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

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Anthony Marinelli Dr. Mix Rob Rosen Synth Jam 2 | CS80, EVS, OBX, OB8, Matrix12, Prophet, ARP2600

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Welcome to Synth Jam 2, the finale of the day when I introduced Rob Rosen to Dr. Mix during his visit to me in LA. This video showcases a live AMBIENT IMPROVISATION on monster vintage synths recorded at the Cabin Studio @ Rosen Sound. It features Dr. Mix on Oberheim OBX, OB8, Prophet 5 and Prophet VS, Rob Rosen on Oberheim 8 Voice & CS-80, and me, on CS-80, Oberheim Matrix 12 ands 2 ARP 2600's. Check it out...and please remember to visit Dr. Mix's channel on YouTube for a full tour of the Cabin with Master Synth Tech Rob Rosen. You'll be glad you did!"

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Thief (1981) complete "Igneous" scene (music by TD)

video upload by kovalmoog

"The whole scene of Thief (1981) with TD's re-edition of 'Thru Metamorphic Rocks' theme, renamed as 'Igneous' in the OST release.
The film version is by far more extensive than Thief CD version.
Enjoy that sequence !"

TD = Tangerine Dream.

Curious what they were using back then. According to this thread, they used the following on tour during that time period:

Live in East Berlin, 31st Jan 1980

Chris Franke:
Custom modular synthesizer (comprising of about 50% Moog and 50%
Projekt Electronik):
Moog Oscx2/R.M./VCF/VCAs
Projekt Elektronik VcEnvx2 & Proj. Elek. 2VCO/W.Noise/R.M./Waves (for Drums)
Digital sequencer & trigger selector
Programmer for above (SCI model 700 programmer)
Synth sound bank (for above)
Moog 960 sequential controller x2
Projekt elektronik sequence controller x2
Moog 3-band parametric
Moog 12 stage phaser
Moog 920 programmer
Moog 16-channel vocoder
Rhythm robot sequencer
Emu Oddity voice card
12 analogue drum sounds
Drum envelope unit
Drum EPROM sampled sounds
and more...

Oberheim OB-1
Prophet 5 (rev 2)
Korg PE-2000 polyphonic Ensemble
Elka Rhapsody 610 string machine.

Edgar Froese:
custom Moog modular synthesizer (3 box units comprising Moog modules and sequencers plus sequence controllers from Projekt Electronic)
Prophet 5 rev 2
PPG Sonic Carrier 1003 programmable duophonic DCO/DCF/DCA based synthesizer
PPG Wavecomputer 360 polyphonic digital synthesizer
PPG 350 keyboard sequencer
Arp Pro-DGX monophonic preset synthesizer
Korg PE-2000 polyphonic ensemble
Roland MC-8 microcomposer
Roland VC-10 vocoder
Arp/Solina string ensemble
Mellotron mk V

Johannes Schmoelling:
- Minimoog
- Yamaha CP-80 electric grand
- Oberheim 4-voice
- Elka Rhapsody 610
- Polymoog
- Korg PS-3100
- Synthanorma sequencer


European tours (Nov-Dec 1980 & Jan-Feb 1981):

Equipment used:

Chris Franke:
Moog/PE modular tower as above
Arp Odyssey mk III
Elka Rhapsody 610
Prophet 5 rev 2

Edgar Froese:
Projekt Elektronik modular synthesizer & sequencers (used by Peter Baumann during '76 and '77)
PPG 340 A Generator Unit, PPG340 B Processor Unit, PPG380 Event Generator, PPG x 2 Terminals, PPG x 2 Computer Keyboards,
Oberheim OB-X

He may have used some more keyboards during these tours but I'm not sure which ones (possibly the Arp pro-DGX, the PPG Sonic carrier or the PPG
360 wavecomputer?)

Johannes Schmoelling:
Moog modular synthesizer (usually handled by Edgar Froese on stage)
Prophet 5 rev 2
Yamaha CP-80 electric grand


British Isles tour (Oct-Nov 1981):

Equipment used:

Chris Franke:
Moog/PE modular tower as above
Arp Odyssey mk III
Elka Rhapsody 610
Prophet 5 rev 2

Edgar Froese:
PPG 360 wavecomputer
PPG Wave 2
Arp Pro-DGX
Korg PE-2000 poly-ensemble
PPG 5-octave keyboard controller
Custom sequencer (by Helmut Groethe)

Johannes Schmoelling:
Oberheim OB-X (handled by Froese on previous tours)
Custom sequencer (like Edgar's)

Saturday, November 04, 2023

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Rack

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"This unit is in very great and mint technical and cosmetic shape. It has OS 1.0 because version 1.2 has no free running lFO. An upgrade to 1.1 or 1.2 is possible with EPROMs. I left it on 1.0, because of v1.2 resets LFO with each key press making it useless IMO. This unit has a new OLED display and the synthtaste v2 PSU. It’s also recapped. Everything overhauling is made by Synthtaste professionally. The unit works great and it has only minimal scratches on the bottom."


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Friday, November 03, 2023

Massive Analog Keyboard Collection - Greystoke Studio Tour!

video upload by Andy Whitmore

"Greystoke Studio in London, is a high-spec London recording studio. Here we have a look at all the keyboards Andy had in 9/12/2020 – 41 Keyboards to look at!
Classic, Modern & Vintage Keyboards.

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0:00 - Mini Moog Model D – 2017
0:06 - Roland Vocoder VP330 MK I – 1979
0:10 - Oberheim OB-1 – 1978
0:14 - Prophet 5 Rev 3.2 MIDI – 1981
0:25 - Prophet 5 Rev 3.0 MIDI – 1980
0:36 - Oberheim Xpander – 1984
0:42 - Oberheim OB-8 – 1982
0:55 - Roland Jupiter 4 MIDI – 1979
0:58 - Logan String Machine – 1975
1:03 - Hammond C3 + Leslie Speaker - 1968 + 1963
1:05 - Mini Moog Model D – 1976
1:12 - Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano - 1976 (bought from 10CC's Eric Stewart!
1:14 - Fender Rhodes Piano Stage 73 – 1979
1:25 - Roland Juno106 – 1984
1:31 - Roland Vocoder VP330 MK II MIDI – 1980
1:38 - Korg M1 - 1990
1:40 - Nord Electro 3 - 2008
1:46 - Roland JD800 - 1991
1:57 - Korg Trinity - 1995
2:03 - Roland D50 - 1987
2:13 - Korg Poly 800 – 1983
2:14 - Roland SH101 – 1983
2:18 - Roland MC 202 – 1984
2:25 - Hohner Clavinet D6 - 1979
2:32 - Korg Z1 - 1997
2:39 - ARP Odyssey – 1979
2:43 - Prophet VS – 1986
2:53 - Roland MKS80 with MPG-80 programmer – 1986
3:03 - Yamaha TX816 - 1984
3:09 - Yamaha TX802 - 1987
3:12 - Studio Electronics SE1X – 1994
3:18 - Roland JP-8080 - 1998
3:22 - Roland JV1080 - 1994
3:29 - Nord Rack 2 - 1997
3:36 - Roland P330 - 1988
3:42 - Akai S3000XL 32 Meg - 1996
3:51 - Novation Supernova - 1998
4:05 - Novation Bass Station – 1994
4:09 - Kenton Pro 4 CV Gate Converter
4:21 - Steinway Model O – 1908
5:32 - EMS AKS Synthi VCS3 – 1972

Since this video was made Greystoke Studio has acquired
2 x Roland Jupiter 8 - 1981
1 x Yamaha CS80 - 1976
1 x Yamaha CS40M - 1979
2 x Roland SH1000 - 1973
1 x TTSH Two Thousand Six Hundred Mini Meanie Arp 2600 Clone Analog Synthesizer Modular Synth - 2016 - my model is 2023

Update video coming soon!

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Polydata - Music for Art Classes (Full EP)

video upload by Polydata

"Intended to be simple and unobtrusive, each track features only one instance of a Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 rev 3.2 performed without MIDI or an external sequencer, and each is named after a Crayola crayon color.

Available for download on Bandcamp

Find sound banks and merch at the Polydata Store


00:00 Pacific Blue
00:32 Burnt Orange
02:09 Blue-Violet
03:49 Copper
05:13 Orange-Yellow
06:55 Caribbean Green"

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Sequential Drumtraks Drum Machine Repair

video upload by gstormelectro

"Audio + Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2023

Today I'm investigating issues with a Sequential Drumtraks. While it is making sounds, the display is glitching out and the control functions are not working. In the end it was only incidental I was able to get it working again, for reasons I don't fully understand. The same phenomenon happens with my Drumulator, that's how I knew what to check for. It's my hope posting this video, that someone more knowledgable will be able to comment about this phenomenon.

This video is posted for general information about my experiences. Always observe safety working on electronics, and never tinker around inside power supplies without first unplugging the power cord. If you're not sure about anything, there's no shame in taking your instrument to a qualified service technician.

Since filming the video, I've discovered the batteries are still made in Japan. Also, the numbers on the battery may or may not necessarily be a date code. My new battery says 2132, so maybe it was made in 2021? Since the manufacture date and date installed may differ by a couple of years, I now write a date on the battery with a sharpie when I install it."

0:00 Intro & Symptoms
0:28 Power Supply investigation
2:10 Battery
2:28 Data Bus Check
4:08 About Cleaning IC pins
4:28 Last ditch effort and suddenly it's working???
5:38 Short demo

G-Storm Electro:

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS

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SN 0065 or 0066

"In outstanding cosmetic condition as seen on pictures, only very few minor blemishes.

New keyboard with functional aftertouch (Fatar)
New oled display
New power supply
New tact switches
New data slider
Factory presets installed
OS version 1.2
2 back up IC CEM5530 clone included
New Gator hardcase included"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Serviced With GliGli SN 4421

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Monday, October 30, 2023

Roland CR-78 eproms inside a Sequential Circuits DrumTraks! Detroit techno style.

video upload by Program 17

"This took me about a week to design. And about 4 more days of programming to get right!!!! Some kid said it only takes 5 minutes to make full sets of eproms. (i wish!!!!)
this came out really good. wow!!! now i can program these for a dmx,dx,linndrum,drumtraks and simmons.

hit me up on I.G program17 or write a comment if you're intersted in a set!!"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 6 w/ Original Box

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Friday, October 27, 2023

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Rack Vector Synth Meticulously Serviced By Professionals

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video upload by tonetweakers

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Herbie Hancock Sequential Circuits Prophet 2000 - Vintage Analog Sampling Synth (1985) HD

video upload by Alberto Napolioni

Sequential Prophet 2000 used by the great HERBIE HANCOCK during its tour in Italy on the late '80!
It comes with the original and rare CUSTOM PATCHES made by Hancock itself!

00:00 Future Shock
00:19 Arpy Hancock
00:39 Da Funk (Bass)
01:00 Watermelon Piano
01:15 Cyborg Love
01:41 Rock It (Clav)
02:04 Har-psy
02:33 Let it go

FX used on some patches:
OTO bam Reverb
OTO bim Delay"

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 REV 1 SN 0132 w/ MIDI

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"This is the very first version of the classic Prophet-5 synthesizer. There were reportedly less than 200 of these rev 1 Prophet-5s made, and some if not all of them were made in Dave Smith's garage. How many are working perfectly and a real pleasure to play today, like this one now is, after we paid our tech for around 100 hours of highly skilled vintage synth tech labor plus parts?

We bought this item from a customer who said it was working fine. We had a feeling it wasn't, because they never are. And we were right. The entire process of sorting out its tricky problems and rebuilding it to our high standards to work like new again (or better!) took around 100 hours. The resulting instrument is most likely the best functioning, feeling and sounding example of its kind anywhere. At this point, we have so much time and money invested in it that we're only going to sell it if we can get a small fortune for it. If you're just looking for any prophet-5, search our website for others and get a rev 3 machine. If you're a serious Prophet-5 head and you want the best rev 1 money can buy, this is a rare opportunity to buy one that was slaved over, sparing no expense, to work perfectly. If it doesn’t sell, we're fine keeping it and enjoying it in our studio. This unit has a Kenton MIDI kit installed that was originally designed for a later revision p5."

Monday, October 23, 2023

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS w/ Stereoping MIDI Controller & Carts

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"Prophet VS in excellent condition with lots of extras. I am the second owner. It comes with a Stereoping MIDI controller/interface, 6x RAM cartridges (5x model 240, 1x model 241) and original user manual. Local pickup is invited, I can also meet near the US border, Ottawa or Montreal."

Sunday, October 22, 2023


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Pics of the inside below.

"Vintage Sequential Circuits Prophet remote for the rev 3.2 Prophet-5 and comparable revision Prophet-10. Uncommon 49 key, 4 octave C-C pratt-reed j-wire keyboard. Components look to be intact, but is being sold as is. The keyboard will likely need buss bar and j-wire cleaning as well as new rebound bushings.

the remote also has three wheels of which pitch self returns and a switch matrix similar to the Prophet-5/10.

Original leather strap and locks. Walnut wood end pieces. Serial number 4."

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev3 SN 4729

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Sequential Circuits Multi-Track sound demo_1

video upload by M80

"Some sound examples from this analog vintage synth from the 80s.
All presets and sounds made by me, used only Vallhalla Room reverb and the synths internal chorus."

00:00 Intro
00:16 Preset 1
02:45 Preset 2
04:52 Preset 3
08:11 Preset 4
10:26 Preset 5
11:15 Preset 6
13:30 End

Sequential Circuits Prophet 3000 Rev B. 4MB Sampler SN 0210 w/ Sample Library

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"This is the rare Prophet-3000 Rev B 4MB model. The standard 3000 had 2MB, and few had 4MB out of the factory (although some could be expanded to 4). As such, this unit is a bit of a rarity.

The floppy drive is needs a cleaning. I am considering doing it myself, but obviously that makes me a little nervous. However, if you are patient with it the current drive will do. The controller works well too.

This unit comes with about 45 disks of sounds, many custom from the original owner. It sounds excellent, as only 3 samplers were ever made with both analog filters and 16-bit sample rates. Truly its a champion of its category."

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Elektron MachineDrum ii Eproms inside a sequential circuits drumtraks.

video upload by Program 17

"Ok. I’m sick of the eprom wars. So I decided to make something totally new!!! I made binary files from a Elektron machine drum ii and programmed them for a Druntraks.

(Man I love this.) this is so cutting edge. And no one has this set. It remained a me of having a whole brand new machine. But a drum traks."

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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