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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Moog MiniMoog Voyager Select Series Edition 44-Key Monophonic Synthesizer w/ Flight Case

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"Moog Minimoog Voyager with flight case in excellent condition, home studio light use only.

This is a very rare unit with:
• White cabinet
• Lunar backlighting
• All white rocker switches
• All black capped jack panel
• Blue pitch and mod wheels
• Back lighting is very crisp and with no backlighting hum present. OS v3.5.

• MIDI I/O/THRU 5-pin DIN.
I am the second owner of this fine instrument. The original owner had the synth professionally serviced October 2022 at Moog Music in Nashville:
• The analog board was replaced by a new analog board with upgraded chips.
• The analog board is calibrated and tuned according to factory specs.
• The pitch bend wheel is calibrated."

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Buchla Format 200 Series Analog modular Synthesizer

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"Custom Buchla format analog modular synthesizer, inside a birch plywood carrying case with closable-patched lid in great working shape.

Includes 12 professionally built and calibrated modules. 18 stackable Pomona banana cables of various size, 8 Pamona MDP-S banana jumpers, 16 tini jack cables in three sizes and power supply with IEC cable.

Modules are as follows:

258 Dual Oscillator
285 Frequency Shifter
266 Source Of Uncertainty
281 Quad Function Generator
292C Quad Lopass Gate
207 Mixer/Preamplifier
259 Programmable Complex Waveform Generator
291 Dual Voltage Controlled Filter
257 Dual Voltage Processor
256 Dual Control Voltage Adder
277 Signal Delay Unit
294 Four Channel Comb Filter

This synth sounds amazing and has included some hard to find chips as parts of the circuits including the original Buchla spec microphone preamp and some very hard to find SSM chips in the 258. It’s been a joy to put together and use and I hope it will go to a home where it’s appreciated. Thanks for looking!"

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Cherry Audio Introduces Virtual CR-78 Drum Machine


video upload by Cherry Audio

Introduction to Cherry Audio's CR-78 Drum Machine

video upload by Cherry Audio

"'I’ve had absolutely tons and tons of fun with this particular plug-in. I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it as much as I have. I’m not making it up. This is the most fun I’ve had with any plug-in I’ve ever played.'

Cherry Audio and Tim Shoebridge have again teamed up to create an extensive and entertaining video that introduces users to the classic CR-78 sounds and the new features of this tremendous virtual drum machine.

Get CR-78 today at https://cherryaudio.com/products/cr-78 for only $49!

Cherry Audio's CR-78 accurately recreates the punchy analog sounds and 34 onboard preset rhythms of the first true classic drum machine and takes it much further. We've done away with the complex beat programming, replaced it with a familiar X0X-style button-per-step interface, and added an easy-to-use song mode for pattern chaining. Unlike sample-based emulations, Cherry Audio's CR-78 uses modeled synthesis to recreate the classic tones of the original and makes a quantum leap forward by making these sounds fully editable. Four studio-quality effects are provided, with a uniquely fast and fun "send button" for each individual tone in the effects and mixer section, which also includes a complete mixer, compressor, and a six-band graphic EQ.

For more details on how to get the most out of CR-78, try the free demo and check out the User Guide at https://docs.cherryaudio.com/cherry-a...

00:00 - Introduction
01:14 - Overview - The Panels
02:50 - The Main Panel: Factory Preset Buttons and Variations
05:10 - Other Variation Options
09:55 - "Pop Quiz 1!"
12:34 - Programming Patterns
16:58 - Programming Songs
18:59 - "Pop Quiz 2!"
21:46 - Voice Edit Panel
26:26 - "Pop Quiz 3!"
27:15 - DAW Tools and Drag-Export
29:08 - Multi-Outs DAW Option
31:08 - Mixer/Effects Panel
33:18 - Melodic Tones
35:28 - "Pop Quiz Final!"
37:41 - Final Thoughts
40:20 - Outro Track"

Cherry Audio CR 78: A demo and tutorial of a class rhythm machine
video upload by CatSynth TV

"We take a detailed look at the new CR-78 from Cherry Audio, a recreation of the legendary Roland CR-78 "CompuRhythm". With its distinctive analog drum sounds and ability to program one's own rhythms in addition to the 34 presets, the CR-78 made the jump from the top shelf of home electric organs to mainstream pop music in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and set the stage for Roland's later drum machine line. Cherry Audio's version faithfully reproduces the sounds and rhythms of the original, along with some new features to expand it's possibilities an integrate into modern digital studios.


00:00 Introduction
00:23 History of the CR-78
00:57 Overview and preset rhythms
05:11 Additional rhythm controls (fade, cancel, variation, swing)
10:52 Mixer panel
12:35 Voice Edit panel (modify drum sounds)
15:19 Creating user patterns
19:54 Song mode
22:00 Effects
26:17 Factory Presets
30:20 Conclusion"

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via Cherry Audio

CR-78 -- Cherry Audio's first virtual drum machine -- accurately recreates the punchy analog sounds and 34 onboard preset rhythms of the first true classic drum machine and takes it much further. We've done away with the complex beat programming, replaced it with a familiar X0X-style button-per-step interface, and added an easy-to-use song mode for pattern chaining. Unlike sample-based emulations, Cherry Audio's CR-78 uses modeled synthesis to recreate the classic tones of the original and makes a quantum leap forward by making these sounds fully editable. Four studio-quality effects are provided, with a uniquely fast and fun "send button" for each individual tone in the effects and mixer section, which also includes a complete mixer, compressor, and a six-band graphic EQ.

In 1978, following the success of their AceTone electronic rhythm products, Roland introduced a not-so-little box that made a massive impact. Coming from a legacy of preset-based devices intended to sit atop an organ, the CompuRhythm CR-78 was entirely new: the first programmable, microprocessor-controlled, analog beatbox.

With its colorful buttons for pattern presets, distinctive analog tones, and basic pattern programming, the CR-78 was the first drum machine as we know it. Pro musicians such as Blondie, Ultravox, Phil Collins and Genesis, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Roxy Music, The Cars, Hall and Oates, and many others immediately embraced and immortalized this revolutionary gear.

Waiting for this Moment

For years, musicians have requested a virtual drum machine such as this, and in Cherry Audio fashion, we've delivered it with so much more.

Cherry Audio's CR-78 is a visionary virtual drum machine that re-envisions the original by meticulously recreating and extending its distinctive sounds and beats with new programmability features, and adds over 250 additional presets that take it from mild to wild.

Pattern creation has been simplified with X0X-style 16- or 24-step sequencing, copy-and-paste, and real-time entry using trigger, keyboard, or MIDI device. CR-78 also includes an expansive song mode for chaining up to 99 patterns. All of the original variations for fills, accents, voice cancel, and fades are present, along with new swing and velocity options.

Cherry Audio's CR-78 can be played standalone and includes versatile plug-in options loaded with such DAW-friendly features as auto-sync, drag-and-drop MIDI export, individual outs, and complete automation.

Unlike sample-based instruments, Cherry Audio has emulated the original's tones through modeled synthesis, and a Voice Edit panel allows extensive instrument parameter editing, enabling a range of sonic and melodic possibilities far surpassing the original.

The innovative Effects/Mixer panel delivers discrete level, pan, mute/solo; studio-quality effects, including overdrive, flanger, delay, gated reverb with effects send buttons; and a master compressor and a six-band graphic EQ.

In short, Cherry Audio's CR-78 goes deep inside the box to provide the ultimate outside-of-the-box experience.

Cherry Audio and Tim Shoebridge have again teamed up to create an extensive and entertaining video that introduces users to the classic CR-78 sounds and the features of this tremendous virtual drum machine."

Sunday, February 11, 2024

KURZWEIL 250 RMX RACK MOUNT SYNTHESIZER SN 87100227

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Extremely rare Kurzweil 250 RMX Rack Mount Synthesizer! 100% functional, has all buttons and knobs. Has all four factory sound blocks A, B, C and D as well as 2 MB sampling and QLS works. Internal battery and volume slider was replaced a few years ago. Used in a non-smoking home."

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

RESTORING THE 70's DIY MAGAZINE SYNTH THAT BROKE THE RULES - ELEKTOR FORMANT


video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"The #diy #synthesizer the Elektor Formant, What a project this turned out to be!
See the mentionned videos and download the mentionned songs and audio! here :-
https://www.patreon.com/lookmumnocomp..."

ELEKTOR FORMANT BOOK :-
http://dl.lojinx.com/analoghell/Elekt... First Formant Video : A 70's Synth You Made At Home With Monthly Magazines

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Elektron Digitone "hypha"


video upload by Benjamin Brodie

"Combining deep FM synthesis with a familiar subtractive synthesis signal flow, the Elektron Digitone is an amazingly powerful 8-voice synth. And with Elektron's acclaimed sequencing onboard, your creative potential is practically unlimited. Digitone is ready to create with four independent synth tracks, each with a 4-operator FM synth engine featuring eight different FM algorithms. Those algorithms — along with pretty much everything else — can be locked to different values for each sequence step. Factor in four MIDI tracks, an arpeggiator for each track, two LFOs per synth voice, multimode filtering, and built-in effects, and the Elektron Digitone may just be the FM synth you've always wanted to perform with.

The complex timbres and sonic animation you can create with FM synthesis make it a unique method of sound creation, and Digitone presents it in a welcoming fashion. Each of the four synth tracks features its own 4-operator FM synth engine with eight algorithms. Elektron gave Digitone a familiar subtractive synthesis-style workflow that makes tweaking these voices fun and intuitive. And with the potential to lock a different synth sound into every sequence step, Digitone offers far more sonic potential than most 8-voice synthesizers — or most FM synths in general for that matter.

The elusive song of the desert, caused by grains of sand rubbing against each other, is nature’s own FM synthesizer. Sometimes roaring, sometimes wailing, always enchanting. Enter the alluring dunes of Digitone: a compact synthesizer that fits snugly at home, in the studio, and on stage.

FM synthesis occurs when you modulate the pitch of one oscillator with another, to achieve rich and unexpected timbres. The ratio and rate of modulation impact the resulting sound. Digitone uses four oscillators, or operators, per voice. A particular configuration of operators is called an algorithm. For classical FM synthesis, it ends here.

With the Digitone, you get to shape, enrich and modulate the sound even further, using the powers of subtractive synthesis. Use the multimode filter with its custom envelope to soften or pronounce the wild overtones. Cut off the low, mid, or high frequencies. Sculpt with style and precision. Define the sound decisively using the full-featured amp envelope. Carve the contour of the sound.

You can add more movement to the sound using an LFO or two. Set any sound-shaping parameter in automated, repeated motion. At a very slow or a very fast speed, using a variety of different waveshapes, including a random one. Make your sound sway gently like the ocean, or flutter like a butterfly."

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Sequential Prophet REV2 - Analog Signature Vol.1 Soundset [36 Production-ready Patches]


video upload by RM Studios

"The Sequential/DSI Prophet REV2 is an immensely powerful analog synthesizer. Its flexibility has very little competitors on the same analog domain in which it lives.

The idea behind this work is to complement this beautiful machine with 36 presets specially tailored for the typical studio production and live performance needs of the contemporary keyboardist. The patches would also definitely work as starting points for adding your own edits and tweaks.

It works with all the models of the REV2, and is designed on a 16-Voice version, especially recommended for the layered presets.

The soundset can be purchased through the following link:

https://robertomacri.wixsite.com/home..."

Elektron Digitone "Cataphyll"


video upload by Benjamin Brodie

"Combining deep FM synthesis with a familiar subtractive synthesis signal flow, the Elektron Digitone is an amazingly powerful 8-voice synth. And with Elektron's acclaimed sequencing onboard, your creative potential is practically unlimited. Digitone is ready to create with four independent synth tracks, each with a 4-operator FM synth engine featuring eight different FM algorithms. Those algorithms — along with pretty much everything else — can be locked to different values for each sequence step. Factor in four MIDI tracks, an arpeggiator for each track, two LFOs per synth voice, multimode filtering, and built-in effects, and the Elektron Digitone may just be the FM synth you've always wanted to perform with.

The complex timbres and sonic animation you can create with FM synthesis make it a unique method of sound creation, and Digitone presents it in a welcoming fashion. Each of the four synth tracks features its own 4-operator FM synth engine with eight algorithms. Elektron gave Digitone a familiar subtractive synthesis-style workflow that makes tweaking these voices fun and intuitive. And with the potential to lock a different synth sound into every sequence step, Digitone offers far more sonic potential than most 8-voice synthesizers — or most FM synths in general for that matter.

The elusive song of the desert, caused by grains of sand rubbing against each other, is nature’s own FM synthesizer. Sometimes roaring, sometimes wailing, always enchanting. Enter the alluring dunes of Digitone: a compact synthesizer that fits snugly at home, in the studio, and on stage.

FM synthesis occurs when you modulate the pitch of one oscillator with another, to achieve rich and unexpected timbres. The ratio and rate of modulation impact the resulting sound. Digitone uses four oscillators, or operators, per voice. A particular configuration of operators is called an algorithm. For classical FM synthesis, it ends here.

With the Digitone, you get to shape, enrich and modulate the sound even further, using the powers of subtractive synthesis. Use the multimode filter with its custom envelope to soften or pronounce the wild overtones. Cut off the low, mid, or high frequencies. Sculpt with style and precision. Define the sound decisively using the full-featured amp envelope. Carve the contour of the sound.

You can add more movement to the sound using an LFO or two. Set any sound-shaping parameter in automated, repeated motion. At a very slow or a very fast speed, using a variety of different waveshapes, including a random one. Make your sound sway gently like the ocean, or flutter like a butterfly."

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Discovering the Roland SH1000: Pros, Cons & Famous Users - Dry


video upload by Andy Whitmore

"In this video, we are going to get into the fascinating world of the legendary Roland SH1000 synthesizer. Join us as we explore its extraordinary features, uncover the pros and cons, and even discover some famous users who have embraced this iconic instrument.
Throughout our exploration, we will also shed light on the concept of the SH1000’s 2 Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs) and how they contribute to the unique sound of the SH1000.
Whether you're a seasoned musician or simply intrigued by the world of synthesizers, this video is sure to provide valuable insights and knowledge.
So, if you're ready to learn more about the history, functionality, and impact of the Roland SH1000, hit that play button and prepare to be amazed! Don't forget to like and share this video with your fellow music enthusiasts. Let's celebrate the brilliance of this timeless synthesizer together.

The SH-1000, introduced in 1973, was the first instrument produced by Roland, and probably one of the first compact affordable keyboard synthesizers in all of Japan. It was designed to complement a home organ. Above its keyboard is a wooden sheet music stand. Organ-style coloured preset selector tabs are located below the keyboard. All the extra parameter controls are located to the left of the keyboard.
The SH-1000 is a monophonic analog synth with a single oscillator feeding a lowpass filter, an ADSR envelope, and two LFOs. It features 10 Preset sounds, but they are pretty weak. Fortunately you can create your own sounds for some really great mono-synth bass, lead, percussion and FX sounds. Basic square, ramp and pulse-width waveforms are available from the oscillator and the LFOs have sine, square and sample+hold. It has a terrific ‘Growl’ and ‘Wow’ effect for a pretty scary analog sound. It also features white noise, pink noise, portamento, octave transposition and a Random Note Generator. Although there is no user memory, unique sounds can still be quickly recreated or discovered thanks to its simple interface.
It’s a dinosaur! But it’s also a classic piece of Roland history. It has been used by Vangelis, Human League, Blondie, The Band, and Jethro Tull. A little later in 1973 the SH2000 was released with more Preset sounds (up to 30) but far less flexibility, controls and features. This may have been because the SH-1000 was a little confusing to its target demographic at the time. But today’s synthesists will love the unique sound and nostalgia of Japan’s first compact synthesizer!

The audio is DIRECT, 100% DRY, & IN STEREO - You are hearing the raw audio as it comes directly from the synthesizer. NO post processing (Effects, EQ, or Dynamics) whatsoever.

Timings

0:00 - Introduction & History
1:06 – Wind, Noise, Modulation, Tremolo
4:35 – Presets
5:27 – Live Panel, Bass Modulation & Tremolo
6:51 – Bass with Glide
7:24 – Imagination “Just an Illusion” Bass
8:40 – Filter Resonance Modulation"

Discovering the Roland SH1000: Pros, Cons & Famous Users


video upload by Andy Whitmore

0:00 - Introduction & History
1:06 – Wind, Noise, Modulation, Tremolo
4:35 – Presets
5:27 – Live Panel, Bass Modulation & Tremolo
6:51 – Bass with Glide
7:24 – Imagination “Just an Illusion” Bass
8:40 – Filter Resonance Modulation

"In this video, we are going to get into the fascinating world of the legendary Roland SH1000 synthesizer. Join us as we explore its extraordinary features, uncover the pros and cons, and even discover some famous users who have embraced this iconic instrument.

Throughout our exploration, we will also shed light on the concept of the SH1000’s 2 Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs) and how they contribute to the unique sound of the SH1000.

Whether you're a seasoned musician or simply intrigued by the world of synthesizers, this video is sure to provide valuable insights and knowledge.

So, if you're ready to learn more about the history, functionality, and impact of the Roland SH1000, hit that play button and prepare to be amazed! Don't forget to like and share this video with your fellow music enthusiasts. Let's celebrate the brilliance of this timeless synthesizer together.

The SH-1000, introduced in 1973, was the first instrument produced by Roland, and probably one of the first compact affordable keyboard synthesizers in all of Japan. It was designed to complement a home organ. Above its keyboard is a wooden sheet music stand. Organ-style coloured preset selector tabs are located below the keyboard. All the extra parameter controls are located to the left of the keyboard.

The SH-1000 is a monophonic analog synth with a single oscillator feeding a lowpass filter, an ADSR envelope, and two LFOs. It features 10 Preset sounds, but they are pretty weak. Fortunately you can create your own sounds for some really great mono-synth bass, lead, percussion and FX sounds. Basic square, ramp and pulse-width waveforms are available from the oscillator and the LFOs have sine, square and sample+hold. It has a terrific ‘Growl’ and ‘Wow’ effect for a pretty scary analog sound. It also features white noise, pink noise, portamento, octave transposition and a Random Note Generator. Although there is no user memory, unique sounds can still be quickly recreated or discovered thanks to its simple interface.

It’s a dinosaur! But it’s also a classic piece of Roland history. It has been used by Vangelis, Human League, Blondie, The Band, and Jethro Tull. A little later in 1973 the SH2000 was released with more Preset sounds (up to 30) but far less flexibility, controls and features. This may have been because the SH-1000 was a little confusing to its target demographic at the time. But today’s synthesists will love the unique sound and nostalgia of Japan’s first compact synthesizer!

Download Link:-
https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/i2a5fe..."

Thursday, January 18, 2024

KORG Introduces Nu:Tekt NTS-1 mkII digital kit


video upload by Korg

"Experience hands-on, fun music-making with this DIY, easy-to-assemble synthesizer and effects generator. The compact and incredibly powerful NTS-1 mkII now offers an array of new features: refreshed interface, more customization options, new keyboard, built-in sequencer, fresh sounds, expanded MIDI capabilities all in the palm of your hand. (Tool included, no soldering needed)."

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Ambient jam with the Sequential Prophet Rev2, Eurorack, Sloër, and Soma Cosmos


video upload by Jay Hosking

"Please support my work on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jayhosking
A live, semi-improvised synthesizer jam performed entirely on hardware.

I went to the store to try out the Sequential Prophet Rev2 for fun, but they didn't have it set up on the floor.

"You should just take it home," the rep said. "Bring it back within 30 days if you don't want it."

So here we are, with the Prophet Rev2 at home. I love having so many voices that so easily can be panned into a binaural sound. The keybed and layout are fantastic and I just like playing it. The sound is great except when it isn't; something about the full-open filter or resonance is displeasing in a mix, though I often don't mind it on its own. Here, I made a binaural patch, with the same synth sound hard panned to left and right sides, but slight variation in the DCOs and "slop" (terrible word) leading to a very rich stereo feeling. One of those rare beautiful things you can do with only some polysynths (and software, of course).

In short, the Prophet Rev2 is a wonderful synth to explore with something of a frumpy sound, for better and for worse.

I was noodling on some chords and wanted accompaniment, so I started with the Cosmos (for some asymmetrical looping), and then took out my melodic eurorack skiff. It's been a while since I had it on the table, so it was nice just to hear these sounds again. Eurorack just leads me to places and sounds I might not otherwise find.

Ultimately, this jam came together in a day, and I'm always a little worried about those ones, because you might not like them as much the next day. So far, though, I'm pretty happy with it.

Thanks for listening.

Sequential Prophet Rev2 - pads
Walrus Sloër - reverb for Rev2
Soma Cosmos - looping for Rev2
Eurorack:
Qu-Bit Chord V2 through Endorphines Squawk Dirty to Me - organ sort of sound
Frequency Central Product - droning analog voice
4ms Ensemble Oscillator through Make Noise QPAS - hyperspace organ
Effects are described in the video, and include Happy Nerding FX Aid XL, Noise Engineering Melotus Versio and Desmodus Versio, Intellijel Multi-FX 1U
ALM Busy Circuits Pamela's New Workout - modulation for all the voices

Performed and recorded live, with EQ, compression, and limiting on the master.

https://jayhosking.bandcamp.com"

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Elektron Digitone Ambient Works


video uploads by Benjamin Brodie

"Combining deep FM synthesis with a familiar subtractive synthesis signal flow, the Elektron Digitone is an amazingly powerful 8-voice synth. And with Elektron's acclaimed sequencing onboard, your creative potential is practically unlimited. Digitone is ready to create with four independent synth tracks, each with a 4-operator FM synth engine featuring eight different FM algorithms. Those algorithms — along with pretty much everything else — can be locked to different values for each sequence step. Factor in four MIDI tracks, an arpeggiator for each track, two LFOs per synth voice, multimode filtering, and built-in effects, and the Elektron Digitone may just be the FM synth you've always wanted to perform with.

The complex timbres and sonic animation you can create with FM synthesis make it a unique method of sound creation, and Digitone presents it in a welcoming fashion. Each of the four synth tracks features its own 4-operator FM synth engine with eight algorithms. Elektron gave Digitone a familiar subtractive synthesis-style workflow that makes tweaking these voices fun and intuitive. And with the potential to lock a different synth sound into every sequence step, Digitone offers far more sonic potential than most 8-voice synthesizers — or most FM synths in general for that matter.

The elusive song of the desert, caused by grains of sand rubbing against each other, is nature’s own FM synthesizer. Sometimes roaring, sometimes wailing, always enchanting. Enter the alluring dunes of Digitone: a compact synthesizer that fits snugly at home, in the studio, and on stage.

FM synthesis occurs when you modulate the pitch of one oscillator with another, to achieve rich and unexpected timbres. The ratio and rate of modulation impact the resulting sound. Digitone uses four oscillators, or operators, per voice. A particular configuration of operators is called an algorithm. For classical FM synthesis, it ends here.

With the Digitone, you get to shape, enrich and modulate the sound even further, using the powers of subtractive synthesis. Use the multimode filter with its custom envelope to soften or pronounce the wild overtones. Cut off the low, mid, or high frequencies. Sculpt with style and precision. Define the sound decisively using the full-featured amp envelope. Carve the contour of the sound.

You can add more movement to the sound using an LFO or two. Set any sound-shaping parameter in automated, repeated motion. At a very slow or a very fast speed, using a variety of different waveshapes, including a random one. Make your sound sway gently like the ocean, or flutter like a butterfly."

Friday, January 05, 2024

Introducing the new Stylophone Pitch Theremin


video upload by Stylophone

Press release follows:


"STYLOPHONE launches The Stylophone Theremin.

Introducing the Stylophone Pitch Theremin, the latest innovation in portable electronic instruments from UK company Dubreq Ltd – creators of electronic instruments and the iconic sound of the Stylophone pocket synthesizer launched in 1968.

The new portable Stylophone Theremin redefines the iconic instrument for the 21st century. With added slider control for precise notes, delay and vibrato effects, octave control, and various tone options, it merges vintage retro design with advanced playability and sound sculpting options. Designed to inspire musicians, enthusiasts, and creators alike.

The Stylophone Theremin creates experimental sounds controlled by movement with an extendable antenna, the unique slider for precise melodies and tones or a combination of both, offering a magical intuitive musical experience.

Go over the edge with crunchy echoing delay and screaming modulated drones. Add vibrato and the trigger button for crazy, quirky sounds. Make beautiful haunting melodies and crazy sci-fi symphonies.

Powered by AA batteries, with built-in speaker and headphone connection, it is an ideal companion for those seeking innovation in sound creation and a compact on the go instrument for live performance, studio or home.
Play it anywhere.
No Theremin experience required.

Features list:

Antenna for creating movement based sound

Slider for more precise notes and moving melodies

Create drones or trigger notes

Wobbly vibrato circuit

Echoing delay

Portable AA battery design

Built in speaker

Headphone and audio output

Can be used with a mic stand

Availability
The Stylophone Theremin is available for pre-order now.

Approx $110, €100, £90

No up-front payment required."

Thursday, January 04, 2024

Refurbished and Modified Oberheim Matrix-12 w/ Original Manual & Operation Guide

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I can't tell if the SN is P55010, P55020, or other.

"As rare as these are, it is far rarer to find one in absolute mint condition, fully restored, modified with an internal fan (to mitigate the notorious overheating issue with these), extra CEM chips, original 194 page owners manual in great condition AND the original and rare 12 page GBC bound quick start guide! I'm in absolutley no hurry to sell this one. It's just a window display for the shop really, unless someone wants the cleanest, best one money can buy. When I say the wooden sides look brand new and don’t have a single scratch, I mean this one belongs in a museum. All the buttons were cleaned and serviced by a professional, some minor components like aged capacitors have been upgraded to highest quality versions and the unit has always been stored in a climate controlled, smoke free home studio by all three owners.

When it was released, retail price was equivalent to today’s retail value of over $18,000. Can you imagine buying it new for that in the 80’s? No wonder so few were made (from 1985-1991 only 1,000 were produced).

I am the third owner. I don’t need to tell you that this is quite possibly the greatest synthesizer ever made. It is arguably the greatest Oberheim ever made as well. With 15 LFO’s and VCA’s per voice, this thing is an absolute beast. It even has a self tuning feature that recalibrates itself."

Monday, December 11, 2023

Kawai K5000S 61-Key Digital Additive Synthesizer w/ Original Box & Extras

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"Includes:
• Kawai K5000s Keyboard (OS 4.04)
• Power Cable
• Owner’s Manual
• Wizoo Guide with Supporting Disk for all Kawai K5000 keyboards): Introduction to Additive Synthesis, Advanced Sound Design, Tips and Tricks (incredibly useful!)
• The 4 floppy disks that originally came with keyboard, including Emagic SoundDiver and Supplement Disk with Demo Songs/Extra Single Patches and Multis/Original Factory OS
• 7 custom Floppies with additional singles/multis patches, and backup O.S. disks.
• Mini Floppy Storage Case
• Original Shipping Box
*Keyboard Stand Not Included

Original owner. Seriously underrated vintage additive synth with tons of real-time controls and classic programmable arpeggiator. Gently used only in a smoke and pet-free home recording studio. Fantastic sounds, amazing keyboard feel and action - really the nicest keys on a synth you will ever play.

Excellent working condition: all buttons, pots, keys, and controls work perfectly. All jacks/connectors are solid with no audio or midi issues. Display has slightly dimmed, but is still legible and bright with full contrast control.

Cosmetically it’s in excellent condition except on the left side of the keyboard, above the drive slot and pitch and modulation wheels, (see pic) there’s a small blemish/chip in the dark blue where it looks like something was dropped on it (I don’t remember what it was or when it happened). Additionally, further down, closer to the left edge of the keyboard, left of the Pitch Bend wheel is another mark that’s about the size of a pencil tip and barely visible. Hopefully, you can see from the pictures that these are really minor blemishes on an otherwise beautiful synth."

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Analogue Solutions Ample Synthesizer Now Available


Analogue Solutions Ample Synthesizer -- All Sounds Ample video upload by rezfilter

"Here's a little retro track I put together using only the Ample synth from Analogue Solutions. All parts were sequenced or played live from the Ample, utilizing the onboard Patternator sequencer throughout.

Ample begs to be touched, sequenced, pinned, and played. It's a culmination of all great things from AS."

Check with the dealers on the right for availability. Press release follows.



Analogue Solutions announces availability of Ample as ANALOGUE 3 VCO PATCH PIN SYNTHESISER blending best of past and present products

SHATTERFORD, UK: after a successful soft-launch at SynthFest 2023 in Sheffield, UK on October 7, British boutique electronic instruments innovator Analogue Solutions is proud to announce availability of Ample to a wider audience as a desktop-friendly ANALOGUE 3 VCO PATCH PIN SYNTHESISER — beautifully blending the best elements of several of its past and present products to form a truly analogue modular system skilfully presented as a precision- engineered electronic musical instrument in a spacious (550mm x 262mm x 83mm) steel and aluminium case that also embraces ergonomic features such as VESA mount compliance, should desktop space be at a premium, all of which adds up to being a perfect fit for its appropriate appellation — as of November 29…

Ample adheres to Analogue Solutions’ tried-and-tested no-compromise construction formula, featuring a full rugged steel and aluminium case — no plastic mouldings here; high-quality metal potentiometers with smooth action, fully sealed against dust intrusion; high-quality knobs with spun aluminium caps; high-quality double-sided circuit boards; high-quality 16-bit DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Convertor) for stable MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) to CV (Control Voltage) conversion; stable analogue oscillators; gold-plated touch plates; plus true retro analogue voice and modulation circuits to give an authentic retro sound. Since Analogue Solutions’ innovative instruments are applauded for proudly possessing a truly vintage sound — synthesisers featuring fully-analogue audio paths with analogue LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators) and EGs (Envelope Generators), in other words, Ample is in good company as an ANALOGUE 3 VCO PATCH PIN SYNTHESISER.

But by beautifully blending the best elements of several past and present products — namely, the sound elements of Fusebox fabricated originally as an aptly-named, three-VCO (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator) true analogue monophonic synthesiser that favourably fuses the company’s characterful vintage sound with an advanced choice of modulation and melodic possibilities in a beautifully-built box; the jack points introduced in the long-discontinued line of Concussor modular synth drum modules (themselves dating back to the time when Analogue Solutions was the third company to start producing Eurorack format-compatible modules, magical as that might sound in today’s ever-expanding era of thousands of Eurorack modules being produced by hundreds — if not thousands — of developers, both bigger and smaller); the patch pin matrix introduced in the long-lasting Vostok semi-modular synthesiser series (that knowingly nodded and winked at its Russian ‘roots’ from a visual standpoint); the lo-fi echo featured in Dr Strangelove as a small and affordable desktop signal processor (that ushered in Analogue Solutions’ so-called synthBlocks series); and last, but by no means least, the sequencer and CV touch plates introduced in Generator as a highly-versatile multi-channel analogue step sequencer — to form a truly analogue modular system skilfully presented as a precision-engineered electronic musical instrument is what really makes Ample stand out amongst Analogue Solutions’ present-day products.

Put it this way: while Ample shares all of those features from some of Analogue Solutions’ ‘greatest hits’, it still has a sound of its own thanks to the circuits on offer: OSCILLATING is handled by three analogue VCOs (Voltage-Controlled Oscillators), each providing a wealth of features and modulation choices, with the VCO3/LFO 1 legend visually highlighting that the third oscillator can easily be utilised as an LFO (with saw, square, and triangle wave modulation signals), while LFO2/SYNC has a triangle wave output to total two LFOs; the LP VCF (Voltage-Controlled Filter) section is anchored around a four-pole 24dB-per-octave low-pass filter; the VCA (Voltage-Controlled Amplifier) can be set to THRU so it is always ‘open’ (allowing Ample to be used as an effect processor); the two envelope generators — EG 1 and EG 2 — each offer full control over ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, and RELEASE; extensive modulation routing choices allow for a wide range of resultant sounds extending into percussion and ‘modular’ territory, further extended by patching with the jack sockets and pin matrix; MIDI is intentionally kept simple so users can concentrate on creating new sounds and making music, with all- important control over filter cutoff available via MIDI Velocity; patchable CV control sockets allow the synth in question to effectively be rewired to make new sounds, as well as easily patched together with external Eurorack and other modular systems; the PATTERNATOR is a vintage-style 16-step sequencer; the six touch plates each output a set voltage, so can be used to pitch notes or as modulation signals — either way, they are truly inspirational in action; the pin matrix represents a neat (and flexible) way to patch the synth; and the ECHO section provides easy access to adding a little lo-fi echo or delay.

Audio applications abound when working with Ample as a synthesiser — excelling at analogue sound effects, as well as fat basses, screaming leads, and all manner of other crazy sounds associated with analogue synthesis; an effect processor — perfect for feeding external sounds through the onboard analogue filter and ECHO sections via external audio inputs; a drum synthesiser — suited to producing electronic percussion, including cymbal, hi-hat, kick, and snare sounds; and as a modular synthesiser — partially pre-patched, but with such a wide range of modulation routing possibilities that it is almost as versatile as a full-blown modular system, and capable of producing the same types of sounds but dispensing with telephone exchange-like cabling confusion in favour of making space-saving connections with removable coloured pins, yet still providing a flexible selection of patch sockets so it can quickly be re-patched into itself or to/from external Eurorack and other modular systems.

It is also worth noting in conclusion that while Ample can be used with an external MIDI keyboard or DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), or an external CV keyboard or analogue sequencer, it is equally at home being worked with on its own using its internal step sequencer or pitch played via its six-touch plate ‘keyboard’. Whatever way anyone chooses to work with Ample, it could conceivably be argued that it is the best desktop synth of all — Analogue Solutions-wise or otherwise!

Limited quantities of Ample are already available to purchase directly from Analogue Solutions for £1,999.00 GBP (excluding tax/VAT) via its dedicated webpage (https://www.analoguesolutions.com/ample) while stock will soon be arriving at selected dealers (https://www.analoguesolutions.com/dealers).

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Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Korg Polysix INHALT Demo No Talking Analog Synth from 1981


video upload by INHALTVIDEO

"The Korg Polysix was my first analog synthesizer way back when I was 16. While I had a virtual analog at the time, this was the first time I got to experience the magic of analog and this synth left a lasting impression.

I haven’t had the Polysix in many years and this one here I am selling (it has MIDI and has been serviced for the battery issue) but I simply can’t get over how good it sounds. It’s no surprise as in many regards, the Polysix is the “poor man’s Prophet 5 (rev2)”. In both tone and feel, the Polysix is definitely of the Rev 2 P5 variety as its build is with SSM chips that embody that definitive analog goo. While you can’t do the fancy footwork as on a P5, there are plenty of additions that honestly would have made the P5 even more lethal.

Chiefly there is the most excellent arpeggiator. I’ve used many an arp and this one here is exactly what an arp should be. There is also the absolutely gorgeous BBD based analog fx section. The ensemble effect is yet to be put into any kind of pedal form and it’s so rich and deep it truly transforms the sound into a moody and silky bed of warmth.

I particularly love how the top end of the keyboard sounds. The higher octaves have such a definitive tone color that the Polysix’s origin of 1981 is unmistakable.

I never understood why people lined up in droves for the Juno 60 and 106. Yes the bass was nice on the 60 but it’s ultimately a home organ with an arp and a noisy chorus. The Polysix on the other hand, is a true blue proper analog poly. Had Sequential made it as a more affordable Rev 2 Prophet 5, it would not be the 'poor man’s'."

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Vintage Synthesizer Books

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

Berlin School live performance at home - "Analog crabs"


video upload by Caught In Joy

"'Analog crabs' is my Berlin School electronic music performance from my latest album "La chica de la playa" out on Bandcamp: https://caughtinjoy.bandcamp.com/albu...

Playing the analog synthesizers, modular drum machines and guitar pedals in a Berlin School music style is like embarking on an electronic journey through time and space. As your fingers dance across the synthesizer's lush, vintage-style keys, you unleash a sonic universe that harkens back to the iconic soundscapes of the 1970s pioneers like Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, and Jean-Michel Jarre.

I hope these analog warmth and organic textures will transport you to a sonic realm where pulsating sequencers guide your way through mysterious, cosmic landscapes on a rainy Berlin night.

All my recent songs are fully improvised and performed "dawlessly". Creating "dawless" electronic music in a home studio involves producing music without using a traditional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Instead, hardware synthesizers, modular synths and effects are used to create, sequence, and manipulate sounds directly. This approach can provide a hands-on, tactile experience and encourage creativity by relying on physical gear rather than a computer interface. It allows for a more immediate and intuitive workflow, with real-time control over parameters, resulting in a unique sonic character.

Timeline:
0:00:00 Intro with Moog Mavis, Prophet-10 and Moog Matriarch
0:07:16 Moog One solo
0:11:28 Moog Matriarch ending solo

Playing Moog One, Moog Matriarch, Moog Mavis, Moog DFAM and Prophet-10.

If you appreciate music that helps you unwind or just old-school electronic sounds crafted with analog synthesizers, explore my extensive collection of 20+ albums on Bandcamp."
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