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Average rating: 5.0 out of 5
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R E Faust a part-time user from UK writes:
The Logan String Melody is, for my money, the best of the analogue string machines from the 70's. Unlike the Arp Solina its properly polyphonic, not paraphonic, with a voice for every key. Control is pretty limited, with two sets of sliders for violin, viola and cello, which can be assigned to the bottom or top half of the keyboard, and one set for bass with a percussion slider for the bottom half only. In addition there are switches for orchestra, accordion, organ and solo violin which can be combined with the slider control, and seperate attack and release controls for each half of the keyboard. Despite this paucity of choice the Logan is still worth seeking out if you want that 70's string sound. Its not a particularly realistic sound (but neither were any other analogue machines of the time) but that's not the point. As reviewed above the sound is soft and lush, the organ preset very nice (it was used a lot by The Enid) and you can find one for about £100, about a third or a quarter of the price of a Solina, which is an inferior machine IMO. It weighs a ton but comes in a roadcase with detachable cover and is built like a tank. If you want that Jarre-like 70's string sound this is the machine to go for, if you can find one. I won't be selling mine though!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-21-2005 at 05:52
neven dayvid a professional user from berlin writes:
great strings / orch. /organ, very soft and lush, smoother than crumar multiman, less equalizing needed than with a hohner string performer. there also is a licensed version bearing the hohner name.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-10-2004 at 04:49
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