Paia is wellknown to older synth diyers, because the company was one of the first to make inexpensive modular synth kits in the 1970s. See this link for previous paia coverage on ps dot com. This is a monophonic analog synth with 16 memory locations. Even our old favourites like the roland jx3p and alpha juno are no longer the bargains they were just a couple of years ago when we listed them in our rundown of. Here we have a one of a kind vintage analog synthesizer based on paia 2700 series modular synthesizer modules. To help you pick the right analogue synth emulation plugin, weve rounded up eight of the best for further scrutiny theyre listed in no particular order. Id estimate that this guy is probably from around 1974ish, or whenever paia switched over to an actual keyboard from using shirt buttons as keys. If youre on a strict budget, its hard to find too many attractive options in the world of vintage synths. Paia has introduced a new line of modular synthesizer kits that build on the classic designs of company founder john simonton. They were often sold as kits so were very popular among diy synth people and electronics hobbyists. All of which means that the budget sci synths of that era are slightly overlooked. Go ahead and post videos of your synthesizers and share your love of them here. Back in 2007, we had an idea to offer highquilty handmade scale reproductions of vintage synths, but exhaustive searches to find the right person or business that could help us came to nothing, so we shelved the whole thing but still had the ambition to realise that. Synthesis synth from the ancient greek with and placing refers to a combination of two or more entities that together form something new.
The 2700 series was the first complete synth to be more or less self contained e. Boys noise, mainly uses analog synthesizers like korg ms20, roland roland tr808 tr909. Rather than individual elements such as a single vco, vca or envelope generator, each paia module combines multiple elements and a powerful patchover hardwired normaling scheme behind a single compact panel. Featured synth matrix12 the matrix12, truly one of the monsters of programmable analog synthesizers. The classic voltage controlled normalization is brought up to date with a velocity cv not available on pre midi synths. It aint cheap, but ive been digging for these sorta books for 20 years now and this is the first copy i ever came. Vintage paia gnome micro synthesizer model 3740 april 3, 2016 sold price. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Juan atkins, uses a vintage analog synthesizer korg ms10 in many of its productions. See more ideas about vintage synth, colorized historical photos and electric keyboard. After the rise of digital synthesis and sampling overtook the first wave of analog gear, many of even the most prized instruments of the 70s and 80s were overlooked and undervalued. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options.
This video, via tinfoil cat, explores the sounds of the rare paia 2720 modular synthesizer paia electronics, founded by john simonton in 1967, pioneered synth diy in an era where commercial modular synthesizers were as expensive as cars. May 27, 2017 the vintage synthesizer museum this video, via once upon a synth, is a tour of the vintage synthesizer museum in emeryville, ca. Paia corporation analog synths, theremins, preamps, and more. Vsm is open by appointment only, granting you private access to all the synths, drum machines, and effects we have to offer. Controlled normalization is brought up to date with a velocity cv not available on pre midi synths. Vintage analogue and occasional early digital synths for sale.
Power supply, analog synth modules, and keyboard controller all in one package. For about a year, it was dominant, because there werent any other programmable drum sets. The 303 is undeniably iconic, but with that status comes a formidable price tag. Tips for repairing vintage synthesizers the korgpolysix synth shop the yamaha cs80 synth shop coming someday. In this vintage synth parts category, you will find a lot of parts for a lot of vintage synthesizers brands and models. Items that dont say sold out are usually available for sale. This ultrarare analog monosynth is called the proteus 1, but should not be confused with emus proteus1. Analogue synth power studio jam with 2 moogs and a dave smith mopho keys in the lead duration. The paia 9700 series takes a decidedly high level, systems approach to synthesizer module design. Covers the most important vintage synths history, many i didnt know they existed. Kurzweil designed it to be completely selfcontained and it offers users access to up to 64 the nord wave by clavia was released in 2008 and was seen by many as the logical successor to their popular nord lead 3 synthesizer. Its nice to read the creators comments about those synths, business highs and falls of important brands, like arp and many others are also mentioned. It does not look like most 9700 kits because i did not buy the faceplate kits but instead built my own control surfaces. Paia 2720 vco paia control oscnoise src paia 4720a vco paia regulated power supply paia balanced modulator paia the drum.
Vintage rock n roll paraphernalia from deep in the heart of texasavailable by appt and select flea markets. If you have additional information about this topic do not hesitate contact vintage synth shop. Please phone for appoini strations and kit availability i. For sale gear wanted services and more win free stuff buy cool merchandise. Having the capabilities of a traditional analog modular synth, and based on the renowned curtis cem 33xx chip set used in the sequential circuits proone and other classic synths, it was unique at the time in providing all. Apr 01, 2000 covers the most important vintage synths history, many i didnt know they existed. Ive had this thing for the last 15 years, havent used it in 7 and have decided in a burst if springinspired cleaning that its time to free up some closet space and pass this guy onto a new intrepid sonic adventurer interested in a slice of synth history.
Aug 17, 2009 this video shows the paia 9700 series synthesizer that i built. This new edition is the ultimate exploration of the upstart instruments and their unique analog growls and screams that paved the way over the last four. Godfather of diy synths john simonton died today, a pioneer in synthesizer kits and founder of paia. They were often sold as kits so were very popular among diy synth people. Here can be found various repair procedures, upgrades, modifications and projects dealing with the crows oldest hobbymusic synthesizers. Dec 24, 2019 paia has introduced a new line of modular synthesizer kits that build on the classic designs of company founder john simonton. Its a paia 2720, direct predecessor to their 70s diy flagship modular the 2700. Go ahead and post videos of your synthesizers and share your love. We try to keep our website up to date but inventory changes fast. Here is a list of musicians and producers who use vintage synthesizers. Something you dont see every day a functioning, 40 year old modular synth for sale for under a grand. The filter is a cascaded series arrangement with hp feeding into the lp. There are still plenty of cheap synths, but price alone isnt enough to justify a purchase. This video, via once upon a synth, is a tour of the vintage synthesizer museum in emeryville, ca the vintage synthesizer museum provides a unique space to experience, record, and learn about vintage analog synthesizers.
Comprehensive midi system midi2cv8 midi to cv converter, 9710 vca, 9720 vco, 9730 vcf, fracrak case and patch cord set. The past 10 years have seen an incredible resurgence in the vintage synth market. We have been designing presets for a very longtime. Rl music, in collaboration with ronaldo lopes teixeira rolt, are delighted to announce the launch of vintage synth miniatures. In total there are 125 users online 3 registered, 2 hidden and 120 guests based on users active over the past 5 minutes most users ever online was 662 on fri apr 10, 2020 10.
This video shows the paia 9700 series synthesizer that i built. Released in 1981 with much improved features over their earlier 2700 series synthesizers, paia offered a complete modular synthesizer for half the price of. Vintage synthesizers for sale proserviced, guaranteed. If you were a teenager in the mid 1970s and couldnt afford a moog, a selfbuild paia kit was a way to get your own synth plus a working knowledge of soldering for cheap. Paia was always a costeffective alternative to the pricey modular synths of the 70s. The denv is a 10hp eurorack envelope generator with the addition of delay and hold functions for gates. For preorder items, the unit shown has sometimes been sold but we have another in stock thats ready for sale or can be prepared for a small deposit.
Building an original mono synth vintage synth explorer. Zak has worked doing engineering and production for well over musicians, several recording labels and. Then when was started, 4 long years ago, mark vails book vintage synthesizers originally published by miller freeman books in 1993 was a great inspiration. It sells various musical electronics kits including analog synthesizers, theremins, mixers and various music production units designed by founder john simonton, craig anderton, marvin jones. As there are actually more than 600 parts available, we strongly encourage you to use the search bar to find the part you are looking for. It sells various musical electronics kits including analog synthesizers, theremins, mixers and various music production units designed by founder john simonton, craig anderton, marvin jones, steve wood and others. Pitch wheel modulation is supported and pitch and velocity cvs and gate signal are provided on the front panel for driving paia or other linear. Stevie wonder was kind enough to loan his synclavier which was used for all the sampling. The vintage synthesizer museum provides a unique space to experience, record, and learn about vintage analog synthesizers. This book is a good candidate to a freaks living room library. Having the capabilities of a traditional analog modular synth, and based on the renowned curtis cem 33xx chip set used in the sequential circuits proone and other classic synths, it was unique at the time in providing alldigital control and patch storage. Its got two oscillators with oscillator sync, an envelope generator, lfo, lowpass resonant filter, glide and noisegen.
The corresponding verb, to synthesize or synthesise, means to make or form a synthesis. Buy vintage synths, keyboards, drum machines and more. Its based on cem chips as used in the sequential circuits proone and many other classic vintage synths. Vintage paia synth circuits presented here courtesy of paia electronics. His work continues to have a following today, including many wild instrumental creations. Roland jv2080 vintage rack synth unit comes this is a really cool instrument and it will be a shame to see it go, but due to the w. Vintagesynthshop is an online store where you can buy a vintage synth in full working order. Even a stonecold classic like the roland tb303 just doesnt make a lot of sense as a first vintage purchase. The pc88mx is a nowdiscontinued portable keyboard that was first released by kurzweil back in 1997.
For a oneminute 1 of the paia synth dec 02, 2005 if you were a teenager in the mid 1970s and couldnt afford a moog, a selfbuild paia kit was a way to get your own synth plus a working knowledge of soldering for cheap. The 3 book manual set breaks assembly down into small easily digested. Its a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at. Groundbreaking instruments and pioneering designers of electronic music synthesizers 2nd revised edition by mark vail isbn. P9700s synthesizer package offer international version ships without 110v power supply best deal. Rare vintage paia synthesizer proteus 1 analog monosynth. The one to go for, in our opinion, is the sixtrak, a synth that gui boratto recently praised in our studio tour feature.
The beauty of paia gear is that its very simple and most if not all o. The new 9700series modules are designed to be easy to. Vintage paia 4700 modular synthesizer system with keyboard. The motm synth shop the paia synth shop the sci prophet shop. Its got two oscillators with oscillator sync, an envelope generator.
The vcf74 is a 14hp eurorack analog voltage controlled filter, inspired by the diodering design of the 1970s minikorg traveler circuit. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. This particular 272 features these modules, left to right. The influential inventor of electronic instruments died last week. Buy vintage synths, keyboards, drum machines and more tone.
In fact zak is responsible for the worlds first completely sampled recording. Thats been credited as the first programmable drum machine, and it may be. The sixtrak, like its sister synths the max and the multitrak, uses the curtis cem3394 voiceonachip. To keep it focused, were leaving semimodulars like the ems vcs3 and arp 2600 and modulars like the moog modular out of it. There are some pretty rare parts that you will find only at. Paia 27203b vcf paia 27203l vcf paia 272011 envelope follower paia sine converterpwm paia function generator paia inverterbuffer paia 2720 vca. Vintage synth for sale in uk 31 used vintage synths. For a oneminute 1 of the paia synth book vintage synthesizers originally published by miller freeman books in 1993 was a great inspiration. Pitch wheel modulation is supported and pitch and velocity cvs and gate signal are provided on the front panel for driving paia or other linear response synthesizer modules. The official facebook fan page of the vintage synth explorer.950 143 217 397 628 19 261 1121 921 1035 3 298 1128 244 602 342 588 17 1427 689 852 291 926 657 1455 324 323 1351 937 253 1649 271 1336 934 764 205 593 1316 967 1041 887 849