Mu-tron Bi-Phase

We are Brokering this effects unit for and on behalf of our UK customer

Came into stock:1st February 2017.

Servicing Status: KSR have already fully serviced the Bi-Phase, so it is ready for sale now.

Remarks: A rare find these days – the Mu-tron Bi-Phase phaser effects, in good original condition, and supplied with its original 2-button foot switch and the optical photoelectric Vol-Wah foot pedal.

The Bi-Phase consists of two independent 6-stage phasor circuits, two sweep generators (oscillators), and a number of unique additional controls to allow maximum flexibility in generating a variety of phasing effects. The Mu-Tron Bi-Phase also offers several convenience features including LED indicators on each phasor

As you can see from our pictures, the Bi-Phase & pedals are all in good condition, and Importantly, 100% fully operational having been recently fully serviced by KSR in January 2017.

This Mu-tron Bi-Phase operates on EU 220V. We can supply a PDF scanned copy of the owner manual.

Guide Price: £1450 GBP.

Availability: This Mu-tron Bi-Phase is available for sale now.

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Mutronics Mutator

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Came into stock:31st January 2017.

Remarks: Not a vintage effects but an absolute classic pro-audio device by any standards. The Mutronics Mutator is a great sounding pure analog signal processor that adds beautiful creamy filtering through its 24dB-per-octave analogue filters, with envelope follower capabilities, to any audio signal plus some useful on-board modulations options.

Sound on Sound magazine (Paul Nagle) wrote a very good review for this back in the late 90’s, you can read that by clicking the following link:

http://www.mutronics.co.uk/html/sos.htm

As you can see from the customer supplied picture, the unit is in excellent original condition with only some light wear to the control-surface and casings. Importantly, the Mutator is 100% fully operational.

This Mutator has MIDI of course, and operates on EU 220V. Supplied with owners manual (PDF).

Guide Price: £1800 GBP.

Availability: This Mutator is now SOLD as at 7th June 2017.

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EMS PVC

Restoration/Servicing Status: This PVC was fully pro-restored by KSR in 2015, so it’s available for sale now!

Remarks: An extremely rare vintage EMS ancillary studio module – the Pitch-to-Voltage Converter.

What is it, and what does it do?
The principle function of the PVC is to convert an audio input into a DC voltage whose value is proportional to the pitch of that input signal.

There is a very informative page on the ‘Old Tech – Vintage Synthesizer’ website that covers the PVC in some depth, so please click the link below to learn more:

http://www.oldtech.com/synth/EMSPtoV1.html

As you can see from the pictures below, this PVC is in excellent 100% original condition, and of course, works perfectly. It’s is sold with a 3 month warranty and runs on EU 220V using the proprietary EMS power-socket (power cable supplied)

Price Post-Restoration: £1300 GBP.

Availability: This EMS Pitch-to-Voltage Converter is now SOLD as at 7th July 2016.

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Hohner D6 Clavinet

We are Brokering this vintage Hohner D6 Clavinet for and on behalf of our EU customer

Restoration Status: Just fully serviced by KSR in June 2015 – Available for sale now!

Remarks: If you have been trying to get our hands on a genuine D6 Clavinet but don’t fancy the big ticket asking prices, then this example might just be what you are looking for.

Our vintage synth restoration experts, KSR, have just fully serviced this D6 so it’s 100% perfect in operation, however, a museum piece it is not, although KSR have undertaken some cosmetic restoration, so it presents quite nicely to any casual inspection.

There are no legs or lid, and there is a certain amount of wear and tear to this example, but it would make a great studio instrument that just needs to do the job of being an authentic D6, which is the most important thing after all.

The price is set to sell it quickly, and we are still including our full warranty post-sale (plus a new 9V battery of course).

Price: £590 UKP

Availability:  This Clavinet D6 is now SOLD as at 1st July 2015.

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Roland CR78

Came into stock: 12th June 2014

Restoration Status: Restoration underway by our RL Music Service Partner – KSR (Kent Spong Restorations).

ETR (estimated time from restoration): July 2014

Remarks: The CR78 has to be one of the most distinctive drum machines ever made, and has been used by used by artist such as: Brian Ferry, Gary Numan, 808 State, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Ultravox etc.

This CR78 is actually owned by Kent Spong of KSR himself, so we are helping him find a new owner for his machine. The cosmetic condition is pristine, and although fully working, Kent has decided to overhaul the entire drum machine prior to sale.

Very interestingly, there is a excellent MIDI kit available for the the CR78 from a company called CHD. The MIDI kit provides complete and individual control of all the machines instruments and operational function , as well as being able to program the unit via MIDI. This means you can use a MIDI keyboard rather than the antiquated (and often missing) WS-1 remote box to do the programming. Kent has just fitted one of these CHD MIDI Kits for a customer of his and was extremely impressed with the functionality, and it’s really well priced! Click the link to find out more:

http://www.chd-el.cz/index.php?id=136&lngid=en

If you wanted MIDI fitting to this CR78 then all you need do is purchase the kit and send it to us and we will fit it for £50.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £1150 GBP.

Availability: This Roland CR78 is now SOLD as at 19th August 2014.

Library picture below of the last CR78 we sold. High-res pictures of the actual CR78 for sale will be made available post-restoration.

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Roland TR808

Came into stock: 3rd April 2014

Servicing Status: KSR undertaking full servicing now so should be ready in April.

Remarks: The demand for high-quality examples of the world most famous drum machine continues to grow, and MIDI fitted units are highly sought after.

We’re very happy to be able to offer this excellent condition TR808, which has been retro-fitted with a Kenton MIDI kit. The cosmetic condition of this example is at the highest level we have seen. Clearly, this drum machine has been very well cared for with home use only in its 30+ year life.

Plenty has been said & written about this iconic instrument, and the recent Roland Aira TR-8 announcement seems to have generated even more interest in the vintage original….which often happens. It sounds great of course and is one of those ‘must have’ instruments if your serious about analogue.

KSR are going though the TR808 now – treating the unit to a complete overhaul to ensure another 30 years of reliable service. All the buttons and switches are original on this unit, and in perfect working order, so if you’ve been looking to treat yourself to a TR808 worth having for keeps, then look no further.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and runs on 220V EU voltage. User manual will be supplied in a PDF.

Price: £2950 GBP.

Availability: This Roland TR808 is currently SOLD as at 6th June 2014.

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POLYFUSION QP-1

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our customer

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR will commence post-sale

Remarks: A unique opportunity to own a very rare Polyfusion Surround-A-Sound QP-1 stand-alone effects module in great all original condition.

Pink Floyd used these devices in their live set up for quadraphonic audio effect/control etc., and can also be used to control CV the same way with any modular synth. Polyfusion did build the functionality of this quad-control into their keyboard controllers but it was rare to find these stand-alone units.

It’s believe that only a couple of hundred of these were ever made by Polyfusion back in the mid to late 1970s,

Th unit features an ‘auto and manual’ mode. Auto mode uses a built-on LFO to which is controlled by a Panning (forward or reverse), Speed and Depth knobs. Manual mode is activated by the joystick.

This Surround-A-Sound QP-1 operates on US 110V – it will be sold with a 3 month warranty.

As with all Brokered Sales, the Surround-A-Sound will be fully serviced post-sale before it’s sent to its new owner. We do this to ensure that the instrument leaves us in perfect operational condition, and it is backed up by our full warranty to give the new owner complete peace of mind. The servicing is carried out as a priority once the the sale has been completed, and although it will delay shipping/delivery by a short time, we know from experience that customers are happy to wait.

Sales Price: £1335 UK Pounds.

Availability: This Surround-A-Sound is no longer available for sale.

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Roland TR909

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Came into stock: September 2013

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR will commence post-sale.

Remarks: The TR909 is simply a classic sounding analogue drum machine and used by a huge array of top artists with thousands of reviews, mp3s and videos on on-line so we’re not going to tell you anything new here.

Most professional musicians we know have at least 2 or even 3 of these machines and they usually get very heavy studio and live use which is a testament to the rugged, stable and reliable design from Roland in the mid 80s.

This example come from a private collection and is in excellent condition.

Runs on EU 220V.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully serviced post-sale before it’s sent to its new owner. We do this to ensure that the instrument leaves us in perfect operational condition, and it is backed up by our full warranty to give the new owner complete peace of mind. The servicing is carried out as a priority once the the sale has been completed, and although it will delay shipping/delivery by a short time, we know from experience that customers are happy to wait.

Guide Price Post-Servicing: £2150 GBP.

Availability: This TR909 is now SOLD as at 19th September 2013.

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Kenton Pro-2000 MIDI...

We received this Kenton Pro-2000 in as a part-exchange deal – it’s priced to sell quickly.

This is a Mk1 version which already has the rack-ears fitted, so it’s ready to rack & roll.

These excellent multi-channel MIDI to CV controllers are selling for over £350 GBP new, and even a Pro-Solo will cost you more than we are asking for this unit, so this is a bargain.

Full spec and user manual can be found at the following link:

http://www.kentonuk.com/kmanualspdf/pro2kman.pdf

Runs EU 220V, supplied with UK power lead.

Price: £145 GBP.

Availability: This Pro-2000 is now SOLD as at 4th September 2013.

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Korg D12

We accepted this handy hard-disk recorder through a part-exchange deal so it’s priced to sell quickly.

The Korg D12 is capable of simultaneous playback of 12 uncompressed, 16-bit, 44.1kHz tracks, with four tracks of simultaneous recording. Recording time with supplied 6Gb hard drive: 18 track hours at 16-bit or 12 track hours at 24-bit. CD-RW support for song copy, data backup, and import/export of WAV files. Built in multi-effects (up to 8) and EQ etc.

Sound on Sound Mag ran a full product review on this multitracker in 2001, full detail can be seen by clicking the following link:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul01/articles/korgd12.asp

KSR has just gone over the D12 and given it a full service, which was mostly just cleaning of pots, switches and slider etc. The operational condition of this unit is perfect, with the overall cosmetic condition as excellent good, as you can see from the pictures.

This particular machine runs EU 220V, comes with it’s own external PSU and original user manual. Also, the D12 is sold with a full 3 month warranty.

Price: £45 GBP.

Availability: This Korg D12 is now SOLD as at 21st October 2013.

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Akai MPC3000

Not our usual offering here at RL Music but we accepted this classic sequencer-sampler as a part-exchange deal and thought it would be something different to offer our customers.

The MPC3000 is a true pro-audio grade instrument and has been adopted by HipHop, Rap, R&B artists as their studio production weapon of choice. It has 16-bit stereo 44.1Khz sampling and a very sophisticated sequencer which offers 20 Songs, 99 sequences, 99 tracks, and up to 75,000 notes. It has extensive high-spec MIDI implementation as well, so fits in perfectly into a modern DAW environment.

This machine is running OS 3.11 and has the full compliment of 32MB RAM installed. This unit also comes with a ‘classic drum machines’ library on 10 floppy disks.

KSR has just gone over the Akai and given it a full service, which was mostly just cleaning of pots, switches and slider etc. The operational condition of this MPC3000 is perfect, with the overall cosmetic condition as very good, as you can see from the pictures.

This particular machine runs 110V, but the synth will be supplied with a brand new step-down transformer if sold within the EU. Also, the MPC3000 is sold with a full 3 month warranty.

Price: £590 GBP.

Availability: This MPC3000 is now SOLD as at 7th October 2013.

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Korg Mini Pops 120

Korg Mini Pops 120

It’s not often you will find this portable version of the Korg Minipops 120, and when we were offered it we just couldn’t resist.

How about some old-school rhythm section for your music projects. This 1970s portable analogue drum machine is punchy and really warm sounding. There are variation options for the 9 patterns to give 32 patterns in all across the 10 fabulous analogue drum sounds.

There is something about real analogue drum machines that delights. We know its all been done in software now but that misses the point completely as the simplicity and character of an original pure analogue device like his is simply divine. Run this machine through a decent PA and it will knock your socks off!

KSR have conducted a full operational service on this rare drum machine so it operates perfectly.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and runs on EU (220V) voltage.

Price: £395 UK Pounds

Availability: This drum machine is now SOLD as at 12th February 2013.

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Roland Dimension-D

Roland SDD-320 ‘Dimension-D’

We are offering a truly classic vintage effects for sale – the Dimension D

A brilliant and unsurpassed real-analogue chorus outboard effects that became legendary since its arrival in 1979, and is still a ‘must have’ pro-audio effects unit. The only drawback is trying to resist the temptation to use it on everything in a mix as it works so well with vocals, acoustic and electronic instruments alike.

The Dimension-D produces a chorus that is much more spatial and lacks typical pitch modulation problems. It achieves this through the use of dual sync’d delay lines that are driven by a trapezoidal LFO which is the key to avoiding warble. It has a true psychoacoustic quality that only Roland managed to capture so perfectly…over 33 years ago!

The condition of this rack unit is excellent.

Th SDD-320 runs on 110V voltage and works very happily on a small step-down transformer due to its tiny 8W power requirements.

We have purchased a brand new (UK spec/plug) step-down transformer – rated to 45W which is supplied free of charge with this unit.

The Dimension D was very recently serviced
& is sold with our full 3 month warranty

Price = £695 UK Pounds

Availability = This is now sold as at 25th September 2012

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ROLAND JSQ-60 Seq

Roland JSQ-60 – Vintage Sequencer

How about this original 2000 note sequencer to partner your prized Juno 60.

The JSQ-60 will record polyphonically in real-time, including patch-change data, but you can also use the step-record and over-dubbing function. A nice addition if you want to extend the performance capability of your Juno 60 but without resorting to installing MIDI, thus keeping your collection 100% original.

The condition is immaculate and is supplied with its original external UK 220V Power supply. and (attached) proprietary Roland DCB inter-connect cable.

Price = 190 UK Pounds

Availability = This item was sold on 4th August 2012

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Sci STUDIO 440

Sequential Circuits Studio 440 Sampler

This great sounding instrument is considered one of the best Vintage Sequencing/Sampling Drum & Music Productions Machines ever made!

It’s not something we would normally deal in but we had the opportunity to play one recently and consider it’s reputation was well founded – a really great sounding sampler.

Its beautifully designed, intuitive to use and feels very much like a Sequential product in the materials and parts used. The architecture is impressive with a clean and very punchy 12bit sampling and some clever MIDI implementation as well. These are very rare and sought after machines & we have been lucky to get hold of two of them and this is the first one ready for sale.

KSR has just fully overhauled this particular example including servicing and calibrating the floppy-drive. The unit has some light wear to the panel graphics but otherwise it’s in almost new condition throughout. We have also had all 8 drum-pads replaced with brand new items from WineCountry in the USA so it’s plays perfectly..

We also have a reasonably large library that will be included with this Studio 440 unit, and it’s original user manual.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and run on UK/EU voltage.

Price = SOLD in July

Availability = No Longer Available

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Roland RE201

Roland RE201 Space Echo

If your question is: What effects should I but for my vintage synth to sound ‘all vintage’ and cool? Answer – well you start with the RE201 Space Echo of course!

This real analogue tape machine was produced during the 1970s and was among a few effects from that time that defined the top professional audio standard in its day, and my goodness…it sounds wonderful.

If warmth, character, sound and authenticity is important to you when using your analogue synths then you shouldn’t be using software emulations and/or modern digital outboard effects? This is a beautiful and very high quality pro-audio device – to this day we have never heard a Minimoog sound better effected (delay/echo) than through a RE201.

The condition of this example we have is exemplary!

It’s just been fully mechanically and electronically overhauled and is the best sounding example we have ever heard…it’s perfect!

This RE201 runs on 110V voltage and works very happily on a small step-down transformer due to its tiny 16W power requirements.

We have purchased a brand new (UK spec/plug) step-down transformer – rated to 45W which is supplied free of charge with this unit.

Supplied with original cleaning Kit.

Price = 695 UK Pounds

Update 25th July 2012:This instrument is now sold

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