Powertran

SynthFest UK 2017 Round-Up by Sound on Sound

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

Check out the Powertran Transcendent Polysynth at :21.

“Saturday 7 October saw the UK’s biggest synthesizer event return to Sheffield for its second year. Organised by Sound On Sound magazine, Synthfest UK is a celebration of all things synth, with an exhibition hosting manufacturers, retailers and universities, as well as a seminar programme

"Atlantic Frequency" (Powertran Transcendent 2000 & Yamaha CS-5)

Published on Oct 5, 2017 SynthMania

“Drone synth: Powertran Transcendent 2000 + DigiTech Polara FX
Lead synth: Yamaha CS-5 + Danelectro Dan-Echo FX
Addtl. FX: Overloud Breverb2”

"Direct Connection" (Powertran Transcendent 2000 & Yamaha CS-5)

Published on Oct 4, 2017 SynthMania

“Drone synth: Powertran Transcendent 2000 + DigiTech Polara FX Lead synth: Yamaha CS-5 + Danelectro Dan-Echo FX Addtl. FX: Overloud Breverb2”

Also see: “Oscillator Overdrive” (Powertran Transcendent 2000 & Yamaha CS-5)

"Oscillator Overdrive" (Powertran Transcendent 2000 & Yamaha CS-5)

Published on Oct 3, 2017 SynthMania

Drone synth: Powertran Transcendent 2000 + DigiTech Polara FX
Lead synth: Yamaha CS-5 + Danelectro Dan-Echo FX
Addtl. FX: Overloud Breverb2

Powertran Transcendent 2000 Synthesizer w/ Filter Sweep Pedal

via this auction

You rarely see the pedal.

“Legendary 70’s synth. The Transcendent 2000 was one of the first commercially available synths to be available to the public. It was sold as a kit and this one was built by myself. It was never used in anger and was put away with other band gear in a store room. Now I am having a clear out and it’s up for sale.

There is lots about this synth on the

Powertran Transcendent 2000

via this auction

“This vintage analogue synth from 1970/80 is in full working order. There were a number of faults which required attention. A number of ICs and a transistor were replaced. The whole synth was then re-aligned according to the instructions in the manual, using a digital oscilloscope. The whole system was then tested and is now working perfectly.#

The original manual is included

"Warehouse 605" – Hannett / JD / Dark style studio tracking & mixing

Published on Mar 27, 2017 SynthMania

“Tracking & Mixing a ‘dark’ song in the style of Martin Hannett / Joy Division / Bauhaus / Sisters of Mercy etc. of the late ’70s / early ’80s.”

Powertran Transcendent 2000 comes in at 2:55. This one isn’t too synth heavy, but it is fun to watch and the Transcendent 2000 was one of Martin Hannett’ main synths.