• 1988 Kawai K1 Synthesizer

    £210.00

    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.

  • 1990 Alesis Microverb 3 Effects

    £110.00

    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.

    OVERVIEW 

    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.

    ALGORITHMS 

    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.

  • Tascam MF-P01 Cassette Portastudio

    £125.00

    Tascam MF-P01 Cassette Multitrack Portastudio

    4 track cassette multipack studio.
    1 line/mic input
    Headphone 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.

  • 1995 Yamaha SU10 Sampling Unit

    £150.00

    1995 Yamaha SU10 Portable Sampling Unit.

    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: Digital
    Synthesis: Sampling
    Sampling: 16 bit, 11.025 kHz, 44.1 kHz

    384 KB RAM

    Rates 11.64 to 44.1kHz
    Max 48 samples
    Sampling Times
    19 sec. (High)
    27 sec. (Standard)
    38 sec. (Long)
    54 sec. (Extra Long)
    Filters: 1
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 4
    Patches RAM: 48
    Audio Output Connections: 1/8″ Phone Jack, Stereo Main
    Inputs: 1/8″ Line & Mic inputs
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1 kHz
    Power: Yamaha PA-3B or PA-1B adaptor, 6 x 1.5V AA Batteries

    Case: Desktop, Module

    Controls: Buttons, Pads, Mod – Ribbon
    Display Type: LCD, LED
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 168 × 104 × 32.2 (mm) [6.61 × 4.09 × 1.27 (inches)]
    Weight: 0.4kg (0.88lb.)

    Nationwide delivery £7.95.