Released in 1978, the Computer Band 2000 contains a ROM chip used for its built-in rhythm machine—it can store up to 14 patches, plus the preset sounds it already holds. Its synthesizer boasts four oscillators separated into four distinct sections each offering selectable instruments with individual decay settings and volume control capabilities, as well as auto-accompaniment functionality and an arpeggiator. The two-octave bass section synthesizer is especially impressive, as are the “chord” sections that feature different synthesized sounds including harp and banjo to electric piano and guitar.

This CRB was fully renovated cosmetically and mechanically within the past year. The cover has been repainted except for a few scratches near the arpeggiator section and tempo slider where the text is missing, but be that as it may, the overall condition remains very good. Keep in mind that this unit ships from Italy and runs at 220 volts, so you will need an appropriate voltage converter if you wish to use it somewhere else in the world.

Introducing the wonderful CRB Computer Band 2000

A mainly analog auto-accompaniment machine from the the late 70s and early 80s with four sections: 1.Drums with individually mutable sounds and fill-in and variation options 2.Bass section with three sounds, decay controls and two modes 3.Two chord sections with a total of seven sounds, decay and volume controls. 4. And an arpeggiator with four different sounds and decay control. A great song writing tool when you’re stuck and simply a very inspiring instrument, the sounds on these are really cool. The Computerband 2000 was originally made for big home-organs, they’re incorporated into the CRB 910 organs and a few Solton branded ones as well. These stand-alone units are very rare.