Showing posts with label Aries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aries. Show all posts

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Aries Synthesizer Catalog / Brochure

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"Original Rare Aries Modular Synth Company Product Catalog from 1977.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Aries collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days. This Catalog contains 13 pages and includes modules and specs and cabinets and sample systems + a price list.

This Aries Catalog has no highlighting, underlining or any stamps in it. This Catalog has punched holes and some writing in it. This Catalog is in good condition , see the picture's for more detail."

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Aries Modular Music 77 Synthesizer Catalog RARE

via this auction

"Rare 1977 Aries Modular synth company product catalog.

13 pages includes modules and specs and cabinets and sample systems and price list."

Thursday, February 09, 2023


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"Aries system 300 electronic music synthesizer manual. overall very nice shape. there seems to be a page missing (see the pics) but i didnt do it and im not sure what page it was (see bit of paper left where it was cut). its the last pic in the group. anyway, besides that the manual is in nice shape and hardly used."

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Aries 300 Music System Modular Synth

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"An incredibly sort-after vintage analogue monophonic synthesizer system. Contains an array of useful modules to get you up-and-running quickly but with plenty of room to explore the outer limits of analogue synthesis. Aries was a Massachusetts-based company who were producing the 300 series during the 1970s to early 80's alongside the classics such as Moog, ARP and Buchla. This system is in excellent condition with custom acrylic panels to allow you to see the craftsmanship within yet protecting the back of these exposed boards.

Included modules: AR-313 Keyboard Interface 2 x AR-317 VCO AR-318 S&H/Clock/ Noise Generator AR-324 Dual LFO / Lag/ Inverter 3 x AR-312 Envelope Generators AR-321 Hex Attenuator AR-323 Dual Mixer AR-315 Balanced Modulator AR-327 Multimode Filter 2 x AR-316 VCA

Made in USA. 110v original US plug. Includes bespoke stands for keyboard.

Overall in excellent condition, maintaining almost all original condition aside from a protective plexi-glass screen that has been installed in rear."

Monday, June 27, 2022

Aries Modular Synthesizer at The Synth Sanctuary in NYC

video upload by Jay Wires

"Here’s a simple analog sequence I made on a Tone Tweakers refurbished Aries modular synthesizer at The Synth Sanctuary vintage synth studio in NYC."

Monday, February 21, 2022

Aries Modular Synthesizer and FSFX Granular Audio Processor

video upload by Ramón Amezcua

Monday, January 03, 2022

Ebashi Audio Eurorack Modules Including Dual Aries PMS 338 PP

Ebashi Audio CMOS 7555 CORE VCO /259 Timbre EXP /Triple LFO First touch ( no talking ) video upload by Dziam Bass

Ebashi Audio is a new maker of eurorack modules. You'll find their modules further below, including one based on the vintage Aries PMS-338 VCO. Note Nonlinear Circuits made one as well. The above video features the CMOS 7555 CORE VCO, 259 Timbre EXP, and Triple LFO (pics and descriptions for each further below).

Video description:

"It features Linear AC and Exponential FM inputs with attenuators, one Hard Sync input and a 1V / Octave tacking input, output and offset switch.

Connecting a signal to the EXP FM input will change the pitch of the oscillator.

The H-Sync and FM functions produce a full sound, and it octave tracks very well.

This VCO features four waveforms: Sine, Triangle, Ramp and Pulse wave.

There are trimpots for 1Volt / Octave tuning, High Frequency tracking, and Ramp wave connection. There are two trimpots for the sine wave: one for roundness and one for symmetry. The roundness trimmer also adjusts the amplitude of the sine wave a little.

Parameters are already set. If you would like to adjust these you can do it by ear or using an oscilloscope.

This 7555 VCO also features a 3-way switch providing 3 frequency ranges: MID, VCO and LFO.

The back of the module allows you to ‘pre patch’ various functions.

The Ebashi 259 Timbre module is a dual wavefolder inspired by the famous Timbre section of the Buchla 259 oscillator as implemented in the Easel.

There are four CV inputs, the first and fourth can be controlled with an attenuverter.

Two IN attenuators control the overall wavefold amount of each wavefolder.

Two inputs allow two oscillators to drive the Dual 295 Buchla Timbre simultaneously.

A switch enables the rich timbres of both wavefolders to be shaped in series or parallel.

A triple low frequency oscillator that provides manually variable wave shapes in a wide range of frequencies.

Two waveforms are available: triangle, and square wave.

Rate and Depth of each LFO can be adjusted and an independent 3-way switch provides 3 frequency ranges: MID, VCO or LFO.

The module also offers three outputs (A, B & C) which can be conveniently mixed down and out.

The back of the module allows you to ‘pre patch’ each of the four outputs.
The back of the module allows you to ‘pre patch’ various functions, including CV 1 and 4 as well as both inputs and outputs. There are also two trimpots for gain adjustment."

259 Timbre EXP € 200,00

"The Ebashi 259 Timbre module is a dual wavefolder inspired by the famous Timbre section of the Buchla 259 oscillator as implemented in the Easel.

There are four CV inputs, the first and fourth can be controlled with an attenuverter.

Two IN attenuators control the overall wavefold amount of each wavefolder.

Two inputs allow two oscillators to drive the Dual 295 Buchla Timbre simultaneously.

A switch enables the rich timbres of both wavefolders to be shaped in series or parallel.

The back of the module allows you to ‘pre patch’ various functions, including CV 1 and 4 as well as both inputs and outputs. There are also two trimpots for gain adjustment.

Comes fully calibrated.

Front panel: FR4 matt black, white silk print
Size: 12HP, 3U Eurorack compatible, Skiff and boat friendly.
Hardware: Aluminum Knobs
Delivery: Includes ribbon cable and 3mm rack screws."

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Division 6 business card synthesizer, plus keystep, and a vintage Aries 300 modular synthesizer!

video upload by JustCoke

"Just put together a division 6 diy kit and I'm trying to get experience to fix this old synthesizer up!"

Thursday, July 08, 2021


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Additional Tone Tweakers Listings

"The Aries Modular Synthesizer was designed by Dennis Colin, designer of the original ARP 2600 synthesizer (which is another synth we buy, meticulously refurbish and sell).

This unit has been meticulously refurbished over dozens of hours to make it not only work perfectly but to also hopefully keep it working perfectly for a long long time. You won't find a better one. Contains the hard to find Phase/Flange module, which makes an already incredible sounding synth sound even better - check out the clips below! And if you want to read about more about Aries synthesizers, please search our website for our other Aries listing(s).

This modular system includes the following:

-AR-318 Sample and hold / clock noise generator
-AR-312 Envelope generator
-AR-312 Envelope generator
-AR-317 VCO (single)
-AR-316 VCA
-AR-327 Multimode Filter
-AR-329 Phase/Flange
-AR-324 Dual LFO Lag / Inverter
-AR-332 Dual VCO
-Output & Power
-New blank panels

This cabinet was custom built by its original owner. If you're planning on adding modules to this system, please note that the way the cabinet was designed, theres wood protruding behind the 2 blank panels near the middle of the unit that will prevent you from adding typical aries depth modules in those sections without modifying the cabinet. So, either plan on modifying, or stick a couple shallow attentuator modules or custom modules in those two slots. The end two empty spaces will fit additional modules just fine."

Friday, July 17, 2020

Zero-G Northern Lights Featuring Rare Vintage ARP 2500, E-Mu, and Aries Modules

Zero-G Northern Lights Pad Machine - Trailer
Zero-G Northern Lights Pad Machine - Sound preview by Frodebeats
Zero-G Northern Lights Pad Machine - Walkthrough

Don't miss the vintage ARP 2500 modules (1047, 1004p, 1023) in the video below. There's a vintage E-mu UAF module in the system as well. FRODEBEATS also used some Dennis Colin (Aries) modules for Northern Lights.

Note Zero-G's Northern Lights is of course more than this. You just don't get many modern soft synths with rare modules like this, so I thought it worth mentioning. According to Frodebeats, "Northern lights is not a vintage synth instrument by any means. It's a forward looking instrument focused on pads with controls set up to control many different parameters at once, and also different for each sound. Lots of work!"

Frodebeats - The making of Zero-G Northern Lights Pad Machine

"We chat with FRODEBEATS the producer of Northern Lights Pad Machine. Find out how it was made, his inspirations and the sounds used to create this incredible Kontakt instrument.

Full interview -

Zero-G Northern Lights Pad Machine is a multilayered Kontakt instrument containing almost 6GB of brand-new audio content and giving you more than 970 original and unique sounds. Multi-layered patches utilizing every possible and impossible sound source. From rare modular synthesizers to metal and sounds from the Norwegian natural environment. All with one thing in mind – to create the most amazing pad sounds ever made!"

Some studio pics in via Frodebeats. Check out the ARP & E-Mu modules below.

Be sure to check out the Full interview on Zero-G here.

You can find Zero-G Northern Lights here.

Sunday, May 24, 2020


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See the ARIES label for demos and more.

"Vintage ARIES MODULAR 300 Vintage Analog Synthesizer modules, Sold as is not tested we only tested the power supply which is good to go at 15 volt +-, the owner which passed 15 years ago had this on a 3rd floor studio where he did mixes for music tracks. The back panel has no connections except your power cable connections exiting to your power supply..."

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Complete Guide to Synthesizer by Devarahi Including the Con Brio ADS 200, Buchla Touche, Emu Audity, Aries and SMS Modular Systems & More

via this auction

"The Complete Guide to Synthesizers by Devarahi. Covers many legendary, vintage, analog and digital synthesizers. Arp 2600 sections. Many pics and diagrams."

Some synths featured inside:

Aries Keyboard System III
SMS Modular Synthesizer
Moog System 55
Fairlight C.M.I.
Con Brio ADS 200 Digital Command Console
Crumar / DKI GD ?
Emu Audity
Buchla Touche

Monday, December 09, 2019

ARIES MODULAR 300 Vintage Analog Modular Synthesizer

See the original demo records for the Aries Modular posted here.

via this auction

"Aries Modulars are quite rare. They were designed in the 1970s by Dennis Colin (RIP), the designer of the ARP 2600 (which we’re selling too), and they sound incredible. You can find the original demo record for the Aries here: [posted here]

And here are a few sound effects demos we did on another system we sold ages ago: [embed above]

This Aries system is in great shape for a used item of its type and age. It was assembled by a Bell Labs engineer (in other words, someone who was very qualified to assemble electronics from kits) and contains more modules than most Aries modulars we’ve seen, with a total of 14 modules. Our tech spent over 24 hours fully cleaning and overhauling it and the end result is a perfectly working example and perhaps the most beautiful Aries system out there. We have 32 photos of this system, but eBay only allows us to post 12, so please contact us for a link to the rest.

We feel this system should make anyone looking for a used Aries System very happy. It's a real pleasure to play. If it doesn’t sell soon, we will either end up trading it for another rare vintage modular synth or it will end up in The Synth Sanctuary vintage synth recording studio, along with the 33 module Aries system and tons of other amazing gear that’s already there. Finally, we have recently begun restoring vintage synths for others, so if you’ve got a synth you’d like restored to the highest standards, we may be able to help."

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Vintage Synth Eye Candy

Published on Sep 29, 2019 Todd Barton

Aries 300 & Steiner-Parker Synthasystem.

"A closer look at all the modules in my vintage systems from my previous post: [Red Panel meets Vintage S&H posted here]

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Red Panel meets Vintage S&H

Published on Sep 27, 2019 Todd Barton

"A deep dive of this patch at my
This patch is generated from a single Aries 300 S&H source offset and processed through 4 different oscillators/filters: Aries 300, Red Panel 158, Steiner-Parker Synthasystem & Microcon."

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

1981 Aries Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jun 11, 2019 SynthDan1

"This is the first demo of my Aries Modular system. This large modular synthesizer was factory-built in 1981, and consists of a 5-octave keyboard, a 14-module cabinet, and an 11-module cabinet (with 10 modules installed), for a total of 24 modules. In total there are 6 oscillators + 2 LFOs, 3 filters, 4 envelope generators, 4 VCAs, a dual 8-step sequencer, ring modulator, phaser/chorus, spring reverb, and a host of other utility modules, including a pitch follower and an envelope follower. Cosmetically it's in incredible condition, has tons of original patch cables, and even includes the original shipping crates. There are plenty of dirty jacks and the keyboard is going to require a complete overhaul, but the system is about 80% functional at this time, and I'll do my best to restore it to as-new condition. It's a very rare synthesizer, and I'm proud to own it!"

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Aries 300 polyrhythmic evolution

Published on May 26, 2019 Todd Barton

"Incrementally increasing the amount of cv to the filter reveals interesting polyrhythms. Also sending cv to the delay time on an old DeltaLabs Effectron II — it really kicks in dramatically at 1:38."

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Aries 300 Explorations

Published on May 21, 2019 Todd Barton

"I'm enjoying getting back into my Aries 300. What a gem of a synth and somewhat of a unicorn these days. However, ToneTweakers has a beauty I see here:"

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The ARIES 300 Modular- a song

Published on Nov 20, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a song created through multitracking the monophonic ARIES 300 modular. All instruments (except drums) were created via patching the ARIES.

This video was funded by the Patreon supporters of Automatic Gainsay. Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon!"

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Aries Modular 300 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

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Patch n Tweak
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