JENNINGS UNIVOX J6 (Dartford, UK, 1954) Monophonic Valve Synth - The Univox Nameplate glows Radium green when it's switched on!
An early monophonic valve synth which features a tone generator and divider (for bass sounds) and thyratron circuit which produces a selection of different lengths of note decays. Both our Univoxes have been fully restored (internally), and thanks must go to Dan Wilson for helping to work out how these old instruments should actually sound, and also designing a simple but very effective line level output. Most Univoxes are partly or completely broken when they come up for sale, and there is no documentation around anywhere, but once restored, they show what amazingly versatile instruments they can be!
JENNINGS UNIVOX J6 (Dartford, UK, later model circa 1958 with in-house custom modifications to the tone tabs) Monophonic Valve Synth
CLAVIOLINE CONCERT "C" Monophonic Valve Synth (Selmer, London, 1958)
GODWIN SC 749 STRING CONCERT (circa 1975)
The Godwin SC 749 (made by Sisme, Italy) is a really lovely, warm string synth capable of some Hammond Novachord type long attack/long sustain tones, as well as classic synth string quartet type sounds (think Solina String Ensemble style - Stevie Wonder - Village Ghetto Land)
It has Cello 16', Viola 8' and Violin 4' faders which can be mixed together and sound simultaneously, with tremelo and chorus, quite extreme bass and treble filters, attack and sustain controls. The basic building blocks of synthesis.
The recording demonstrates the instrument's versatility, with almost infinite combinations of sounds. This synth was stored for years in someone's garage and suffered a bit of rust to the control panel. We cleaned it up, gave it a new top octave synth IC and got it working again!
OTHER INSTRUMENTS IN THE FORM OF VST INSTRUMENTS OR SOUND LIBRARIES AVAILABLE FOR USE IN BESPOKE RECORDINGS:
Baldwin Electric Harpsichord
Yamaha Upright Piano (2000s)
Fender Rhodes MK II
Mellotron and Chamberlin Libraries
Steinway B Grand Piano
Various other pianos, Harpsichords etc.
Various Orchestral Instruments
...and don't forget, any recording we do using MIDI controlled instruments will be sent along with the MIDIFILE we create (no extra charge), so you can change the sounds to your heart's content!