Year of manufacture1983
Production period10(1983 - 1983)
Waveforms6+3(Saw, 4 Variable Pulse, Triangle + PWM + White & Pink Noise)
Modulation2(Mod X & Shaper Y)
Filters2(1 Low-pass -12/24dB/octave + 1 Overdrive, Formant, Band-& High-pass)
Features8(Ringmodulation, Arpeggiator, Glide, Osc.-sync, Pitch-, 2 Mod-Wheels, Sample & Hold)
1983, midst of the dominion of (affordable) polyphonic analog synthesizers, Crumar released the “Spirit”, a 2-VCO monophonic synthesizer, designed by Bob Moog himself. What set it apart from the numerous monosynths before, were most probably the extensive modulation possibilities, including Mod-X and Shaper-Y, as well as its 3 Arpeggiator modes. It also featured a fantastic filter with 4 modes: Low-, High- and Band-pass mode plus “Overdrive” with a “Formant”-option in Band-pass mode.
Although being one of the most powerful monophonic vintage synths maybe ever, the “Spirit” unfortunately never rose to greater fame or success at the time. Only a few hundred units were ever made. The “Spirits” still in circulation nowadays, are super rare and highly sought after, exceeding price ranges of €4000.