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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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steve a professional user from england writes:
I have heard the strings on this machine and they are fantastic and it looks great.If anyone has a crumar trilogy for sale then please get in touch with me. thanks.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-27-2005 at 09:44
Timmy Britt-Guitar Slinger from New York/Conn writes:
After reading the reviews here I have to remember to be objective as seeing this was my first synth, a little too much praise beyond what this thing deserves is possible. Bought this thing way back in the 80's because the successful club act that I auditioned for as a guitarist/keyboardist made my ownership mandatory for getting the job. They were doing songs by Loverboy, Aldo Nova, Styx and needed someone who could play guitar and also those cool synth lines the way The Cars did on that first album they put out.

The Crumar Trilogy barely got by to be honest. Other bands in our NY/CT/NJ circuit that went on to big record contracts like Zebra and a couple others had Moogs or Arps and always slayed the sounds I was getting out this Trilogy. But I can say that I did get a good value for my dollar as it contains an organ and a string machine that can be simultaneously played with the same keys which saved my having to carry two other keyboards along with my guitar and amp cabinets. That (and my teenage years budget) pretty much made me have to buy this instrument. Remember, MIDI wasn't in many acts radar at the time and in a the loud mix of crashing drums, electric guitars and vocals, I'm sure some of our audience in these big watering hole clubs wouldn't have been any more impressed if it was a Moog I was playing anyway.

Interestingly enough, this thing has turned out to be a good machine for me over the years. I teach full time in Audio Technology where this makes a nice quick and dirty demo unit and even lay recorded track with it every few years instead of the better instruments I normally use on recordings.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Nov-17-2004 at 07:10
Philipp a professional user from Russia writes:
It was my first polysynth. I was so young< I was a fool... I sold Trilogy in 1985 & all my life I want to return this synth back! Maybe it's not the best synth in the world, but 4 me it's not a synth....it's a friend...& teacher.. (Oh, Lord! I'm Judas Iscariot 'cause I sold my friend & teacher ....20 years ago:(

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-06-2004 at 13:52
daniel jones a professional user from usa writes:
this is a great synth, I own it, it's amazing for making stage ambient sounds and giving strange depth to your music, a great buy, I wouldn't trade mine really. plus, it looks REALLY cool and stylish, I bought mine of e-bay for 220, but it didn't work, I had to repair it, a working one should be around $300, plus shipping, because it's italian, but it's worth it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-19-2003 at 12:38
M-RES a professional user from UK writes:
I've owned and used the Trilogy for about 5 or 6 years and it's a great weapon to have in the analogue synth arsenal. The synth section is fairly limited, but having read the review on this site I'm guessing it gets too closely compared to other synths of this size and period, namely the Juno/Jupiter range et al. The fact is, it has it's own sound (like ALL synths) and if you can use it, then it's perfect for you and vice versa. One complaint I read was about the Osc sync. This is great, lets you quickly toggle between fat off-phase and thin sounds and when used with the octave mod, creates some nice textures. Add to this a nice basic organ for melodic depth and strings to give that broader feel and you have a fairly versatile (if a little weighty for it's features) organ/synth/string machine hybrid. Some people think the Solina has the best analogue strings, but I beg to differ - I have one of those as well and to be honest, without it's chorus effect, the Solina's strings aren't a patch on the Trilogy's available sonic range. Each to their own. Also nice odd features are some of the I/O's. I've used them before for triggering the LFO via voltages sent from outputs on my 606 with nice results. The string section on mine is intermittent though and I can't source the problem, so if anyone's had this prob themselves, get in touch :)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Sep-02-2003 at 15:56
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