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RITM-2 - Soviet Analog Synthesizer with MIDI ussr (ID: alexstelsi)

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Up for sale is EXTREMELY RARE powerful Soviet vintage analog synthesizer "RITM-2".
It was manufactured by Kirovsky musical instruments' factory in 1980s, designer - Viktor Nikulin. The EMI Ritm 2 is an one-voice keyboard analog synthesizer designed for solo, ensembles and orchestral playing musical compositions of any genre. It can be used both in studio & on live concerts.
Endless possibilities & experimentation.
As a true analog synth Ritm-2 can also play sounds of the other classical instruments (keyboard, strings, reed and percussion instruments). It can also create some specific sounds (wind, noise of surf, train, gun and whine). Using this instrument one can play some compositions with a random pitch and a timbre.

- Sometimes called "Russian Moog Prodigy", it has 1-osc (plus sub osc), 1LFO, 2 adsr and more.
- First section: Portamento/Glissando.
- Modulation section: modulation frequency knob (LFO), OSC section: tuning knob from "-" to "+", modulation switch from saw, tri and random, tone switch from 32', 16', 8' or 4' , modulation level knob from 10 till 2; modulation on/off switch (linked to level knob).
- Mixer section: noise level knob, saw wave level knob, tri wave/rising tri wave switch, level of tri/rising wave.
- Filter section : cutoff freq knob, resonance, modulation switch - choose envelope, tri, wave or random,modulation level knob, keytrack button (between 1/1 keytrack or 1/2); 4 x sliders for adsr envelope.
- Output section: output volume knob, phones volume knob.
- Amp section: switch between single - triggered envelope and repeating envelope, memory knob, 4 x sliders for adsr envelope.
- Connection on the rear panel: on/off switch, power wire connection (220V), fuse (0,25A), Main Audio Output - standard 1\4 TRS Jack. On the front : 2,5 octave keyboard (F-C), to the left of keyboard there are pitch bend slider, modulation wheel.

- Adds MIDI IN & MIDI THRU connector
- MIDI LEARN button for fast and easy active midi channel selection

RITM-2 is a highly sought-after & rare Soviet synthesizer (together with Polivoks) which has an original, consistent analog sound & versatility.(check the Demo section below photoes)

Just only about 1000 devices were produced in the USSR. 
The mains power of the unit is 220 volts. For 110/127v countries I`ll include voltage converter.

The unit is professionally serviced, tested & is in ideal 100% working condition.

- Extremely rare in its refurbished 100% working "midified" condition
- Professionally serviced, tested & tuned
- MIDI Interface installed
- Standard 1/4 TRS "Jacks" installed
- 110/127 Volts support
- Professionally packed & shipped by insured air mail
- Years of experience & seller reputation



- Polyphony: Once voice
- Oscillators: 1 osc, 1 Noise Gen. Waveforms: triangle, saw, random.
- LFO: LFO speed and modulation (triangle, saw, random waveforms)
- Filter: ADSR knobs, cutoff, resonance, BPF/LPF mode, filter LFO level, envelope level.
- VCA: ADSR knobs, ADSR mode, mod level, keyb memory.
- Effects: Glissando
- Keyboard: 32 note
- MIDI Control: MIDI Interface (Installed)
- Total audible range, octave: 5,5 from 'F' contra-octave to 'C' fourth octave
- The error of pitch in module: 0,2%
- Generator drift over 4 hours of continuous work in module: max 1,0
- Frequency change of the main generator - tone: +/- 1,0
- Output amplitude, min, V: 0,775
- Volume range control: dB 60

: Audio out -1/4 TRS "jack", MIDI-In

Number of octaves: 2,5

Mains voltage: 220V
(For use with 110/127V, I`ll include a voltage converter)

60x40x20 cm (23,6x15,7x7,9 in)
9 kg (19.8 lbs)



(for countries with 110/127v) 


ALL MY ITEMS ARE POSTED Worldwide (Professionally carefully packaged).Terms of delivery approx. 1-3 weeks (usually 10-15 days to USA, 7-10 days to Europe, 18-25 days to Australia). (AirMail with tracking number)

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