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This is a working vintage Computone Lyricon Wind Driver with a built-in JL Cooper MIDI Wind Driver and a separate Eurorack Lyricon Interface module. The wind transducer was replaced by the incredible David O’Brien in 2019, and he also designed and created the Lyricon Eurorack module. This Driver is in excellent condition. I have been using Lyricons since 1981 and this is my backup Driver which has not been played often.

The Lyricon Wind Driver was the second model produced by Computone in the late ’70s/early ‘80s and is the only Lyricon that exclusively outputs control voltages (CV) to operate analog synthesizers, or even MIDI synthesizers if the CV is converted to MIDI using the rare JL Cooper MIDI Wind Driver or the Kenton Pro CV to MIDI Converter. It is incredibly flexible for controlling modular synthesizers and CV synthesizers and effects and the depth and feel of the breath transducer is unmatched by any modern wind controller.

Control Voltage outputs (9) for:

  • Pitch 1 (~+83 mVDC to ~+3.5 VDC)
  • Wind 1 (~+0.5 mVDC to ~+10 VDC)
  • Lip 1 (~0 VDC open reed to ~+10 VDC closed reed)
  • Pitch 2 (adjustable with Tuning and Scale sliders)
  • Wind 2 (adjustable with Wind 2 slider and threshold knob)
  • Bend Down (no bend to ~one octave down, 0 to 10 on slider)
  • Bend Up (no bend to ~one octave up, 0 to 10 on slider)
  • Windgate 1 (with slider)
  • Windgate 2 (with slider)
  • Footswitch/Remote for Octave Selection
  • Accessory Patch Output contains most of the above CV outputs   
  • Additionally, the installed JL Cooper Wind Driver supplies a MIDI output on the case side next to the AC cord input, 1/4-inch input jacks for the MIDI CHORD and HOLD functions, and a series of trim pots on the back of the case.     

Includes the Lyricon Wind Driver with built-in JL Cooper MIDI Wind Driver electronics, Lyricon Eurorack interface module, a printout of the Lyricon Driver manual, a printout of the JL Cooper Wind Driver manual, and AC cord.

Unit size, weight:  27” x 12” x 6”, 13.5 lbs. (68.6 cm x 30.48 cm x 13.3 cm, 6.123497 kg)

Buyer pays actual shipping costs. There are no additional charges for handling. Item is sold As-Is, with no returns unless item is different from photos and description.

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Listed9 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Lyricon Driver
  • 1980s
Made In
  • United States

Curious Noise

Fairbanks, AK, United States
Joined Reverb:2017

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