Prophet VS

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

Came into stock: Due here w/c18th January 2016

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

Remarks: The Prophet VS – a classic & ground breaking synth by any definition, and this VS is available for sale.

Vector Synthesis was revolutionary when the VS was introduced in 1986 and opened up a whole new way of modeling sound in real-time. Using four oscillators per voice with 127 waveforms (of which 32 could be user), this 8 voice synth changed everything. It’s dynamic waveform crossfading via the joystick is a fantastic feature and mono-aftertouch and velocity brought Sequential into the modern age – just a shame this was their last synth.

These historic synths are rare to find in good condition but remain very popular with great EM musicians like Ulrich Schnauss etc. The use of the Curtis chipset for the filter IC successfully pulls the digital and analogue together to make the VS very musical.

The mono-aftertouch system is fully working, although typical to these models, is primitive and lacks the more sophisticated control of system like the T8 and CS80 etc. although It can be accessed via MIDI as an alternative.

Our restorers, KSR, are experts at preparing these models, and this superb example is in really outstanding cosmetic and operational condition. It has been fully serviced by another reputable UK tech fairly recently, although the VS will go though a full and extensive servicing again by KSR to ensure it’s ready for the new owner.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully restored 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 Prophet VS is sold with a 3 month warranty and runs on either 110V or 220V.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £2690 GBP.

Availability: This Prophet VS is no longer available (as at 15th July 2016), as the owner has withdrawn it from sale – sorry.

Library pictures supplied below of the last Prophet VS we sold, but high-res pictures of the actual synth will be organised and posted here shortly.


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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Sequential Circuits Inc, Prophet 600

We don’t see many of these any more, and finding one in great condition is even less likely, so we were very pleased to get this P600 in stock.

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

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 and with character & vintage appeal.

This P600 has only just been fully serviced and is sold with a 3 month warranty from RL Music. lt will run on 110V or 220V and is supplied with its original owners manual.

Cosmetically it’s in excellent condition with little wear and clearly never been gigged. The synth was purchased from a UK collector and is a very nice example and plays beautifully. The only minor item of note is a small blemish to the top right of the front panel which looks like a production article under the paint so probably been there since new.

Price: 1490 UK Pounds

Availability: This synth is now sold as at 14th September 2012

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