MATRIXSYNTH: Brother GX-151 aka Baldwin Discoverer DS-50 Analog Synthesizer / Drum Machine SN 111892 w/ Extras


Saturday, November 19, 2022

Brother GX-151 aka Baldwin Discoverer DS-50 Analog Synthesizer / Drum Machine SN 111892 w/ Extras

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"Incredibly cool piece of RARE vintage analog goodness. This is a pretty-much-mint condition 1970 Brother Auto Emillion GX-151 Synthesizer/Organ.

Before it was the Baldwin Discoverer DS-50, it was the Brother Auto-Emillion GX-151, manufactured by the Japanese printer company, who later sold the rights to Baldwin.

Made by Brother Industries, Nagoya Japan, and sold in the US under the name Baldwin Discoverer. Which was a favorite of Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys, and later Radiohead, Gorillaz, Beck, Haley Williams - Tiny Desk NPR, etc...

This one’s definitely for the collector, but could also be a fully functioning addition to the keys collection of any recording studio looking for those extremely rare, cool retro vibes.

This analog synth/organ has a number of great preset sounds, as well as the potential to create your own sounds combining different sound voices.

This machine has the ability to record user-created arpeggiated or chord sequences, and this function works perfectly. One saved sequence can be stored on a microchip which is working perfectly, even after powering off. It is also one finger or live automated if desired. Similar to a Suzuki Omnichord, but with a synth/keyboard.

There is a Mic input which can be volume controlled on the interface, expression pedal input, Line out, and Line in, Input jack for DC 12V.

There's a great built-in analog drum machine, with great preset rhythms, reminiscent of the Roland CR-78, and two different rhythms can be played at once, creating nice new combinations.

This is a great sounding machine with tons of character.

Again, it is in collector condition. Comes with the original Instruction Manual, the two original music stands, and complete with the original dark grey Brother carry bag.

Minus one tiny scratch on the left end piece. Every function, knob, and slider is in working condition. It’s been in storage for a few years, so some of the pots are scratchy, could use some canned air or contact cleaner. All in all, it’s in fantastic shape.

Purchased in Ireland, Comes with the original European 250v Brother A/C adapter. I’ll include the after market 12v USA adaptor pictured."

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