22:53 CRB Uranus 2.0
24:34 Farfisa Polychrome
25:24 Logan Piano Strings Synthesizer
27:10 Welson Syntex
28:28 Keytek CTS-2000
29:47 Baleani Solista"

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Welson Syntex - Random Radio Activity


video upload by VSMI - Vintage Synths Made in Italy

"the Welson Syntex is an italian Synthesizer Made in Italy (1977)
has a wonderful knob called !Random Music" that create some incredible and unique random VCO and VCF sound lines. 2 VCO, ADRS, 1 LFO Oscillator, Ladder VCF, VCA, Presets Sounds,
this synth is Midi version mod by Mirco Trentin
No Midi used in this performance!"

Additional Welson Syntex posts

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, February 23, 2022

The Welson RITMO - Rare Italian Rhythm Machine + One-Octave DIY Keyboard

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video upload by Ohm. Studio



via this auction

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

V.A.I. 57 Böhm Solist / Welson Syntex / CRB 709


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Another round with these peculiar but very inspiring machines.
More info on their particularities in our previous video."

Follow-up to V.A.I. 58 - Welson Syntex / CRB 709 / Böhm Solist 78 / Emthree PFV3.

Thursday, January 06, 2022

V.A.I. 58 - Welson Syntex / CRB 709 / Böhm Solist 78 / Emthree PFV3


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

This appears to be the first post to feature the CRB 709. You can search for gear via the search box on the top right of the site.

"All great instruments that have been featured before, the Böhm Solist 78 is such a great arrangement / songwriting tool, a auto accompaniment machine with a very distinct thin sound form the early 70s, built in Germany.
The rest of the gear is Italian, the Welson Syntex is a hidden gem of Italian synths, the ultra rare CRB 709 String machine is quite like the Elka Rhapsody 49 in timbre but still a bit different, it came equipped with a 5 inch power cable - thanks for that mod, previous owner. This song will be released later this spring, so all rights are reserved."

Saturday, January 01, 2022

VSMI - Vintage Synths Made in Italy Live Stream 1/1/22


video upload by VSMI - Vintage Synths Made in Italy

Anyone ID the synth to the top left of the Cordovox Moog White Elephant?

Update: looks like it's a Welson "Symphony" as seen at the one minute mark in The Forgotten Synthesizers Of Marche Region.

Not sure what he's playing on the shelf with the blue panels. Thought it might be a Siel Opera 6, but the spacing is wrong.

Update via gridsleep in the comments: "Blue synth is a Jen Synx 508, featured in the site previously."

Friday, December 17, 2021

SOUND RECORDING - Old synthesizer


video upload by Woodlark Studio

This is the first post on the site to feature one. What is it?

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Welson Polyorchestra Rare Italian Analog Synthesizer


video upload by George Engineer

This appears to be the first post on the site to feature the Polyorchestra. You can find additional Welson posts here, including other Orchestra models.

"Welson Polyorchestra Rare Italian Analog Synthesizer
The Audio Demo was made only with the Welson Polyorchestra and the drums is from the Korg KR55"

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