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Chase advert from 1983

Founded by Mario Crucianelli, Crumar hailed from an area of Italy well known for its musical instrument makers. (The town of Castelfidardo was home to accordion make Poalo Soprani back in the 19th century.)  Crumar produced a long line of electronic pianos, organs and string synthesisers and was one of the most prolific manufacturers in this market in the 1970's. They developed a progressively more sophisticated range of synths, changing their name to "BIT" up until their demise in the late eighties. Even the Bit name was rebranded to "Unique" in the case of the BIT-01 in some circle just at the point they were about to release an "affordable" sampler. Despite their somewhat derided machines, Crumar broke ground with the concept of "Multi-Keyboards" and had a hand in the development of the GDS (General Development System), a high-end additive synthesis machine that featured on the likes of Wendy Carlos' Tron, Klaus Schulze's Dig It and Tangerine Dream's Theif.

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