Vintage 1980’s Tascam Porta One 4 Track Cassette Portastudio
Fantastic vintage analogue 4 track recorder in excellent working order after being recently refurbished.
Jobs recently undertaken:
Replacement of failed capacitors
Cassette mechanism cleaned and re-lubricated
All potentiometers cleaned with De-Oxit
Play, record heads and general tape path cleaned with isopropyl alcohol
Play and record heads de-magnetized
All tracks and functions have been tested and working correctly.
Battery compartment is completely clean with no sign of corrosion.
All lights working.
Things to note
One screw on the underside is missing (although it will be included) as the internal plastic piece it screws into has broken off – a common issue with small plastic parts.
The included power adaptor has been modified to change polarity to work with this recorder, there are taped sections on the lead. It works perfectly although a replacement is cheap and readily available if you wish to buy one.
This unit is old and has normal signs of wear for its age.
Lots more info here:
Nationwide delivery £9.95
Vintage 1984 Suzuki Omnichord System Two/OM-84
This legendary instrument from 1984 has become extremely sought after in recent years.
Held in high regard and used by artists such as David Bowie, Brian Eno, Gorillaz, U2, Bjork, Devo, Eurthymics, Florence and The Machine, The The and countless others.
The real beauty of this instrument is that anyone can play it. All you need to do is choose your rhythm, play a chord by pressing one (or more) of the buttons and use the strumming boardto produce those wonderful tones the Omnichord is so known and loved for.
The System Two is one of the more advanced models, offering up to 84 chord variations.
This Omnicord is in excellent condition and has been checked over inside and out.
The battery compartment is clean and all functions work as they should.
Comes with original manual and PSU.
It is in excellent condition for its age with very little in the way of cosmetic wear. There is some discolouring to the rear, typical for plastic made goods from this era.
Grab yourself a piece of musical history – these are now becoming very hard to find.
Nationwide delivery £9.95.
Vintage 1985 Boss DR-220e Drum Machine
Complete with hard case and in fantastic working order.
The Boss 220e has become sought after for it’s fantastic 80’s Simmons like sounds.
This unit has been checked over for potential faults and is working to an excellent standard.
Fantastic condition for age.
Nationwide delivery £4.95.
Vintage 1988 Kawai K1 Synthesizer
This legendary Kawai K1 from 1989 has become sought after for it’s unique lo-fi gritty quality – it’s quite unlike any other synth and you can create some really inspiring patches with it very easily.
This unit has just had a brand new internal memory battery AND holder installed (see photos). The old battery which was soldered in by the factory has been done away with and a modern replacement has been fitted on the rear of the circuit board meaning it can be changed in seconds, not that you will need to be changing it anytime soon (currently reading 3.3v). It is vital old internal memory batteries are changed in vintage synthesizers as they can corrode and cause damage to the board. You will not have to worry about that with this one.
The original factory presets have been reloaded by Sysex. All of the original banks can be found online so you can easily change these using Sysex messages too.
In the last year it has seen a fresh new (old!) keybed which works perfectly. The volume fader potentiometer has been replaced with a brand new one and the screen has also been replaced after the old one partially failed.
Aftertouch, joystick, mod wheels and all other functions have been tested. Midi works with no issues whatsoever.
The board has been looked over for leaking capacitors and other issues a few times since I got it and there are no visible signs of any problems.
It comes with a 9v PSU.
The condition is good for its age with wear, marks and scratches you would expect for a 30+ year old synthesizer.
Nationwide delivery £11.95.
Vintage 1990 Alesis Microverb 3 Effects Unit
Perfect for that 1980’s/early 90’s sound!
Featuring the popular ‘Bloom’ preset made famous by bands such as My Bloody Valentine.
Recently serviced and in fantastic working order.
The Microverb 3 offers 16 bit linear PCM and 256 programs: 144 reverb programs + 96 delay programs + 16 special effects programs as well as High and Low Frequency Equalization. Pretty intuitive with three potentiometers on the left set the input level the processed / unprocessed signal balance (mix), and the output level. On the right, two rotary switches with sixteen positions allow you to select the algorithm and its variation. In the center, a two-band equalizer corrects the processed signal.
There are nine reverberation algorithms: rooms (small, medium, large), halls (medium, large), plates, chambers, gates, and reverse. The other seven include five delays (short, medium, long, medium with feedback, long with feedback), a multitap, plus a special effects category (FX). Sixteen variations are available for each of these sixteen algorithms. In terms of reverbs, they act over time, the acoustics of the simulated space and attack.
19u 1 inch rack unit.
Comes with 9v power adaptor.
In good vintage condition with some cosmetic wear commensurate with age.
Nationwide delivery £7.95.
1995 Yamaha SU10 Portable Sampling Unit.More details here: https://www.polynominal.com/yamaha-su10/Demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6cHQmSGeqMBjork using it in 1997 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NLIBGGu8ZA&t=575s
As used by Bjork, Autechre and Daniel Miller.
In a nutshell, this sampler rocks!
Comes with original box and manuals.
This has been tested extensively and works without issues. All functions including the ribbon controller work perfectly.
Great for sampling on the go or at home.
Takes 6 x AA batteries or standard 12v DC adaptor (not included).Technical Specifications:Type: DigitalSynthesis: SamplingSampling: 16 bit, 11.025 kHz, 44.1 kHz
384 KB RAMRates 11.64 to 44.1kHz
Max 48 samples
19 sec. (High)
27 sec. (Standard)
38 sec. (Long)
54 sec. (Extra Long)Filters: 1Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, ResonancePolyphony: 1Timbrality: 4Patches RAM: 48Audio Output Connections: 1/8″ Phone Jack, Stereo MainInputs: 1/8″ Line & Mic inputsMIDI Ports: IN, OUTDAC Bits: 16DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1 kHzPower: Yamaha PA-3B or PA-1B adaptor, 6 x 1.5V AA Batteries
Case: Desktop, ModuleControls: Buttons, Pads, Mod – RibbonDisplay Type: LCD, LEDDimensions (WxDxH): 168 × 104 × 32.2 (mm) [6.61 × 4.09 × 1.27 (inches)]Weight: 0.4kg (0.88lb.)
Nationwide delivery £7.95.
Tascam MF-P01 Cassette Multitrack Portastudio4 track cassette multipack studio.1 line/mic inputHeadphone and stereo out.Recently serviced and fitted with a brand new drive belt.Fantastic condition. Comes with 12v adaptor and original manual.
Nationwide delivery £7.95.