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Crumar Performer



crumar performer
crumar performer
audio demo trend price : 300-400€
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A famous italian string processor with brass section and some modulation options.

A cheaper and a new hardware re-design from production from previous model Multiman-S.

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info KEYBOARD (weight: 12 Kg) 49 keys no velocity-
The main panel features 2 buttons and 13 sliders

Back panel terminal connectors:
- main out
- brass separate out
- gate out 3.5 mm minijack generates a S-trig signal for each key trigger.
- pedal input for damper.
- master pitch tuner trimmer


editVOICE the synthesizer circuit is based on a single master top octave frequency generator model Mostek MK50240 and 12 Frequency Divider TDA1008 chips.
There are 2 instrument mixable together in any combinations: 1- STRINGS and 2- BRASS

edit 1- STRINGS analog violing at 2 summable feet 8' 16' octaves.
Some minor tonal controls:
- EG CONTROL: equalizes between high-low-niddle frequencies.
- LENGHT: a simple 2 stages EG with 2 segments 1. crescendo (attack) 2. sustain
- TRANSPOSE: shifts to and upper or lower octave

strings eg

strings eg

edit2- BRASS analog brasses sounds with a control on filter VCF based on SSM2040:
- FILTER CONTROL cutoff (range) and resonance with a single 3-segments EG type ADS (Attack-Decay-Sustain).

VCF 2040 SSm

strings eg

lfo LFO is the modulation section offers a single modulator with 2 possible destination:
- strings/ brass pitch
- brass cutoff
A few other modulation functions : depth and delay start time.

filter FILTER paraphonic structure with lowpass filter.

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year 1978! IC crumar performer circtuits


- good vintage strings
- still affordable


- brass
-few sound controls
- often needs service


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


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Crumar performer 4 out of 5 based on 30 ratings. price €300