Showing posts with label JVC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label JVC. Show all posts

Thursday, February 02, 2023

JVC & Lowrey Keyboards KB-500 KB-700 Micro Genie

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via this auction

Note these are from supporting member, Loscha.

The are listed for parts. Note the smokey transparent music stands, that also act as front panel covers when not in use, on each of them.

"Of Note: all of these keyboards have the smoke grey plastic music stands, and they don't have the tabs broken off!!!!! These are quite rare in any condition as they fall off if you carry the keyboard at an awkward angle, and can shatter.

Despite my vague notes here about the keyboards partial functionality, the only one I can be sure of is that the KB-700 actually was making good noise, accompaniment played, voices switched, etc.

Updated to add: the winner of the auction will receive the KB-500 service manual via email. I had to purchase this separately.

JVC KB-500 White Keys - no sound, doesn't power up
JVC KB-500 Black Case Silver Keys - no sound, doesn't power up
JVC KB-700 - this one works except for tempo slider.
Lowrey Micro Genie V-120 "Mach Plus" (rebadged JVC KB-700) only a few keys worked a few times, I think the drums worked however
Lowrey Micro Genie V-105 with MIDI - doesn't turn on at all. Has a cute little cartridge that stores the accompaniment patterns.

These are collection ONLY from Neill St Carlton, Melbourne, Australia."

Monday, June 01, 2020

minimal effort music

Published on Jun 1, 2020 wildchurch

"clocked music system

O2 Minipops - clock master/drums through filter
clock goes to buffered multiples in order to sync the following:
- Hougaku Mini Conductor with step sequencer
- Sony Beat Box with trigger sequencer + footswitch for adding fills
- Casio PT-80 with step sequencer (playing chord buttons); running through Zoom B1on multi-FX (creating woosey brass sounds)

The second part features the above, plus:
Victor KB-65 (aka JVC KB-600) - a semi analog home keyboard from the 1980s with primitive MIDI implementation.
Auto accompaniment section sync'ed to above clock system via MIDI"

Sunday, December 01, 2019

JVC KB-800 with KE10 Digital Composer w/ Original Box

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Somewhat related: Lowrey V-100 Micro Genie modifications circuit bend hacks

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #70: JVC KB-500 - Song 1

Published on Jun 12, 2019 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the KB-500. You might ask now, what the heck is a JVC KB-500? Well, it's a stereo keyboard from the early 80s. But the sound section seems to be fully analog. And it sounds surprisingly beautiful. Just that it's not possible make any changes to the preset sounds. But that hasn't stoped me to do some ambient with it ;-)

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
KB-500 - Zoom MS-70CDR - Alesis Ampliton - Alesis Philtre - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated.

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Saturday, March 30, 2019

JVC KB-600 Rare Vintage Keyboard Synthesizer + KQ-10 Digital Sequencer w/ Built-in Speakers

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"JVC KB-600 rare vintage keyboard synthesizer + KQ10 digital sequencer! It's a so funny programmable synthesizer with an UNIQUE sound, polyphonic, cool for your ELECTRO & SYNTHI POP compositions! GREAT cosmetic conditions and perfect working, this auction includes its original travel case." Note the KQ-10 sequencer pulls out and detaches.

I haven't seen one of these before. There is another JVC KB-700 model in the archives.

Update: confirmed with the seller that the model is not the KB-700, but the KB-600.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

JVC KB-700 features and demo

Published on Nov 18, 2017 Daniel Arena

"JVC KB700 (also sold as Lowrey Micro Genie V120).

Super weird mid 80's organ:
Solo section (square-wave + discrete VCF)
Poly section (divide-down? but phasey? there's a bunch of mysterious ASICs in there so it could be anything + Paraphonic VCF, subtle stereo spread + ensemble effects)
Analog + discrete drum machine
Bass synth
Bunch of other weird crap.

Sketchy weird beastie of a thing. Does some cool stuff though.

Obvious low-stress (and probably reversible) mods available for drum triggers and some VCF params. Medium-stress mods likely for loads of other stuff.

Some reverb added, no other effects. Apologies for the gross playing, I'm not really a keyboard player."

There was only one other post featuring the KB-700 here.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

JVC KB 500 Demotrack

Published on Jun 13, 2015 ikworgek

"Demotrack of the JVC KB-500 keyboard.
All sounds from the JVC.
analog keyboard from the 70-ties.
Very nice stringsounds, kind of a poor man's stringensemble

some reverb and delay


Saturday, April 06, 2013

islandersurf- ballrooms forever

Published on Apr 6, 2013 islandersurf1·3 videos

Music made with the JVC KB 500.

"'ballrooms forever' is the title-track from the Digital-Album with the same name

The concept-album "ballrooms forever" is a tribute
to all these loveley things like:

solo entertainer and homekeyboards, English seaside resorts like Blackpool
including afternoon tea dance partys in old ballrooms, slowness, rainy Sundays,
gloomy winter days, cheesy organs and English-cream-tea."

via tompaulsen2002

Friday, June 24, 2011

Little ditty for ya'll gadget lovin' youtube folks out there

YouTube Uploaded by joyoussound on Jun 24, 2011

"Sounds of nature - circuit bent, JVC KB-700 trough Sherman, Echolette tape echo with squeaky tape."

Friday, February 25, 2011

JVC KY-2000 (Video Camera) Oscillator

via Ununseptium Warehouse

"I suspect many people, like me, have often wondered what the output from an old 3 tube video camera would sound like used in the place of an oscillator in a modular synth system. Well, it can sound a little like this."

Friday, March 19, 2010

the Bent Fest journey continues!!!

YouTube via mimsey

"Short clip testing some new video bends on my video multitracks for the live show. The gear is a JVC JX-W9. Hope I don't fry it before the show!"

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