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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.

Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Giallo - A New Optigan Disc by Hainbach



via Optigan

"A NEW Optigan compatible disc, GIALLO is a genre of B-movies that was popular in 1970s Italy and found a cult following among cineastes. These cheap horror and thriller flicks featured soundtracks that were as raw as they were fantastic. This disc pays homage to their shocking and ghostly sound. A fan of the sound, Hainbach recorded two rare Italian synthesizers, the Farfisa Polychrome and the Elgam Carousel. Made with varispeed in mind, this disc adds a dark shimmer to your own scores."

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.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Elka Wilgamat analog drum machine and accompaniment unit SN 1227

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.


via this auction

Note the listing is for only 1 unit.

"The Elka Wilgamat was an accompaniment unit intended as an add-on to some of Elka's organ line and also as a standalone unit with dedicated 2 octave keyboard. It consists of a rhythm unit, a bass section and a chord section. All sounds are of course fully analog. It is very similar in features and sound to theGodwin Drummaker, Wersi Wersimatic WM24, Elgam Carousel or Böhm Böhmat."

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, June 24, 2023

WERSI WERSIMATIC II


video upload by

"It's still here and we love it - so here we go again with new music :
The Wersimatic II - the previous generation of the Wersimatic 24 auto-accompaniment machine and probably familiar to fans of the Elgam Carousel, Böhm Solist 78, Elka Wilgamat and Godwin Drummaker 45 units.

The Wersimatic II has 4 sections on board:
Bass line tone generator
Drum machine with individual mute options
Various chord sounds
Various Arpeggiator sounds (same sounds as chords but with busier patterns)

The bass sounds great - very nice and analog.
Drum sounds are very analog - this is sound generation in its infancy - the hi-hats scare me :)
The chord and arpeggiator sounds were processed through the Digitech Synth Wah - a relatively cheap envelope follower pedal that’s a great bang for the buck.

The sounds and controls are across the board identical to the Wersimatic 24 unit as far as we can tell but the difference being the Wersimatic II was never made as a stand-alone unit - it was part of a large, double manual organ called Wersi Helios.
This particular one is unique : it has been transplanted from that organ into a smaller box with a twelve buttons acting as chord control instead of the two bottom octaves of the organ.

Special thanks to Organfairy for the rare schematics that were necessary to complete the repair : dude you f-ing rock

Vintage Audio Institute is a gear vendor and recording studio in the hills of Florence"

Additional Wersimatic II posts

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.

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]

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Exploring the Wersimatic II


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Another take with the Wersimatic II, the older sister / brother of the Wersimatic 24 auto-accompaniment machine and distant cousin to the Elgam Carousel, Böhm Solist 78, Elka Wilgamat and Godwin Drummaker 45.

The sounds and controls are across the board identical to the Wersimatic 24 unit as far as we can tell.
The Wersimatic II was never made as a stand-alone unit but was part of a large, double manual organ called Wersi Helios in the mid 70s.
This particular one has been transplanted from an organ into a smaller box with a twelve buttons acting as chord control instead of the bottom keys of the organ.

Special thanks to Organfairy for the rare schematics : dude you f-ing rock

The Wersimatic II has sections on board:
Bass
Drum machine
Various chord sounds"

Additional Wersimatic II posts

Friday, August 20, 2021

Exploring the Wersimatic WM 24


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"We thought there wasn't really anything decent info out there on this rarity so here's a video that sheds some light on the Wersi Wersimatic 24 A & B units.

Wersimatic 24 is an analog drum machine, bass / chord arpeggiator generator similar to the Elgam Carousel, Elka Wilgamat, Godwin Drummaker 45 and Böhm Solist units, The Wersimatic 24 was manufactured in Germany in the early 1970s.
These were also part of various model Wersi organs of the era, such as the Helios that featured the "Wersimatic II" auto-comp section and they seem to be identical in controls and sounds.
The Wersimatic 24 is a bit different than your regular auto-accompaniment machine since the keyboard is a separate instrument: it holds the circuit boards and sound generators for the melodic section and sports its own volume slider and audio jack output.
The keyboard is powered by the drum machine unit via a DIN cable though, and the tempo is regulated on the drum machine as well.

24 drum patterns with 8 mutable sounds
12 rhythmic chord/bass/arpeggiator patterns
Bass section with one sound
3 chord sounds
2 arpeggiator sounds (the second arpeggiator sound is not functioning at the moment)

The bass covers two octaves, which is rare for this type of machine (the Elgam Carousel, Elka Wilgamat has a one octave bass section only) and can generate almost synth like arpeggiator patterns.

We like this machine a lot, especially the bass section and the drum sounds are really raw and industrial sounding.

Sorry for dirty fingernails, it's black paint residue - not dirt - promise.

Vintage Audio Institute is a gear vendor and studio in the hills of Florence."

Wersimatic posts

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

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.
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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

ELGAM CAROUSEL Vintage Groovebox 1976 | HD DEMO


Published on Jul 30, 2013 AnalogAudio1·115 videos

"(c) 2013 by AnalogAudio1

The CAROUSEL is an interesting analog preset rhythmbox with accompaniment made by Elgam, Italy. It has rhythm (like the Elgam Rhythm Match series), bass, chord and 3 arpeggiators! Rare, obscure and very interesting! :-)

I played the Elgam Carousel along with a Roland DEP-5 for dely effects."

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

ELGAM CAROUSEL drumbox groovebox


YouTube via AnalogAudio1

"this video shows the Elgam Carousel funny unknown drumbox in action! It can produce extremely funny grooves with 3 arpeggiators! :-)"
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