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John Italia (italia@aesop.rutgers.edu) writes:
Well, for what it was designed for, it really delivered. But I can't use it in a serious recording because it is really noisy. The drums were great at the time, but now they sound like a 4-bit sample of a Linn Drum machine through a telephone. It was really the first synth I learned how to program and in that respect was a good learning tool. Many keys on the thing have broken and they are mini keys at that.

Comments About the Sounds:
Ok, they are real bad by today's professional standards, but this thing was just classic. It was really the first affordable digital synthesizer geared for home use. Like like a DX7 for your kids or hobbiests. It had about 30 waveforms of which only one could be used in a patch. The actually patches themselves were not multitimbral, however, you could play drum, bass and chord tracks.

(Thanks to John Italia for this info.)
and Frank for the pic

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