Thursday, November 09, 2006

NED Synclavier

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Details (check out the original cost):
"Still the finest composing keyboard and DAW ever devised. Many composers and producers still use and swear by the Syncalvier. Even Pro Tools can't touch this for creativity and composing songs. This originally cost us $180,000.00. Yes, you read that right! We are closing our studio after 20 years. Our loss is your gain. This system has been maintained by CTG of Atlanta, GA. It is is beautiful condition, electroncially and cosmetically. This Synclavier is being sold by us, the original owners, and has been kept in our smoke-free, environmentally controlled studio since we purchased it new. It has been used on one hit album and many motion picture scores. There is no better composing instrument for doing hip-hop, scoring to picture, or composing full sampled or MIDI orchestrations. Nothing on today's market allows you to compose music as fast as a Synclavier. 196 digital tracks-fast access from banks of buttons on front of keyboard or from software. Digital editing and DSP processing of soundfiles onscreen. Runs on any Mac that accepts PCI cards. No need to upgrade because with the PowerPC card, this system runs lightning fast, even on an older G3. Maintained and upgraded; in beautiful condition Upgraded to new mahogany velocity/pressure keyboard! Upgraded to new Power PC card. Synclavier PSMT ?PowerMac PC card Release 5.0 software Medium Blue Tower Model C processor with 15" Apple flat panel monitor 8 MB RAM (plenty for a Synclavier--we never needed more, even for cutting full albums). 32 poly panning voices (PSV style) 32 FM synth voices Stereo sampling STM module Mono sampling (much sought after sound for hip-hop drums) 16 analog outputs Fabulous Frontier D/A converters 2 in 8 out MIDI SMPTE reader card"

via Marc.


  1. Damn!
    They're even in Miami :D

  2. I fear to buy one for it looks like it uses a lot of power, and is expensive or possibly impossible to fix.

  3. Best sounding sampler ever made.

  4. Gives some creedence to summing otb via an analog summing bus, n'est pas? Each D/A for one note only.

  5. If only it was finished in walnut.. I'd so buy it. This will NEVER match my decor!

  6. Does anyone actually use these professionally anymore? It seems like they've been superceeded by much better technology.

  7. > and is expensive or possibly impossible to fix.

    Expensive for sure, but I wouldn't say impossible:

  8. a couple of years ago, went belly up, and had a weekend warehouse sale in conneticut to sell of their stock. There was a synclavier there, and by the end of the weekend they couldn't find anyone who was willing to buy it (I don't remember the cost, but it was impossibly low). I would have taken it, but it was huge. Anyhow, they ended up donating it to some museum.

  9. Here's a good synclavier

    Check out the pics of the Synclaviers being built as well
    as restored.


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