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Hohner String Performer

String machine  (1977)

german vintage synth

"German string machine from the seventies with different mixable sounds.


 Main Data 

vintage string



Company: hohner
Model: string processor
Class:  synthesizer
Display: none
Dates: 1977
Country: Germany
Weight: /
Dimensions:/
PSU: internal
Price: 300€


Synthesis:  analog
Polyphony: full  + mono part
Multimbric: 2 parts (string+bass)
Envelope: release segment
Memory: 10 + 4 presets
Sequencer: none
Arpeggiator: none
Midi: none
CV: none
FX: fixed chorus based on TDA1022 cannot be switched off
IC: MK50240  CD4024


Back panel terminal connectors:
- main out "general"
- bass out
- string out
- piano/clav out
- sustain input
- footswell input

none

- No official VST plugin
- no known samples library

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 -   no user manual


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 In details 

hohner string

VOICE Classic full polyphony with MK50240 top octaver and octave divider CD4024 and a monophonic section that can be layered toghether at different octaves.

Both sections can be mixed with relative volume and can be split at the middle C.

2 sections

- mono
-poly

Split

at middle C

Chorus "Ensemble"

analog chorus with fixed rate, it  cannot be switched off

Polyphonic section

The most interesting part of the synth and it sounds pretty good!

mixer

All instruments have a mixer section with 5 different steps

Sustain

A simple release on the sound with 5 different levels.

poly section

5 Lower sounds

Piano bass, clavichord, cello, viola and violin

5 Upper sounds

piano, clavichord, cello, viola and violin

Monophonic section

Very limited part with very little options

4 sounds

brass, strings, clarinet and planet

Octave

Button switches to 1 octave lover

Volume and pitch

5  levels volume and a little trimmer to adjust the relative mono pitch

monophonic section
internal

Our Verdict 

"Very heavy machine! but also lush strings ahead! the monophonic section is quite useless" 

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Overall

CONS

- heavy
- some hard to find IC
- limited edit (e.g envelope)

PROS

- rare
- german old stuff 
- vintage sound

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