Countryman Associates TYPE 968A Phase Shifter

via this auction

This is the first post to properly feature Countryman Associates (they were previously mentioned in the BBC video linked below). Check out the EMS SYNTHI in the background. I can't quite place what's on the upper left. Thought it might be the EMS SYNTHI Logik, but it's not. If anyone knows, feel free to leave a comment.

"Countryman released the first commercial phase

Shasta Cults - Buchla Touché Waveshapes

Published on Apr 8, 2018 Shasta Cults

Graphic output of Buchla Touché waveshapes.

"The Touché uses non linear wave shaping for timbre generation, same as the 360, 400, 700 and 259e (a distortion based wave shaping technique).  It has 9 native  wave shape tables (6 user programmable). A sine wave is generated digitally and then sent through the selected table. Timbre is effected by the

ROLAND ELECTRONIC MUSIC SEMINAR 1980s MIDI Synthesizer Course Materials & Cassettes

via this auction

"In the mid-1980s, Roland sponsored the Electronic Music Seminar, an instructional course on MIDI, synthesizers and the use of computers in music.

The seminar featured professional musicians then at the forefront of the new technology, including:

Gary Wright - Singer / Songwriter ("Dream Weaver," "Love is Alive")
Suzanne Ciani - Electronic Music Pioneer / Sound Designer (

Vintage - Rare Thomas "Band Master" Polyphonic Synthesizer Kit

via this auction

"Rare old Thomas organ "Band Master" polyphonic synthesizer kit in its original box. I assume this was something that could be added to a Thomas organ? Might be a fun project."

Never seen one in the flesh before. A repair manual was featured back in 2013 here, and a Thomas Band Master Model 55 here.

Waldorf Wave 32voices Cadium Red

Published on Apr 1, 2018 Synth Love

"This is my second Wave in my Studio .... 32voices :)
unfortunately for personal reasons I am forced to sell it"


The Cadium Red Waldorf Wave has to be the sexiest looking synthesizer ever, imo.

Smirnov Demonstrates Theremin's Rhythmicon

Published on Dec 24, 2014 androidvision

"Andrei Smirnov demonstrates Leon Theremin's Rhythmicon (Ритмикон) - electronic musical instrument originally developed and produced by Leon Theremin in 1931. This particular machine was made in 1965. Shot 24 december 2014 at 'Pioneers of Sound' exhibition held at Vinzavod in Moscow."

See this post for some additional info on the Rhythmicon and another

Vintage Roland Revo30 SN 442830

via this auction

Just when you thought you've seen everything... This is the first Roland REVO-30 to be featured on the site. It appears to be a leslie rotary speaker effect.

From the listing:


reportedly makes speakers sound like Leslie Brand rotating speakers


P.S. To check out "new

The Oddest Brand Pairing for a Synth?

The NISSIN C-16 CUP NOODLE Digital Synth Keytar!

A special novelty model of CASIO SK-1 via this auction

Can be yours for only $249!

Bet you never thought you'd see a cup of noodles keytar. One was actually listed back in 2011 here. If anyone knows of any other odd brand pairings, feel free to leave a comment.

Buchla 300 - Patch IV loading and overview

Published on Mar 7, 2018 Shasta Cults

"1981 Buchla 300 Electric Music Box.    A quick demo of the process of loading Patch IV, setting up the 221 controller for 300 control, and a walk through the various programming screens."

Note, this is the same exact system pictured with Morton Subotnik below, and previously featured here on MATRIXSYNTH.

The following is a recording of the system from

Buchla 300 - PATCH IV

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Shasta Cults

"This particular Buchla is from 1981, one of the last modular systems Don would have made before he introduced the 200e 20 years later."

No audio, but that is a rare bit of synthesizer history right there. You can find the Buchla 300 featured in the following posts in order of appearance:

Morton Subotnik's Buchla 300 at IRCAM, 1981
Morton Subotnik and

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