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Showing posts with label keytar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label keytar. Show all posts

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Yamaha SHS-10 - a mini FM keytar

video upload by Alfonse

"Music: 'Adventure Plank' (C) Copyright 2023 Alfonse
Download the track here:

Yamaha SHS-10 'Sholky' (1987)

This is a 2-op FM synth in the form of a mini-keytar, with pitch bend wheel and vibrato in easy reach of the left hand on the neck. It has a MIDI Out port, which allows you to use it to control other instruments.

The lead line uses voice 32 Horn, making use of the vibrato and portamento effects and the pitch bend wheel. The main drum pattern used was 03 Fusion 2. The track starts with 01 Rhythm and Blues 2, and 02 Fusion 1 is used for a fill-in at the middle and end of the final solo section.

Big thanks to @musicbroth for the loan of this keyboard. They're a fantastic community music resource in Glasgow, UK, lending instruments and running workshops with a mission to provide access to music for everyone."

Friday, November 17, 2023

Junost-21 Analog USSR Vintage Keytar Synthesizer w/ Original Manual, Schematics & Case

via this auction

I don't think I ever knew these were made in Poland. This is the first post to mention it.

"This Junost-21 synthesizer is a vintage piece of equipment that is made in Poland. It comes in its original box and includes all manuals. The synthesizer has 37 keys and is a keyboard type with synth keys. It has a MIDI (DIN) Out port and two pedal inputs. The Junost-21 is an analog synthesizer that features a modulation wheel, arpeggiator, and built-in effects. It is a great addition to any collection of synthesizers or pro audio equipment. This synthesizer is in working condition and is sure to provide hours of musical enjoyment."

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Moog Liberation SN 3226C

via this auction

"Has some severe cosmetic blemishes: oxidation on fasteners, mismatched knob, loose hats on some of the sliders, no strap buttons. But everything works! Even the "fingerboard" functions.

Comes with an aftermarket power supply and cable that is much smaller than the OEM ones."

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Moog Liberation

via this auction

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

White Moog Liberation SN 3077 w/ Case & Manuals / Docs

via this auction

Tuning label on back.

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Moog Liberation Fully Serviced w/ Original Case, PSU, & Cable

via this auction

Friday, April 14, 2023

NAMM 2023 - - Netherblade

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"Eric Netherland of Eon-One.Net showed us the Netherblade, a MIDI controller that has a sound engine which can run any plug-in, be it samples, physical modeling, granular, digital, or any other type of plug-in. It has a real-time pitch bend feature that can bend any note to any other note polyphonically.

Eric handbuilds each Netherblade, and there are only a few of them in existence as he mostly builds them to order. The price range is between $2,400 and $2,700, depending on the CPU and memory and whether the customer wants a painted or natural finish. The Netherblade has three interface types: keyboard, Fretboard, and a grid for triggering drums and other sounds.

Netherblade Price: 2,400 - 2,700 USD"

The Netherblade is a unique and expressive musical instrument. Stylish, precise, fast, and fun to play. This is the first MIDI controller that can accurately bend pitch from any note to any other note on a standard keyboard, fretboard or grid layout. There is virtually no learning curve for any keyboardist or guitarist although there are infinite open doors to create new techniques. Independent per-note pitchbending is seamless and fluid with nothing in the way of sliding to any interval in any direction whilst remaining in tune. Vibrato is natural and intuitive with no need for fixed LFO modulation. The instrument allows a players character to come thru so no two performances will sound exactly alike

Response time is lightning fast and, with no moving parts, can play faster than a standard keyboard.

Pitch and articulation are separated for easier control. With the integrated XYZ pad, you can simultaneously modify 3 MIDI controllable parameters while playing and bending notes in real time. Examples: volume, timbre, harmonics, muting, effects, etc. Additional switches provide octave up/down and configurable keyswitching.

"Polyphonic Ondes Martenot", "True Fretless Keyboard", "Fun To Play!", "Fast Learning Curve"

Monday, December 26, 2022

Moog Liberation With Original Power Supply, Docs, Bob Moog Signature & Pin

via this auction

Use this code on checkout for $30 off orders of $100 or more on Reverb, from now until December 31: MATRIX30

"This is an original complete set of Moog Liberation with custom anvil case from early 80s. It has been kept in a temperature controlled place and it is in excellent condition internally and externally. I have seen many Liberations in the meantime but this one might be the best I have ever seen. Additionally, there is a Bob Moog's signature (!) with original manuals and lapel pin. If you are a big fan of vintage Moog stuff, this would be ideal for your collection."

Thursday, November 17, 2022

1982 MOOG Rogue Synthesizer. Modified for walking! w/ Original Box & Docs

via this auction

Thursday, October 13, 2022


via this auction

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings, also on Reverb

"This is one of the original keytars. Connect it to your Prophet-5, strap it on and show that guitarist who's boss!

Since this is generally sold as a collectors item, the price is for an unserviced, untested unit without the special cable you’ll need to hook it up to a prophet-5. Any decent tech could make that cable for you, though the parts are likely not cheap unless they already have the type of cable required. We have no idea whether or not it would work once hooked up - we have no reason to believe it won’t, but, at the very least, this type of keyboard mechanism always needs to be properly rebuilt (bushings replaced, bus bar and j-wires cleaned, etc) in order to work properly. We would normally do this work but need our tech to focus his limited time on more profitable items."

Friday, August 19, 2022

Red Moog Liberation Spotted on Danger Force | Lil' Dynomite | Nickelodeon UK

video upload by Nickelodeon UK

This one was spotted by Bastiaan W. @8BitBas

"In 2014 @matrixsynth featured a red Moog Liberation. Today I saw it on Nickelodeon."


Saturday, July 30, 2022

Tyco Hot Keyz Keytar In Original Box

via this auction

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Yamaha CS01 II

via this auction

"The MKII with adjustable resonance in the filter section. Use as key tar with the strap lugs or plop in some batteries to synthesize on the road!!"

Demo in the video posted here: Yamaha CS01-II analog synthesizer review

Sunday, July 03, 2022


video upload by noystoise

circuit bent toy guitar for a friend.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Red Yamaha SHS-10 Keytar SN 217582

via this auction

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Yamaha KX5 MIDI Remote Synthesizer Keyboard Keytar

via this auction

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Open Hard Source Synthesizer Profree-4 Specifications & Milestones

video upload by PikoPiko Factory ピコピコファクトリー

"Open Hard Source Synthesizer Profree-4 Specifications 
オープンハードソースシンセサイザーProfree-4 スペック

Here are some of the features of Profree-4 that we have achieved at this time.

Profree-4 Development Milestones Profree-4開発のあゆみ

video upload by PikoPiko Factory ピコピコファクトリー

"Profree-4 Development Milestones

This video introduces the history of Profree-4 development.

#synthesizer #synth #prophet #pikopikof #profree"

See the PikoPiko label below for more.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

MOOG LIBERATION Analog Synthesizer Keytar

via this auction

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings, also on Reverb

"This unit was meticulously serviced over many hours and is now in perfect working order, unlike most. It is justifiably priced higher than lesser examples on the market.

We purchased a third party's custom power supply for this unit since it came to us without a power supply. Our tech had to spend a while modifying it as he had some safety concerns with it the way it was assembled. After putting that extra time into it (and costing us a bit more), it's now got his stamp of approval. This Liberation's a pleasure to play and sounds exactly as it should, no excuses."

Sunday, April 10, 2022

1984 Yamaha KX5 Keytar Silver SN 06354

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Moog Liberation Keytar w/ Original Manual and Instruction Sheet SN 1209

via this auction

"Moog Liberation with custom power supply and original everything else. It works, makes the most beautiful iconic sounds you have ever heard"


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