Showing posts with label RMI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RMI. Show all posts

Monday, November 27, 2023

California 87 in San Jose (Guadaloupe Freeway) - with synth soundtrack

video upload by CatSynth TV

"A ride along the entire length of California Highway 87, the Guadaloupe Freeway, through San Jose. It begins in the southern part of the city at an interchange with Highway 85, runs alongside the downtown area, and ends at US 101 near San Jose International Airport.

The ride features a very 1980s-inspired soundtrack with the following synthesizers and instruments:
Yamaha RX5 drum machine
Arturia Jun-6 V, Jup-8 V, Synclavier, CMI V, Pigments, SQ-80 V, SEM filter
Cherry Audio Elka-X, Pro Soloist, Sines, GX-80
Arturia MiniFreak
E350 Morphing Terrarium
Strymon StarLab
Metasonix R-53 Waveshaper
EastWest Ministry of Rock
RMI Piano instrument for Kontakt"

Thursday, November 09, 2023


video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

1970’s RMI 368X oscillator piano/harpsichord

video upload by H

via this auction

Some pics of the inside.

"Very rare, 4 digit serial number (8640) Rocky Mountain Instruments 368x. This is a chance to own a never-been-emulated electric piano just like one Ray Manzerek played with the doors. While not yet as famous as other keyboards from the era like the fender Rhodes it Vox continental, the RMI was nearly as prolific featuring in everything from country rock ballads with Steve Earles band to Broadway being one of Sondheims own early electric piano choices.

This example is in fully working order, though showing signs of corrosion around the leg bases and some key posts. there is general wear and tear as to be found on a previous session instrument And a few keys seem slightly out of tune, though this reduces with proper warm up time."

Sunday, June 25, 2023

LEGO Pride - Stop-motion animation with original synthesizer soundtrack

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We celebrate Pride month with this unique stop motion animation featuring the LEGO set 'Everybody is Awseome'. Originally released in 2021, this set 'elebrates positivity and kindness in our families, our communities and our world.'

Original music by Amanda Chaudhary, featuring the following instruments:
Arturia Jun-6 V and Mellotron V (software)
Arturia MiniFreak and MiniBrute (hardware)
Cherry Audio GX-80
EastWest Hollywood Solo Cello Gold, Hollywood Woodinds Gold (contrabassoon)
RMI Electra Piano (Kontakt instrument)
AudioThing / Hainbach Wires

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Monday, May 15, 2023

O'Shaughnessy Boulevard, San Francisco

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We ride along O'Shaughessy Boulevard, which runs along the west side of Glen Canyon Park from an intersection with Bosworth San Francisco (in the Glen Park neighborhood) to Portola Drive (in the Twin Peaks neighborhood). It provides views of wooded hillside, the canyon, and Sutro Tower. This scenic road was built in the 1930s as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the great depression. It is named for Michael O'Shaughnessy, the Chief Engineer of San Francisco from 1912-1934 who developed Muni and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir along with other infrastructure for the city.

Original music by Amanda Chaudhary, featuring the following instruments:
Arturia Jun-6 V and Mellotron V (software)
Arturia MiniFreak and MiniBrute (hardware)
Cherry Audio GX-80
EastWest Hollywood Solo Cello Gold, Hollywood Woodinds Gold (contrabassoon)
RMI Electra Piano (Kontakt instrument)
AudioThing / Hainbach Wires
Big Fish Audio Grindhouse

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

1977 RMI Keyboard Computer Synthesizer 4 Page Brochure

via this auction

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Visite au studio Mos-Lab 2022 [w/ RSF Program Select]

video upload by Nr Synth

"Le studio Mos-Lab a la particularité de ne présenter que des instruments rares voire même rarissimes. Une caverne d'Ali baba qui a de quoi faire tourner la tête à tous les passionnés de synthés analos vintage. Sébastien nous parle de ces 2 dernières acquisitions: le matrix 12 et le Sonic 5."

"The Mos-Lab studio has the particularity of presenting only rare or even extremely rare instruments. An Ali Baba's cave which is enough to turn the heads of all lovers of vintage analog synths. Sébastien tells us about these 2 latest acquisitions: the Matrix 12 and the Sonic 5."

Starts with a walkthrough featuring an RMI Harmonic Synthesizer, Waldorf Wave, RSF Program Select unit, PPG 350 Computer Sequencer, Wave 2.3 & 360A Wave Computer.

This might be the first post to feature the RSF Program Select. Rare RSF Series 11 mouldar towards the end as well.

Thursday, June 02, 2022

RMI Keyboard Computer Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

"RMI Rocky Mount Instruments, Inc. Vintage 1977, 4 pages +, color covers."

Friday, May 20, 2022

RMI Keyboard Computer w/ Voice Programmer Cards

video upload by morganfisherart

"Functions are explained and demonstrated. A little reverb has been added. Headphones recommended to hear the stereo properly!

1: PRESETS & PEDALS - 0:00
2: ORGAN STOPS - 6:30
3: CARD READER - 9:56

Please also enjoy this ambient improvisation on the KCII:"

RMI KCII ambient improvisation

video upload by morganfisherart

"An ambient improvisation, played on my RMI KCII. Reverb added. Images are of the sea in Japan and some of my tiny oil-on-glass-slide paintings. Sept. 28, 2016 in my home studio."

Spotted the above via the following listing. You can find additional demos, info, scans, pics and a demo record featured in additional posts here.

via this auction

"TRUE MUSEUM PIECE, extremely rare.

Sound very similar to the RMI harmonic synthesizer (used by J.M.Jarre in Oxygene)

Everything is working, the synth has never been modified or repaired, all the internal components are "as it came from the factory".

With paper memory reader for sounds totally revised!

there are several "memory sheets" for the digital system of memories it used (visible in the photo).

Monday, January 24, 2022

1978 RMI KC-II Keyboard Computer Synth "Digital Is Better!" Ad & Records

I often check out the most popular posts on the site lists. Every now and then I'll find an older post on the list like this RMI Keyboard Computer KC1 post from 2010, currently the third most popular post over the last seven days. I updated the expired auction link in the post for a generic search on RMI Keyboard Computer and up came the ad to the left as well as the records further below. You can find them listed here. You can find recordings of one of the albums previously posted here. I also found the video below featuring a few demo tracks. Enjoy. :)

RMI KC-1 Keyboard Computer ... Demo Tracks

video upload by Mike Bracchi

"RMI KC-1 Keyboard Computer ... Demo Tracks
Clarke Ferguson & Carlo Curley
Vintage Organ Group"

Friday, December 17, 2021

Venus Project by MOS-LAB

video upload by MOS-LAB

"Happy listening !

Instruments used :

PPG wave 2.3 / PPG 1020 / Moog MiniTmoog / EMS VCS3 / ARP 2600 / RSF Kobol / RMI Harm Synth / LesPaul Custom"

Thursday, July 15, 2021

MOS-LAB Uranus Project Video

video upload by MOS-LAB

Instruments used :

ARP 2600 : FX
PPG 300 Modular : FX Sequence
EMU Modular : Sequence
OSC Oscar : Arpegio
RSF Kobol : Lead
Moog Minitmoog : Oboe
RMI Harmonic Synthesizer : FX Sequence
Bruel & Kjaer 1022 : FX
Synton Syrinx : Bass
FB3100 : Strings pad
Mellotron V

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

California Highway 4 (John Muir Parkway) with original music

video by CatSynth TV

"We drive along a section California Highway 4, the John Muir Parkway, between the I-80 in Hercules and I-680 in Concord. It winds through picturesque hills in northern Contra Costa County before taking on a more suburban character around Concord. It is a major commuter route, but quite nice during off-peak hours.

Original music by Amanda Chaudhary using:

RMI Electra Piano (sample instrument in Kontakt)
Arturia Mellotron V, Stage 73 V2, Pigments 3, CS-80 V
EastWest Fab Four bass
Percussion in Ableton Live.


Friday, February 05, 2021

1967 RMI explorer Demo Record(rocky mount instrument)/midnight in moscow

video by gamakatsu

"1967 RMI explorer Demo Record(rocky mount instrument)/midnight in moscow Album- explorer
track- midnight in moscow
organ(explorer/rocky mount instrument)/tom hazleton
drum/gene ciszek"

Sunday, November 22, 2020

RMI Harmonic Synthesizer Handmade Miniature 1 6 scale

Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Haunted Chapel

video upload by MOS-LAB

"Halloween 2020 from Mos-lab

Instruments used :
Osc Oscar : sequence
RSF Kobol : bass
Synton Syrinx : melody
PPG 1020 : slap bass
RMI Harmonic synth : whisper voice
Waldorf Wave : stringpad 1
PPG Wave 2.3 : stringpad 2
PPG Wavecomputer 360 : bell voice
Strings ensemble, Concert piano, choirs and Percussions VST instruments

Pictures (with several FX adds from me) :
Aaron Florento
Scott Rodgerson"

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

RMI Keyboard Computer (KC1) combo organ


1973 - The Computer Keyboard (prototype)
1974 - The Keyboard Computer (this one)
1975 - The Keyboard Computer II (until 1982)

"...'morganfisherart' did an excellent job demonstrating the KC2 [posted here], but there weren't any good ones for the KC1 unless you count the 1974 RMI demo record. I recorded my KC1 direct using no effects or EQ. Hopefully this video should clear up some misinformation around the internet. This instrument is not a sample player or a synthesizer, it was never available to the public with illuminated buttons, and channel 3 is not even in the same ballpark as a "white noise effect".

I have to do a shout-out to a couple of scholarly gentlemen who wrote a book in 2019 that I highly recommend called "Classic Keys, Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music". A few years ago I had my Keyboard Computer professionally photographed and a couple of those pictures were used in this book. Anyway this book is filled with a lot of very in-depth research and even recently won an award."

You can find additional RMI Keyboard Computer posts here.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Rick Wakeman of YES Synths For Sale

via this auction

A peek at some of the actual synths used by Rick Wakeman starting with his keyboard mixer below.

"We are happy to offer the following items from the personal private collection of iconic keyboardist and synth collector Rick Wakeman. Rick career has spanned over 50 years including his time with The Strawbs and YES through to his session work with David Bowie, Black Sabbath and countless others. Alongside this, Rick's own solo career has pushed the boundaries of possibilities in terms of his use of the synthesiser including his albums Journey to the Centre of the Earth and the Six wives of Henry VIII. Rick is now pleased to be offering his fans the chance to owns some of the pieces which have sculpted his sound across his extensive career. Please find details of these pieces as below: Rackmounted Keyboard Mixer Used to mix 6 of Ricks Keyboards from the late 70s/Early 80s Each item will come with written verification direct from Rick Wakeman to confirm his ownership and use of the items. Pricing All items have been in storage many since the 1970s and will require servicing by the purchaser. This costing is reflected in the pricing of each item."

Friday, April 24, 2020

Mos-lab Studio Live Session One

Published on Apr 24, 2020 seb17320

"Welcome in Mos-lab studio museum !"

RMI Harmonic Synthesizer

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

1967 Rocky Mount Instruments ( RMI) Explorer Combo Organ

via this auction

This is the same one in the video above.

"Extremely rare and unusual combo organ made by Allen Organ’s Rocky Mountain Instrument division in the late 1960s. This is a transistor based keyboard with an oscillator for each key and unique flying hammer system for asynchronous tremolo and delay like effects.

Preset sounds include: Trumpet, Post Horn, Clarinet, Gamba, Flute, Mandolin, Banjo..what really makes this instrument interesting are the effects - Short Sustain, Long Sustain, Strum, String Speech Accenter, Echo & Tremolo.

This Explorer is fully functional, it has been cleaned inside and out. It is in average cosmetic condition for these with some chipping of the painted plywood case. A new case could be constructed if desired but i chose to leave it be due to the extreme rarity of this instrument. All keyboard action felts have been replaced with parts supplied by Allen Organ, it plays and feels incredible compared to the other 2 I’ve serviced over the last decade. I also took the opportunity to recap the power supply with new high quality electrolytic capacitors for safety as the originals were beginning to leak.

Includes the original keyboard cover, a NOS power cord that I managed to hunt down at a surplus supply company and the original capacitors i removed from the supply."


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