Year of manufacture1987
Waveforms2+22+2 (Saw, Variable Pulse + PWM + Noise)
Filters1(Low- & High-pass -24dB/octave)
Features7(Pitch-, Filter,- Vibrato-Mod-Joystick, Chord Memory, Hold, Sequencer, MIDI)
The synth from the GDR
The Tiracon 6V was a polyphonic 6-voice analog synthesizer released in 1987 by East German company “VEB Automatisierungsanlagen Cottbus”. It was the second (after the Vermona) and last synthesizer ever built in the German Democratic Republic. It was mostly made for export into the Soviet Union.
The Tircaon’s design was quite basic for a synth of the late 80’s, considering digital and hybrid synthesizers had long disrupted and taken over the market. It had MIDI, 32 storage slots with stock presets that could be overwritten, as well as a Chord memory function.