Vintage Soviet Analog 3-VCO Synthesizer "ALTAIR-231"
for sale is legendary, very rare & powerful soviet analog
synthesizer "ALTAIR-231". It is a 3-OSC monophonic precise equivalent of
infamous western MINIMOOG MODEL D, produced in the USSR in 1986 by
Elektroizmeritel military factory in Zhitomir. Altair-231 is a refined
version of another well-known soviet analog synthesizer Estradin-230.
Both synths has identical electronic architecture, functionality and
rich sound palette. Estradin-230 was manufactured from early to middle
eighties and then Estradin factory changed synth`s design (new casing)
and labelled it as "Altair-231". So Estradin-230 & Altair-231 are
the same machines only in different bodies. Synth has 4-octave keyboard
(F-C) with velocity (sensitivity assign to vibrato effect). For live
performance there is a wheel which provides pitch shift. ALTAIR-231 is
based on 3-VCO (OSC-3 can work as the modulator), 1 VCF (lowpass
24dB/oct) with ADSR, 1 VCA, 3 LFO, noise generator (white/pink), glide,
memory. It has an EXTERNAL INPUT allowing to use FILTER and GENERATORS
with OTHER INSTRUMENTS such as guitars, synths, etc! ALTAIR-231 consists
of 5 main sections - OSC, MIXER, MODULATION, FILTER and AMP.
is one of the most impressive vintage Soviet synthesizers. It has
inimitable peculiar sound and very powerful filters. A fat, lush and
very analogue sound with the unique architecture of the Soviet-era
components; in addition, highly reliable military technologies were
applied in the process of production. The synthesizer is universal &
may be used for hard electronic music, or for soft ambient/old school
projects and for modeling various effects as well...endless
possibilities (check the Demo section).
ALTAIR-231 synth has fat
and rich vintage analog sound with it`s own character and can be
compared to "MINIMOOG MODEL D" synthesizer.
+++ MIDI INTERFACE INSTALLED +++
synth is in perfect working and cosmetic condition, fully refurbished
& tested and works as it should. The mains power of the unit is
universal: 110/127 to 220/240 volts.
Device is RARE. In EXCELLENT working condition!