OSCar w/MIDI

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

Came into stock: 5th December 2014

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

Remarks: We are delighted to offer this excellent condition, late model with factory fitted MIDI – OSCar Synthesizer.

This particular example has been very well cared for throughout its life, and we know that it has been regularly serviced by KSR and The SynthProf in the UK over the last few years, so it’s in top condition. This OSCar has been used in numerous video game soundtracks and sound design projects – all home studio based.

The serial number on this OSCar is 0821.

The OSCar is an incredible synth and offers a huge array of on-board facilities, with a unique and powerful sound. There are plenty of sources on the internet that wax lyrical about this great synth, but Paul Wiffen wrote an excellent review for SOS magazine back in 1999 that’s worth a read. The link to that article is here:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep99/articles/oscar.htm

The operational condition of this particular example is perfect, although we will service the synth again prior to handing over to the new owner. The cosmetic condition is also superb, so this can be considered a ‘collector-grade’ instrument.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully serviced & deep cleaned 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.

This OSCar is sold through RL Music with a 3 month warranty, operates on EU 220V. Also, a high quality PDF copy of the user manual will be supplied with the synth.

Price Post-Servicing: £2590 GBP.

Availability: This OSCar is now SOLD as at 11th December 2014.

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Rhodes Chroma CC+

Restoration Status: This Rhodes Chroma CC+ is nearing completion from restoration at KSR, and should be completed in September 2014.

It could be said that the Rhodes Chroma is an instrument that sits very much ‘on the fence’ of Analogue and Digital tech. The designers of this system in many ways had moments of genius, whilst at other times suffered with complete madness, but somehow the magic came right to offer a truly superb sounding vintage synth.

The key to restoring one of these fabulous instruments is finding a good quality example in the first place, and that’s a real challenge these days. This superb example was brought in from our music-pro customer in France – we are subjecting it to an extensive restorative overhaul, both cosmetically and operationally. KSR, our synth restorers, also fitted a brand new 5 volt PSU to the system thus providing rock solid stability for the CPU and other critical functions of the Chroma system etc.

We have also purchased and (KSR) fitted the amazing CC+ CPU upgrade thus bringing these vintage systems right up to date. This upgrade is not cheap but offers a very high quality upgrade path securing the synths place in a modern studio environment, plus the obvious future resale value being increased significantly.

Please click here to find out all about the CC+ CPU Upgrade

The Chroma is a very well loved and supported vintage model within the synth community. Chris Ryan has an excellent website dedicated to the model which has been a, excellent source of knowledge and support generally: rhodeschroma.com

This Rhodes Chroma is sold with a 3 month warranty and has been converted to operate on EU 220V.

Price: £5690 UK Pounds

Availability: This Rhodes Chroma CC+ is SOLD as at 12th September 2014.

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Prophet 600 w/Teensy

We are delighted to offer this immaculate, pro-restored Prophet 600 for sale.

The Prophet 600 was the first commercially available synth to have MIDI as standard from the factory and this later version has 100 patch-memory. The sound is reminiscent of the Prophet 5, being Curtis Chipset based, but features 2 on-board sequencers and an arpeggiator which is really useful & something the P5 lacked.

In recent times there have been some truly excellent upgrade options coming to the market for the P600 and one that we really like is the GliGli-Teensy++. We have supplied and installed the Teensy++ into this P600 and the transformation has to be heard to be believed….it’s simply incredible. In our opinion, this P600 will now easily (sonically) match the Prophet 5, and the filter/resonance is so powerful that it’s now punching in a different synth league altogether.

For more information on what the Teensy++ upgrade now delivers through improved functionality, and enhanced sonic capability (getting a LOT more out of the Curtis Chipset) the please click the link to read the user manual (and install guide) here: http://sfx.gligli.free.fr/zik/p600/Prophet600FirmwareUpgrade_en_beta_1_0.pdf

The P600 is a really excellent way to dial into that classic Prophet sound but much more affordable than it’s bigger brothers (P5,P10 & T8 etc). It has that wonderful vintage analogue warmth and can can kick out some powerful/edgy leads and effects…a great all-rounder but with character & vintage appeal.

A good demo here by Thomas Faurby of purely the P600, and although this is a stock sounding synth, still very nice indeed: YouTube Preview Image

Our P600 has only just been fully professionally restored by KSR so is in 100% operational condition.

Cosmetically it’s in excellent condition and clearly has never been gigged. The synth was purchased from a UK owner and is a very nice example & plays beautifully. The only item of note is that the original end-cheeks had been replaced with some horrible MDF items in the synths past, so we had ‘Lamond Design’ manufacture some beautiful solid Oak replacements, which KSR hand stained and wax finished and look beautiful.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and runs on US 110V and EU 220V.

Price: £1390 GBP.

Availability: This Prophet 600 is now SOLD as at 26th June 2014.

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Oberheim Matrix 12

Restoration Status: This Matrix 12 has been fully pro-restored by KSR.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Ready for sale now (February 2014).

Remarks: We have been fortunate to source another pristine condition Matrix 12 which we are very pleased to present for re-sale.

This example is a USA manufactured model.

Once you’re familiar with the (not all that complicated) interface of the Matrix 12 you have one of the most powerful analogue systems ever made. The M12 was the last of the old Oberheim analogue synth technology, was beautifully designed and a powerhouse of thick analogue goodness that was tragically lost from just about every synth made after, when we all decided that the DX7 was the future!

The restoration work included a full system overhaul, PSU rebuild, calibration/testing and the case and all sockets/switches will been thoroughly cleaned etc. Keyboard assembly deep-cleaned with new bushings fitted and the wood re-finished so she looks and works like new.

This Matrix 12 operates on EU 220V & US 110V.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £5990 UK Pounds

Availability: This Matrix 12 is now SOLD as at 21st September 2014.

Picture below of actual Matrix 12 for sale. Click on the thumbnails for a high resolution photos.

 

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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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Roland Jupiter 6

Came into stock: 3rd April 2014

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

Remarks: We have been fortunate to purchase this excellent condition JP6 from a UK owner who had owned it since 1985, only ever having used it at home.

The Jupiter 6 has been a hugely popular polysynth since its arrival in 1983, and offers aficionados that beautiful vintage polyphonic analogue Roland sound for very reasonable cost, certainly when compared to its sibling, the Jupiter 8.

Our vintage synth restoration guru, Kent Spong of KSR, is going though the JP6 now and is treating the synth to a complete overhaul which includes: re-capping and system-wide cleaning, new battery and restore to factory calibrations specs etc.

It’s a professional grade vintage instrument that’s only ever going to become more sought after and rare, so here is your opportunity to buy and superb example, fresh from the hands of a master synth restorer, and fully guaranteed.

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: £2650 GBP.

Availability: This Roland Jupiter 6 is now SOLD as at 30th April 2014.

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Moog Voyager XL

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

Came into stock:  2nd April 2014

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

When Moog Music produced the Voyager XL they set out to offer the finest contemporary analogue hybrid synth in the world. They achieved something quite beautiful and it’s hard not to want to own by just looking at it..wow!

The Voyager is a great sounding synth and distinctly ‘modern Moog’ in sonic character, and a worthy evolution of the original vintage Minimoog in many ways, offering truly fantastic value for the money.

This monster synth is brimming FULL of enough features and functionality to satisfy any synth fan, and thoughtfully adorned with excellent performance control options to make this a fantastic centre-stage studio CV/Gate/MIDI controller.

This Voyager XL was purchased second-hand last year by it’s current owner and has sat unused in his studio, so he decided to let it go to someone who will make good use of it – as it deserves. The Moog is in excellent condition throughout, as you would expect from an synth only 2 years old.

Running OS version 3.6. It does not come with its original box or user manual, although the manual can be downloaded direct from Moog here:

http://www.moogmusic.com/sites/default/files/voyager_xl_manual.pdf

This can operate over 110V and 220V – it will be sold with a 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.

Sales Price: £3390 GBP.

Availability: This 40th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager XL is now SOLD as at 15th April 2015.

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ELKA SYNTHEX Mk2

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

Came into stock: 125th February 2014

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

Remarks: A nice condition of the mid version (Mk2) Elka Synthex – with the factory MIDI option delivered through break-out-MIDI cables (supplied)

This has to be the one of the finest analogue polysynths ever made and was used by all the top artists of the 80′s, especially JMJ.  Built in 4 track sequencer 8 voice polyphonic, twin oscillator 24 dB/octave low pass filter 6 & 12 dB/octave band pass filters 12 dB/octave high pass filter. The specification doesn’t tell you that this is a silky smooth performer and in the right hands can deliver and almost polyphonic modular experience…just an amazing machine.

The overall condition of this Synths is very good indeed and representative of a well looked after 30+ year old vintage synth with just the normal signs of wear to the panels and wood cabinet.

Runs on EU 220V, and is 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: £6950 GBP.

Availability: This Elka Synthex is no longer available for sale.

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Roland Jupiter 6

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

Came into stock: 10th October 2013

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

Remarks: We’re delighted to be able to offer, what we consider is without any doubt, the finest condition Jupiter 6 in the world.

This Jupiter 6 has the Europa upgrade fitted and was purchased from new, in the UK, by the customer we are now selling it for. I has only ever been used in the owners home and lovingly cared for as their prized possession for over 30 years, but they have finally decided to let it go to fund other music projects.

The famed ‘Europa’ firmware upgrade for the Jupiter-6 provides a truly modern MIDI specification where all the synth front-panel parameters are controllable via Continuous Controller (SysEx). This brings the Jupiter 6 beautifully into the 21st Century DAW environment and adds significant ‘owners’ value to the synth.

The Jupiter 6 has been a hugely popular polysynth since its arrival in 1983, and offers aficionados that beautiful vintage polyphonic analogue Roland sound for very reasonable cost, certainly when compared to its sibling, the Jupiter 8. It’s a professional grade vintage instrument that’s only ever going to become more sought after and rare, so here is your opportunity to buy and absolutely stunning example that’s got to be a keeper!

Runs on EU 220V, is supplied with a flight-case, custom made dust cover, original Roland owners manual and Europa manual – all in pristine condition as well.

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: £2950 GBP.

Availability: This Roland Jupiter 6 is now SOLD as at 13th October 2013.

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MacBeth M3X

MacBeth M3X

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

Came into stock: 20th Sept 2013

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

Remarks: A modern classic for sure, and built by a passionate and very skilled synth engineer in Ken MAcBeth, the M3X was the first of his acclaimed analogue synthesizers and a fine product it is too.

This 3 VCO desk-top/rack-mountable system packs real analogue punch through its 24dB/Oct Transistor Ladder, and as with all Ken’s instruments has been built to almost military spec quality, so expect to see these lasting like the vintage Moogs have. The M3X offers a lot in a small package and even had MIDI and CV/Gate control options which makes this a simple/pure analogue synth to slip into your DAW/analogue studio and make a big difference.

The actual M3X for sale was purchased new by the owner and they bought it directly from Ken MacBeth himself. We believe here were only around 100 ever made, so that make this rare by any standards.

This M3X Runs on EU 220V and can be supplied with its original box and owners manual.

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: £1290 GBP.

Availability: This MacBeth M3X is SOLD.

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SCi Prophet 5 w/MIDI

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.2 with Kenton MIDI

We’re delighted to be able to offer you this really superb condition Prophet 5 that has only just been fully restored by KSR.

These are unique sounding instruments and don’t be fooled in thinking the Prophet 08 is an alternative – it’s really not.  There’s a certain punch and warmth that this Curtis chipset based system delivers, and you just have to listen to a-ha, Soft Cell and Genesis etc. to appreciate how influential this synth was to musicians in the 1980s….and still is today.

The Kenton MIDI kit works flawlessly and brings the P5 into the DAW environment nicely which keeps the synth in step with all the modern music tech.

Restoration included full system overhaul (re-capped/calibration etc) and clean and keyboard assembly deep-clean with new bushings.  The wood case has been also been re-finished with new name plates fitted etc.  All the potentiometers and micro-switches were cleaned as well so all are smooth to touch and operate. The original factory patches have also been loaded to finish her off and presents a cosmetic finish that looks as-new and 100% perfect in operation.

Runs on EU (220V) and US (110V) and is sold with a 3 month warranty from RL Music.

Price = £3750 UK Pounds

Availability: The Prophet 5 is now SOLD on deposit as at 3rd October 2013

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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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Memorymoog LAMM

The Memorymoog is an outstanding analogue polysynth that is unique and unrivalled in sheer power and character. Moog did the best they could with the technology of the day, but Lintronics developed this amazing system further to become the world renown Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog (LAMM).

More info on the Lintronics LAMM implementation can be found by clicking this link: http://www.lintronics.de/lamm.html

Not very often we get the chance to get hold of a LAMM but we managed to source this amazing vintage synth from a musician who has gone 100% VSTi…! Well, our gain for sure, and having a Memorymoog in stock alone would be treat enough but the Lintronics versions are highly coveted. The LAMM upgrade charges are near the cost of the donor machine these days, plus the waiting time to have it done, so here’s a great opportunity to get yours. The LAMM upgrade on this particular model was carried out by Bob Moog’s team (Big Briar) in the USA during the 1990s – we have documented evidence of this.

This LAMM is also a very special as it has gone through our unique ‘Total Restoration’ process that has involved every possible aspect of the synths cosmetic and operational integrity, and taken over 6 months to complete. We have had all the control surfaces re-finished, new scratch-resistance stickers made and a brand new Walnut cabinet made for it by Lamond Design. We are certain that you will never find a more perfect and beautifully prepared Memorymoog in the world. The restoration costs invested into this LAMM have been in excess of £3000 GBP alone, and this does not include the LAMM upgrade costs, which are considerably more than that figure, on top.

So, if you are after a cosmetically perfect, full LAMM spec Memorymoog that is operationally restored to the highest possible level achievable, is totally reliable and feels beautiful to play then we present the worlds finest example for sale.

Supplied with original LAMM User manual. Runs EU 220V and sold with a 6 month warranty.

Guide Price: £10300 UK Pounds

Availability: This ultra-high level restored LAMM Memorymoog is now SOLD as at 28th 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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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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Memorymoog w/MIDI

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

Came into stock: Arrived at RL Music in mid-May 2013

Servicing Status: Full restoration by KSR was completed on 1st August 2013.

Remarks: We present the rare and titanic Memorymoog (standard Mk1 version) with a Kenton MIDI retrofit, in excellent cosmetic condition and recently fully pro-restored to top operational condition.

Memorymoogs have to be in the top 5 list of machines for any serious analogue fan and among the most individual sounding (monster) polysynths ever made. These instruments have become very hard to find in good condition, and demand for many of the truly awesome vintage synths has increased significantly leaving a big hole in the market for top quality examples.

This particular example is one of the best condition examples we have ever seen and is in ‘like new’ condition internally, which from experience, is a very good sign of reliability. Overall the cosmetic presentation is fantastic and it tunes perfectly from cold, even before KSR started the restoration work. This is by any definition a keeper!

Runs on EU 220V.

Guide Price Post-Servicing: £5990 GBP.

Availability: This Memorymoog is now SOLD as at 18th November 2013.

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