Description Museum of the Soviet Synth

Ritm-1 is a solid keyboard organ manufactured by the Kirov factory, having a 5-octave keyboard providing the possibility of split sounds of the right and the left sections, a built-in rhythm box and the function of auto accompaniment with various styles. The instrument can play organ sounds, string and imitation of wind instruments, also a percussion click. Different registers are provided for variation of organ sounds, basses, accompaniment, etc.; balance level between parts section and adjust of other sound modes is also provided for. Among the effects delivered by Ritm-1 are frequency vibrato, slide, tremolo, percussion, and sustain. A volume pedal available too. The organ is placed into a wood hard case; the weight is about 30 kg.

Functions of the accompaniment section:
  • Styles: Waltz, Swing, Rumba, Samba, Bossanova, Foxtrot, Rhythm-and-Blues
  • Rhythm start, bass level, volume, tempo
  • Start knobs: keyboard, auto
  • Accompaniment: tone, percussion

The section of balance and levels:
  • Left manual and bass: 16', 8', 4' + 2'2/3 + 2' + 1'; accompaniment/left manual
  • Right manual: 16', 8', 4', 2'2/3, 2', 1'; balance percussion/accompaniment

Section of percussion, additional sounds and effects:
  • Bass, solo, alto, oboe, trumpet, violin; 16', 8', 4', 2'2/3, 2', 1'; perc/ tremolo on, glide
  • Effects: balance perc/tremolo, vibrato frequency and depth, percussion depth, tremolo freq, sustain

Rear panel: pedal input, line output, fuse, power plug, power on


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