The EML response to ARP Odissey, this little beast is rather more an electronics engineer’s science lab than a musical instrument. Interesting for low-fi or 60’s style music.
No need to present this legendary three VCOs monophonic synth. The Minimoog is considered to be the very first compact synthesizer, designed for musicians by the genius engineer Robert Moog. With its big fat sound due to its quality de-tunable VCOs and its famous transistor-ladder Low-Pass VCF, it became a reference for lead and bass sounds.
The little brother of the Roland SH-7, the Roland SH-5 is an monophonic analog high-end synthesizer. It’s a particularly well-equipped synthesizer with its 2 VCOs, 2 envelopes, 3 LFOs, 2 VCFs (a VCF with HP, LP, BP selector and modulations and a VCF with BP only), Ring Mod, Sample & Hold, and a mixer matrix for levels adjust and modulations routing.
The Moog Music “The Source” is an analog monophonic synthesizer, featuring 2 VCO (Saw/Tri/Square-Pulse) and pink noise generator, 24dB resonant Low-Pass VCF (with self-oscillation), 2 ADSR (routing to VCF and VCA), Suare/Tri LFO, digital Sample & Hold, sequencer (2×88 notes), 24 notes programmable arpeggiator, CV/Trig. input and output, and it’s the first one of moog instruments to offer a patch memory (16 locations). But no more knobs…
The SCI Pro One is an analog monophonic synth, similar in what a monophonic Prophet 5 would be. With 2 VCO (with layerable Saw/Square and Saw/Square/Tri waveforms) and a noise generator, 1 LFO (Tri/Saw/Square), 2 ADSR envelopes (routing to VCA and VCF), a mini-sequencer (2×40 notes), an arpeggiator (up or up/down), CV/Gate input and output, VCF and audio inputs, the most interesting thing is the modulation routing possibilities such linear FM, filter audio modulation, ring-mod like FXs, VCO sync… A must have monosynth in all synth’s lover setup!
While the Roland SH-09, complement of the RS-09 Organ/String Machine, only have one VCO + sub oscillator, the Roland SH-2 is the same thing with one more VCO (and a sine wave added). With the external input going thru the great filter of this pretty nice vintage analog monosynth, you can have some good time filtering on!
The 1979’s “bi-timbric” vintage synthesizer from Korg. Preset and synth sections, joystick, LP and HP filters (with pre-programmed resonance), aftertouch, modulations are present on the Sigma, but editing possibilites (envelopes) and the 3 octaves only keyboard make it limited. Take a look at the excellent description here.
The Synthesizer only of the Roland System 100. Cosmeticaly not in a really good shape but maybe a good price. Consider after buying this little baby you will need to find the expander 102, the mixer 103, the sequencer 104, and the monitor Speakers 109 to get the system complete…
A good demo here: