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Tuesday, December 01, 2020

LudoWic - OVERDOSE (Katana ZERO - OST) [live]


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"LudoWic performed the track OVERDOSE live as part of the 'LudoWic Livestream - Katana ZERO Soundtrack' concert on November 28, 2020"

Some great synth spotting in this one.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Powertran Transcendent 2000 vintage analogue synth

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"Powertran Transcendent 2000 Analogue Synthesizer. Monophonic, so not possible to play chords on the keyboard. Testing this unit leads to the conclusion that a bit of setting-up and calibrating is required.
A home built kit from 1978, it has been working in the early days and put to good use. Now left unwanted and unused.
The original construction article with full instructions to build and calibration is supplied. Not all components used in the construction are as specified and the power cord and switch have been replaced by a Euro-style input socket and cable is supplied. The main printed circuit board, metalwork, cabinet and keyboard are the origanals as supplied by Powertran.
A known problem is that a few of the contact spring sets to the keyboard are out of alignment and I presume to be fixable. One of the wooden side panels has been split and badly repaired by my younger self (Shame on me) see image. Although not shown on the images, the metal base plate is included

The Transcendent 2000 was seen to be a great synthesizer in the early electronic music era, especially by those that wanted to have a good and low-cost instrument."

Pics of the inside below.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Powertran Transcendent 2000

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Friday, October 09, 2020

1970's DIY ANALOG SYNTH MAGAZINE KIT - The POWERTRAN Transcendent 2000


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"The #Analog #Synth DIY KIT from the 1970's the Transcendent 2000 is pretty snazzy."

Saturday, October 05, 2019

IMMACULATE Powertran Transcendent 2000 Analogue Synth Synthesizer

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"IMMACULATE Powertran Transcendent 2000 Analogue Synth / Synthesizer. Kept in a smoke free home for all its life, incredibly well looked after - probably the finest example of this synth available. Front panel looks brand new, has no marks or wear, and the case is clean and sturdy.

Absolutely all working, and can be triggred by CV or the keyboard. You won't find a better example of this synth, made over 40 years ago! Has multiple waveforms and two filter types with independent envelopes. The synth was used by Joy Division in numerous tracks and Martin Hannet reportedly had 5 of them. Looking for a good home for some of my music collection, sadly this has to go."

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Powertran Transcendent 2000 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

I Hired A Kitty Backing Band, And Payed Them In Tinned Tuna


Published on Jun 30, 2019 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

POWERTRAN TRANSCENDENT 2000, vintage test equipment/oscillators, stuffed cats & LMNC.

"I got some session #cat #musicians to play my song, they are surprisingly good!

The song is called Modern Gas : CHECK OUT MODERN GAS ON SPOTIFY :-
http://bit.ly/LMNCSpotify

shot by JOHNNY GODDARD, this all came from use trying to work out how to have the solo playing whilst i played guitar...."

Monday, March 25, 2019

Powertran Transcendent DPX

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"Up for sale is my Powertran Transcendent DPX polysynth. Originally sold in kit form in 1979 for the princely sum of £375 plus VAT (so about £1500 today then, if you take a bit of Ted Heath style inflation into account). I bought mine around 20 yrs ago and it worked perfectly and sounded fantastic, especially through a bit of outboard, although it did occasionally get a bit temperamental when you played the lowest octave. The electric piano, which you can play in unison with honkytonk, and the strings were quite special and it made for some decent Ray Manzarek emulation, if you're into that sort of things. Since then, it's been sitting on a stand in my home studio not being played and the time has come to let somebody else enjoy this piece of synth history.

Unfortunately, upon testing it ahead of listing, it appears to have developed an issue which may or may not be an easy fix and I don't have the time to delve into this further, hence it is sold as parts or not working with no returns offered. On the piano side of things, some of the keys don't produce a sound and one or two occasionally play a cacophony of noises, which I assume is the brass/strings kicking in. When you switch to the voice section, you get a lot of sounds playing at once without being triggered. The volume control also appears to have stopped working, although I probably only every changed the volume with my desk so it may never have worked. It did get marginally less awful after I had left it powered on for a couple of hours.

On a more positive note, these are as rare as hen's teeth if being unique and distinctive is your thing, it's in very nice cosmetic condition with only minor marks to the solid teak end cheeks and all the keys are clean and white with no chips. I've opened the lid so you can see the condition of the internal circuitry. I can't see any rust or signs of anything horrible going on in there, but be your own judge. As you probably know, this was sold as a DIY kit and as such the circuits are (allegedly, I haven't tried) easily accessible and easy to work on. Google doesn't offer up much on this, but I found a full set of articles online that talk through building one, show schematics and an overview of what it does (see below). There is also a parts list so, should you need to replace any electronic components that may have given up the ghost in the past 40 years, you can check whether they are likely to be available and how easy they are to swap out prior to bidding. My assumption is that the original DIY-er had more in the way of ambition than talent." Magazine scans via the Wayback Machine.


Monday, October 22, 2018

Transcendent 2000 w/ Colored Knobs

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Note this one is non working: "Transcendent 2000 Synth, bought this years ago as a project years ago and its sat in the spare room ever since. Bought it without a power supply as you will see from the rear pic its some sort of two pin affair."

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Powertran Transcendent 2000

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Transcendent 2000 analogue mono synth

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"Great condition both electronically and cosmetically Transcendent 2000 analogue mono synth. The build quality on this one is exceptionally high and it all works as it should and sounds glorious. Has gate and cv inputs so you can connect a MIDI to cv converter to it and play it via MIDI if you wish."

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Powertran Transcendent Polysynth

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Published on Jan 20, 2018 Emily Anne


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"Excellent immaculate condition, has been sitting up in the loft untouched for 30 years. Only used a couple of times from new. Recently had the power updated and a few parts inside changed, to ensure it’s working beautifully. Found a detailed manual for it online: [PDF]"

"The Transcendent Polysynth was a 4 voice, polyphonic synthesizer. Based on CEM ICs the design by Tim Orr was published in ETI from December 1980 to March 1982. It was available as a kit or fully assembled from Powertran"

Two advert scans below.

Monday, October 09, 2017

SynthFest UK 2017 Round-Up by Sound on Sound


Published on Oct 9, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

Check out the Powertran Transcendent Polysynth at :21.

"Saturday 7 October saw the UK’s biggest synthesizer event return to Sheffield for its second year. Organised by Sound On Sound magazine, Synthfest UK is a celebration of all things synth, with an exhibition hosting manufacturers, retailers and universities, as well as a seminar programme with big names in the synth world and a Modular Meet where people could show off their own rigs."

Thursday, October 05, 2017

"Atlantic Frequency" (Powertran Transcendent 2000 & Yamaha CS-5)


Published on Oct 5, 2017 SynthMania

"Drone synth: Powertran Transcendent 2000 + DigiTech Polara FX
Lead synth: Yamaha CS-5 + Danelectro Dan-Echo FX
Addtl. FX: Overloud Breverb2"

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

"Direct Connection" (Powertran Transcendent 2000 & Yamaha CS-5)


Published on Oct 4, 2017 SynthMania

"Drone synth: Powertran Transcendent 2000 + DigiTech Polara FX Lead synth: Yamaha CS-5 + Danelectro Dan-Echo FX Addtl. FX: Overloud Breverb2"

Also see: "Oscillator Overdrive" (Powertran Transcendent 2000 & Yamaha CS-5)

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

"Oscillator Overdrive" (Powertran Transcendent 2000 & Yamaha CS-5)


Published on Oct 3, 2017 SynthMania

Drone synth: Powertran Transcendent 2000 + DigiTech Polara FX
Lead synth: Yamaha CS-5 + Danelectro Dan-Echo FX
Addtl. FX: Overloud Breverb2

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Powertran Transcendent 2000 Synthesizer w/ Filter Sweep Pedal

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You rarely see the pedal.

"Legendary 70's synth. The Transcendent 2000 was one of the first commercially available synths to be available to the public. It was sold as a kit and this one was built by myself. It was never used in anger and was put away with other band gear in a store room. Now I am having a clear out and it's up for sale.

There is lots about this synth on the internet. Designed by Tim Orr this type of synth was popular in the late 70's early 80's and in particular was used by Joy Division. These are fairly rare beasts , especially a working one. I have checked the synth out and adjusted some of the key contacts to give better contact / overtravel. This was a weak point on these synths as they are fairly delicate. So here we have a fully working example of this traditional analogue synth. All the keys work , all the controls work. Overall it is in good condition for its' age. It is monophonic ( one note at a time) but has some great sounds /effects. If you are not familiar with this synth please note it must be plugged into a sound system/ amplifier etc. in order to use it , ie. no built in sound system but that's pretty standard for a synth."

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Powertran Transcendent 2000 80s Mono Synth

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"A constructed, tested then unused since then 80s mono synth.

Kept in almost mint condition and comes with manual."

Friday, August 18, 2017

POWERTRAN MCS-1 Midi Controlled Sampler

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You don't see these often. Note the CV in and out on back. You can find a video demo of the Powertran MCS-1 here.

Friday, August 11, 2017

POWERTRAN TRANSCENDENT 2000

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