This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The company’s founder, Californian Bob Easton, was an acquaintance of Tom Oberheim and the two collaborated on some pitch converter designs circa Only a few examples of this were built. Sign In Don’t have an account? Below, a period advert….
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Retrieved from ” http: In addition, there is something inherently retrograde with performing on the electric guitar regardless; it is very much a signifier of the s and s; so why muddy the waters of yr joyous celebration of the past with so much technology?
Guitar Synths of the late 1970s
These products were not particularly successful. Guitar synths never really caught on, probably due to the cost initially, but even as prices came down it really seems like the vast sllavedriver of players were just happier with a bunch of effects pedals.
What is required for a guitar synth? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The Polyfusion FFI frequency follower. The mighty ARP Avatar. A great number of small manufacturers sprung up to offer these devices, and a slavedrlver of the big names got involved as well.
MATRIXSYNTH: Systems Slave Driver and Oberheim Module
Click here for previous Polyfusion coverage at PS dot com. Sign In Don’t have an account? Only a few examples of this were built.
But putting it all together in a package that a guitar player might want to buy: Today as PS dot com: Your email address will not be published. The Slave Driver, also from Systems. There was also a large six- voice polyphonic slavwdriver, with a pitch converter, envelope follower, and SEM for each string.
The company branched out into effects and small MIDI sound modules in the mids, before exiting the music industry around Below, a period advert…. If anyone is still using any of these things on-stage or in productions, drop a line and let us know… The Slave Driver, also from Systems The Ampeg Patch This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
Equipped with a hex pickup, the Spectre contained a priority circuit that chose a string to track, fed it into the pitch converter and an envelope followerand used this to control the bullt-in SEM.
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The state of the art in frequency and pitch tracking in was not really up to the task, as some other manufacturers, notably ARPfound out. The company’s founder, Californian Bob Easton, was an acquaintance of Tom Oberheim and the two collaborated on some pitch converter designs circa Well, at minimum, independent pitch-to-CV and envelope-to-gate tracking and conversion systemx each of the six strings, and then some sort of synthesis engine x6 to create the actual sound that you hear.
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If anyone is still using any of these things on-stage or in productions, drop a line and let us know…. This basically combined the Slavedriver and the guts of a SEM into a single box.
A manufacturer of synth equipment in the late s and early ’80s. Below, a period advert… …and click here to view the same-period ARP full-line catalog available for download at PS dot com.