Korg VC-10

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

Came into stock: Available from RL Music as at 13th June 2018.

Servicing Status: A full service by KSR has already been carried out (June 2018), so the VC-10 is available for sale now.

Remarks: A good condition example of the wonderful vintage Korg VC-10 Vocoder. This unique and super little 20-band vocoder was made between 1978 and 1982 and followed the ‘MS Series’ design ethos.

This is very simple but characteristic machine, and the built-in keyboard makes it easy to use as an effects processor as well as a more traditional human voice synthesizer.



The Original gooseneck mic is, unfortunately, missing (common) but the original Korg mics that came with the unit were not of audiophile quality anyway, so you can use an unbalanced 1/4 jack input on the front panel. RL Music is able to fit a new XLR socket to replace the original proprietary 3 pin Korg mic socket, so please contact us for a quote to have this implemented if needed.


Here’s nice demo from Junkie XL who talks about this own VC010 – he’s clearly a big fan of this super little vocoder:
https://youtu.be/Q5tUgh1Uvj8

This VC-10 was owned by our clients family since 1994 and it had been in constant use and maintained regularly during their ownership at their home studio, up until quite recently.

Cosmetically, this 37+ year-old vintage analogue vocoder is in good original condition and shows the normal amount of wear for an instrument of this age, and has been priced to reflect this. As mentioned above, KSR has only just fully serviced the VC-10, so it’s 100% perfect operationally.

This Korg VC-10 operates on EU 220V. We do have a user manual (in PDF format). As the instrument is being Brokered through RL Music, it will be sold with a full 3-month warranty and we can ship worldwide.

Demos are available by appointment only.

Price: £840 GBP.

Availability: This Korg VC-10 is available for sale now.

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Korg PS3200

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

Came into stock:  3rd March 2017.

Restoration Status: KSR to service once sold, and prior to shipping to the new owner. This PS3200 is in perfect working condition, but the servicing work is standard on all our vintage synths for sale, although it is more akin to a ‘health-check’ on a instrument of this fine condition.

Remarks: We are delighted to present a very rare opportunity to own a true vintage classic – the Korg PS3200. Our client has not owned the Korg for more than a few years, but it has been well cared for in their own home studio during their ownership. Prior to this the Korg was owned by UK synth collector. The cosmetic condition of the control panels & original wood-veneer cabinets for both the synth & the PS-3010 48-key Polyphonic Keyboard Controller are very good, with only minimal wear for an instrument of this age, and operationally it’s perfectly working. The PS3200 has clearly been very well looked after throughout its 40 year life, and likely regularly serviced as well, although we will carry out a further service on the synth for the new owner.

A couple of items of note:
There is a the non original knob on the PS-3010 Keyboard. The original Korg potentiometer is intact, so we can only assume at some time in the past, the large Korg control knob has been lost and replaced with the one you can see in the pictures below. Also, the battery cover at the rear of the synth is missing. Not huge problems in the scheme of things, but we’re just noting these for full disclosure.

The PS3200 is a fully polyphonic, 16 memory semi-modular system incorporating divide-down technology driving 2 VCO’s and micro tuning ability. The technical specification aside, this instrument defines the word “ambient” and has the most wonderful warm, rich and characterful sound that any vintage polysynth can deliver….a truly unique machine.

The semi-modular nature of the PS3200 provides some fascinating routing options for “polyphonic” sound design, and the remote keyboard offers a number of performance features within the CV/Gate domain.

This PS3200 operates on US 110V, but comes with a EU 220V converter – it will be sold with a 3 month warranty. Included with the sale is the original PS-3001 60-pin locking connection cable, and of course the proprietary power-cable. We will also include a PDF copy of the user manual.

Sales Price: £10900 GBP.

Availability: This PS3200 is available for sale now, and can be reserved on deposit (20%).

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Korg Trident Mk1

Came into stock: Available from RL Music from 23rd May 2018.

Restoration/Servicing Status: KSR has already fully serviced this Trident Mk1, so it’s ready for sale now!

For those of you who are unsure of what this machine is let us tell you that it is one of the very last best kept vintage analogue secrets left in the world. This is an SSM technology based – Synth, Brass and String Machine and packed full of modulation, voicing and timbre controls as well as onboard effects in the form of an absolute killer Flanger and beautiful Ensemble. Simply…It’s gorgeous!

Being a Korg, the build quality of this 1980 produced synth was very high, a testament to the fact that it’s still working perfectly, all the original controls are intact and it’s built like a tank.

This Trident was purchased from a UK owner who had owned it for 25+ years and kept at home. The operational condition is remarkably good, and the synth has just been serviced by KSR. The cosmetic condition is also good for its age, with the main control surfaces only showing what we would expect to be reasonable wear for a nearly 40-year-old instrument.

The wood cabinet does show has some inevitable wear & tear, but we have not applied any restorative work to it to keep the sales costs down. The price below reflects the condition, and the Trident Mk1 represents the best value example in the world…by far!

The Trident is sold with our standard 3-month warranty and runs on EU220V voltage. We will also include a copy of the owners manual (PDF).

Price: £2290 GBP.

Availability: This Korg Trident Mk1 is SOLD as at 30th May 2018.

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Korg MS10

Came into stock: 6th October 2016.

Remarks: We purchased this ‘as-new’ condition Korg MS10 from a UK customer. The cosmetic condition is collector grade – immaculate, and is 100% fully operational.

The plan we had with this museum quality MS10 was to potentially start building a full collection of MS series instruments for the ‘RL Music Collection,’ but we’ve been diverted from that mission for the time being, so the little MS10 is being opened up for sale.

This particular example is an EU220V model, and is fitted with a UK plug. The Korg will also be supplied with all the (new) coloured patch-cables as pictured. Also, the last owner had purchased some Walnut end-cheeks from Lamond Design, so we are including these with the synth.

This Korg MS10 sold with a full 3 month warranty.

Price: £590 GBP

Availability: This Korg MS10 is now SOLD as at 26th October 2016.

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Korg MS20 (vintage)

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

Came into stock: 12th Aug 2016

Restoration Status: KSR to fully service once sold, and prior to shipping to the new owner.

Remarks: With all the variety of Korg MS20 now available it’s easy to get confused about which is the one to have, but the fact remains that the original 1970s MS20 is still the ‘real deal’ and a much coveted full sized semi-modular system with true vintage authenticity. The pleasure of owning an original/vintage analogue synthesizer can’t be understated just because Korg reissued it, but all the new MS20 variants have certainly fired up everyone’s imagination, which has to be a good thing for analogue fans.

Second hand prices for the ‘vintage Korg MS20′ had seen a reduction in the last couple of years, but we are starting to see a strong recovery for the vintage originals, so now is the time to consider buying one, especially a really nice one!

This example we are Brokering is a stunning condition example, which was imported from its homeland in Japan, so operates on 100~110V, and importantly, has the original Korg 35 filter IC. There have been no modifications to this synth, and as you can see from the pictures, it’s in museum/collector grade condition.

As with all Brokered Sales, the Korg MS20 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.

Price: £1150 GBP

Availability:  This Korg MS20 is no longer available for sale.

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Korg 800DV

We are Brokering this Korg 800DV for and on behalf of our UK customer.

Came into stock: 15th April 2016.

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

Remarks: We just love the 800DV (or Maxi-Korg 800DV), as it’s just one of those great sounding but quirky synths from a really creative time in the mid-1970s when some amazing designs were coming out from Japan.

The 800DV offers duophonic operation (hence the DV – Dual Voice), and the sound engine from the 700/700S synths from Korg. Some say it’s two MiniKorgs in a box, but it’s a lot more than that, and the sonic pallet is very thick and powerful with some very musical effects like the ring modulator and various routing options. The front-panel operation is a little non conventional and takes some time to master, but the uniqueness of this one-of-a-kind synth make is very desirable.

Our friend, Dave Spears at GForce Software, produced a really superb demo video on the 800DV as he’s clearly a great fan of the synth (as we are also, and we own one too), so please click the link to see this: https://youtu.be/OUU2UVvglck

A useful CV/Gate modification (Hz/V) has previously been implemented to both the lower and upper synths on this example that we are Brokering. This is something that really adds some value to the 800DV for MIDI access via a converter, or use by other Hz/V Korg synths like the MS20 or PS3100 etc.

The overall cosmetic condition of this 41 year old vintage Korg is very good (see pictures), although it does show reasonable signs of age and wear to the control surface & cabinet, as to be expected.

This 800DV runs on US 110V, but the Korg will be supplied with an EU 220V step-down transformer free of charge by the owner. In addition, there is a ‘used’ aluminum flight-case included in the sale, although we will not ship the synth in this, so for any buyer able to collect it, then it will be included free of charge.

Sold with a full RL Music 3 month warranty.

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.

Price: £1750 GBP.

Availability: This Korg 800DV is no longer available (updated 29th Sept 2016).

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Korg Sigma

Came into stock: Arrived at RL Music in October 2015.

Servicing status: Servicing was carried out by KSR late October 2015.

Estimated time from servicing: Available for sale now.

Remarks: We have just managed to pick up this really nice original condition Korg Sigma which is now ready for sale.

The Sigma is an unusual instrument that approaches the whole ‘being a synth’ from quite a different perspective, and these quirky instruments are what makes vintage synths so interesting. It’s bi-timbric for starters, meaning it can play its presents and the separate synth section simultaneously. It also has aftertouch and joystick controls for some really useful expressive input

The VCO/VCF combination are very powerful and pure in tone, so the Sigma has a nice raspy edge to it reminiscent of the MS20 in some ways. You can certainly drive some nasty Bass & synthy effects (ring-mod etc) out of it, along with more traditional synth-lead sounds. Hard to put a finger on the sound character to be honest but it’s different, and in todays music that’s just what musicians are looking for.

Why Korg produced something so unusual is a bit of a mystery, but the world is a better place for it.

Runs on EU 220V. The Sigma will be sold with a 3 month warranty & supplied with a user-manual (on PDF).

Guide Price Post-Servicing: £650 GBP

Availability: This Korg Sigma is now SOLD as at 25th August 2016.

Pictures of actual Korg Sigma for sale below, so please click on the thumbnails for higher resolution photos.

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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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Korg MiniKorg-700S

What a utterly fantastic little gem of a synth this is and loved by many synth heads (like us). The MiniKorg 700S is by any standards an archaic synth, but it’s really rather special indeed and has been used by all the great synth bands, including the Human League (“listen to the voice of Buddha” etc.).

Plenty of stuff on the net about these wonderful old-school analogue synths, and we rate them very highly, with 10/10 for character and quirkiness and the same for the flexibility & quality of the wonderful analogue sound it produces.

This particular example is in almost as-new condition..stunning! We have had brand new Walnut end-cheecks made for it by Lamond Design, and the whole synth has been fully pro-restroed by KSR, so this is arguably the best condition example available for sale in the world right now.

Operates on EU 220V and sold with a 3 month warranty.

Guide Price: £1290 GBP

Availability: This Korg MiniKorg-700S is now SOLD as at 23rd April 2014.

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Korg Mono/Poly

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

Came into stock: July 2013

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

Remarks: Korg produced something special when they designed the Mono/Poly, and is still one of the best vintage synths you can buy for your money.

A 4 VCO polysynth with oscillator sync, SSM Chipset Low Pass Filter, built in arpeggiator & assignable sequencer, chord memory and a lot of modulation and external control options – what’s not to love! A sweet sounding vintage synth that packs a punch which we highly recommend to you.

Runs on EU 220V.

Here’s an excellent YT video, by Marko Ettlich of RetroSound fame, of the Mono/Poly in action: http://youtu.be/XJ2c2isw124

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: WAS £1290 GBP **PRICE REDUCTION** – NEW PRICE IS = £1150 GBP.

Availability: This Mono/Poly is now SOLD as at 4th October 2013.

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Korg MS20

This is for an original Korg MS20 (vintage) from the late 1970s.

With all the interest with the new Korg MS20 Mini it’d easy to get caught up in all the excitement, but the fact remains that the original MS20 is still the ‘real deal’ and a much coveted full sized semi-modular system with true vintage authenticity. The pleasure of owning an original/vintage analogue synthesizer can’t be understated just because a new boy is on the block from Korg, and this new mini-synth has certainly fired up everyone’s imagination, which has to be a good thing for analogue fans.

The other good news is that second hand prices for the ‘vintage Korg MS20′ have seen a reduction in the last year or so, so we were also able to source this really super condition example for a reasonable price.

So now is a good time to get hold of an original MS20, and we have this really beautiful condition example for sale.

The excellent cosmetic condition suggests only ever light home use during it’s life over the last 30+ years. KSR have just fully restored the synth, which is quite a big job on these models and requires the whole synth to be disassembled and rebuilt. There’s a lot done: every potentiometer, knob and jack-socket is deep cleaned, the PSU is re-capped, key-bed overhauled and a system-wide calibration carried out etc.

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 MS20 sold with a full 3 month warranty.

Price: £1190 GBP.

Availability: This Korg MS20 is now SOLD as at 10th September 2013

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Korg MS-02 Interface

The Korg Interface MS-02 was designed for the purpose of connecting Korg MS-Series synthesizers with other synthesizers using OCT/V system (like a Moog etc.).

The Korg MS-02 provides you with a way to change the control signals of one system into the control signals used in the other system. In this way, it acts as an interface so that any two synthesizers can be used together, provided that the synthesizers are equipped with the conventional input and output jacks for control voltage and trigger or gate signals.

For some more info on the functionality, we found this useful link:

http://www.gotart.fr/bward/korgms/manuals/pp/0201.html

This Korg MS-02 has just been fully serviced and is sold with a 3 month warranty. The unit operates on US 110V. We are supplying a new step-down adaptor in the price so you can run it in the EU out of the box.

Price: £290 UK Pounds

Availability: This Korg MS-02 is now SOLD as at 12th October 2013.

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Korg MS-03 Signal Pr...

Here’s a very useful vintage device to control your CV/Gate synths using audio.

This signal processor converts any audio signal input (synth, mic, guitar etc) into a synthesizer control voltage, trigger or gate output. Additionally, it has remote control functions and facilities like Portamento, which is pretty handy.

For some more info on the functionality, we found this useful link:

http://www.gotart.fr/bward/korgms/manuals/pp/0301.html

This Korg MS-03 is sold with a 3 month warranty and operates on US 110V. We are supplying a new step-down adaptor in the price so you can run it in the EU out of the box.

Price: £290 UK Pounds

Availability: This Korg MS-03 is now SOLD as at 12th October 2013.

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Korg PS3200

Came into stock: 28th February 2013

Restoration Status: KSR & other RL Music Service Partners now undertaking full restoration.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Should be ready by August 2013

Remarks: It’s a real privilege to own this wonderful and rare 1970s vintage analogue Korg PS3200 polysynth, and we’re very happy to be able to offer such an amazing instrument for sale.

The PS3200 is a fully polyphonic, 16 memory semi-modular system incorporating divide-down technology driving 2 VCO’s and micro tuning ability. The technical specification aside, this instrument defines the word “ambient” and has the most wonderful warm, rich and charecterful sound that any vintage polysynth can deliver….a truly unique machine.

This PS3200 has very recently been extensively operationally overhauled so is in perfect working condition but KSR will fastidiously go over the whole machine for us as it’s being stripped down and rebuilt. Due to it’s age and wear, we are having the panels re-finished on this which includes re-spraing and re-screen printing etc. In addition, we are commissioning Lamond Design to build a new sold Walnut Cabinet (renewable resourced) for the synth and keyboard. This level of restoration is a significant investment in time and resources but for such a rare and historically important synth it’s worth the effort and expense. Once the restoration is complete this will without doubt be the best condition PS3200 in the world.

We have also purchased a brand new Kenton MIDI retrofit Kit for this PS3200 which will be fitted as part of the overall restoration work, so this instrument is sold with MIDI functionality.

The picture supplied below is from an earlier PS3200 we restored & sold, but we anticipate this next one to be as beautiful as this example.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: Guide price (post-restoration) will be £9390 UK pounds.

Availability: This Korg PS3200 is now SOLD as at 7th October 2013.

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Korg PS3100

It’s been quite a while since we have one of these wonderful synths in stock and we managed to find this from a UK seller who had owned it for some 20 years. They had not used for most of that time so stored it safely. That’s a good thing in some respects as it’s completely original and untampered with so a solid base to start the restoration from.

Our restoration work on this instrument started in August 2012 with a complete strip-down by KSR and the old (worn out) cabinet being taken up to Ross Lamond, of Lamond Design. We commissioned Ross to hand-build a replacement solid Walnut cabinet (no expense spared) and the results have been sublime. In the meantime, Kent at KSR spent around 6 weeks meticulously overhauling the synth so that, once the hand-made cabinet had arrived, he could marry the electronics & Walnut enclosure together and go through final testing etc.

This was a detailed and time consuming restoration but the results speak for themselves. The synth works beautifully and looks like new.

The PS3100 is a fully polyphonic synthesizer that uses divide-down technology to great effect. Much has been written about it’s fabled Resonator but it’s much more than just about that. Features such an ensemble, temperament adjust for each Oscillator and being semi-modular as well makes this a powerful instrument, and In skilled hands this is a very creative tool indeed. The PS3100 has to be one of the most wonderfully ambient & rich sounding polyphonic synths ever made.

This Korg PS3100 is sold with a 3 month warranty and can operate on EU 220V & US 110V.

Price: £5500 UK Pounds

Availability: This Korg PS3100 is now SOLD as at 21st July 2014.

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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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