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crumar performer
audio demo Country: Italy
Weight: 12 kg
Dimensions: n/a
audio demo trend price : 350€
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CRUMAR PERFORMER (1978)

 

A quite famous italian string processor with brass section and some modulation options.

The Peformer is a cheaper but a new hardware re-design from previous model Multiman S especially projected by Sante / Mario Crucianelli for international export.

string octaves
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info KEYBOARD non-dymanic 49 keys, the main panel features 2 buttons and 13 sliders.
There second version "B" features an extra transpose switch and an alternate revision board structure and different IC (e.g filter SSM240).

Back panel terminal connectors:
- main out
- brass separate out
- gate out 3,5 mm mini-jack generates a +5V S-trig signal
- pedal input for damper
- pitch tune trimmer.

 

 

editTECH Full polyphony. The synthesizer circuit is based on a single master top octave frequency generator (master oscillator clocked at 2,00024 mHz) Mostek MK-50240 + 12 frequency generator TDA-1008 chips (waveform and EG).

STRUCTURE: basically 3 oscillators VCO dedicated to BRASS and STRING sections that can be mixed and layered.
- VCO 1 + VCO 2 sawtooth for strings sound at 2 octaves height ( 8' + 16')
- VCO 3 is square-shape and generates brass sounds.


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edit EDIT INTERFACE each sections is well located and using the large sliders is a pleasure.
Note: only second version "B" features the transpose function.


crumar perfromer synth

 


editSTRINGS
the first section features 3 tonal controls:
- EG control: equalizes between high / low / middle frequencies
- transpose: shifts to 1 upper or lower octave
- lenght : a simple 2-stages EG crescendo (attack) and sustain (release).


strings eg

 


edit BRASS
analog brasses-generated instruments with a ladder filter board, later version (B?) is based on an IC SSM-2040
- filter control with resonance and cutoff (the range)
- 3 segments EG ADS wich stands for: attack, decay and sustain.

 

VCF 2040 SSm



lfo LFO
a single delayed modulator with variable depth and 2 possible destinations:
- strings and brass pitch
- brass cutoff.


LFo

 

filter FILTER 1 VCF with simple lowpass filter (paraphonic structure).

 

filter REPAIR and MAINTENANCE the performer is quite reliable but need cares during times.
TECH: some IC are now hard to find out on the market


crumar performer repair


 

memroy RELATED MODELS:

alesis dm5

Crumar Performer 2

videoVIDEO CRUMAR PEFORMER 1 VS PERFORMER 2 COMPARISION

 

 

effet CRUMAR PERFORMER SAMPLES and PLUGINS some links to commercial or free resources:

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nord lead waveformless

Free

(only for Nord lead machines)

n/a


 

demoAUDIO DEMO

demo Jarre with Phaser + Korg Minipops
demo Crumar original demo
demo Another phaser demo




video VIDEO SELECTION

Crumar Performer Demo performer with moog minimoog D crumar performer presentation
Demo performer with Moog Minimoog D presentation





 

Company: Crumar
Model: Performer
Class: Synthesizer
Keyboard: 49 keys
Dates: 1978
Price: 350€
Synthesis: analog
Polyphony: full
Oscillator: 3
Filter: 1
LFO: 1
Demo: 3


manual
SERVICE MANUAL/ SCHEMATICS

manual
-user manual
- Free sample set

performer

 

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string and brass
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crumar performer vintage scan
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year 1978! IC crumar performer circtuits

Company: Crumar
Model: Performer
Class: Synthesizer
Keyboard: 49 keys
Dates: 1978
Price: 350€
Synthesis: analog
Polyphony: full
Oscillator: 3
Filter: 1
LFO: 1
Demo: 3


comment

REVIEW "Good warm sound, cheap alternative Solina.
Maybe not for collectors but worth a buy if you like this kind of machines."

manual manual
- vintage strings - brass
-still affordable -unreliable

 

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Crumar performer 3.5 out of 5 based on 35 ratings. price €300