Used “Vintage” Audio Equipment & Keyboard/Synths

OK, here's the story. I used to own a commercial recording studio which was shut down many years ago,

but of which some equipment was kept for a small personal studio.

 

Aside from a few exceptions, this gear has only been used sporadically since the old studio days,

and never taken out of my small personal studio.

 

Most of the gear on this page was purchased brand new, except when indicated “second hand”.

These prices are not etched in stone. I am open to offers.

 

This is a one time thing. Once they are gone, this page will disappear

 

Item

Price

Value*1

As seen on ebay, 09/20/'12

Description

Thumbnail Photos

(of the actual units)

Click on image for hires photo

Studio/PA Equipment---------Studio/PA Equipment

M500

$400

$404

$689

 

Drawmer digital dynamics processor

The Drawmer M500 provides everything you could ask from the most powerful digitally controlled dynamics in the world and more. Its ability to combine up to seven 'effects' simultaneously is unsurpassed.
A different combination of effects and parameters can be assigned for each of its two channels. Utilising two high specification VCAs to provide a minimum signal path, the Drawmer M500 eliminates the disadvantages of limited bandwidth, noise build up, and time delay associated with multiple signal processing.

Ease of Operation. To ensure that the engineer can exploit the full potential of the Drawmer M500 in the minimum of set up time Drawmer have included special features to allow 'user friendly' operation.

  • 128 memory patches to provide instant access to 'everyday' processing tasks.
  • All parameters of operation can be adjusted by a single rotary encoder.
  • 'Colour coded' keypad for function selection.
  • Backlit 'supertwist' LCD for easy readability.

Functions (Effects).

  • FREQUENCY SELECTIVE NOISE GATE- Offers a powerful array of parameters including peak attack, trigger, pre-delay, re-trigger mask and 'Dynamic Envelope Transfer' for fully creative signal shaping.
  • DE-ESSER- Full band, single band, two band and two band complex.
  • COMPRESSOR-Switchable Hard/Soft knee compression, selectable Auto threshold, Auto attack/release and Auto gain make up.
  • EXPANDER-Threshold, ratio, hold, release, and range.
  • LIMITER-Threshold, attack, hold and auto/manual release.
  • AUTO PAN-Adjustable parameters and 8 pre-set pan waves triggerable from any source including MIDI.
  • AUTO-FADER- Fade up time, fade down time, range and trigger source (up to 99 seconds fade time). Keypad or MIDI triggerable.  

Excellent/Mint condition


Finalizer

$500

 

TC Electronics Finalizer Plus

Mint condition

DEQ2496

SOLD

 

Behringer Ultracurve Pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD 401

$150

 

Tascam rack mount CD player.

Controllable remotely, XLR and SPDIF outs. Was often used by radio stations. The laser unit is brand new.

Excellent condition

405 dist amp

$150

 

ART distribution amplifier

Second hand


802

$100

 

Barcus Berry hi frequency exciter

 

Excellent condition

BSS 360

$300

 

 

DBX160XT

SOLD

$207

$293

This unit is brilliant. It is the only unit I have ever seen that can have a negative ratio, i.e. volume reduces as more level is applied. I have personally seen this technique used on  Celine Dion’s voice live.

Excellent condition

PCM701

 

 

 

CDP CX-270

$150

$73 (+$76)

 

Sony 200 CD changer/player.

CD info can be entered via a computer keyboard for front panel display.

 

Very good condition.Was used mainly for storage and not played much at all.


TC2290

$1400

$1249

$1400

$1800(not ebay)

$1299 (ended listing)

TC Electronic Delay, all options, i.e. Memory and sampling.

The studio standard for decades.

 

Near Mint condition (rack hash)


H3000SE

$1200

$1366 (+$104) (not SE, )

$910 USD

$989 USD

$1000 USD

$600 USD (starting bid, 4 days to go)

Eventide Reverb and effects unit. Another studio classic. With sampling option.

 

Excellent condition


DBX166

SOLD

$347

$307

$243

$184

DBX dual compressor

2 available.

 

Excellent condition.


DS201

 

SOLD

$347

$272 (+$78)

$254 (+$83)

$244

$195 (+ $64)

 

Drawmer dual noise gate. An industry standard for decades.

2 available.

 

Still in production ($900)

 

Mint condition.


Gatex

$120

$174

$150 USD

Valley People quad noise gate

 

 

Excellent/mint condition.

PCM70

$700

$830

$1107

$792

 

Classic Lexicon Reverb.

 

Good Condition.

(scratches, rack hash)


UREI 1176

$1600

$1695 USD (not ebay)

$1658

$1464 (+146)

$2690 (Brand New)

Classic UREI limiter. Original 1970s model. Has been reinserted in production with “NO” changes and sells for $2000

 

Very good condition

Purchased second hand

 


CS-1000

$300

 

Peavey power amp

 

Built like a tank and weighs almost as much.

 

 

Second hand,

DA-38

$400

$1171 (2 units, cables, case, tapes)

$200 (starting bid, 2 days to go)

Tascam digital 8 track recorder.

 

 

Mint Condition. Transport has less than 50 hours of use. Unit was used as front end A/D converter for DAW.


RC808

$100

 

Tascam remote control for DA-38/88 series

Good condition

DA38 acces.

 

 

 

 

IF88AE

$300

 

Tascam TDIF to AES/EBU(x4) converter

Excellent condition

MMC38

$100

 

Tascam Midi synchronising unit

Mint condition

Mixtreme

 

$100

 

Soundscape Mixtreme PC interface and software mixer.

Connects to DA-38 or TM-D1000 via TDIF.

Excellent condition

TM-D1000

$300

 

Tascam digital mixer

 

Second hand. Operating  condition

    

Folio Sx

SOLD

 

Soundcraft Folio Sx mixer

 

20 inputs (12 mic preamps), 4 busses, 4 auxs

3 band eq with swept mids.

 

Very good/Excellent condition

LX7

SOLD

 

Soundcraft LX7 mixer

32 inputs (24 mic preamps), 7 Busses + 6 Auxs

4 band eq with 2 swept mids

The LX7 ii is still in production today and retails $2000USD, and has few changes over this original model.

Excellent/Mint condition

ACT-18S

$500

$450-$600 (not ebay) (recommended asking price for 1 powered unit only)

Powered B52 Bass Bins, 1200 Watts RMS. Amp is defective.

One powered Unit & one passive unit.

Still in production (Newer version, v2)

 

Sold As-is

Purchased second hand

  

Mini Stratus

$400

$100 (not ebay)

( 2011,

mismatched tweeters)

$350

$299

PSB Audiophile speakers

$400 for the pair

 

Excellent/Mint condition.


JBL 6208

$500

Nil

Internally biamplified Studio Monitors. The model that started a revolution.

 

 

 

Mint Condition


 

Rack

$150

N/A

Custom made 19” rack, 14 spaces.

Door on back, with recessed panel AC plug & jack

 

 

Very good condition.


703 insulation

SOLD

 

 

Owens Corning 2” Rigid Fiberglass acoustical insulation

This insulation has been the studio standard for acoustical insulation since the 60s. It is still the best today. Much better than any foam product.

The 2nd photo show a custom built panel. Panels can easily be built with this insulation and will provide the best acoustical results for the money.

 

     

Flight Case

SOLD

 

N/A

Flight Case that was used for an effects rack.

 

2 available

 

Excellent condition. Used very little.

 

Bantam

$150

$439 USD

 (not ebay)

Patch bays(solder on type) 2 available c/w 10 patch cords

Good condtion


Keyboard and Synthesizers ------------------------Keyboard and Synthesizers

GI-10

$75

$210

Audio to Midi converter for Roland GK type guitar pickup. Will also convert a monophonic signal from a microphone inserted in the 1/4” jack input.

 

Excellent condition.


MKS-7

SOLD

 

Roland Super Quartet.

 

Synths sections are derived from the Juno 106 and rhythm PCM samples from the TR707.

·         mono bass part (with 20 preset sounds)

·         4 note poly chords part (with 100 preset sounds)

·         2 note poly melody part (sounds as per chords part, except without noise source)

·         11 note rhythm section (TR707 sounds - kick, snare, 3 toms, rim, clap, open & closed hihat, crash & ride)

Whole Mode
The MKS-7 has a "Whole Mode". The Melody and Chord sections are combined and act as a six voice synthesizer. In this mode there is no sound from the Melody Section. To turn on the Whole Mode, use the following procedure:

 

Contrary to popular belief you *can* edit the MKS7 from the front panel (via engineer mode) but this is very tedious (see here). Thankfully a full sysex spec allows detailed patch editing over MIDI. However, some genius at Roland decided against a backup battery for user RAM (no flash RAM back then!) so all patches are lost on power off.

 

The rear panel features four seperate mono outputs for each section plus mono & stereo out. MIDI In & Thru only. Modulation and bender sensitivity can be adjusted from the rear panel.

Second hand , Excellent Condition


MKS-20

SOLD

 

$371

Classic piano sounds of the 80's.

It's sound has still not been duplicated even with today's technology.

 

Excellent condition


S-760

SOLD

$224

$329

$146 (+$92)

$205

(for all above, no HD or CD)

Vintage Roland Sampler

All options included

Includes SCSI CD player

and SCSI Hard Drive

 

Mint condition


TX-81Z

SOLD

$145

$171

$132

Yamaha Synth. Classic unit used by Hip-hop artists.

 

 

 

Very Good condition.


Crucianelli

$400

 

Crucianelli accordeon

Made in Italy. 8 voices, 120 bass notes/intervals/chords, built in pickup with volume and tone control.

 

Second hand

T1

$800

 

Korg Workstation

In it’s day, this was the Rolls Royce of workstations.

It sold for close to $10,000. It still sounds great. The combi sounds feature up to each voices each.

 

Excellent condition


D50

 

SOLD

 

Roland D50 Synthesizer

This is another classic synth which is still used by professionals even today. Includes all 4 optional ROM sound cards.

Excellent condition

PG-1000

SOLD

 

Programmer for D50 Synthesizer

Coupled with the D50, the result is one of the most tweakable synths ever. Or, with a special mod(requires an EPROM change, use it as a midi controller

 Mint condition

MPU 104

$80

$171

Midi 5x1 input selector

 

MPU 105

$70

$88

Midi 1x5 switch selected distribution

 

R-70

$250

$293

$435

$390

$341

$396

$438

Classic Roland Rhythm Composer and Drum Machine

Used very little

Excellent\Mint condition.

Other---------------------Other

Inspiron 1520

SOLD

 

Dell laptop

Intel Core 2 duo @ 1.5Ghz, 120GB HD, Vista Ultimate SP2 32bit, 1.5 GB RAM, Wired/Wireless,  4 USB2.0, FW/1304, one slot, memory card slot, etc.

Good condition

T23

$100

$146

$98

$70

$59

 

IBM Thinkpad laptop computer.

Pentium III,

Good condition

Second hand


 

 

 

 

 

Rustrak

$75

 

Chart recorder

 

Beta deck

$50

 

 

 

ZX-81

$100

$88(ZX&PS)

$49 (ZX &16K& manual)

Computer, includes manual, 16K memory, custom keyboard, magazines, etc.

 

Purchased second hand

 

Teac W800R

 

SOLD

 

TEAC dual cassette deck

 

Good condition.

 

Orange Rack

$100

 

7 foot 19” Rack

 

Purchased second hand

 

Diamond

SOLD

 

Diamond Distortion Pedal

 

Second hand

 

PCM-F1

$300

 

 

 

GT-35

$150

$75(camera)

$67(Camera & case)

$39 (starting bid, 5 days to go)

$117 (camera & flash)

$88(camera)

$116(camera & case)

$58 (flash and 1 lens shade)

Minox camera. 

Touted as the smallest 35mm film camera in the world. Package also includes all paperwork, case, FC-35 flash, 2 collapsible filters

 

 

 

Good Condition.

   

NRI 2500

$55

Nil

 

1 channel oscilloscope

10Mhz??

Low end

As-is; works.

Second hand

BD-3910

$150

 

Toshiba photocopier with stand

Reduce/enlarges

 

Good condition

Trailor jack

SOLD

 

 

 

New – never used


Tube tester

 

 

 

Case covering in very bad shape, but electronically very clean.

 

Water cooler

 

 

 

 

 

Good condition

Table carte

 

 

Folding card table and 4 folding chairs.

Actually 2 extra chairs are available but of another color

Good condition

stepper

$25

Nil

 

Healthware Stepper

 

Good condition


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reply to: sales@madoues.ca

 

*1 actual ebay “Buy it now price”, Sept 20th, 2012, rounded to the dollar, $CAD, unless indicated.

+$##, are shipping prices (when I found them a bit high)

All prices found are indicated. There was “NO” cherry picking for the highest prices asked.