MATRIXSYNTH: RMI DK-20 (USA) Digital Synthesizer...from 1980s

Monday, July 11, 2011

RMI DK-20 (USA) Digital Synthesizer...from 1980s

via this auction

"Rare very early digital synthesizer from 1981/2. Three seperate outputs ~ bass/solo & treble ~ in zones across the keyboard. Preset or user-change. Non-velocity basic polyphonic organ/clavinet/lute/bass tones with vibrato variants and decay/sustain features. Wired for 110vAC (Convertor to 220/240Vac supplied). Legs and top lid complete the package....legs collapse and spring-lock for transport. Casing made of tough PVC-type material. Weight about 50 Kgs. Mains cord has US plug.

HISTORY Made in USA by RMI (of 368X prog-rock fame). Imported by KK. There is evidence it was from a college. This would explain the near-mint condition. The DK-20 was RMI's attempt at digital synthesis; in 1981 this was the beginning of an age of synthesizers.....ARP/Moog/Oberheim to name a few more famous...."

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