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Showing posts with label Sequential Circuits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sequential Circuits. Show all posts

Friday, May 17, 2024

Battle of the Poly Synths: Top 10 Analog Classics

video upload by Andy Whitmore

"Analog Synthesizers Rewind: Top 10 Classics!
S1:Ep11 - The FINALE in a series of 11 videos!

Which is the best vintage analog polysynth to buy?
Top 10 Vintage Analog Polysynths: The Ultimate Comparison

Welcome to the ultimate vintage analog polysynth showdown!
In this video, we dive deep into the world of classic analog synthesizers, comparing and contrasting the top 10 vintage polysynths that have stood the test of time.
Whether you're a seasoned synthesizer enthusiast or a newcomer to the analog realm, join us as we explore the unique features, iconic sounds, and timeless appeal of these musical gems.
From the warm tones of the Juno series to the powerful presence of the Prophet, discover which vintage polysynth might be the perfect addition to your setup.
Let the sonic adventure begin!

00:00 Intro
00:24 Prophet VS Synth: Sound Selection Showcase [previous video]
01:25 Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer: A Complete Overview [previous video]
02:48 The Secret Sounds of Oberheim Xpander Revealed [previous video]
04:12 The Roland Jupiter 4: A Sound Engineer's Dream [previous video]
05:46 Discovering Yamaha CS50's Top Sound Options [previous video]
07:20 Desire: Best Oberheim OB-8 Sounds Revealed [previous video]
08:50 SuperJupiter: Unlocking the Best MKS80 Sounds [previous video]
10:24 Drama and Fear: Prophet 5 Synthesizer Sounds [previous video]
11:54 Experiencing the Divine Sounds of Jupiter 8 [previous video]
13:27 The Yamaha CS80: A Musician's Dream [previous video]

You can find demos for each in previous posts here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

1980s Vintage Sequential Circuits Prelude Analog Synthesizer

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"Fully functional and excellent sounding 1980s Sequential Circuits Prelude synthesizer. I have used this synth on many records and it has some great sounds. Surprisingly versatile with the built in equalizer and the ability to play multiple patches at once by pressing the different patch selection buttons at the same time.

A few switch caps missing but in otherwise good condition."

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Rack Synth SN 0065 w/ New Display & Memory Cart

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Additional Retro Gear Shop Listings

"Rare vintage Sequential Circuits Prophet VS rack synthesizer. It’s in excellent cosmetic shape with some minor wear as expected for its age. 100% fully functional with latest OS 1.2. Recently professionally serviced as needed, including installing new upgraded screen which is super easy to read, very bright and legible from all angles (looks even better in person, the pictures don’t do it justice), replaced data slider with a new metal shaft slider and cap (more sturdy than the original) and replaced caps in PSU, voice board, and output board. The battery tests good.

If you need an awesome dedicated hardware controller for the Prophet VS, please check out our Prophet VS Stereoping Controller, we can do a combined bundle deal if you purchased both together. Amazing digital analog hybrid synth, haunting pads, wicked basses, leads and effects. A classic for getting morphed transformed sounds with the data joystick. The built in sequencer/arpeggiator and randomizing patch function are awesome features. Includes VS Ram Prophet VS Ram Cartridge Model 240 (which has a value of $250 on its own). Very rare to find these racks, don't miss out!"

Friday, May 10, 2024

Sequential Circuit Prophet 5 rev 3.3 SN 4327

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"This is a beautiful P5 rev3.3 with full midi and expanded patch memory. I had this serviced about 2 years ago by Greg Montalbano in the bay area of California. This synth sounds as good as it looks and works perfectly. The only cosmetic flaws are very minimal and circled in red in the photos. The first flaw is 2 little indentions is the wood on the rear top right corner. The second cosmetic flaw is the badge on the front left is starting to delaminate. I don’t know if it’s just a protective film that peels off or what, I never wanted to find out haha. As far as audio you can find a track I made using this P5 for every sound except the field recordings of birds on SoundCloud by searching ‘Rallycars and Dinosaurs’ the song name is ‘August’."

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 →"

Sunday, May 05, 2024

Sequential Circuits Pro-One Monophinic Synth Keyboard Synthesizer SN 9037

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Additional Retro Gear Shop Listings

Friday, May 03, 2024

Vintage Dual Keyboard Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 Rev3 SN 0380

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"In excellent condition, serviced and checked, the sequencer does not work."

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Ex Dire Straits Mark Knopfler Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 For Sale?

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We are happy to offer the following Original Prophet 5 that was a key ingredient to the sound , tone of many classic Dire Straits Tracks, Albums throughout the 80's, please find details as follows:

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5



Original Dire Straits Sound Settings/Programs

Fully Checked/Serviced

Original “Dire Straits" Touring , Road Case


The above was used for both stage, touring and recording purposes within the Classic Dire Straits Era which included Love Over Gold , Brothers in Arms Etc Etc


The above comes both pictorial and writen verification from Dire Straits Original Keyboard Technician confirming use , ownership"

Friday, April 26, 2024

Drama and Fear: Prophet 5 Synthesizer Sounds

video upload by Andy Whitmore

"Analog Synthesizers Rewind: Top 10 Classics!
S1:Ep8 - The eighth in a series of 11 videos!

Creating Mind-Blowing Sounds with Prophet 5's Poly Mod Section, Wind & FX

"Unveiling the Sonic Depths of Prophet 5 Synth: From Enchanting Winds to Dark Mysteries and Funky Leads!"

Dive into the mesmerizing world of the Prophet 5 Synth with our demo video!
🎹 Explore a sonic journey featuring ethereal wind sounds, low drones, percussive beats, use of the “poly mod” section, dark mysterious pads, filter explorations, and more.
We've even thrown in some iconic presets, showcasing the synth's versatility with tweaking options.
Don't miss the atmospheric sounds from 'She's Strange' - Cameo and groove to the funky lead sound inspired by 'You're the One for Me' by D Train.
Whether it's glistening tones, brass swells, or sweet organ vibes, the Prophet 5 delivers an extraordinary range of sounds.
🌌✨ Press play and let the synth enchant your ears!"

Drama and Fear: Prophet 5 Synthesizer Sounds

00:00 Prophet 5 Intro
00:24 Drama and Fear: Prophet 5 Synthesizer Sounds"

Monday, April 22, 2024

Custom 'Black Prophet' Reverse Keys Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 440

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"Prophet 600 customized 'Black Prophet':

- reverse keys

- Prophet 5 metal cap knobs

- now discontinued GliGli upgrade installed

- darker wood cheeks

- brand new original CEM3340 Rev G VCOs"

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS SN 1124 + Stereoping Programmer

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This particular SN was listed a couple of times in the past. Good to see it has been serviced.

"Here is the work done on it about 5 months ago:

1. New OLED display

2. Completely new switches installed

3. New transformer (toroidal) replaced in PSU

4. New capacitors in the PSU section

5. Completely cleaned and calibrated with the Prophet VS is included the Stereoping Prophet VS programmer, BRAND NEW in the box."

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Wine Country Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 GliGli SN 2682

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"This is a wine country “perfect prophet” which has been recently serviced having its pots and switches cleaned and lubricated. It has the gligli modification with the Imogen 2022 code. The brief video demonstrates power up, key triggering and sound sounds. Introducing the Sequential Circuits Prophet 600, a classic vintage analog synthesizer that has been fully serviced and is in great working condition. This keyboard synthesizer features 61 synth keys, with CV In, MIDI (DIN) In, and MIDI (DIN) Out input/output ports for easy connectivity. The Prophet 600 is a top-of-the-line model from Sequential Circuits, with a range of features including a pitch wheel, modulation wheel, and arpeggiator. Ideal for both beginners and professional musicians, this Sequential Prophet 600 is a must-have for anyone looking for a high-quality analog synthesizer. Its stylish design and reliable performance make it perfect for use in any musical setting. So go ahead and create your masterpiece with the help of this amazing synthesizer today!"

Friday, April 19, 2024

Sequential Circuits Split-Eight SN 02917 w/ Custom White Side Panels

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via this listing

"Relatively uncommon but a fantastic sounding analogue synth capable of some extremely rich sounds when compared to modern digital offerings.

This unit is completely restored and fully operational.

This unit has seen the following service:

Completely refurbished keybed
All button contacts (Keybed and front panel buttons) have been refurbished
ALL electrolytic caps replaced including those on the audio board.
New memory battery installed
New voltage regulators installed
New led matrix chips installed
Full factory sysex installation with original factory sounds restored.
Fully tested and working great!
The Split-8 makes for a very nice programmable polyphonic analog synthesizer with complete MIDI implementation. With 8 voices and 8 oscillators (Curtis 3394 SENTE chips) the Split-8 is a heavy contender against the Roland Juno-106.

The keyboard features splits and layers, all of which can be saved with patch data. Choose between 8 voice polyphony with 1 oscillator per voice, 4 voice polyphony with dual oscillators per voice, 2 voice polyphony with a mega 4 oscillators per voice, or the unison mode which is just a fat 8-voice solo mode for trance bass and lead heaven! Similar to the Juno-106, the Split-8 uses a Chorus effect to liven up the sounds.

Split-8 features:

One voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) for each of the eight voices. Switches are used to set any combination of triangular, sawtooth and square wave. Pulse width modulation (PWM) is available.
For each voice, the coarse tuning is available within four octaves as well as the fine tuning.
Programmable "poly mod" allows the audio output of one voice to feed another's VCF. In this case, the polyphony is reduced to four voices.
The voltage-controlled low-pass filter (LP VCF) has a four-stage structure with a slope of 24 dB per octave. Cutoff, resonance and modulation depth adjustments are available. A keyboard tracking mode is also provided (higher notes have a higher cutoff frequency).
The low-frequency oscillator (LFO) produces a triangular or rectangular waveform in the range from 0.25 to 20 Hz. It can be used to modulate the cutoff frequency of VCF, the pitch of the VCO and the pulse-width modulation.
ADSR envelope generators for VCF and VCA.
Keyboard "split" and "layer" functions are available.
Programmable chorus effect.
Full MIDI support, including downloading presets via the sysex protocol."

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

LMNC - Blur Song 2 On Modular Synth

Someone In The Crowd Requested Blur Song 2 On Modular Synth haha
video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"A bit more footage from the tour! this was Tourcoing again! unfortunately the camera we used on stage got nicked half way through the tour and we lost a few nights of footage because i didnt back it up for a couple of days. but i have a lot of the audio! and currently compiling and putting the audio only of various parts of performances onto patreon. Download the Live WAV of this and others here :-

/ some-more-live-102450353
Patreon is a massive enable to making videos, the larger DIY projects would be a lot more strung out without it! so i cant thank my supporters enough.
It Also keeps the lights on at @THISMUSEUMISNOTOBSOLETE where you can come and play this synth!"

Monday, April 15, 2024

The World’s FIRST Digital Reverb: EMT 250 Part 1 Demo with a Sequential Circuits Prophet-5

video upload by foleytronics fx repair

"This is a 1976 EMT 250 digital reverb, one of not very many ever made. It came to the shop screaming white noise in my ear as soon as you turn it on, which ended up being a RAM issue. 12 bit (quasi 15 bit according to the manual as it converts the signal to floating point while it processes the signal, though I think they meant 16 bit as the RAM array is 8k x 16), 24 khz sample rate, probably around a 10 kHz roll off.

Part I discusses how to use it and you can hear some sound demos, part II will explore the circuitry of the unit a little more.

Shot and edited by Michael Shular"

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Julia - an Ensoniq ARS10 Transwave!

video upload by Franz Kreimer Keys

"Ich habe es geschafft. Endlich ein Video unter 2 Minuten!
Der Ensoniq ASR 10 Sampler aus dem Jahre 1992 ist nicht nur ein fantastischer Sampler, sondern kann auch Transwaves abspielen. Dieses Beispiele ist live gespielt. Die Drums sind vom Sequential Drumtracks.
Die Effekte sind vom ASR10. Dieser verfügt über einen phantastischen Effektprozessor!

Viel Spaß mit Keyboards"


"I did it. Finally a video under 2 minutes!| The Ensoniq ASR 10 sampler from 1992 is not only a fantastic sampler, but can also play transwaves. This example is played live. The drums are from Sequential Drumtracks.
The effects are from ASR10. This has a fantastic effects processor!

Have fun with keyboards"

Late Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3, Midi, Upgrades incl Rev-1, PSU SN 6430

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"This unit is in excellent shape, has an upgraded power supply, the Analogue Renaissance REV-1 SSM board, which also includes 2/4pole and Q switching to retain bass with higher resonance settings. This also includes the original owner's manual binder and detail sheets."

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Sequential Circuits Pro-One vs ARP 2500 in Willem Twee Studio 2 (synth noise jam)

video upload by brainhack musicbox

"A piece of memory from Apr 2023 in Willem Twee Studio 2"

Willem Twee Studio

Sunday, April 07, 2024

Eventide Harmonizer H949 Demo with Sequential Circuits drumtraks

video upload by Synth Tailor Electronics

"Eventide H949 Harmonizer demo of functions/capabilites with a Sequential Circuits Drumtraks. Recorded straight into a UA Volt interface.

Restored at Synth Tailor Electronics. Visit our website for sales, repairs and sending in your vintage synthesizers, drum machines, outboard gear, vintage effects and tape machines to get restored."

Saturday, April 06, 2024

Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode (cover by Munatix), On Roland Jupiter 4, Casio VL-1, Pro One

video upload by Munatix

"Depeche Mode's 'Just Can't Get Enough' is a synthpop LEGEND! Parties erupt when this song hits, and we get it! This energetic anthem is timeless.
We're huge fans, so we dove deep and covered it ourselves!
Vince Clarke, a founding member, laid the groundwork for this sound with his innovative synthesizer work in the early days of Depeche Mode. Dissecting these classics is how we learn.
Secret weapons? Korg KR-55 snare & Casio VL-Tone synth lead! 🤖 🎹🧐😮
Wanna know more about the original recording? Tell us in the comments!

ISRC : BE 3ID 24 00021 - Song

Credits to MaWey for providing the video footage :"

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