EMS Synthi AKS

Came into stock:  December 2014

Servicing Status: Full restoration by KSR has just been completed.

Remarks: A rare opportunity to own your EMS Synthi AKS in excellent pro-restored condition, and has some great modifications to extend it’s functionality.

This Synthi AKS has a really interesting and genuine provenance as it was purchased new by the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (UK) from EMS back in the 1970s. The Synthi was used for electroacoustic educational programs right up until the 90s, but then stored. The person we purchased it from was a student there and acquired it from the college when they were upgrading their music department about 18 years ago, and it had remained unused since.

When KSR received the Synthi AKS, and they got on with some preliminary restorative cleaning work, it revealed a really lovely cosmetic condition machine, and the electronics inside were in almost pristine condition. We know that the college had some modifications implemented to the synth, which very nicely extended the functionality, but this instrument was clearly well looked after. As part of the restoration work KSR have carried out, all these mods have been tested and everything checked out perfectly.

There is no documentation on the modifications, but from what we can determine through testing, the following has been implemented:

>VCO 1 assign to LFO mode switch
>VCO 2&3 wave-shape invert switch
>VCO 1,2&3 wave-shape assign switch
>VCO 2&3 extended wave-shape control knobs
>Envelope auto-trigger disable switch
>Reverb dry/wet enable switch
>Multi-turn potentiometers on the Input Level 1&2 controls (very useful for fine tuning).

The Synthi AKS is an extremely powerful synthesizer in standard spec, but these mods can really take the synth to a different level altogether.

These iconic and truly amazing pure analogue music instruments are in great demand by professional users, and prices are being driven up fast on the second-hand market around the world, so now might be a good time to invest in one before they become ‘Vintage Buchla or Moog Modular’ prices.

This EMS Synthi AKS comes with a full compliment of Matrix pins. KS inter-connect cable, and of course the power cable. It can operate on either EU 220V or US 110V (switchable), and it is sold with our normal 3 month warranty.

Sales Price: £9,900 UK Pounds.

Availability: This Synthi AKS is now SOLD as at 22nd April 2016.

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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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EMS SYNTHI AKS

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

Came into stock:  In stock and ready for sale.

Servicing Status: Full restoration by KSR has been completed.

Remarks: A fabulous opportunity to own your EMS Synthi AKS, and this one is excellent all original condition.

The current owner, a music industry professional, has has this Synthi AKS in his collection since 1980 (34 years) and it has been very well looked after. We have checked the serial number on this Synthi AKS with Robin at EMS and can confirm it  was manufactured in July 1973, so an early and sought after model.

These iconic and truly amazing pure analogue music instruments are in great demand by professional users, and prices are being driven up fast on the second-hand market around the world, so now might be a good time to invest in one before they become ‘Vintage Buchla or Moog Modular’ prices.

This EMS Synthi AKS has a full compliment of Matrix pins, power & KS inter-connect cable. In addition, from EMS Ludwig Rehberg jr., the complete ‘SYNTHI EDUCATIONAL HANDBOOK’ (81 p.) with a foreword by Roger Bacon ’The New Atlantis’ from 1624, and (in German) a book ‘SPIEL DEN SYNTHI’ (Play the Synthi) by Ludwig Rehberg jr. published in 1980.

This Synthi AKS operates on EU 220V or US 110V (switchable) – it will be sold with a 3 month warranty.

Unlike most of our Brokered Sales, this Synthi AKS has just ben fully pro-restred by KSR, so is ready for sale now and can be collected or shipped as soon as the sale is concluded. 

Sales Price: £10,500 UK Pounds.

Availability: This Synthi AKS is now SOLD as at 27th November 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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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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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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EMS SYNTHI AKS

Came into stock: 1st December 2013

Restoration Status: Being restored by KSR.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): End of February 2014.

Remarks: Another of the worlds most sought after synthesizers, which we are very fortunate to have for sale.

This example is in absolutely immaculate cosmetic condition and completely unmodified. The whole synth is being stripped and rebuilt by KSR, with every operational aspect of the AKS being addressed as part of the detailed restoration work.

These models are becoming extremely hard to source anywhere in the world, and combined with the demand by professional users, the ‘global market’ prices are being driven up fast so now might be a good time to invest in one before they become ‘Vintage Buchla or Moog Modular’ prices.

This Synthi AKS has a full compliment of Matrix pins and operates on EU 220V.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £10,500 UK Pounds.

Availability: This Synthi AKS is now SOLD as at 6th January 2013.

Library sample picture supplied below

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Free Roland SH101 Co...

Hi everyone!

Yes, that time has come again to provide you with the details of our next FREE Synth Give-Away Competition, and we’re very excited to tell you all what we have decided on as the next prize. We’ve first announced this competition on our RL Music Facebook Page which now exceeds 18,600 fans, so this competition is a big ‘THANK YOU’ from us, for all your support, contributions and enthusiasm in making our Facebook Synth Community Page so popular.

So, the question is – would YOU like the chance to win a professionally restored Roland SH101?

Btw – the Roland 100M Modular is not included, but we hope you like this as a back-drop. Richard was included in the shot as we needed him to hold the SH101 :)

The SH101 has a retail value to us of £790 UK Pounds (around $1250 USD), and is a much loved and legendary vintage analogue synth. The synth has recently been fully restored by KSR and is supplied with its original mod-grip and strap. You might think we’re crazy offering this fantastic vintage monosynth for free, but we are asking something small in return for you to enter the competition, as follows:

If you sign up for the RL Music Newsletter (details in the footer on EVERY page on the RL Music website), then you’ll be registered for the competition – thats it.

PLEASE NOTE: Existing Newsletter registrants are automatically entered so there is no need to re-register…we already have your details guys.

The RL Music Roland SH101 Giveaway Competition is open to everyone (world-wide) and the competition starts today – 17th September 2013, and will remain open for registration until midnight on Thursday 31st October 2013. A draw will take place on Sunday 3rd November to find the lucky winner.

The competition prize includes all packing and shipping (fully insured) to the winner and the synth is supplied with a full 3 month warranty.

So, there you are..a professionally restored Vintage Roland SH101 for FREE…so, has that got you excited?

Good luck everyone!

Richard Lawson
Founder & Proprietor of RL Music

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Roland SH101 Giveawa...

Updated: 17th September 2013

Hey everyone, we have some really great news for all you synth fans!

We have today announced our latest FREE synth give-away competition, and it’s for a professionally restored Roland SH101, with mod-grip and strap.

We’re excited to be offering such a beautiful condition and sought after Vintage Analogue Synth, and for many, perhaps a chance to own your first proper vintage synth!

If you want to enter the competition then you need to visit the RL Music Facebook Page and find out the details.

The FREE Roland SH101 Giveaway Competition is open to everyone (world-wide) so don’t delay, join our Facebook Page to find out more.

Roland System 100M

This item is currently being restored

Came into stock: 1st August 2013

Restoration Status: Restoration underway by KSR now.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): September 2013

Remarks: Vintage analogue modular systems always have something special to offer, be it the sound, the heritage, the wonderful design, or perhaps in this case all three in fact.

The Roland 100M is a stunning and totally uniquely fashioned modular system manufactured around the late 1970s. The 100M is consistently considered a top-tier must-have vintage modular synthesizer by a huge number of fans, so the passage of synthy-time has clearly been kind enough that it should tell you something about this beautiful instrument.

We recently purchased this impressive vintage analogue modular system from a UK collector. The overall condition is excellent cosmetically and everything worked as it should, although we are having the entire system fully restored as standard practice for and vintage modular systems we sell.

We don’t think we need to tell you about how good this system is as you will no doubt all ready know, so here we shall just focus on the facts of what we have available for you:

System Configuration:

4 x M-191J five-module rack with multiple connectors
3 X 110 VCO / VCF / VCA
3 X 112 Dual VCO
2 x 121 Dual VCF
2 X 130 Dual VCA
4 X 140 Dual EG / LFO
2 X 150 LFO / SH / Ring / Noise
1 X 182 Sequencer
1 X 132 Dual Mixer / Voltage Processor
1 X 172 Phase / Delay
1 X 131 4 Channel Mixer
1 X 184 4 Note CV Polyphonic Keyboard

The 184 Keyboard controller offers true polyphonic CV/Gate control of this impressive system and has: 49-notes (C-C) 4-voice, with switchable mono/polyphonic, an arpeggiator, and polyphonic portamento. With the number of VCO/VCF/VCA/EG modules included in this modular there is easy scope to run the instrument polyphonically, or configure it in such a way that you could produce some seriously complex sounds, all triggered simultaneously.

Ask yourself that question – when is a modular system big enough?

So you can have an aspiration to own something the size of Hans Zimmer’s 100M, but the reality is you also need to sleep and eat, and actually get work done (deadlines?). There is an ‘optimal’ configuration that covers all the bread & butter work and then there should be some more exotic facilities. We honestly think this 4 cab + controller system as such is an optimal system. This would (arguably) offer more than enough facility and power to satisfy even the most demanding professional.

Our friends at KSR are subjecting this 100M to an extensive restoration with everything being addressed, from cleaning sockets, sliders, switches etc to the full electronic restoration: calibration and testing etc. The 184 Keyboard will be stripped and deep cleaned and the action restored to as-new condition. The restoration will ensure many years of reliable service and the system will be sold with a 6 month warranty.

KSR are converting the whole system to operate on EU 220V. The modular will be supplied with an assortment of patching cables which were supplied with the system.

Please note: We will not be splitting this system, so it’s sold as-is.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: Guide price £11500 GBP.

Availability: This Roland System 100M is now SOLD as at 3rd February 2014.

Picture of actual system being restored now, but many more high-res images will be available post-restoration.

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EMS Synthi AKS

Came into stock:  30th April 2013

Remarks: A fabulous opportunity to own your EMS Synthi AKS, and this one is an absolute beauty…like new condition but made in the mid-70s!

This example is in immaculate cosmetic condition, completely unmodified and 100% perfectly working. We have recently fully pro-restored this particular example (in march 2013), and sold it to a customer in France, but they have decided not to keep it as they prefer the VCS3 model so we have purchased it back from them.

These iconic and truly amazing pure analogue music instruments are in great demand by professional users, and prices are being driven up fast on the second-hand market around the world, so now might be a good time to invest in one before they become ‘Vintage Buchla or Moog Modular’ prices.

This EMS Synthi AKS has a full compliment of Matrix pins, power & KS inter-connect cable and operates on EU 220V or US 110V (switchable). This Synthi AKS will be sold with a 3 month warranty.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £10,000 UK Pounds.

Availability: This Synthi AKS is now SOLD as at 11th November 2013.

Pictures of actual instrument below

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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.

Library picture supplied below but high-res pictures coming shortly

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SCI Pro-One

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 service by KSR will commence post-sale.

Remarks: RL Music is delighted to present for you this fantastic condition Pro-One from the classic Sequential Circuits family.

The Pro-One is a superb mono-synth, utilising CEM chip technology like her bigger brother, the Prophet 5. A really great sounding vintage analogue synth and very flexible modulation routing capability and wonderful built in arpeggio & 40 note sequencer.

This Pro-One has come to us from a long standing RL Music customer who is downsizing his synth collection, which is all in fantastic condition. We’re very pleased to be able to offer this wonderful synthesizer as a Brokered deal, and we will be fully servicing it and selling it with a 3 month warranty.

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: WAS £1550 GBP **PRICE REDUCTION** – NEW PRICE IS = £1250 GBP.

Availability: This Pro-One is now SOLD as at 5th November 2013.

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Roland SH101

Came into stock: Due at RL Music 19th July 2013

Restoration Status: KSR will undertake full restoration once in receipt of instrument on 19th July.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): July 2013

Remarks: The SH101 still rocks, looks very cool, sounds funky and fresh, takes up no room and is the ultimate portable vintage analogue synth & synth-axe.

KSR will just completely strip and clean this example and fully overhaul all the operational components, including the key-bed, so it will looks superb and play perfectly.

The SH101 is sold with a 3 month warranty from RL Music and comes with it’s original external power supply, Mod-grip, Strap and owners manual.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £850 GBP.

Availability: This SH101 is now SOLD as at 21st August 2013.

Library image below, higher resolution images will become available post-restoration.

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Ensoniq VFX-SD

Came into stock:  April 2013

Servicing Status: Currently being serviced by KSR

ETR (estimated time from restoration): May 2013.

Remarks: The evolution of the Ensoniq Synthesizers from the ESQ-1 developed strongly into the VFX, which uses wavetable synthesis – like the PPG et al.

This model was a powerhouse of synth technology and even featured polyphonic aftertouch, inbuilt effects and 21 note polyphonic keyboard. Even by todays standards that’s impressive, although poly AT is exceptional!

Even if you don’t use the fantastic synth for its sounds (and why wouldn’t you?), you still have an excellent MIDI keyboard controller for your soft-synths, and it transmits Poly AT & velocity.

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

Guide Price Servicing: £590 GBP

Availability: This Ensoniq VFX-SD is now SOLD as at 31st July 2013.

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Sci PRO-ONE

RL Music is delighted to present for you our superb condition Pro-One from the classic Sequential Circuits family.

We purchased this particular Pro-One from a RL Music customer who has ben using the synth in current album projects for the last couple of years so it had been well looked after. This particular synth has been regularly serviced by KSR so it’s in great operational condition throughout.

This is an earlier production model that uses J-wire key contacts. The sound of this synth seems a little more aggressive than other Pro-Ones we have heard which really gives it a rather special quality. It’s probably down to the components being a little older as it just sounds more powerful somehow….very nice indeed!

The cosmetic condition is very good all round, although there are some reasonable signs of wear, so not a museum piece but more a musicians tool.

The Pro-One is a superb mono-synth, utilising CEM chip technology like its bigger brother, the Prophet 5. A really great sounding vintage analogue synth and very flexible modulation routing capability and wonderful built in arpeggio & 40 note sequencer.

This good condition example has just been fully serviced, thoroughly cleaned and calibrated by KSR, and is being sold with a full 3 month warranty.

Supplied the owners manual (PDF) and operates on EU voltage – 220V

Price: £1390 UK Pounds

Availability: This Pro-One is now SOLD as at 27th May 2013.

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