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The River batch 4 order

The River batch 4 order
The River batch 4 order
The River batch 4 order
The River batch 4 order
The River batch 4 order
The River batch 4 order
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The River batch 4 order
The River batch 4 order
The River batch 4 order
The River batch 4 order
The River batch 4 order
The River batch 4 order
The River batch 4 order
2,200.00€
Ex Tax: 2,200.00€
  • Stock: In Stock
  • Model: The River 1.4
  • Dimensions: 104.00cm x 52.00cm x 20.00cm
  • SKU: RIVER0220REXX

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The River batch 4 Order

Multitimbral Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer


This item is a order for one The River from lot 4 (2020) of fifty The River.

  • The reservation will begin on February 10, 2020 and will be stopped once all reservations have been reached.
  • The price of The River is €4992 without tax or €5990 with 20% VAT.
  • The amount of the deposit is €2200.
  • The reservation will be effective once the deposit has been received (bank transfer or Paypal). If the payment of the deposit is not received within 10 working days, the order will be cancelled and the reservation will be made available to other buyers. The payment of the deposit is a firm commitment of both the seller and the buyer. It is non-refundable unless the copy ordered can be transferred to another customer on the waiting list.
  • After payment of the deposit, you will receive a confirmed order form and an email asking for your choices: colour of The River, treatment of the wooden sides, format of the CV and Gate sockets (3.5, 6.25 or mixed) and main voltage (230V, 120V).
  • Companies (outside France) with an intra-community VAT number will have to communicate this number to me as soon as they order.
  • Invoicing is normally issued after receipt of payment of the balance and accompanies the package. On request, an invoice can be issued before payment of the deposit and before payment of the balance.
  • Paypal fees for a The River are 190€. They will be shared and invoiced at the time of the final invoice, i.e. 95€ for a complete payment by Paypal.
  • Once the assembly and the (numerous) tests have been completed, the customer will be notified of the date of shipment and the balance due along with the actual shipping and flightcase costs. Collection from The River at the address of Baloran SAS is possible by appointment. The River will only be shipped or picked up  after receipt of the full amount due.
  • The last copies must be delivered by 31 December 2020 at the latest. After this date, the customer of an undelivered copy may cancel his order and be fully refunded the deposit paid, without penalty to the charge or benefit of the customer.
  • In the download area you will find a pdf document showing the different options for the colour of The River and the treatment of the wooden sides.

And thank you in advance for reading the entire description below before ordering.

It's hard to find words that do justice to The River. The vision of its designer has been realized: the vintage sound that we love, undeniable fire power, very original features, a design that makes you want to play and toggle and a great piece of hand-crafted hardware.

Test Audiofanzine, février 2018


Technical, dimensional, power specifications

  • 100% subtractive analog synthesis
  • Polyphony with 8 voices, each voice card being a changeable physical card.
  • 2 VCO, 1 VCF, 2 envelopes, 1 VCA, 1 LFO per voice, hardware routing for the modulations.
  • All components are operated while the instrument is switched on. Adjustments of micro-voltage taking into account the temperature insures the accuracy of the instrument.
  • Complete multitimbrality: 8 channels with free voice/channel allocation.
  • Wide-ranging management of the expressivity: aftertouch channel, pseudo aftertouch polyphony, attack AND release velocity.
  • High-end TP/8 5 Octaves Fatar keyboard.
  • Complete management of outputs / inputs by layer: 4 simultaneous layers allowing to create complex areas, to control the MIDI and USB inputs, to drive the outputs for MIDI, USB and the 16 CVs and 8 Gates.
  • CHORD and HOLD modes.
  • One intuitive sequencer per layer (4 notes, 48 steps polyphonic). Recording step by step in real time. Transposition of play.
  • One arpeggiator per layer, numerous motifs and parameters. Transposition of play.
  • Control of the external MIDI clocks and REAL TIME messages.
  • Simplified connection with software programs (MIDI and USB).
  • Complete bidirectional transmission of all the sound commands (CC and NRPN).
  • Advanced MPE compatibility with the configurable control of all the Axes.
  • CV LFO to add a modulation to external analog devices used under power.
  • Effects: Analog Triple Chorus / Flanger + digital Echo / Reverberation. 100% analog pathway. Storage of the sound settings.
  • Storage of 160 SINGLE programs, 40 MULTI programs carrying over all the parameters, including the current programs, effects and profile parameters, 40 effects programs, 10 profiles of combined layers. Backup and restoring through SysEx on USB.
  • 2 pairs of stereo XLR and TRS 6.35 jack outputs.
  • 8 individual outputs TS 6.35 jack.
  • 1 earphones output 6.35 jack (front side) with dedicated potentiometer.
  • 1 pair of audio stereo input TS 6.35 jack routed to the effects section.
  • 3 MIDI In, Out and Thru 5 pin DIN connectors.
  • 3 USB type B ports for MIDI driving through USB and update of the operating systems.
  • 2 inputs Contacts Pedal and 1 entry Expression Pedal.
  • Nominal voltage adaptable to all networks through the services of an approved technician.
  • Electricity requirements: 120VA. IEC filtered socket.
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 104 x 52 (radiator included) x 20 cm.
  • Weight: 26 kg.
  • Flightcase : 110 x 60 x 30, 15 kg

The Flightcase is mandatory. Its price is 175€ excluding tax or 210€ with VAT.

Approximately, the shipping costs, with an Add Valorem insurance, are :

  • France 90-130€ excluding tax (UPS Express)
  • Europe 180-250€ excl. tax (UPS Express)
  • United States 290-350€ excl. tax (UPS Express)
  • Asia 350-550€ excl. tax (UPS Express)

For customers resident in a European Union country

The River is guaranteed for 2 years, parts and labor. It is important not to lose sight of the artisanal character of the instrument and of the company Baloran SAS: A major breakdown will be fully covered, transport costs included. Some eventual minor malfunctions can be solved by a partial disassembly / reassembly done by the customer in order to avoid a complete return of the machine: change of a voice card, change of The Triko. Documentation and an accessory kit are supplied with the replacement card.

For customers resident in a country outside the European Union (Switzerland, USA, Canada etc ...)

The River is guaranteed for 2 years, parts and labor. It is important not to lose sight of the artisanal character of the instrument and of the company Baloran SAS: A major breakdown will be fully covered, transport costs included up to 220€ per trip (440€ per return trip), the rest will be charged to the customer. The import taxes claimed by customs upon return of the instrument will be charged to the customer. Some possible minor malfunctions can be solved by a partial disassembly / reassembly done by the customer or the technician of his choice in order to avoid a complete return of the machine: change of a voice card, change of The Triko. Documentation and an accessory kit are supplied with the replacement card.

For the USA / CAN market, the instruments are equipped with a 110V / 120V power supply.

Baloran SAS will not be able to support an exceptional taxation of imports decided by the countries concerned.

If these conditions do not seem acceptable to you, which I readily understand, please do not order The River.

It's hard to find words that do justice to The River. The vision of its designer has been realized: the vintage sound that we love, undeniable fire power, very original features, a design that makes you want to play and toggle and a great piece of hand-crafted hardware.

Review of the Baloran The River and Award (excellent sound examples)

THE RIVER – this French masterpiece – is an elemental SOUND force. And an instrument with great technical finesse. For about 5,500 Euros you get a fabulously good and powerful sounding 8-voice analog synthesizer. A representative of that rare species of real analog mega-synths that can sweep the listener away. Individual voice adjustment (volume, pan, transposition) has massive acoustic sound potential of which only a few synthesizers in history have been capable.

Baloran THE RIVER – an elemental SOUND force (very nice demos)

Plus
+ hervorragender Analogsound
+ übersichtliche Bedienung der Klangerzeugung
+ authentischer Moog Source Sound
+ umfangreiche CV/Gate-Anschluss-Sektion
Minus
+ Bedienung des River Key Managements sehr komplex
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