The Left hand control section similar to the classic Minimoog.
Pitch wheel and dual mod wheel. Basic, but very effective for
The Arp Solus. Not sure when Arp offered this model, but probably
from very early eighties. Resembles a two oscillator Axxe. The
Solus has limited features,but
captures the classic Arp sound very well.
The Solus has a left hand section with the older style pitch bend
knob and a unique vibrato depth slider. Other controls include a
portamento slider and 3 way octave transpose extending the
3 octave keyboard to a 5 octave range.
The Korg MS-20, a semi modular synthesizer with two oscillators, plus
has both high pass and low pass 2 pole filters. These filters are the MS-20's greatest strength. Nothing sounds quite
like these filters that seem to scream with the resonance pushed up. The sound is simply amazing!
With a very small left hand controller section of only a wheel
and a button? Both must be patched in to perform various functions. I have the wheel patched for about a fifth of pitch bend,
while the button is patched to trigger envelope generator 1, that is patched to sweep the high pass filter. Awesome!
The Oberheim two voice. Probably the first polyphonic,
multi-timbral, synthesizer with a built in sequencer. Features
two seperate SEM's with a dual 8 step sequencer. What more
can you ask for in an analog synth? The sound is amazingly
huge, especially when the SEM's are played stacked.
Introduced around 1978.
The Two voice has a left hand section that features a knob
with a center detent for pitch bends. A 3 way octave transpose
swith, and seperate portamento amounts for each SEM.
Above is a voice assignment switch to change from two voice
mode to the full unison mode.
The Elka Rapsody 490, a portable string ensemble machine.
This just gets that classic string synth sound that is almost
impossible to replicate without
the real thing.
Not much going on in the left hand section. Volume, sustain,
selection between violin/cello , strings or both.