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Postby Micke » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:07 pm

OK then, what about....

...the keyboard under the Obie 8-voice in the third photo?


That's a Mellotron/Novatron mkV double manual
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Postby Analogue Crazy » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:18 pm

The Portable keyboard is a Clavitar
The Synth in the left corner of the second pic looks like a SWAN
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Postby Micke » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:25 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:Synths i spotted:
CS-80
CS-70M
SH-2
Jupiter-8
Jupiter-4
An early Oberhiem Poly (4 or 6 SEM synth)
Some sort of Mellotron
Minimoog?

Sorry guys i could not resist it. :wink:


All of them correct, except the Obie is an 8-voice (but unless you've seen the DVD (which is superb IMO), there's no way you could know since the cabinets housing the SEMs are out of view in these pics).
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Postby Micke » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:33 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:The Portable keyboard is a Clavitar
The Synth in the left corner of the second pic looks like a SWAN


Yes, that's indeed a Clavitar...Moraz used it to control two of the voices (the clavitar was duophonic) on his Oberheim 4-voice, also out of view in those shots.

The synth in the lower left corner of the second shot is a Minimoog.
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Postby insky » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:07 am

The thing I think is really cool about the CS-70 is that you can connect it to the CP-35 electronic piano and play the CS-70 from the CP-35's keyboard.
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Postby waveterm » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:09 am

But why ?

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Postby crow » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:16 am

Image

Thats that bastard Tim Roth before Rob Roy Mac Gregor gave him a right good fucking stabbin.

Whit a fud. :evil:
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Postby Micke » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:32 pm

You're right Crow, there's a striking resemblance :) :) :)

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Tim Roth (alias Patrick Moraz) on the right
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Postby V301H » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:36 pm

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on this topic. Thanks Micke for the Moraz photos. One of my favorite players. I saw him twice with the Moody Blues and he was using many of the keyboards pictured. I also saw him demonstrating for Kurzweil at the NAMM show in the early 80's. His pre-Yes band Refugee is always on my car CD player.

Also thanks Insky for that detail about interfacing with the CP35. I wasn't aware of that. Do you know if it responds to velocity when played from the CP?

I will definitely make sure the unit is in working order before I buy. The fact that Moraz used the CS70M is a major plus for me. Also a plus is that it sounds different than the Jupiter or Oberheims which I already have. I played some of the smaller CS models when they came out and was very impressed. Looking on eBay I see some of these models are selling for much more than the asking price of the CS70M I'm considering. If I do make the purchase I will give a report on my impressions.
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