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Showing posts with label Synth Techs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Synth Techs. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Siel Cruise Synth Repair


video upload by Retro Electro Tech - Vintage Audio Restoration

"In this video I go into final repair mode on an Italian made Siel Cruise synthesizer from around 1980."

Inside a Siel Cruise.

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Roland Jupiter 6 SN 364233

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"Here's a REFURBISHED Roland Jupiter 6 61 Key Synthesizer. The whole synth has been given a thorough refurb job from our in house tech with 45 years of experience. The only things replaced or added were the knobs to which we bought some of the faders new/old stock and 3D printed some of the small knobs but you'd never know the difference. Comes with a hard case and works good!"

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Roland Jupiter 6 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

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"Was fully Serviced by Bell Tone Synth Works Philadelphia, PA ( Oct /2021 )"

Monday, August 22, 2022

Oberheim Matrix-12

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"The synthesizer is in its original condition and works perfectly! It was completely checked again by the well-known synthesizer experts from Synthttaste in Germany before it was put online! Everything is in perfect condition."

Pics of the inside below.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

1970s EMS DK-1 Keyboard SN 2275

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"In great condition with cable. Pro serviced by Synths When in Toronto and in full working order."

Friday, July 22, 2022

The Octave CAT synthesizer: a detailed demo and tutorial


video upload by CatSynth TV

"We present a detailed look at the infamous Octave CAT synthesizer. Released in the mid-1970s, it was similar in many ways to the Arp Odyssey and Minimoog, but had several unique features such as blending waveforms, sub octaves, and cross modulation. These give it a unique sound that ranges from powerful analog synth bass to wild combinations of frequency modulation. And of course, it is called "CAT" so we have to review it. This is the way.

00:14 History of the Octave CAT and Octave Electronics
01:17 Presenting the Octave CAT MK 1
02:13 Oscillator demos
05:50 VCF demos (including modulation)
10:17 Oscillator hard sync
12:43 Frequency Modulation

Shoutout to SyntheticDreamscapes.com for overhauling our CAT Mk1 to get it ready for this demo and use in upcoming music projects.

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Monday, July 18, 2022

1979 Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2

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video upload by Borish Electronics

"This is a very rare Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Revision 2 for sale on Reverb right now. I walk through all of the features to demonstrate functionality and that the synth is in tune."



via this auction

"Professionally refurbished Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Revision 2 synthesizer for sale in excellent condition! This synth is much rarer than the Rev 3 synths and has very rare and sought after SSM ICs as opposed to the far more common CEM ICs featured in the Rev 3 version. It works great and I uploaded a video to demonstrate it's functionality. There are no issues with this synth! Every button works, every key works, every LED lights, etc. There are no scratchy pots or out of tune voices. The wood is almost perfect. There are a few scratches on the face and a couple of nicks in the paint above the modulation section. All of the tantalum capacitors have been replaced. A substantial amount of CMOS ICs have been replaced. The EPROMS have been replaced with modern equivalents. All voices have been recently tuned."

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Crumar Performer SN 03114 w/ Custom Black Faceplate

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"Just serviced at Outliner Audio in Chicago, this Performer is fully functional to it's former glory. Keybed plays exceptional well. Except we could not allocate a Brass Attack Pot replacement. As shown, the face plate has been repainted long ago with new labels added. Likely due to rust or paint flaking which was notorious for the Crumar."

Friday, May 20, 2022

Roland JD-800 61-Key Programmable Synthesizer

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"JD-800 in very good condition

Keyboard is freshly revised by laserheaven.ch, hot glue problem is permanently eliminated. (see pictures from cleaning above). The full keyboard was revised, even only two keys showed the problem in a little cause. All rests of the old red glue are carefully cleaned out and re-glued all weights with a stable modern glue

Inside carefully cleaned from old dust

No use of any contact sprays by the revision in potentiometer or sliders, nor buttons, these are in original no crackling very good shape"

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Is the Oberheim OB-SX Really a Preset Mini OB-X?


video upload by Synth Chaser

"Some people claim the Oberheim OB-SX is a smaller, preset version of the OB-X. But is that really true? In this video we take a look the voice cards of the OB-X, OB-SX, and OB-Xa and explore their similarities and differences."

https://synthchaser.com/

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Oberheim Matrix 6 Analog Keyboard Synthesizer

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"This 1986 Matrix 6 is in superb condition! Purchased from Switched On in Austin, TX over the summer. Techs there replaced the LCD, internal battery and updated the IOS & reinitialized the presets :) all keys and membranes work great. selling because i recently moved and no longer have the space."

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Moog Prodigy SN 2247 w/ MIDI

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"moog prodigy synthesizer 1979 With MIDI Installed by Certified Professional at Pro Audio and Electronic’s Repair in Tampa Fl. When I had the MIDI installed they also did a full tune up. The Synthizer is 100% functional. Works perfectly."

Sunday, January 02, 2022

moog memorymoog Restore and Repair (Ezas/Keyboard Synthesizer Restore)


video upload by EZAS music Tools

Inside a Moog Memorymoog.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Oberheim Xpander

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"Great condition and recently gone over by Bell Tone Synthworks in Philadelphia.."

Friday, November 05, 2021

Synth Wizards Episode 11: String Machine Madness!


video upload by Syntaur

"The Synth Wizards chase down and compare a crazy number of string machines, including the groundbreaking Freeman String Symphonizer and an extremely rare Elkatwin 61, and take a look at the fascinating history of these instruments. But, the Freeman needs some restoration work before it can be delivered to an interesting buyer in Los Angeles.

00:00 - Introduction
03:03 - Atlanta String Machine trip
06:35 - The Chamberlin
08:25 - The History of the Mellotron
13:00 - Mellotron M400 demo
13:58 - The Freeman String Symphonizer
15:28 - Differences between Synths and String Machines
19:24 - Freeman String Symphonizer demo
20:05 - The History of the Arp Solina
21:50 - Dennis DeYoung (Styx) Interview
23:38 - Crumar Orchestrator
24:30 - Crumar Performer
27:24 - Arp Omni
28:04 - Elka Rhapsody
28:42 - Elkatwin 61
29:55 - Roland RS-101 & 202
30:15 - Multivox MX-202
30:32 - Roland RS-505
33:03 - Roland RS-09
33:12 - Roland VP-330 Vocoder
33:36 - Korg Poly Ensemble S
34:28 - Korg Delta
34:56 - Yamaha SK20
35:49 - Korg EPS-1
37:01 - Refurbishing the Freeman
41:55 - Delivering String Machines to Jason Schwartzman"

Synthesizer Test Drive: Solina String Ensemble
video upload by Syntaur

"Syntaur's Sam Mims takes the iconic Solina String Ensemble out for a test drive. (This is a revised version of our original Solina video, where several sharp-eared listeners pointed out that the chorus effect wasn't quite right. They were correct! The LFO circuit in the original version was not working correctly. Now, here it is in its full glory.)"

Additional Synth Wizards Episodes

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.1

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"This is an original Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 rev 3.1! This example was serviced by vintage synthesizer repair/restoration experts RetroLinear in 2017. They replaced the famously hot and unstable power supply with a modern one that is cooler, more efficient, and reliable. The unit was recapped, keyboard contacts cleaned, keyboard rebushing-ed, and calibrated. All features are in working order and there are no known issues. It sounds fantastic and is an inspiration to play!"

Monday, November 01, 2021

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 REV 3.0 SN 1329

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via this auction

"You’ll find searching for a Vintage Prophet 5 that sellers say that it “works fine” or has had a minor repair to make it seem “fine”. We had Bell Tone Synth Works go completely thru this one and fix what was broken and replace the common things that fail to insure a solid & warrantied synth.

Low serial number puts made in the late ‘70s (1978-1983 for all rev 3.x models)"

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Korg MiniKORG 700S K2 SN 00538 w/ CV & Gate

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"korg 700s mini korg, with added CV and gate inputs for sequencing. This was serviced in 2019 by Belltone Synth Works in Philadelphia, one of the best service tech groups on the East Coast."

One pic of the inside.

Friday, September 17, 2021

OSCar Synthesizer w/ Full Refurb by KSR

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"OSC OSCar synthesizer. Midi. UK model. Latest (last) OS. Factory sound set restored via tape! This unit has just been fully serviced by Kent Spong at KSR. Work carried out: Battery replacement/ all obsolete chips replaced/ midi board attended to, checked and tested/ all knobs and switches checked then either cleaned, lubricated, or replaced as required. PSU inspected/serviced. Total cost of service: £435.00"

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 2.0 with Kenton Midi

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video upload by oscDrift

"Demonstration of my Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 2.0. Includes professionally installed Kenton Midi Kit. Keyboard bushings have been professionally replaced(no clicking) along with having a Heat Sink installed(addresses tuning drift/stability which was notorious with Rev 1 and Rev 2 P5's)."



via this auction

Excellent condition Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 2.0. Includes professionally installed Kenton Midi Kit. Keyboard bushings have been professionally replaced(no clicking) along with having a Heat Sink installed(addresses tuning stability/drift which was notorious with Rev 1 and Rev 2 P5's).
There are a few minor scratches on bottom and a very small wood ding on top of left side panel; otherwise in excellent shape. Please check my photos and video.

Unit has only been used in my smoke free Home Studio; has never been used outside the home/toured.

Professionally serviced at Outlier Audio in Chicago, IL.
Includes Cover, power cord,copy of Manual, Kenton Midi Kit manual as well as Cassette Interface Operation Notes."

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