MATRIXSYNTH: Rare Vintage Movement MCS-2 Drum Computer for Sale

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rare Vintage Movement MCS-2 Drum Computer for Sale

via this auction

" Up for auction is one of the rarest drum machines out there! Made famous by the Eurythmics, Thompson Twins and Thomas Dolby, the Movement is a true "drum computer" in that all sequencing is done on a modified home PC that triggers external analog and digital drum sounds. Each sound card contains both analog synth drum type sounds (think Simmons) and gritty digital samples (like the Linn drum)

There were only about 35 of these made, and there are very few in existence these days. Of those that are still around (perhaps less than 10), most probably don't work. I am guessing there are only probably 1 or 2 of these in the US at most.

Although the software is not loading correctly on this particular unit, all drum sounds can be triggered from the front panel buttons OR they can be sequenced using an external sequencer (there are trigger inputs for all sounds). The sequencer was pretty basic anyway, so using an external sequencer is definitely the easiest way to go. This makes it totally useable in a modern studio.

This is a piece of vintage electronic equipment and so it is being sold totally "as-is" and there will be no returns. Although it is fairly robust and should work upon arrival, I make no guarantees that it will. Anyone buying it should be prepared to deal with a partly non-working unit.

Don't miss your chance to grab an extremely rare piece of music history!"

This one in via MV.

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