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Guitar synths never really caught on, probably due to the cost initially, but even as prices came down it really seems like the vast majority of players were just happier with a bunch of effects pedals. Below, a period advert…. Your email address will not be published. If anyone is still using any of these things on-stage or in productions, drop a line and let us know…. Live Radio Interview Friday 5. There was also a large six- voice polyphonic system, with a pitch converter, envelope follower, and SEM for each string. Equipped with a hex pickup, the Spectre contained a priority circuit that chose a string to track, fed it into the pitch converter and an envelope follower , and used this to control the bullt-in SEM.

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There was also a large six- voice polyphonic system, with a pitch converter, envelope follower, and SEM for each string.

In addition, there is something inherently retrograde with performing systeems the electric guitar regardless; it is very much a signifier of the s and s; so why muddy the waters of yr joyous celebration of the past with so much technology?

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A great number of small manufacturers sprung up to offer these devices, and a few of the big names got involved as well. The company branched out into effects and small MIDI sound modules systemx the mids, before exiting the music industry around Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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The Slave Driver, also from Systems. Slavediver Radio Interview Friday 5. Sign In Don’t have an account?

Below, a period shstems …and click here to view the same-period ARP full-line catalog available for download at PS dot com. Learn how your comment data is processed. A manufacturer of synth equipment in the late s and early ’80s.

Equipped with a hex pickup, the Spectre contained a priority circuit that slavedrivrr a string to track, fed it into the pitch converter and an envelope followerand used this to control the bullt-in SEM.

Well, at minimum, independent pitch-to-CV and envelope-to-gate tracking and conversion for each of the six strings, and then some sort of synthesis engine x6 to create the actual sound that you hear. If anyone is still using any of these things on-stage or in productions, drop a line and let us slavediver.

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Click here for previous Polyfusion coverage at PS dot com. Retrieved from ” http: The Polyfusion FFI frequency follower. Today as PS dot com: The mighty ARP Avatar.

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The next product was the Spectre guitar synthesizer. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

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These products were not particularly successful. If anyone is still using any of these things on-stage or in productions, drop a line and let us know… The Slave Driver, also from Systems The Ampeg Patch Guitar synths never really caught on, probably due to the cost initially, but even as prices came down it really seems like the vast majority of players were just happier with a bunch of effects pedals.

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The state of the art in frequency and pitch tracking in was not really up to the task, as some other manufacturers, notably ARPfound out. This basically combined the Slavedriver and the guts of a SEM into a single box.

The company’s founder, Californian Bob Easton, was an acquaintance of Tom Oberheim and the two collaborated on some pitch converter designs circa Only a few examples of this were built.

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But putting it all together in a package that a guitar player might want to buy: