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Russian Keytar?? Oopmahta??


SeaKeys

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Well, I happen to be of Russian origin.

 

The name is "Formanta" (the first letter reads "F", and in Russian "H" is actually an "N").

 

http://www.ruskeys.net/base/img/formini1.jpg

 

http://www.ruskeys.net/base/img/formini4.jpg

 

 

Description

 

Formanta Mini is an 8 voice analog synth. The instrumnent imitates string and brass sounds, has variable vibrato, precussion, portamento (glide).

 

 

Tech specs:

 

Keybard - 3 and a half octaves

number of fixed presets - 32

Vibrato frequency depth - 0,5 to 10Hz

Vibrato amplitude depth - 0:6%

Consumed electrical power - 6 watt

dimensinos - 600х250х85 mm

weight - 5 kg

 

Developing engineer - Alexandr Rewnov, Designer - Andrei Petuhov, made in USSR on the "Formanta" factory.

 

 

 

I got this info here: http://www.ruskeys.net/base/formini.php

 

translated it from Russian for KC's convenience :)

Stage: MOX6, V-machine, and Roland AX7

Rolls PM351 for IEMs.

Home/recording: Roland FP4, a few guitars

 

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That web site is really cool, actually. It's a virtual Soviet synth museum. They made more synths than you might think. They have some more pics of this keytar.

Stage: MOX6, V-machine, and Roland AX7

Rolls PM351 for IEMs.

Home/recording: Roland FP4, a few guitars

 

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The name is "Formanta" (the first letter reads "F", and in Russian "H" is actually an "N").

 

Shame, really. I mean, who wouldn't like to own a genuine vintage 8 voice Oopmatha?

Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer. - W. C. Fields

 

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Да здравствует Перестройка! Медведи!

 

Does it sound like crap? Can you come up with a good mono lead on this thing? I could translate the front panel for you.

 

Purely theoretical interest - how much do you hope to sell it for?

Stage: MOX6, V-machine, and Roland AX7

Rolls PM351 for IEMs.

Home/recording: Roland FP4, a few guitars

 

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The name is "Formanta" (the first letter reads "F", and in Russian "H" is actually an "N").

 

Shame, really. I mean, who wouldn't like to own a genuine vintage 8 voice Oopmatha?

 

I was feeling it, too. :)

 

Anyway, nice find seakeys! This has me curious about Russian Synths, now.

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