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 Make Unknown
 Model Massive mystery modular machine!
 Description This large machine is of unknown make. Its just under the size of two 19inch cabinets in width and is about 20u high. It comes with a double manual keyboard controller, each manual with its own joystick controller. The synth is packed with features and some very unusual bits too. All routings are made via a 50x50 matrix, Sources on horizontal axis and Destinations on the vertical. Final outputs can be routed to ten output faders, 5 for the left Channel and 5 for the right - each of these faders has a pin position on the main matrix. The overal features are as follows: 6 VCOs ( with features ranging from double outputs with selectable waveshapes for each one, CV of Pulse Width, 2 pitch CVs , symmetry, Octave selection ) 3 EGS ( 2 with Delay Attack, Decay, Release and one with ADR) all three have toggles for extended times. 3 VCA, 2 Filters - one switchable LPF, BPF with resonance and CV, One Multimode with CV but no resonance. Noise source with treble and bass and sample controls. Six band Equalizer, VC analogue delay with 3 echo return pots, Spring Reverb-not working, VC Vowel filter( -very cool !), Inverter, Divider with six pots. Frequency counter, Sum mixer, Complex 3 x 10 stage analogue Sequencer with clever switching circuit, so row C can move at divisions of rows A and B plus many other tricks . ANALOGUE DRUMS ! - a separate 10x10 matrix used to trigger any of four drum modules from the steps in the sequncer, each drum has two basic changeable parameters and stereo output levels - so basically a Bass drum, Snare, Cymbal and Woodblock type sounds ( one of the cymbal pots is loose ) - any side of any drum sound can be patched to any of the ten output faders too ! The drum sounds can be triggered manually from the last two notes on each of the keyboards. There are two keyboard control modules - each offering an LFO with selectable waveforms for vibrato and portamento controls too for extra fun. There is what I think is a Guitar input on the front with a separate control module too. There is also an old CPU module but I have no idea what it does. The top of the synths houses the circuit boards to this beast but in a very handy way. By sliding open the two pannels at the top you can get access to all of the boards as they are all on sliding rails in a neat row. A phones output with level control on the front seems to be the only way of getting sound to the outside world but works well. Overall this beast is functioning very well although there are some scratchy pots and a little bleed through on a couple of the output faders. ITS BIG AND HEAVY too - but SO BIZARRE ! Runs on 240V. Collection from London would be the best idea, or VEMIA can arrange collection and excellent packing for £100, ready for shipping anywhere in the world. More detailed pictures - and now a sound clip!! - are at
 Age n/a
 Weight 40 kg
 Condition Good
 Location Uk 
 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 : No
  Service manual : No
  First owner : No
  Original boxes : No
 Plug type United Kingdom standard plug
 Voltage type Internal 220-240V power supply
 Status Item has been sold or not sold in a previous auction
 Sale type The item is on the auction rooms
 Ending on 18/03/2006
 Category Synthesizer (Modular) 
 Serial number Unknown
 Sphere reference # 4899
 Statistics Created on : 08/03/2006 
Changed on : 10/03/2006 
  Published on : 10/03/2006
  Displayed : 2107 time(s) by members and guests  
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 Start price 380 GBP
 Converted price (1) 380 GBP
 Shipment International or local shipment to pay
 Packing costs n/a
 Payment Full pre payment needed
 Auction bid step 20 GBP
 Auction highest bid 1000 GBP
 Converted highest bid 1000 GBP
 Leader or winner
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