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BALDWIN FUN MACHINE
A strange obscure proto-preset synthesizer/combo organ with build in
drumbox from the 1974. It would fit a Blackpool dancehall perfectly or
a Finnish tango-bar...you get the idea. Its not really an organ though
but also not a synthesizer...its a "fun machine"...an obscure and very
exotic piece of keyboard history.
With the knobs you can choose/program some presets and put an ASR
(Attack Sustain Release) envelope or an autowah effect over it. On the
leftside there is a little bass keyboard which plays bass-riffs and on
the right you can play the fully polyphonic organ/preset synth part.
The drumbox has some nice analog rhythmbox patterns.
Its got lots of blue lights and a big build in speaker for a warm
There is little information on the Fun Machine, but I have heard
rumours that there were several versions, like really big ones for
theaters and ones with build in tape recorders.
The Baldwin company makes mostly pianos and organs and comes from Ohio,
On the Baldwin homepage it sais " The Baldwin FunMachine, a popular
easy-to-play electronic keyboard, is introduced." Thats about
all the information there is.
Here is a little mp3 of me playing the Funmachine