The SEM was Oberheim's first official analog synthesizer. It was conceived with the notion of being used as a backup synth connected to a sequencer for layering or beefing up your existing monophonic analog synths. Each of the two oscillators offer triangle or rectangular waveforms.
Prices on vintage analog synthesizers are very high — higher than they've ever been, in fact. Oscillators and MIDI sequences dominate pop radio, and today's legion of tastemaking producers armed with Junos and Minimoogs is larger than ever. Analog synths have steadily been getting more expensive for years now, following a period of dormancy during the digital boom between the late '80s and early s.
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While recently working on the repair, Curtis opened up a red module on the vintage synth and found a crystallized residue that he proceeded to remove with his finger. It was minutes later that he started to feel "a weird, tingling sensation" which was then followed by a whopping nine-hour trip. Three individual chemical tests later identified the substance as LSD and since the drug had remained hidden inside the synth in a cool, dark place, the psychoactive substance was preserved for years before eventually being ingested through Curtis' skin.
If you were to look up "Vintage Synthesizer" in the dictionary, you would likely find a picture of a Moog modular system. Robert Moog is considered the father of analog synthesizers — not because he was the first to build such instruments, but because his brilliant circuit designs sounded amazing and thus, became the most popular among serious musicians looking to forge new ground in music. The first Moog modular prototype was built in inwith orders for custom systems being taken as early asand a commercially available product line by
The System m is Roland's contribution to professional analog modular synthesis. It was based on the more limited, semi-modular Systembut is several steps of ahead of its predecessor. The System m offers over 20 modular components to pick and choose to design a custom modular set-up.
The discrete diode filter circuit is inspired by the s Univox Mini-Korg synthesizer's "Traveler" filter section which provides warm, organic sound to your modular system. Independent manual resonance controls per filter section allows you to fine-tune a wide variety of focused sound. Input and Output level controls allow you to optimize dynamic range, including how hard you drive the filter--which drastically changes the dynamic interplay between signal and harmonic resonance.
The SE uses authentic discrete analog circuitry to create a synthesizer with a distinctly vintage sound and vast programming options. With an array of high-quality knobs and switches and a uniquely creative onboard sequencer, the SE delivers massive tone and texture with expressive hands-on control. Categories Special Offers Brands.
E-mu Systems is known today for producing some of the best digital samplers and sample-playback ROM sound modules on the market. But they got their start from humble beginnings in the very early 's. Based out of California, USA, E-mu produced over of these modular synthesizers for famous artists and universities.