Thursday, October 27, 2011

Analogue Solutions Oberkorn & Red Square for Sale

Oberkorn at this auction

"Analogue Solutions Oberkorn Mark 1 CV/Gate analog sequencer with PSU (not original).

Fully operational. No manual, but there is a link (plus more info on the oberkorn) on the following page for a download.

Link to Analogue solutions page on the MK3 (very similar)"

Red Square at this auction

"Semi-modular patchable analog synth, can be used with CV/Gate or MIDI. Can also be used as an effects processor."

Update: higher res pics added.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Rare Synton Fenix Analog Modular for Sale - New Price!

Sale is via this auction.

"Note: The Fenix is available for local pickup in the San Francisco Bay Area."

"For auction is the extremely rare Synton Fenix analog modular synthesizer, hand built in 1997 in the Netherlands. This unit is one of 75 ever made! The Fenix is a highly sought after analog modular used by the likes of Aphex Twin and other artists. I've owned this Fenix for nearly a decade, after trading for it with a respected member of the Analogue Heaven mailing list. The sounds the Fenix can produce are like nothing else!

The following items are included in this auction:

- Synton Fenix analog modular synthesizer
- Primary power supply with a converter for U.S. power outlets
- Backup power supply and back panel (rare), should something ever happen to the original power components!

The Pomona banana patch cords shown in one of the pictures are NOT included in this auction.

Cosmetic Condition: Excellent. There are a few very minor scratches on the back panel and sides from rack wear, but the face of the Fenix is in extremely good condition. Some of the pictures have glare due to sunlight in the upper portions of the photos. Don't worry, the finish is still a very dark black.

Operational Condition: Very good. All modules are 100% operational and functional. There are four slightly scratchy pots: VCF1 Frequency, VCF1 Resonance, VCF3 Frequency, and VC3 Resonance. These could easily be cleaned and/or repaired by a tech or an experienced audiophile. Servicing and part information can be found on the Dutch Synth web site.

Bid With Confidence: In addition to good eBay feedback, I have successfully sold many high dollar value items via the Analogue Heaven mailing list. You can find my seller feedback there by searching the Analogue Heaven archives for my (now defunct, do not email this address, use eBay for questions) email address: josh (at)

Shipping: Please ignore the shipping costs that are estimated below. Final shipping will depend on how fast the buyer wants the Fenix shipped via UPS and other options. The Fenix will be professionally packed at UPS (insurance, double boxed, etc.). I will provide a receipt for all shipping costs."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Music From Mars

Music From Mars

"The latest album from eccentric British producer Zoe Blade. A deep blend of electronic styles, showing influences from John Carpenter, AFX and Plastikman. The A side unloads raw bass, starts like a bad day, stops on a shilling. On the flip side, layers peel off to reveal a half remembered dream of better times and all that could have been. Required listening for insomniacs and the nocturnal."

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Beast Modded Roland TR-606 For Sale - SN #001 of 7

via this auction
"One of the greatest cult legend drum machines of all time, behold serial number one, the first of only 7 ever made. The following is adapted from the website:

The fluidity of the 606, Roland's *only* drum machine that can switch seamlessly between write and play modes, is well known, however the static sound and poor interfacing leaves it wanting.
TheBeast Modification addresses these issues.

Before modification all original components are cleaned and / or replaced
All tact switches are replaced using genuine alps parts (not cheap chinease imports)
All original leds are changed to blue to match new function leds
All new parts chosen by track record for durability (eg new 'cliff' sockets, as per analogue systems modular etc.)

A live session with the beast, the Kicker, and fx pedals: [below]
Pedal chain pain brain (live TR-606/PC-2 + pedals +fx) by highsage
[Modded Beast TR-606 and PC-2 fed into a modular pedal signal chain with built in feedback loops used to create chord sounds and filters in series to get vocally-type fx from LT/HT parts.
Recorded live off the mixer straight to tape with no edits. Kick is the Kicker pedal being fed the kick's trig out of the 606. Partial shot of the signal chain in the pic. Inspired by the music going on at Krautok / Maria right now in Berlin. Hope to do a similar set there live some time in the (very) near future!]

Anamorphology - Untamed by highsage
["Tonight a new alias is born. This first track sets the tone for anything appearing as Anamorphology ... untamed expression within the infinite curve of the analog domain. Dynamic. Alive. Real. Tangible. Techno."]

ASiD Compactor (September Monthly Acid Pattern) by highsage
["Aksen's September Acid pattern was so shit hot I decided to unleash 6 SiD Station Machines on the MnM against it, along with the beast 606, a slew of pedals, and some 'verb. Check out the rest of dyLABs September Acid Pattern Monthly submissions here: Give her a go...this month's pattern is dope!"]

Who's Afraid of Berlin (Fear your Machines Instead) LIVE 303/606 PA

YouTube Uploaded by shagghie on Oct 2, 2010

["Right? Instead of moving to Berlin to find our inner techno, I humbly submit we need to move closer inside our machines first. Berlin, like Detroit, can lead you to the water. To the spice. But it cannot make you drink. It is a place I will visit soon, and to my friends there, i come humbly, eager to learn further, and with respect.
But to all those in search of your inner techno, fear your machines first and foremost. Berlin is the forest, but the machines are the beasts...and it is within them, that we can transcend space and time, oceans and valleys, and unite as one creed.
Tonight, I fear Roland...
This one is dedicated to Julian of dubdubdubDAWTthebeastDAWTcoDAWTuk for the love and care he's put into these instruments as their creator."]

This machine has more character and grit than anything out there. Best snares you'll ever hear. Most "alive" Toms ever. Unique hats and cymbals, and a kick that is perfect for today's minimal and acid.

The temp mute switches are ingenious.. the ULTIMATE live jam and studio machine as a result.

Build quality is unparalleled for a modified Roland of this era. This machine has been used on Vinyl releases from Berlin, as well as digital techno and acid releases in North America. It is signed on the bottom (full disclosure) by Julian, its creator. Consider this a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Trig Ins and Outs
Massive and wide range tunings
Individual Outs
Momentary latch mute switches
Exotic sound
Amazing to behold and use
A true "wonder of the techno world"
Serial #1 of what is most likely the most rare roland cult machine on earth.
Low opening price considering these have gone for $4k+ in the past...

List of ToneControl mods:

bass pitch A
bass pitch B
low tom pitch
low tom impact
low tom noise level
hi tom pitch
hi tom impact
hi tom noise level
snare decay
snare pitch
snare noise filter
snare noise level
open hat decay
closed hat decay
hats filter
hats & cymbal filter
cymbal decay
cymbal tone
cymbal filter A
cymbal filter B"