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Sunday, March 05, 2023

The Surprising Musicality of a Telephone Line Simulator

video upload by HAINBACH

You can find the post HAINBACH mentions with pics here.

"Of all the instruments in my studio filled with many obscure things, this is the one that draws most peoples attention: the vintage telephone line simulator by Axel Electronics. It looks rather disco for a piece of test equipment, with its Battlestar Galactica golden color. In this video I put it through its many surprising musical applications.


Friday, March 03, 2023

MI, Inc. Automatic Bass Computer 1 Rhythm Machine SN 1198

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.

via this auction

This appears to be the first post to feature MI, Inc. and the Automatic Bass Computer

Front panel controls:

Volume knob

9' Flute
String Bass
16' Flute
16' Tuba
Sig... Count...
6/6 8
4/4 4
2/4 2
Shuf 5
Rock 5
Latin 3 3


Back IO:

Rhythmer In
Rhythmer Out
Bass Audio
Power Switch

Made in Waco, Texas, USA

Thursday, March 02, 2023

PPG 380/340b/340a Listed for $77,959.62

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via this auction

"This is by far one of the rarest synthesizers ever built! only 5 left and 1 is known to be working!

has a one of a kind upgrade wich enables you to either use rhe Tapes or Waveterm A as the software loader! the Wavetetm software is the ultra rare ASK wave cutter software! included are also the original casettes, VDU, Keyboard and a one of a kind Apple II cable! if you buy it without the waveterm A, you will get a 10k discount.... it also works without the waveterm A. keep in mind i never used the tapes! no guarantees! can also allow you to connect a wave 2.0 to the 380 and trigger ut via auxillary sends!!!!

there is a high possibility that this system belonged to tangerine dream!

you will never ever have a chance to buy it again unless you decide to get it now! it works and loads all the software."

Sunday, February 19, 2023

New Distortions - an EMS Sound Study

video upload by zack dagoba

"New Distortions"

Available NOW on Benge's Bandcamp page:

This sound study was created on electronic instruments made by British synthesiser manufacturer EMS. The specific items used were as follows:

VCS3 Mk1
Dual Synthi AKS (known as The Crystal Machine)
TKS Sequencer
8-Octave Filter Bank
Pitch To Voltage Converter
Random Signal Generator
Dual High Pass Filter

Note that the Polysynthi has an analogue delay unit which can be accessed via an external input

No other instruments or sound processors were used in this composition

The video was created by Benge at the Memetune VideoLab. The following equipment was used:

Panasonic WJ-MX50 (x 2)
Grass Valley Indigo Video Switcher
Sony DSR DR1000 DVCAM HD Recorder
Sony DSR500 Video Camera
Davinci Resolve

Written and recorded by Benge (BD Edwards) at Memetune Studios, UK

(c)+(p) 2023 MemeSongs

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Creation Modular Systems - Red 909 & 808 Red Rack Based Modular Drum System

via @KleineMusic, via @emptyvesselnz

"Anyone know anything about this? a modular drum unit with all analogue versions of the TR909 Bass/Snare/Clap/HH and a TR808 Bass/Snare....."

Modules from left to right:

TR-909 BASS ms-9 w/ Level, Tune, Attack, and Decay knobs
TR-909 SNARE ms-9 w/ Lvel, Tune, Snap, and Tone knobs
TR-909 CLAP ms-9 w/ Level knob
TR-909 HiHAT ms-6 w/ Level, Tune, OH Decay, and CH knobs
TR-808 BASS ms-8 w/ Level, Tone, and Decay knobs
TR-808 SNARE ms-8 w/ Level, Tone, and Snappy knobs
PROFESSIONAL DRUM - SYSTEM - modular systems - blank panel
PROFESSIONAL DRUM - SYSTEM control panel with Limited logo, MAIN volume knob, ON switch, an additional knob with button, three TRIGGER LEDs w/ buttons, and a small display with an additional button.

It's interesting that the TR-909 HiHat has a ms-6 label rather than ms-9.

Note there are no patch points. It almost looks like a Clavia (Nord) prototype rack drum system. It does appear to be 3U high like eurorack. Could be a nicely done DIY system.

This appears to be the first post to feature Modular Systems on the site. If anyone knows anything about them, let us know! Thanks to @emptyvesselnz for bringing this to our attention. Whenever I think I've captured it all after 15 years of running the site, something new old pops up. See the New Old label below for more.

Update: two new pics in via @KleineMusic. You can see the brand name on back is Creation Modular Systems. You can see individual outs, main stereo outs, MIDI In, Thru, Thru-1, Thru-2, and 3 trigger outs, and AC 230 V socket on back.

Friday, February 10, 2023

Micks Old ETI Analog Synthesizer

video upload by watikura

"Testing my old homemade 1975 synthesizer after cleaning, repairs and restoration. It's been sitting gathering dust and grime for about forty years but still works, just need to iron out a few more bugs still."

Thursday, January 19, 2023

11 Con Brio - Bizarre Sequence

video upload by Con Brio Synthesizers

"These sounds play atonally with this sequence, seemingly ideal for a weird film scene."

See the Con Brio label below for more.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Super Rare Yamaha AWM Voice Expander AVX-1 w/ Loadable Voice Carts

Some pics of the super rare Yamaha AVX1 Voice Expander in via M Me.

Note this is different than the Yamaha FVX-1. This is the AWM Voice Expander. This is the first post to feature pics of the AVX-1. It was only mentioned briefly once before on the site here. I'm not finding any videos on YouTube. If anyone knows more about these feel free to let us know.

Note the pull-out slot for AWM Voice Pack carts.

I can make out the following carts:

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Bandmaster Ltd. Scotland, BMI Powerhouse 8 Track Tape Based Rhythm Machine

video upload by Audio Animals Studio

Note: this post started with the pics below spotted and sent in via M Me. This is the first post to feature one.

Video description:

"Download all audio recordings and VST of Bandmaster Powerhouse here :

We originally purchased the Bandmaster Powerhouse in order to sample it and create a VST and wav sample pack. Now we have completed doing so we are looking to sell the unit as the VST we have created is essentially an identical emulation of the hardware. The tapes include the following recordings. If you are interested in purchasing the Bandmaster Powerhouse drum machine in physical for you can do so via our website here :

Tape 1 - Quickstep / Shuffle / Twist / Funky Beat
Tape 2 - Old Time Waltz / Jazz Waltz / 12/8 Rhythm / Modern Waltz
Tape 3 - Slow Foxtrot / Tango / Pasadoble / Bolero
Tape 4 - Samba / Mambo / Meringue / Calypso
Tape 5 - Rhumba / Cha-Cha / Bossa Nova / Beguine
Tape 6 - March / Polka / 6/8 Rhythm / Jig
Tape 7 - Motown Slowbeat / Latin Slowbeat
Tape 8 - Latin Rock / Rock Rhythm / Cuban Rock / Glitter Rock"

4 Modes per tape
Mains On
Mode Tempo
Footswitch jack on back

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Rare POLYMOOG Road Kit with Original Box

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via this auction

I've never scene one of these before. Interesting bit of synth history.

From the listing: "NEW OLD STOCK 1980 Moog Polymoog Road Kit parts case. It is complete, obviously untested and sold as is."

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Vintage Cretone Rhythm Maker

This one was spotted here and sent in via M Me.

"Cretone/Teisco Rhythm Maker, Very rare drum computer. This one has had a recap of all electrolytes, but the rhythms that come out are not correct and I think a transistor is no longer working properly, it starts to crack after a while. Amplifier section works well."

This is the first post to feature the Cretone brand and Rhythm Maker. If you know more about them, let us know!

Friday, December 23, 2022

Rare Dynacord ADS-K Keyboard Sampler

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via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

This appears to be the first one to be featured on the site. Also see the Dynacord ADD-two.

From the listing:

"Here comes the rare keyboard version of the ADS, namely the ADS-K, under the hammer!

The ADS/ADS-K dates back to 1989 and raised the 16-bit bar a little higher with 20-bit converters. On the one hand, the ADS ties in with Dynacord's drum sampler history and, on the other hand, with their PA products (the well-known DRP-20 dates from the same time).

Extremely slick 80s design. Is - for my taste - only topped by the white version. But I've never seen them for sale. But the black version is also impressive. Who owns a Dynacord keyboard!?

Can also be used as a master keyboard due to the good synth keyboard and the large contact surface for computer keyboards or similar.

The features:
- 16bit with 20bit D/A converter
- Stereo sampling
- 16 votes
- 2MB, expandable to 8MB
- reads S-900 floppy disks (but I was never able to try it due to the lack of the sampler mentioned)
- Re-sampling (can sample itself)
- Additive synthesis with 64 harmonics
- Modulation matrix (see pictures; That's right, we also know it from another device, especially from the ramp generators. The software was said to have been programmed by the same gentlemen.)
- Internal mixer with loop-in path
- Individual outputs
- SCSI connection (I haven't been able to try that before, but it should still work)
- Good synth keyboard with effective dynamic conversion
- more features: see Internet

Unfortunately, the 33 years have left the following traces:

- The top two buttons are broken and beyond repair. I took them out of service and temporarily glued them on for cosmetic reasons. Didn't turn out that well - you can see a slight difference in height in the pictures. I hope the construction survives the transport.

- The upper right segment of the right 7-segment display is defective. You can see that in the pictures. "00" should be displayed. But that doesn't matter when playing, because you primarily look at the display and the button labels.

- The lower octave keys are slightly yellowed.

Scope of delivery:
- Dynacord ADS-K
- Original box
- Power cord
- Disks with sounds (unfortunately some of them are no longer readable)
- Leftovers/components of the two defective keys"

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

NOS 1982 Octave Voyetra One Mylar Front Panel

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via this auction

Note, this appears to be the first mention of the Voyetra One on the site.

"This mylar front panel was made in 1982 by Octave-Plateau for their Voyetra One synthesizer that was never manufactured. This is a rare collector's item for any fan of the Voyetra Eight synthesizer and would look great framed and displayed on the wall of a studio. The layout clearly shows the complex voice architecture of the Voyetra Eight, which is not obvious from looking at the Voyetra Eight front panel.

This item is New Old Stock (NOS) and is covered with a protective film as shipped from the factory. The back has an adhesive covered with a paper protector and the manufacturer's sticker shows it was made on March 22, 1982.

The Voyetra One was originally intended to be a programmer for the Voyetra Eight but it was abandoned when Octave-Plateau decided instead to make a software voice editor for the IBM PC. For more information on the Voyetra One and Voyetra Eight, Google 'Fandom Voyetra Eight Synthesizer'."

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Rare BME Rattlesnare drummachine HQ direct sound!!

video upload by Remco Rones

"I had only 15 minutes with this rare drummachine, synced it to my SH-101 clone and recorded some quick stuff. The low end sounds really great."

This is the first post to feature the BME Rattlesnare.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Rare Novation MidiCon - The Prototype for the MM10! Which later turned into the Bass Station

video upload by Edward Jones

"This is the MidiCon -- a controller keyboard that 'never went into production'. However, I am here in Melbourne, and I have one.
This turned into the MM10, the controller for the Yamaha QY10 and QY20.
The same chassis turned into the Bass Station.

A very rare controller keyboard pre-dated the MM10, which begat the BassStation.
The main CPU has custom markings!

324U 3E v2.0"

If anyone has any additional information feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

One was up for sale back in October, 2021. That's the only other Novation MidiCon post featured on the site.

Some pics:

Monday, November 07, 2022

Hardcore techno's alternative history - Case: Dance of the Anthropoids - Electric Byway

video upload by Electric Byway

"Was the first released prototype of hardcore techno actually released in 1968 in Finland? In this video we take a look at the history of hardcore techno and speedcore, and a particular 1960's experiment of high tempo rhythmic electronic music and its creator.

EDIT: A little correction: 'We Have Arrived' from the 'Reflections Of 2017' 12" was on white label in 1990, but officially came out in 1991 on Planet Core Productions and Industrial Strength. Thanks to Spastmatiker for pointing it out.


Leo Anibald - Ritmicida
Delia Derbyshire - Dance from Noah
Erkki Kurenniemi - Antropoidien tanssi
Erkki Kurenniemi - Sähkösoittimen ääniä #1
Amalgam 5 - Amalgam V
Low Entropy - Futuristic"

Erkki Kurenniemi - Antropoidien tanssi (Love Records, 1968)

video upload by pottue

"Vinyl rip from: VA - Perspectives '68 - Music In Finland (wrong cover picture in the video)
Love Records (4) ‎– LRLP 4
Country: Finland
Released: November 1968
Discogs info: [cover & record lables below]

All rights belong to the artist.

Erkki Juhani Kurenniemi (10 July 1941, Hämeenlinna, Finland – 1 May 2017, Helsinki) was a Finnish designer, philosopher and artist, best known for his electronic music compositions and the electronic instruments he has designed. He is considered to have been one of the leading early pioneers of electronic music in Finland. Kurenniemi was also a science populariser, a futurologist, a pioneer of media culture, and an experimental film-maker."

Friday, November 04, 2022

Lost ARP Tapes Channel 5, 1974

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"A rare glimpse of Alan R Pearlman in the ARP Instruments plant in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, June 9, 1074. With David Friend, and images of the ARP production team making the legendary synthesizers!"

Alan R. Pearlman Foundation Tom Piggott Lost ARP Tapes

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"After finding a box of Umatic Tapes, d'ARP set out to restore what turned into a treasure trove of vintage footage from television stations as well as workshops given at various colleges and universities demonstrating the ARP synthesizers when they were brand new.

This video features ARPostle Tom Piggott, demonstrating the ARP 2600 and ARP Odysssey.

Tom Piggott is an educator, musician and co-author of several books."

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Bill Wolfer: It's the 50th Anniversary of my Minimoog!

video upload by Bill Wolfer

"I bought this Minimoog Model D in 1972, and have had it ever since. It was recently restored, so I made a video to celebrate it and its birthday!

All the sounds are straight from the Mini plugged direct into a Focusrite interface connected to an iPad, with reverb and echo provided by the iPad.

Thanks to David Rogoff for the excellent restoration work."

P.S. "It was my first synth--I bought it in 1972! Serial number 1407, clear wheels and all. Still has the original oscillators."

P.P.S. Bill Wolfer played in Michael Jackson's Thriller. You can find his self title releases and a short bio on discogs here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Morenz-Perkes 1200, Synth Keyboard Brochure

via this auction

This appears to be the first post to feature Morenz-Perkes.

"Morenz Perkes 1200 keyboard brochure. Black and white, 4 pages with specs on back page."

Details ffrom the brochure:

- All Digital Electronic Synthesizer

- 8 Voice Polyphonic Live Performance Instrument

- 61 Instruments Stored As Presets, Plus Unlimited Tape Storage of Additional Instruments

- Always In Tune

- Innovative, Computer Controlled Patching Provides Totally New Dimensions in Sound

- Unprecedented Flexibility in Control of: Timbre, Envelope, Pitch, Pedal Function and Keyboard Modes

- Make Chords, Echos, Arpeggios, Drones, Glides, Sequences, Glissando, All in Great Variety

- Very Large Scale Integration for Maximum Flexibility


Specs on back of brochure below.


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

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