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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Roland CR-68 CompuRhythm Vintage Analog Drum Machine Made in Japan Customised Furry Finish

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SN 771250

via this auction

"Serviced Roland CR-68 CompuRhythm | Iconic CR68 Vintage Analog Drum Machine | Made in Japan | Customised Finish w/ Interesting Provenance


Fresh out of service and fully functioning. Missing white 'Slow Rock' cap (button itself still works). Some other buttons have hairline cracks. UK plug. The zebra strip finish is "Groovy Baby!".

Provenance: This CR-68 belonged to Bobby Bigwood, the disco legend popular in the south of England during the early 70s. Bobby's band The Bigwoods released their LP 'Paradise Beach' in 1972 through Chance Records.


Various rhythm patterns are yours by the adoption of the micro-computer in this mechanism.
With the importance of rhythm flow in mind, the rhythm pattern will change from the next measure
With 11 kind of percussion instruments as the sound source, 34 different rhythm patterns are pre-set. Along with this, FILL IN, ROLLING, and BREAK produce 11 additional variations.
DISCO and other rhythms for contemporary sounds are adopted in this mechanism
ACCENT makes the rhythms musical
With the adoption of TRIGGER-OUT, you can connect a sequencer and control the rhythm of a synthesiser with TEMPO of CR-68.

Source: Original Roland CR-68 Owners Manual"

Super Rare 1973 Caravan Synth | Vintage Analog Synthesiser | Made in Italy | Similar to Vox Jaguar

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"(Video) Serviced Super Rare 1973 Caravan Synth | Vintage Analog Synthesiser | Made in Italy | Similar to Vox Jaguar | 49 Keys, 4 Voices, Vibrato, Chorus Bass | Built-in Speakers | Legs included"

via this auction

"'You know that new sound you been looking’ for?… Well listen to this!'

- Chuck’s cousin, Marvin Berry

Check out the video we've done running through some of the sounds produced by the 4 voices, vibrato and bass chorus. We also do a volume pot test, vibrato pot test, chromatic test follwed by a brief demo. We mic'd up the built-in speaker with a Shure SM-57 for the video but there is an external output for use with amplifiers etc.


Excellent cosmetic condition and fully functioning. Recently serviced (19/07/23). Legs are included."

Sunday, July 02, 2023

1970s ArmonConcert Vintage Italian Synthesizer Keyboard Synth

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"Super Rare 1970s ArmonConcert Italian Synthesizer Armon Concert Vintage Keyboard Synth 1 of 100"

This is the first I've heard of these being limited to only 100 units. You can find additional posts including demos here.

via this auction

"Built in speakers - a useful feature and extra cool when sampled directly from them.

Creamy and lush sounds with 6 sections :

Strings (Cello, Violin, Percussion, with a 'solo' switch for the lead lines)

Reeds (Accordion, Organ, Musette)

Brass (Trombone, Trumpet, with its own controls for Attack and Filter Cutoff)

Piano (Piano, Honky Tonk)

Effects (with VCF/VCA Mute and Vibrato/LFO)

Attack and Sustain

Effects and Attack/Sustain are switchable for each section.

You can also mix different sections and voices pressing both bottons to create new sounds and textures."

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Korg RK-100 Custom via The Packrat

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"With the exception of one of those $3000 Zen Riffers, this is about the most unique keytar you're ever going to lay your eyes on, period. The overall shape of the Korg RK-100 is widely considered to be the most unique & attractive, and here's a fully functioning one in black, with a custom paint job by David C. Lovelace, animator & cartoonist extraordinaire.

OK fine, so it's just me typing this now & I'm playing it up just a tad. Sure, I made an animated Weird Al video for his latest album, and yeah, I made the Packrat comic strip which appeared in Keyboard Magazine a couple years ago. And then there was all of those fairly offensive-yet-popular "Retarded Animal Babies" movies seen by millions, some of which even featuring rampant keytar usage. But really, does any of this add to the value of this item? Does it even make up for the fact that I plastered a rainbow of words & symbols all over this otherwise fine contraption, rendering it somehow collectible despite its non-stock condition? I'd be a horrible salesman if I admitted otherwise. I should simply acknowledge here that there is at least a distinct possibility that these past doodleworks I have done somehow make me a public enough figure to have "fans" that might enjoy this one-of-a-kind bit of gear/artwork in their studio, collection, or attic, or just slung around their shoulder as they rokk out some Night Ranger in their local cover band. Especially if their name is also "Dave" since this moniker prominently appears on the unit's trapezoidal head.

There are a few scuffs on the back & very top of that head, by the way, but 1) no one will see them but you, and 2) they're not as bad as my high-contrast gallery image would indicate. The even better news is that there are practically no scratches anywhere else on the back (or front, not that you can tell with all the craziness going on); still as shiny as when I got the thing 15 years ago. All LED lights work fine. The battery cover is intact... so many other keytars are missing these, but not this one! Everything works great on it and is 100% functional as designed. Included is a purple guitar strap & a 9V battery (installed). I wish I had a nice, long MIDI cable to throw in (you'll need one, or better yet, a MidiJet Wireless box), but I don't have a spare, sorry! The factory 9V wall wart is not included either, not that you'd really want to be saddled with a power cable anyway! A standard 9V battery lasts a LONG time on these things; trust me. You will make it through several gigs without worrying about the power dying on you.

FUNCTIONALITY: This is a MIDI controller only, NOT a synthesizer! It does not make its own sounds! Most of you already know this, but a beginner might not. Plug a MIDI cable into it & connect with any other sound module or keyboard, and you're ready to go. You can control patch changes with a numeric keypad or program up/down buttons. There's a L/M/H octave switch, and (of course!) volume, pitch and mod wheels on the neck!"

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

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