Shut Up & Play: The Rare ArmonConcert Synthesizer

Synthesist Alberto Napolioni shared this 100% blah-blah-blah free demo of the rare Armonconcert, a vintage Italian paraphonic synthesizer from 1974.

It’s not just a great demo of the possibilities of the Armonconcert, but also a great demo of the performance possibilities of paraphonic synths of the ’70s.

Timings:

0:00 Ice Waterfall
0:09 Creamy
0:17 Funky Clav
0:28 Rubber Piano
0:41 Chamber Strings
1:27 Stranger Feet
1:34 The Escape
2:06 Funky Brass
2:15 Purple Sunset
2:35 Jazzy Snippets
2:47 Ennio’s Pad
3:10 Plucked Beauty
3:37 Filter
3:49 Dance of Mosquito
4:38 Ascension
4:58 God is in da house
5:14 Say Goodbye
5:51 Brass Tinto
5:59 Permutations
6:04 Harpsichord Stairways

Technical details:

Some patches are dry and other with FX used on it:

OTO Bim delay
OTO Bam reverb

4 thoughts on “Shut Up & Play: The Rare ArmonConcert Synthesizer

  1. Ok, that was surprinsingly amazing! Makes me want a VST version (since I’d probably never be able to afford rare vintage gear like this).

    1. this was amazing. but i think it is more the player than the instrument. you can make these sounds with any decent poly synth and proper FX.

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