The Performer was cheaper cost production from previous Crumar Multiman-s, mainly aimed for live purposes, featuring less weight and a new hardware re-design from scratch and defentively a better sound.
Will you be seduced by this vintage melodies from the past?
KEYBOARD compact 49 non-sensitive keys made with nice side woods and tolex, for a weight of 12 Kg.
The main panel is quite simple with just 2 buttons and 13 pot sliders, beware that the shafts are pretty fragile and can easily break, so better watch out during transports.
Back pannel (pic) has four main connections: -MAIN - strings and brass out,
-BRASS separate output for brass section.
-GATE OUT 3.5 mm minijack controls a machine with S-trig signal(same as Minimoog), each key send trigger signal.
-PEDAL SIGNAL pedal plug for Amplitude control.
A master pitch tuner trimmer is located also near to the connectors for +/- 1 tone range.
Power Supply is internal with VDE exists in both 110V and 220V versions
SOUND machine based on one master top octave frequency generator model Mostek MK50240 and 12 Frequency Divider TDA1008 (INFO) chips. The Performer has three main sections on the panel board mixable together in any combinations.
Let's see this aspect in details:
A) STRINGS two sound octaves 8' and 16' height mixable with Volume balancing.
The dedicated "EG control" part equalizes the section with internal analog filter between HIGH / LOW / MIDDLE frequencies. LENGHT is a EG envelope feturing simple two stages called "Crescendo" and "Sustain" in other words Attack and Release time.TRANSPOSE function switch UP/ DOWN.
B) BRASS with independent gain volume, an analog resonance filter VCF potentiometer and an Envelope with three segments ADS Attack/ Decay / Sustain.
C) MODULATION is basically a sinusoidal LFO with a switch destination signall to Brass filter VCF control or Strings Amplitude.
This Low frequency oscillator is pretty simple with simple functions frequency (low range) / Depth / Delay engage time.
FILTER paraphonic structure with Low pass filter.
Crumar performer strings with fx and Korg Minipops
LISTEN TO ---> Orginal Vinyl demo by Crumar
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