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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Information from EMS: A Synthetical Engine - Preliminary Notes And User Blurb

PDF document that describes the EMS filter bank.

This one was spotted and sent in via Meska via this thread on Mod Wiggler.

Here's a link to the PDF, although all pages are also captured here in this post. You can click on the images to zoom in.

From the cover:

Electronic Music Studios (London) Limited
277 Putney Bridge Road London SWI5 2PT
Telephone 0l-788 3491/2 Telex 9283 72
New York: 408 East 78th Street NY 10021
Telephone 212 734 7344 Telex42 4033

A Synthetical Engine
Preliminary Notes
And User Blurb

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."

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Crumar DS-2 synthesizer monophonic / polyphonic + manuals (serviced)

via this auction

"Completely overhauled Crumar DS-2 synthesizer with its original owner's (in German) and service manual available! All potentiometers are been replaced by new ones, the volumes of the monophonic and polyphonic part are matched, it's recapped and serviced...

The DS2 is a fantastic synth to work with. It can be played polyphonic and/or monophonic, it has two LFOs which can be used at the same time, I like the modulation options where you can choose which LFO you use, it has two glide modes, a great filter, two ENVs and so on."

Monday, November 13, 2023

Roland System 100 Model 102 Expander Owners Manual

via this auction


via this auction

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Early 1980's Korg Single Sheet General Catalog

via this auction

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Buchla Touché (1980) – Hybrid Analog Keyboard Instrument

The following was sent in by Anastasia Chernysheva, a Ph.D. student at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

"In 1979, Donald Buchla invited experimental composer and his friend, David Rosenboom to collaborate on the design of a new, keyboard instrument with digital sound generation and hybrid, computer-controlled, analog outputs. The result was the Touché, released in the spring of 1980.

Among particular traits of the instrument are:
• flexibility in use – highly programmable, (64 programmable function parameters available), Touché offers a library of “instrument” structures that could be stored as “presets”;
• responsiveness – a user of Touché would enjoy a broad ability to program multiple stimuli and response structures in performance;
• non-linear waveshaping – Touché permits to produce an enormous range of sound with efficient means of control, i.e. using a small number of knobs

The guiding idea of the instrument design was to optimize it for live performance. The hybrid, digital-analog nature of Touché assumes the following.
• On the digital side: a sound-generating engine produced a wide range of timbre of sound possibilities with non-linear wave shaping techniques.
• On the analog side: a programmable analog circuit called Multiple Arbitrary Function Generator (MARF) enabled extensive control of all sound synthesis parameters.

Rosenboom’s recordings Future Travel (1981) and Daytime Viewing (1983) offer extensive exposure to some particular sound worlds created with the Touché. Other than being used for these recordings and in the recent release by Richard Smith a.k.a. Shusta Cults, (the current owner of Rosenboom’s Touché), the instrument barely may be heard in any other recording. Only 4 instruments exist today but just one of them is in the functional condition.

To learn more about the history and design of the instrument check out the lecture about Buchla Touché given at University of Illinois (2022). Technical parameters of the instrument may be found in the brochure for the instrument. Download the PDF here."

Circuits and Fingers – Composer-Performer Convergence in Electronic Instrument Designs, Oct 5th
video upload by Illinois Music

"Guest lecture at EMS Forum: Circuits and Fingers – Composer-Performer Convergence in Electronic Instrument Designs, Oct 5th

With the director of Experimental Music Studios – Eli Fieldsteel.

Learn more:"

Also see Brainwave Music with Buchla 200 at Western Front.

Buchla Touché Brochure

You can find a pdf here.

Images saved in this post for the archives.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

The Ensoniq File - Highlights of the EPS and SQ-80 Press Reviews Brochure

via this auction

"Vintage Ensoniq SQ80 Crosswave Synthesizer Highlights Review Brochure"

You can find a pic of the inside in this previous post.

Monday, October 23, 2023

Dave Fredericks Plays the Amazing ARP Soloist 7" Single

via this auction

"ARP Soloist Dave Fredericks Vta 33 RPM Record Synthesizer Vinyl San Antonio Rose"

The Electronic Sounds of the ARP Synthesizer 2600 & 2500 7" Single

via this auction

"Rare ARP Demo 7” 33rpm Record with Picture Sleeve"

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Oberheim Synthesizer Performance System Brochure w/ Ob-XA OB-SX DSX DMX

via this auction

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Yamaha CS-80 Original Service Manual Set

via this auction

"In-Depth Service manual with fan out pages and a separate huge schematic sheet. Along with a separate calibration guide.

Looks to have never been used, it's glorious."

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

EML 101 - One Synthesizer Makes More Music!

via this auction, also on Reverb

Appears to include a binder including the user manual and notes, and a brochure.

Note the original price on the brochure - $1295, and the date on one of the notes: 14 Mar 77.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Professor William Hoskins' MOOG SONIC SIX

These images were sent in via Kimberly S Beasley, chair of the Department of Music at Jacksonville University, after seeing this post featuring Professor William Hoskins and a mystery moog based on the Sonic VI but with a touch sensitive keyboard instead of standard keys as you see on this one. See that post for additional details. It's a fascinating read.

According to Kimberly S Beasley, "This [Sonic Six] has been in the possession of our Professor Emeritus Dr. William Schirmer as it was given to him by Hoskins. Hoskins' granddaughter Dorothy is also aware of the instrument. We also have a large collection of manuscripts of Hoskins.

There is also a mini-Moog we just refurbished in our recording studio."

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Moog Polymoog Synthesizer Keyboard 203A SN 3009

via this auction

"Purchased in Denver in 1979 and lived in the mountains since then. It was only moved twice. It is in working but finicky condition. Has not any restoration work done.

You get the keyboard and all this other stuff too!
Polypedal 285A
Original Users Manual
Original Schematic Drawings Manual
Original sales receipt

Please note, does NOT include the legs."

BYTE BOOKS The BYTE Book of Computer Music Edited by Christover P. Morgan also pictured below.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Korg 1983 Synthesizer Mini Catalog

via this auction

KORG MONOPOLY Synthesizer Owners Manual w/ User Notes

via this auction

Monday, September 11, 2023

Vintage Stylophone 350S w/ Instruction Manual & Records

via this auction

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Demo & Detail of a Switched Formant Synth Module Made From a 1960s Bell Labs Speech Synthesis Kit

video upload by ParadisoModular

"This video describes and demonstrates a novel synthesizer module I recently designed and built out of a "Speech Synthesis" Kit that was distributed to schools by Bell Labs in the 1960s. After walking through some basic background on the kit and how I adapted it, I demo the kinds of sounds this module makes."

You can find a handful of posts featuring Bell Labs Speech Synthesis here, and all Bell Labs posts here. Don't miss the Alles Machine.

Patch n Tweak
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