Thursday, August 19, 2010

Jen SX 1000 Synthetone

via this auction
"Jen SX 1000 Synthetone: Vintage 1980 Italian Analogue Monophonic Synthesizer

Gorgeous Monophonic Synthesizer, really lovely sound. Complete with all the extras: there’s a music stand attachment that slots in the back and a set of seven cards that fit over the boldly-coloured knobs, with settings marked for various voices.

Tiny bit of trim slightly loose, just needs re-glueing. I have tested all the pots: some may need cleaning, but all work fine.

These are sought-after machines with their own retro-fanbase! As used by Prodigy, Ladytron etc. Obviously, as an analogue synth produced between 1978 and 1982, there’s nothing modern on this, but it is possible to have MIDI retrofitted. One careful owner.

* Polyphony - Monophonic
* Oscillators - One DCO (sawtooth, square, pulse-width modulation); 4-octave range (32', 16', 8', 4'); white and pink noise generators
* LFO - 1 LFO; Vibrato
* Filter - 1 Low-pass filter, 12dB/octave, with ADSR
* VCA - 1 ADSR
* Keyboard - 37 keys
* Memory - None
* Control - None (Kenton Midi Retrofits available)
* Date Produced - 1978 - 1982"

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