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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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matroberts a professional user from bedford uk writes:
wow this synth is amazing mine was found on a skip and bought back from the dead 4 75pounds... u can not get a better synth than this... if it was a girl i wouuld marry it.. oh sod i will any way wave ur hands and join the funkey people# if ur a fan of the beast that is the crumar trilogy..........

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-16-2002 at 19:57
jeremy bullian a part-time user from usa writes:
I just got a Trilogy off of Ebay for $200 and couldn't be happier. Though I haven't even had it for 24 hours, I can tell this synth is well worth what I paid for it. You can read the other reviews here for more details but this synth is polyphonic, has seperate or layered synth, organ, and strings sections. and each has it's own real time modulation. invaluable. I'm just beginning to crack this synth, but apparently these don't get the press that the Moogs and other big boy synths do...don't worry. you'll pay less for a great synth in this Crumar.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Mar-08-2002 at 09:43
rich selotape a professional user from birmingham,england writes:
jeez ,if you guys can find any more trilogy s at stupid prices ,let me know,i have one that we use in our nband selotape,,and i wouldnt swap it for any other synth anywhere.

we use it to make sci fi type noises and for fx more than tunes and most of the time it has its keys taped down with good ol selotape.

its my baby,if u can find one buy buy buy,at the moment they re selling for about £1000 in the uk...but mines priceless...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Feb-10-2002 at 09:32
paul eggleston a professional user from usa writes:
the first polyphonic synth ever featured in architectural metaphor, it was retired in the late 80's due to its monolithic size. i carried this sucker in a gig bag, i can't imagine it in a flight case..........unbelieveable strings, and the voicings of the organ gave quite a bit of depth. i remember you had to unscrew the lid to set the synth presets w/ a tiny screwdriver! fat sounds...i still have mine, paid around $350 in '85, i believe it listed for over 2000.00 originally...tony banks of genesis played one? that's what the wurlitzer guy told me..........

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Jan-25-2002 at 16:23
Tim Britt a professional user from NY/Conn. writes:
I picked this synth in the 80's because I was doing a trade in deal and it was the only option offered by the store, East Coast Sound.I had to have a multi-purpose keyboard to beat out a bunch of Guitar-only players that were auditioning for the 2nd guitar/keyboards seat in a known hard rock band in NY/Conn (2nd-Guess).I loved its huge array of knobs which gave me that ELP look but was not crazy about the thickness of its synth sounds. While other more expensive synths have more powerful sounding timbres, this unit does have its positive points. It has three sections (Strings, Synth,Organ) that can be mixed in seperately, each with their own real-time controls all being available during the heat of performance. This is something that is very handy when a song calls for string, organ and synth/horn voicings that each can change througout the tune while others are still being heard. (Try finding this option without springing big bucks on a Kurzwiel or Korg). The strings have that late 70's imitation sound are very hard to find today. Fantastic if you are doing Studio 54 disco or old Isley Bros. stuff. I just used this on a New Years Eve show. The band's bass player had toured with the Animals who were well known for their organ sounds so I would not have brought it if I didn't think it could handle the job. By using a synth preset mixed with the organ I got a convincing 60's organ sound that brought me some great comments from the audience after the show. It is a classic in my mind and I use it when I teach Synth Technology at NYU and Ward College(U-Hartford) because of its particular type of pitch division/organ technology and synth patching options. While its synth section wasn't designed by Bob Moog (who did design other synths for Crumar),it will get you by for local dates just fine. As far as its ability to hold up on the road, mine has a ton of gigs in three states under some very rugged conditions and I have only performed on minor repair in 17 years. Absolutely buy it if you can!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jan-05-2002 at 17:57
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