Showing posts with label Fender. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fender. Show all posts

Friday, June 07, 2024

Vangelis Monastery of La Rabido Live Improv on CP70 CS80 and Rhodes

video upload by Jose's Vintage Keys

"Fully Live - with a nice soundscape my CP70 with midi - playing #Korgwavestation AD, #JX10 and Omnisphere. I am using chords and melodies of this beautiful Vangelis song - but don't follow the structure. A little OBX just for fun - and a nice Moog Bass to keep things going"

Sunday, June 02, 2024

Fender Chroma Polaris Model 2123B Analog Synthesizer Minus Half the Overlay

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This one is listed for parts. Thought it was interesting to see what's underneath the front panel overlay. Click on the pic to zoom in.

Pic of the inside below.

Cover TANGERINE DREAM Grand Theft V No Happy Ending #CS80 #Rhodes

video upload by Jose's Vintage Keys

Friday, May 24, 2024

Spring Struts In for Fender Rhodes and Moog Voyager

video upload by R. Reger

"Original composition for (mostly) analog keys. The Voyager is played through a Boss RE-20 Space Echo. The Rhodes is played through a Moogerfooger Ring Modulator (in bypass mode) with the drive at 2 o'clock and an Earthquaker Devices Ghost Echo."

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Mikaela Davis & Circles Around The Sun's '70s-Inspired Touring Rig

video upload by Reverb

"Rock harpist Mikaela Davis and psychedelic disco jammers Circles Around The Sun went on tour together recently, and we had a chance to catch up with them to check out their live rigs. Read more on Reverb"

0:00-6:24 Mikaela (Harp)
6:25-13:55 John (Guitar)
13:56-17:01 Adam (Synths and Keyboards)
17:02-20:02 Mark (Drums)
20:03 Dan (Bass)

Circles Around The Sun and Mikaela Davis - Gloaming Way | Audiotree Live

video upload by Audiotree

"Download & stream Circles Around The Sun and Mikaela Davis on Audiotree Live →

Out of the sun kissed beaches of Los Angeles, CA, a new collaboration has emerged between disco cosmonauts Circles Around The Sun and acclaimed harpist Mikaela Davis. During their Audiotree Live Session, the crew plays songs off their album 'After Sunrise,' setting off on a psychedelic exploration through effervescent harp accents and groovy basslines. During their interview with Audiotree Host, Psalm One, the band chats about their origin story, their songwriting process, and the creative chemistry that led to their new release. Check out Circles Around The Sun and Mikaela Davis on Audiotree Live!

Recorded on March 22, 2024 in Chicago, IL.

Visit the band's website →"

Saturday, May 04, 2024

Fender Chroma Polaris II Analog Synthesizer - MINTY w/ Original Box

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Unlocking Greystoke: The Ultimate Keyboard Collection Revealed!

video upload by Andy Whitmore

"Greystoke Studio boasts an impressive collection of 48 keyboards, including a diverse array of analog synthesizers, digital synthesizers, and vintage keyboards.

Massive Analog & Digital Keyboard Collection
Greystoke Studio Tour Update - The Complete Keyboard Collection!
48 Keyboards Including:
30 Analog Synthesisers
13 Digital Synthesisers
5 Vintage keyboards

Greystoke Studio in London, is a high-spec London recording studio.

0:00 - Introducing Greystoke's Analog & Digital Synthesiser Collection
0:07 - Yamaha CS80 - 1976
0:11 - Roland Jupiter 8 - 1981
0:12 - Roland Jupiter 8 - 1981
0:15 - Roland SH1000 - 1973 [chrome]
0:20 - Roland SH1000 - 1973
0:26 - Yamaha CS40M - 1979
0:30 - Roland SH1000 - 1973 TTSH Two Thousand Six Hundred Mini Meanie Arp 2600 Clone 2023
0:34 - Yamaha CS50
0:38 - Mini Moog Model D – 2017
0:44 - Roland Vocoder VP330 MK I – 1979
0:48 - Oberheim OB-1 – 1978
0:52 - Prophet 5 Rev 3.2 MIDI – 1981
1:03 - Prophet 5 Rev 3.0 MIDI – 1980
1:14 - Oberheim Xpander – 1984
1:20 - Oberheim OB-8 – 1982
1:33 - Roland Jupiter 4 MIDI – 1979
1:36 - Logan String Machine – 1975
1:41 - Hammond C3 + Leslie Speaker - 1968 + 1963
1:43 - Mini Moog Model D – 1976
1:50 - Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano - 1976 (bought from 10CC's Eric Stewart!)
1:52 - Fender Rhodes Piano Stage 73 – 1979
2:03 - Roland Juno106 – 1984
2:09 - Roland Vocoder VP330 MK II MIDI – 1980
2:16 - Korg M1 - 1990
2:18 - Nord Electro 3 - 2008
2:24 - Roland JD800 - 1991
2:35 - Korg Trinity - 1995
2:41 - Roland D50 - 1987
2:51 - Korg Poly 800 – 1983
2:52 - Roland SH101 – 1983
2:56 - Roland MC 202 – 1984
3:03 - Hohner Clavinet D6 - 1979
3:10 - Korg Z1 - 1997
3:17 - ARP Odyssey – 1979
3:21 - Prophet VS – 1986
3:31 - Roland MKS80 with MPG-80 programmer – 1986
3:41 - Yamaha TX816 - 1984
3:47 - Yamaha TX802 - 1987
3:50 - Studio Electronics SE1X – 1994
3:56 - Roland JP-8080 - 1998
4:00 - Roland JV1080 - 1994
4:07 - Nord Rack 2 - 1997
4:14 - Roland P330 - 1988
4:20 - Akai S3000XL 32 Meg - 1996
4:29 - Novation Supernova - 1998
4:43 - Novation Bass Station – 1994
4:59 - Steinway Model O – 1908
6:10 - EMS AKS Synthi VCS3 – 1972"

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Yamaha CS15d, Korg Poly 61, Korg Ms 20 & Co. - Galassi

video upload by Sebastian Galassi

"Just a small clip with cinematic sounds with a style that straddles the Italian and American genres era from 70s. The inspiration comes from an old Italo-crime / spaghetti crime film (a genre better known as "poliziottesco") wathced of couple of nights ago ;)


Korg Ms 20 - Analog Bass
Korg Poly 61 - Polysynth
Yamaha CS15d - Lead Synth
ARP Solina String Ensemble - Strings
Fender Rhodes MK II - Electric Piano"

Thursday, March 07, 2024

Punxsutawney Phil Pops a Gummy and Takes a Stroll

video upload by R. Reger

"Original piece featuring Arp 2600, Moog Voyager, Mellotrons, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet and Hammond Organ. All bass lines created using the Nord Electro 3."

Friday, February 02, 2024

Pulsar for VCS3, Arp 2600, Moog Voyager, Fender Rhodes and Percussion.

video upload by R. Reger

"Original soundscape for analog instruments."

Sunday, December 24, 2023


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"Like nearly all the high end vintage analog synths we sell, this item has been METICULOUSLY disassembled, cleaned inside and out, FULLY serviced by professionals who’ve been servicing and selling vintage synths for more than the last 3 decades, and systematically tested multiple times over a long period to ensure it’s working exactly as it should. No BS. No ebay surprises. We’re perfectionists and don’t cut corners. Although this instrument came to us in relatively good shape, we want our items to be better than the rest and invested *many* hours of tech time plus parts costs to fully overhaul this unit so it would be clean, working like new again and as reliable as possible for its next owner. This was a serious investment of time, love, and money, and was definitely worth the effort and is of course reflected in the higher than usual price. If you’re looking for a great sounding example of this model that works just like it should without needing to invest hundreds or thousands of dollars in tech fees and waiting from weeks to years, this one should make you very happy."

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Fender Chroma Polaris - Meticulously Refurbished

video upload by tonetweakers

"We just finished meticulously refurbishing this Chroma Polaris. It's for sale on our website along with another that's in its original box. This is one of the few vintage polysynths with a built in ring modulator, oscillator sync and touch sensitive keyboard. It’s midi implementation was quite impressive for the time. It was relatively unpopular, thanks to its 1984 release date as it was an analog machine competing with new digital technology like the Yamaha dx7. Since so few high profile musicians used it, it didn’t get the recognition it deserved, but it’s a really powerful synth that should be of great interest to most synth players. We’ve got one in our studio!

Buy vintage gear that works like new at

We buy sell trade refurbish vintage synths and electronic musical instruments."

Tone Tweakers eBay | Reverb

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

PWM Malevolent & Fender Hammertone Space Delay

video upload by 3rdStoreyChemist

Monday, October 23, 2023

5 P. M. SUNBEAM (feat. Michael Geyre, Olivier Grall)

video upload by AbigobaMusic

"This is the return of Abigoba! New EP 'Future Legacy' featuring many greats musicians is now available.

'5 P.M. SUNBEAM guests 2 greats Keyboardists /sound designers/artists : MICHAEL GEYRE & OLIVIER GRALL, for a tribute and the project of playing as possible the same keyboards that the great Herbie Hancock used in 1978 on the album 'Sunlight' (the legendary album backcover picture). Olivier opened his temple of electric keyboards (Synthégrall) to us in order to share is great synthesizers, and record the title.'

Michael Geyre : Fender Rhodes 1975, Clavinet D6, Minimoog D, Synkey and CS80 (and Drums programmation)

Olivier Grall : Oberheim 4 voices, Solina Strings Ensemble, ARP 2600.

Jean-Luc Briançon : ARP Odyssey, Minimoog D, Yamaha CP30, Polymoog.

Additional shaker part by Franck Boutin-Albrand.

Composed by Michael Geyre, Recorded at Synthégrall Studio (Andernos) by Olivier Grall, Mixed at Nuage7 - Domaine de Sourzy by Jean-luc Briançon

Video direction & edition by Quentin Geyre (Groseille video)

Produced by Jean-Luc Briançon for Nuage7

EP available on all plateformes (Spotify, Deezer, ect.) :"

Sunday, October 15, 2023

The warmth of the sun | An ode to Pivot & Bonnie

video upload by MIDERA

"On the way to the emergency vet, Pivot by my side. I remember the sun on her carrier. I hoped it had warmed her. Or if nothing else, I hoped the sound of my voice or my daughter's kept her company. Today was a hard day. It was time to put Pivot to sleep.

Pivot was very sick. Yesterday, she had thrown up multiple times and afterwards, just laid down and wouldn't move. I couldn't entice her to eat, not yesterday, not today - it's my litmus test for how my cat is doing. She, in fact, would move away from it. I had hoped over night she would feel better, but it just did not happen. She laid by a water bowl in the kitchen and occasionally drink from it (a sign, I thought, that she was improving), but she just seemed not well. I made the call. It had to be done.

Everyone said their goodbye's. My wife would stay home with our 2 year old who would not have handled the mood very well. However, to my surprise, my 6 year old wanted to come. I was glad. Pivot had laid with her for years. She would lay on my wife when she was pregnant with my daughter. She would lay by her carrier when she was asleep in it. She was always with her. Pivot was her fur mama. She loved my daughter.

It was a big gift that my daughter came with. When I cried, she would say "It's ok Papa." She was strong. Of course, she cried too. But the resilience of a 6 year old who, in 6 months, has had to deal with the loss of two of her favorite pets, is impressive. Tonight there was a lot of "I miss Bonnie and Pivot." I do too. We cried a lot.

I got Pivot in August of 2008, a week after I lost my last cat, Winchester. Pivot was best friends with Bonnie. Pivot was nuts. She would fly around my house and body slam cat scratch toys. She would lay down with rugs and kick them. But she would lay next to my face and fall asleep. If I was sad, I could make fake sad meow sounds and she would run to me. She always comforted me.

I did want to try to do an in-home service for putting her down. I thought that would be the kind thing to do, because she hated traveling, but ultimately, I knew it should be done sooner than later, and honestly, those home services are kind of a lot of money ($700+ instead of $400+). I feel a little bad that I chose the cheaper option, because Pivot HATED traveling (like she would pee herself when we'd leave the house). Today - hardly a peep. She did meow, but she had such little strength. I knew sending her off earlier was the better option too. Doing it away from the house at least made it so I didn't need to look at a spot and say "That's where Pivot died." Pivot let go of this life at 1:10PM, in my arms, full of love, all of which I hope she took with her.

So - here I am, alone now, everyone else asleep in the house. I wrote this as I sat here and felt the mood was fitting. I think of myself as the Rhodes Piano voice, a sad depressing tone, mixed in with the voice of Pivot, dancing around my sadness, as she really did so well. It begins and ends without her, the way our lives were entwined. She will be forever missed.|

Rhodes Piano in Strymon DIG
Prophet 10 in Strymon El Cap
All through Eventide Blackhole VST"



video upload by Mike Lewis

"Mar 13, 2023
This last weekend, on March 11th, I put my dear friend Bonnie (Flame Point Siamese cat) to sleep. She suffered a stroke (or had a growth in her brain) on Tuesday March 7th. We found her walking in circles, I think she was suddenly blinded. She was not well. I thought "if this is a stroke, cats can recover, even if she's blind." I tried to hold on to her, but something changed even further on Thursday night. That was the moment I realized that she had stopped purring when I pet her (she had been purring in the day). I think she may have had seizures, because I remember seeing blood on her paw pads, where her nails would have dug in (which were not there in the afternoon).

I think only one word really describes how I feel about losing her: Devastated.

She lived at least 15 years (with me) and was adopted in 2007, being about 2-4 years old (as a guess), meaning she was about 18-20 years old. That was a good long life for a cat. I had hoped she would have made it to 23 years old... dying in her sleep peacefully, but she (and I) didn't get that. I watched her suffer for a few days, but I think Thursday she stopped eating entirely. On Friday, I found her stuck behind the litter box and I knew that was time.

I don't know why I feel such guilt, but apparently that's a common feeling when you lose a pet. I think I feel guilty that I was kinda mean to her in the first year I had her. I even told people I didn't want her (note, that I could not ever bring myself to get rid of her). I don't know why I felt those things. I even said she was ugly (she did have a really funny weird brown spot on her nose that always made her look like she was snarling). I feel a lot of guilt for feeling and saying these things. I know she didn't understand them, but I wasn't kind.

What's strange is, all the things I found annoying or disliked, just now happen to be all of the things I miss. Like her tenacity to get in my lap and stop at nothing until she won (multiple times I'd get her off my lap, eventually she'd sneak in and win). Or her licking my arms. Or that funny snarl look on her face. These things... they just stick in my mind and I just absolutely devastated that I can't experience them now.

The hardest part for me was after realizing she was going to be put down - telling her what a good kitty she was, how I loved her so much, and that she was one of my best friends. Well, the hardest part was holding on to her as life left her. I knew she was no longer in pain, but I think that feeling will stay with me forever. We drove to the vet in the same car she came home in when I adopted her. I thought she'd like that. I talked to her in the car, telling her how beautiful it was outside with the thick snow falling gently in the grey sky. While she was probably deaf, and now blind, I hoped she could hear me, even just a little.

Now, she is gone. I look at the kitties and puppy I have left and tell myself that I need to be more present for them. I also tell myself, everything that bothers me about my pets will be the very things I will miss when they're gone. I need to be more present in general, for my wife and my kids.

There is the biggest hole in my heart, where apparently Bonnie resided. I had no idea how big that space was until she left me."

Friday, October 06, 2023

10 Distortion Techniques: Every Synth Needs This

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Get ready for some sonic devastation as I demonstrate some of my favorite efx pedals and techniques that deliver filthy synth sounds capable of cutting through even the thickest wall of amplified guitars! I'll show you 10 different color palates with hands-on examples ranging from tasteful overdrive, distortion, fuzz all the way to full meltdown clipping. A little of these flavors added to your synthesizer instrument will help you create more inspiring sounds and also help you require less work to bring you final mixes together. I truly believe that every synth needs a drive circuit as much as it needs filters, reverbs and delays. After watching this video I hope you'll be inspired to grab some analog distortion pedals and start discovering what I did, that I can't live without them."

00:00 Introduction
00:51 Minimoog External Input Feedback Loop
03:49 ARP 2600 Internal Preamp Distortion
07:27 Distorted LFO's
09:46 Moogerfooger MF-104M Pedal Drive Circuit
15:08 Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal Pedal
18:14 Boss FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz Pedal
20:59 Mutron III Input Gain as Distortion Pedal
25:07 Vintage 1965 Fender Showman Amp
28:09 Joyo American Sound Pedal
32:09 Arturia Minimoog with Moogerfooger MF-104S Plug-ins

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Midsummer Nocturne for Arp 2600, Moog Voyager, Fender Rhodes and Clavinet

video upload by R. Reger

"A little piece for a summer evening…the night sky…the limitless enormity of it all."

Monday, May 08, 2023

Fender/Rhodes Chroma Polaris Analog Synthesizer SN 300088

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"This unit is one of the first units made, because it has the Rhodes Chroma sliders, which are more durable and desirable. It is currently set to 220V but can be toggled back to 110V if desired.

It has been professionally calibrated, tested, & serviced, with a new membrane panel installed. It's quite a beautiful-sounding analog instrument, unlike anything made today.

It is MIDI ready for studio/DAW integration and plays nicely with modern setups despite its status as a modern classic. It is 100% functional, other than the red LED for Bank A is dead.

The Chroma Polaris was the 2nd synthesizer made by CBS/Fender/Rhodes after they took over ARP, following their classic Rhodes Chroma. It has a very ARP-like sound.

It has 2 envelopes, including a 5 stage ADSDR filter envelope, aftertouch support (via external controller), and true multitimbral capability, with sounds that can be layered up to 6 voices. It also has a simple real-time sequencer and 132 memory patches."

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon Miniature Project 50 Years - Handmade Miniatures 1/6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

The synths, keyboards, and effects used in Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.

Hammond RT-3 Organ + Leslie 122 Speaker
EMS VCS3 Putney
Fender Rhodes 73 Stage Electric Piano
Farfisa Combo-Duo Organ
Steinway Baby Grand Piano
Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Moog Minimoog
Binson Echorec 2
EMS SYNTHI HI-FLI Guitar Synthesizer
Hiwatt 100 AMP

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Spaceman Effects Explorer Phaser with Keys and Synths Demo

video upload by Nicolas Melis

"Spaceman Effects Explorer Phaser with Keys and Synths Demo

0:00 - 0:39. Roland Juno 60
0:40 - 1:15. Mellotron
1:16 - 1:40. Moog Grandmother
1:41 - 2:21. Clavinet D6
2:22 - 2:50. Fender Rhodes MK1
2:51 - 3:17. CLavinet D6
3:18 - 3:46. Fender Rhodes MK1
3:47 - 4:37. Roland Juno 60
4:38 - 4:58. Mellotron
4:59 - 5:43. Clavinet D6
5:44 - 6:52. Moog Grandmother
6:53 - 7:20. Mellotron"

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