Multivox MX-20
 Electronic Combo Piano

This is a great, classic-sounding combo piano from the 1970s.

It features five basic sounds:

Low Piano
High Piano
Honky Tonk
Low Clavichord
High Clavichord

Additionally, there is a bass sound (active in the last octave and 1/2) that is activated by pulling on the "Bass" knob - which also adjusts its volume

There is a very "groovy" vibrato effect, a master tuning knob,, a master volume knob, and Sustain, which can be activated by the front panel knob, or by a standard 1/4" pedal

As many keyboards of this era, the instrument is self-contained in its tolex hard case, and there is a metal stand for sheet music.

The sound is quintessentially 1970s, with an excellent analog tonal quality to the sounds, and it is even possible to mix the bass and the piano/clavi sound separately, because this instruments has two separate outputs for them!  Great for adding separate different effects to the bass, and the piano sounds

The vibrato in particular is deliciously analog and great-sounding, and it's very easy to obtain some marvelous "Beatlesque" organ effects by applying the vibrato to the Hiigh Clavichord sound.

It only has five sounds and a bass sound, but this little keyboard has lots of personality, and a wonderful vintage sound!


Multivox MX-20 audio demos

Low Piano

Low Piano with vibrato

High Piano

High Piano with vibrato

Honky Tonk

Honky Tonk with vibrato

Low Clavichord

Low Clavichord with vibrato

High Clavichord

High Clavichord with vibrato

Bass and Bass & Piano





Multivox MX-20 specs
Year of release: 1978
Polyphony: full polyphony (?)
Sound generation method: analog
Preset memories five piano / clavichord sounds, and one bass sound
MIDI: n/a
Sound expansion capabilities: no
Sequencer no
Arpeggiator no
Velocity no
Aftertouch no
Keyboard 61 keys (five octaves)


Multivox MX-20 photos (click on thumbnails to enlarge)

Multivox MX-20 manual




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  Manufacturer site home page

Multivox MX-20 review with audio demo - May 25, 2012