With a strong resemblance to Soviet military build technology 😄, this is in fact a beautiful Italian Crumar DS-1 analog synthesizer. Of which only 200 were made in the late 70's. They are built like tanks but sound like bleep and bubble baby making heaven. It has some interesting waveforms on the lfo section. The LFOs and modulation sources are so fun and intuitive. It creates a funtastic range of sounds and effects. Saw, Rev Saw, Triangle, Square, Staircase, and Sample and Hold. It's good stuff!  DCO's stability are perfect and get wide octave range.
The VCA is lightning fast and can almost pop at attack. Filter is moog-ish to me. It's sharp but warm.
This beauty has the potential for leads, bass, drums, and outerwordly space age tones.
It's a nice piece to have in the studio. Like most vintage synths it could use some calibration. Aside from not noticing an audible difference when the Triangle lfo is engaged everything works great. It has a weird amount of headroom which I would suggest a preamp or booster. Just my opinion. I'm sure it could use a cleaning but nothing major. This is a weird synthesizer in but function and build. It's so lovely.
I'll try to post up a video soon

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Architect Music

Houston, TX, United States
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