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Re: Unicorns, Vaporware or One-offs

Post by WhiteWarlock » Thu May 17, 2018 11:32 am


the CASIO DG10 SUCKED!!!!
yet probably didn't really grasp it's potential at the time
hmmm
either way not rushing out finding one on ebay

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Post by WhiteWarlock » Fri May 18, 2018 4:56 am

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casio DG seems like it was cheaped out plastic spin off of the Octave
instantly triggered what seemed related memory
Have some EMU Audity shirt found at thriftstore for $2
that was obscure/bizarre find
for some strange reason the EMU Audity makes me think of the Maplin ETI 4600
though they are no where near the same concept
ETI 4600 is more like a big DIY EMS VCS & was actually built by multiple people

Only one Audity ever came off the assembly line. At the time, it was a state of the art computer based analog synthesizer commissioned by ex-Tangerine Dreamer Peter Baumann in 1979. It came at a time when E-mu, like other synth manufacturers of the time, were making a move towards producing an instrument that was more compact and more advanced than the purely analog modular beasts they had been making. Under pressure from synths like Sequential's Prophet-5, E-mu set out to make a very powerful analog synth. The Audity was a 16-voice instrument with a massive amount of programmability and stability thanks to the computer based technology that controlled it.

Unfortunately the instrument was so expensive ($70,000) that nobody wanted to buy one. It was also a bear to program. E-mu wound up shelving it in order to start over with a new concept inspired by the Fairlight. This led to a sophisticated and much cheaper sampler - the Emulator 1. But the Audity had not been forgotten by E-mu. Much of the Audity's multi-timbral design went into the creation of the sample-playback Proteus synthesizers, which in turn paved way for the Audity 2000 sound module!

The one and only living Audity is currently in a synthesizer gallery at the CANTOS Music Foundation in Calgary, Alberta Canada. It was never actually completed, so it has never actually worked. As such, it remains a truly one-of-a-kind show-piece of what could have been - the synthesizer equivalent of a concept-car.

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Post by MKULTRA » Fri May 18, 2018 5:26 am

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Post by crochambeau » Fri May 18, 2018 5:40 am

I've been fascinated by the Telharmonium. All examples probably melted as scrap for flinging at people in a war effort of some sort.

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Post by WhiteWarlock » Sat May 19, 2018 12:05 pm

Electronium Automatic Compsition & Performance Machine
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