1975 PAIA Catalog - "Gnome Micro-Synthesizer"

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"Cool vintage catalog which was requested in 1975. Looks like it may have been stored untouched since from around that period. Very nice!"

How it All Began...

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"Are they beaming cats up into space or beaming them down?"

You can find the original ad here.

An Introduction to Electronic Music Synthesizers Featuring Don Muro - Vintage College Level Lesson Plan

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Here's a interesting bit of synth history. If anyone out there knows more about this, please let us know! You can find a handful of posts featuring Don Muro in the archives here.

"Original boxed lesson plan for college level introduction on synthesizers. Complete with film strip, record to accompany film strip, teachers guide book, 32 original copies of the test, pamphlet

Jen Sx2000

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You can find a small scan of a Jen Sx2000 ad below.


"Oscillators - One VCO (sawtooth, square, 2 rectangular waveforms); 4-octave range (32', 16', 8', 4')

LFO - Square or triangle waveforms; intensity and speed; can modulate VCO or VCF

Filter - 1 VCF with cut-off, emphasis; 3 preset envelope settings: Repeat, ASR, and AD.

VCA - 3 preset envelope settings: Repeat, ASR

1987 Roland D-50 "A new technology is creating a powerful storm...", Keyboard Ad

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the rest of the scans and full write-up.

"Roland D-50 'A new technology is creating a powerful storm in the world of sound synthesis' four page colour introductory advertisement from pages 89 to 92 in the June 1987 issue of Keyboard Magazine."

Roland Alphabetical Price List from September 1978

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1980 Roland SVC-350 "Have a say in your sound" Ad

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"Roland SVC-350 vocoder 'Have a say in your sound' full colour advertisement from page 91 in the July 1980 issue of International Musician and Recording World."

Korg Catalog Volume 3 –70’s - Original Rare Vintage Synthesizer Catalog/Brochure

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Check out the concept synth on the cover.

"This is your chance to own this ultra rare vintage Korg Catalog Volume 3 with some of the best vintage synthesizers Korg ever made. This Korg Catalog contains information and picture’s of the Korg PS-3100/3200/3300, MS-10/20/50 and the Korg 800 DV/770/700S and much more. This catalog contains 23 pages.

This is a must-have for any

Moog Prodigy Poster- Synthesizer Catalog– Original Vintage Synthesizer Brochure

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"This is your chance to own this vintage Moog Prodigy poster. This poster contains 8 pages.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Moog collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days.

This poster has no highlighting, underlining or any stamps in it . This poster is in very good condition. This poster has 2 holes punched into it, see the

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