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Published on Mar 29, 2009
This video shows the Farfisa Polychrome played with a Roland DEP-5 FX processor for delay effects.
The Farfisa Polychrome from 1979 is one of the rarest Farfisa keyboards. It is a flexible string synthesizer / string ensemble with a very characterful, musical sound. Manufactured by Farfisa, Italy.
It has a PERCUSSIVE section, a STRING section, a ENSEMBLE section and a VOCAL CHORUS section. The most sections have VCF cutoff / resonance controls. It has a great phaser (with SPEED, EMPHASIS and TREMOLO controls), a noise generator, single outputs, an external input jack (for external signals, which can be treated with the Polychrome's chorus and phaser) and a lot more... It even has aftertouch! And it's fully polyphonic, too...
The vocal chorus section is also present on the Farfisa Pergamon organ, which came out around the same time.
"Polychrome" simulations for contact which I saw on YouTube come not even close to the original. I suggest, one of the reasons is, that these programmers never saw the original. How could they be able to produce a simulation?