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 Make Rmi
 Model Harmonic Synthesizer
 Description The only analog synthesizer produced by RMI, made from 1974 through 1976. Although it was housed in the familiar RMI case, it was a totally different design than any previous instrument. The Harmonic Synthesizer is monophonic, with 2 independent digital harmonic generators. Each generator's waveform can be modified independently, effectively like having two synthesizers by depressing one key. The instrument has AM and FM control, and voltage controlled filters. Its own expression pedal controlled each audio output. Built-in extendable legs allow easy setup. There are 2 Harmonic Generator sections, each has an Envelope Generator section, with Percussion / Decay, Vibrato and Tremulant controls, LFO Rate, Pitch Bend, Portamento and Octave Shifting. Also has a multimode Dynamic Filter, Noise and a Sequencer. This instrument is mint, may have never been played, and includes the keyboard cover, operation manual, schematics and circuit board layouts. It's exceedingly rare, it's the only Harmonic Synthesizer I've ever seen since 1977, when I played one in a music store in Memphis, TN. Used by Roger Powell and Jean-Michel Jarre, in his influential Oxygene recordings. Also has an external input to the VCF for modifying external signals.
 Age 28 year
 Weight 50 kg
 Condition Near mint
 Location Usa 
 Vat Not from a VAT-registered business. But VAT / duty may be due if importing from outside your trade bloc.
 Quantity 1 item is available from the owner
 Options User manual : Yes
  Service manual : Yes
  First owner : No
  Original boxes : No
 Plug type Usa standard plug
 Voltage type Internal 110 to 220-240V switchable
 Status Item has been sold or reserved
 Sale type The item is on the auction rooms
 Ending on 26/04/2003
 Serial number 115
 Sphere reference # 2894
 Statistics Created on : 17/04/2003 
Changed on : 17/04/2003 
  Published on : 17/04/2003
  Displayed : 198 time(s) by members and guests  


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The following section gives you the prices as well as shipment and payment conditions associated with the item. Payment is always requested in GBP. Converted price is shown for information and converted with Sphere standard currency rate.

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 Start price 2000 USD
 Converted price (1) 1313.85 GBP
 Shipment International or local shipment to pay
 Packing costs n/a
 Payment Full pre payment needed
 Auction bid step 50 GBP
 Auction highest bid 3373.99 GBP
 Converted highest bid 3373.99 GBP
 Leader or winner koob3
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