Vintage 1970s Oberheim Studio Amplifier w/ Phasor for Synthesizer

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Here’s something you don’t see everyday. This might be the first one to be featured on the site.  Kind of interesting to see classic Oberheim knobs in off white.

Details from the listing:

“Comes as seen
Great used shape.
The unit powers on sounds very good
Phasor effects working good
all original, w/ original speaker
Pots and Speaker date to 1976
Very rare Synth amp.

KAWAI MDK-7 Hypercat w/ Original Box

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Never seen one before. The MDK-7 Hypercat appears to be a MIDI controller only. Some specs from the listing below.

“Rare Kawai MDK-7 Hypercat Keyboard Controller in perfect like not used condition, in factory box with Japanese manuals and power supply 100-120V input, all functions tested ok, worldwide shipping!


Kawai MDK-7 is a Keyboard Controller For Computer

AP GSP-1 Rackmount Panpot Synth Mixer?

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Description doesn’t say what this is. It appears to be a panning mixer, but for what? If anyone knows what this is, feel free to comment.

Welson 4 Oscillators Prototype… randomizing!

Published on Dec 20, 2018 VSMI

“the Beast… Made in Italy by Welson”

Just when you think you’ve seen it all… Another vintage synth never featured on the site until now. Check out the Welson label below for other models by them.

Hillwood PO 500 Combo Organ 70’s Rare Analog Synth test

Published on Dec 6, 2018 SUBTOKYOSHOP

I believe this is the first Hillwood PO 500 Combo Organ to be featured on the site. Sounds more synth than organ.

“Hillwood PO 500 Combo Organ 70’s Rare Vintage Analog Synth test

+ Vesta Kozo RV 3 Dual Spring Reverb
+ Vesta Kozo DIG 410 Digital Delay”

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Tama Techstar TS-202, Analog Drum Synthesizer (Snare/Rim) SN 200002

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“This listing is for one Tama Techstar TS-202, an analog drum synth module that features two independent voices (snare and a rim). It can be triggered either via drum pad, voltage gate or audio. Unit has some scratches here and there but ultimately works great. Power LED is blue (worth mentioning I suppose).”

I believe this is the first TS-202 to be featured. It might look

Italian Vintage Synth – Analog Strings

Published on Jan 19, 2018 Riccardo Pietroni

This is the first post to feature the CRB Voco Strings, Uranus 2 below, and the Milton Gemichord 961

“Five Italian Vintage Synth Strings recorded live with Flat Eq, reverberation and very little Phaser.

Crb Voco Strings
Logan Piano Strings Sintesizer
Milton Gemichord 961
Welson Symphony Stereo
Farfisa Polychrome”

Italian Vintage Synth Crb Uranus 2

Silicon Labs MusicKeyboard-EK

Here’s an odd find sent in via MATRIXSYNTH reader Kaden who had the following to say about it:

“This isn’t really a synth… more of a controller development toolkit apparently, but by far, it’s weird. It’s a Silicon Labs QuickSense Music Keyboard with accompanying Toolstick [USB] dongle. Aside from the descriptive PDF I’ve attached, there’s no information whatsoever available about it; the

Rare Analog Roland TR-808 Clone – Drum Line 808Pro Drum Machine Synthesizer Synth

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Never seen one of these before. Note the Retro Gear Shop is a watermark and not printed on the unit.

“Drum Line 808Pro

This is a very rare Roland TR-808 style clone. It sounds quite awesome and is very fun to use, with a responsive screen that shows parameter change info, stereo panning features on all drum voices, tune-able kick drum, and stereo filters with resonance on

Vintage Gambitt TX-70 Modo Synth

Published on May 31, 2018 fernando Costa Tecladista

This is the first post to feature the Gambitt TX-70. Also check out the Gambitt GMX.

Gambitt TX-70 Modo Synth
Tx 70 – sintetizador da gambitt / synthesizer
Outra Vez / Roberto Carlos – Isolda