Crumar Orchestrator / Multiman-S Vintage Synth Review

This vintage synth review, via synth4ever, takes a look at the Crumar Multiman-S, aka the Crumar Orchestrator, a vintage synth from 1977.

The Orchestrator/Multiman-S is one of the more sophisticated string synths of the 70s, offering classic string synth sound, but also letting you create a wide range of sounds, with the immediacy of front panel switches and sliders. Using these controls, you can play and mix bass, brass, piano, clavichord, cello and violin. Additional functions, like the filter, can also be controlled via custom foot pedals.

Topics covered:

00:00 – Intro
01:01 – Overview
02:56 – Left-hand instruments – Bass, Brass, Piano, Clavichord, Cello, Violin
06:17 – Right-hand instruments – Brass, Piano, Clavichord, Cello, Violin
07:51 – Vibrato
08:37 – Sustain
09:00 – All instruments together
09:54 – String timbre (bright to dark)
11:05 – All instruments together again
12:03 – Pitch control
12:48 – Final thoughts / conclusion

Check out the video and share your thoughts on the Orchestrator / Multiman-S in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Crumar Orchestrator / Multiman-S Vintage Synth Review

  1. Ah, brings back memories to the first band I played in. Did a lot of travelling then, and never a problem with the multiman-S. Strings were awesome, and all sorts of combination sounds made it very versatile. Sold it after leaving the band to assist in buying a D50, which was not a bad thing. Still longing for the Multiman-S sometimes out of nostalgia, its robustness and its versatility. Very nice to see these vintage reviews.

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