Showing posts with label SUIKO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SUIKO. Show all posts

Friday, December 22, 2023

My Neighbor Totoro - Path Of The Wind - Suiko ST-60

video upload by Kuro Kasetto

"Musical piece performed on the Suiko ST-60. From the movie: My Neighbor Totoro. Titled: Path Of The Wind by composer Joe Hisaishi."

Friday, September 15, 2023

Gorgeous Suiko VS-1 synthesizer (and free sample pack!)

video upload by Alpha Chrome Yayo

"I adore this synthesizer, built in Ikebukuro in the '80s and originally designed to soundtrack poetry readings

I wanted to share the joy, so here's a free sample pack with all eight voices and some more info about the instrument:

If you dig it, I'd love it if you checked me out on Bandcamp - it's the very best way to support me about what I do. And, my full discog is 90% off!

❤️ ❤️"

Saturday, August 05, 2023

Suiko ST-20 - Vintage Analog Suitcase Synth

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via this auction

""SUIKO ST-20 is extremely rare and most strange Japanese electronic musical instruments originally made for Japanese traditional music circa. 1980. and this one is very rare version of SUIKO ST20 with recording function it's built in cool brown custom suitcase like EMS synth, keyboard itself is built in beautiful brown metal plate.

Oscillator - The ST-20 uses a single analog oscillator with 3 tone options - Shakuhachi (Japanese Flute), Koto (Japanese Harp) & Pipe Organ.
It is monophonic with a top-note priority.
All tones are very nice warm analog sounding.
There seems to be a subtle vibrato on some tones which may be adjustable internally.
Would easily be circuit bendable if you want to get some more interesting sounds!

Octave switch - There is a switch to raise the register up and down an octave which is useful for recording bass and lead lines.

Register Select - The top dial is to shift the key register up and down, giving you the option to solo your favourite scales over any key you like. It also allows you to create even higher or lower register notes than the octave switch allows.

Sustain - There is a sustain switch to toggle between a short pluck sound or a long drawn out release. The koto sound is not affected by this switch, it seems the tone circuit was designed this way. You would also be able to circuit bend your own sustain control for dialing in the sound you really want if that's your style.

Volume Dial - A sweeping volume dial located at the bottom left of the unit.

Fine tuning - There is a switch for shifting the pitch very slightly in quarter tone increments. It becomes sort of 'Microtonal' in a way. You can also use this to do a little pitch bending too.

Scale switch - There is a small switch just above the key buttons which seems to change the pattern of the way the notes are configured. Currently it is set to the Japanese scale but you can play around with this if you like.

Speaker - The speaker goes very loud and sounds lovely.

Output - There is also a direct mono output for headphones, this could also be used as a direct output for connecting straight into your DAW or recording setup.

The keyboard module is connected to the speaker cabinet via a 5-pin 'MIDI' looking cable. This is not actually a MIDI cable, it simply just communicates with the power/amp board which is located inside the speaker cabinet.
The unit halves are connected by two hook hinges so you can pull them apart and use them"

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Korg FK-1 Synthpedal Test w/ a Suiko ST-50 Synthesizer

video upload by Gaijean

"Quick demo of the Korg FK-1 Synthpedal."

Monday, April 24, 2023

Suiko VS-1 Koto Synthesizer | How Does it Sound?

video upload by JAde Wii

"Support my work and look fly while you're at it:"

Monday, December 05, 2022

Beautiful Japanese "Synthesizer" - Suiko ST-60 - Song Number 28

video upload by Kuro Kasetto

"Oh the wonderful Suiko ST60 sounds so nice, so many songs and so many possibilities to create.
The audio files of the song are available on my Patreon (:"

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Suiko ST-50 Koto Synthesizer 🇯🇵 | How Does it Sound?... Worth the Hype?

video upload by JAde Wii

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Suiko ST-60 YUME SN 900772 w/ Gig Bag

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Return Trip Effect - Episode 7 (Suiko ST10, Suiko ST20 and Suiko ST50 synthesizers)

video upload by Return Trip Effect

"Return Trip Effect plays Suiko synthesizers.
2021. The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Drew.

RETURN TRIP EFFECT is the musical project founded by DREW, an italian electronic music composer, experimental instruments maker and pianist.'

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Japanese Poetry Trainer SN 028830

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Suiko ST-50 Multi-sound Koto Shakuhachi Synth Voice Trainer SN 310210

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Suiko ST-20 & Strymon BigSky // Dreamy Japanese Sound (short sound demo + jam)

video upload by Dexba

"I am always been fascinated by Asian instruments, and in fact, I even own and play an original koto.
So, when I found out these Suiko things existed, I immediately felt the need of owning one.
It came from Japan, it's vintage (seems like they where produced in small number during the 80s) and it sounds kinda awful without reverb, to be honest.
The koto sound is quite harsh, and it doesn't really sound like a real koto, since it has no polyphony, no way to 'prepare' the pitch bend, no velocity sensitivity, and the overall sound is quite poor.
Then there is the flute, quite a nice one, and a very screaming organ that gets annoying pretty soon.
But, as soon as you add a reverb, possibly a good one, you get back some sort of polyphony, you iron out the roughness, and even the limitations can become useful tools!
Enjoy! ✨"

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Return Trip Effect - Introducing Suiko ST20 (HD - No talking)

video upload by Return Trip Effect

SUIKO ST-10 Japanese Traditional Scale Synthesizer SN 001315

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"The rare ST-10 is the big brother to famous Suiko ST-50 and was designed to accompany poetry. It has only 3 traditional Japanese instrument sounds, shakuhachi, koto and pipe organ. The samples are clean and sound fantastic with some reverb or other effects. But while it lacks the many instrumental sounds of its younger siblings, it makes up for it with its retro wood-panel styling, integrated speaker and onboard cassette tape sequencer. The data cassette player is used to record and playback note data in sequence, and the instruments can be changed during playback. Tested and 100% functional, this ST-10 comes in the original tolex hard travel case with manual. Power is 100V, and while a stepdown converter is not needed, it is recommended."

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

SUIKO SAMURAI - featuring the Suiko ST-70 pocket synth

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video by Adam Kent-Isaac

"Surf rock with a weird, vintage Japanese synthesizer called a SUIKO ST-70. There are several different versions of the Suiko synthesizer, some are more advanced and have more functions, this is the smallest version that they made. I don't have a clue what any of the buttons mean, all the labels are Japanese. I had to figure it out through trial and error. I still can't really say I understand how to use it to its full ability."

Found the above searching for demos for the following listing.

via this auction

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Suiko ST-10 KOTO for Shigin conductor Synthesizer Tokyo Japan SN 001315

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021


video by gamakatsu

"A synthesizer for traditional Japanese music made in the 80s.

An attempt to compose with this instrument that only produces a Japanese sound no matter where you touch it"

1973 japanese electronic project KIT (MYKIT 50) GAKKEN学研 マイキット50 ハードオフで見っけた
video by gamakatsu

I didn't realize GAKKEN went that far back. See the Gakken and SUIKO labels below for more. Not sure if that's a SUIKO in the first video above, but it looks like one.

And a non synth video by gamakatsu: TUCKER/ 子供が投げた一斗缶の音をループして音を加えて作曲する試み
video by gamakatsu

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

SUIKO ST20 Vintage Analog Japanese Koto Synthesizer SN 691192

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via this auction

"SUIKO ST20 Vintage Analog Japanese Koto Synthesizer. Super rare. Condition is "Used", but super clean. The synth faceplate and speaker grill are mint. Free voltage transformer included."

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Suiko ST-100 Koto Multi-Sound Synthesizer Conductor for Shigin

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Check out this demo of one through a Roland Space Echo.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Alone In The Clouds | Suiko ST-50, AC Noises Respira, four track


"In which I play my favorite small synth, the Suiko ST-50, through an AC Noises Respira tremolo/reverb pedal (thanks guys for sending me this!). All parts except a field recording of a music box are Suiko, multi-tracked through Respira on the Fostex X-28H four track. Reverb on tape parts is Alesis Wedge."

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