MATRIXSYNTH: 2x Transcendent 2000 Analogue Synths w/ Docs

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

2x Transcendent 2000 Analogue Synths w/ Docs

via this auction

"Synth 1: ( with the Washburn sticker on the front) I built this myself from the kit and gigged and recorded with it extensively hence it shows plenty of signs of wear on the woodwork in particular. The only problem it ever had was that the bucket brigade noise chip would fail and need replacing from time to time. This seems to be a design weakness with the original chip, there may be a better chip nowadays that could be used instead. The whole synth was working perfectly when I put it away into storage a few years ago.

Synth 2: Was built by my good friend Paul Phippin, a sound engineer for the BBC at the time. He was more engineer than musician so stripped all the 741 chips from it for other projects he worked on over the years, these are very cheap to replace ( about 31p each from RS components ) but consequently this synth definitely does not work but on the up side it has been stored in its original shipping box so the case and wood work is in much better condition.

It is possible to trigger one synth from the other ( or via a 1v / octave sequencer ) which opens up a world of possibilties to make some really phat sounds."

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