Crumar To Enter The Synthesizer Market Again

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Post date:

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 20:55

Author:

Naomi Bolton

Some interesting has news emerged from Crumar earlier this month when the brand posted on its Facebook page that the time has come for its first synthesizer. Of course, Crumar were no strangers to synthesizers during the seventies and eighties with the release of the Crumar Spirit Synthesizer. This synth, which was released in 1983, was designed by the legendary Bob Moog, along with Jim Scott and Tom Rhea. Unfortunately, things ended for Crumar in 1987, just as it was on the cusp of launching a high-quality sampler. 

The Crumar brand made a comeback in 2008 when it was acquired by a new Italian company that used the brand name for producing new keyboards. The Facebook post makes it clear that a lot of things have changed since the old Crumar made the Spirit, which is why fans are being involved in the process. Crumar posted a survey with a series of questions to help it understand the preferences of users and use these as a starting point. 

Survey questions range from what kind of technology users would prefer for the synth, to the form factor, addition of extra sounds, inclusion of a joystick or wheels and whether a built-in editor with a display is desirable. Facebook fans of Crumar Instruments reacted positively to the announcement, although a few took issue with the survey. Crumar has been relatively quiet since breaking the news, so for more information keep an eye on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/instruments.crumar/). The survey can also be found on their Facebook page or accessed here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7wl0sBQzKIRgoFeLjFjlPdfGvqtAltZEbFhil4ZphS6gKiQ/viewform) for anyone interested in taking part. 

Let us know on the forum or in the comments below what you think about Crumar trying to make a comeback in the synth market and what other brands you would like to see attempt the same.