I no longer own any of these synthesizers.

UPDATED 6/8/2007: CLICK HERE for a bigger pic of my studio!

Here is a separate page for all of the synths that had pages, pics, and MP3 sound files created for them, but are no longer in my undeserving possession (whereas these are the ones I currently still own). Many of these were purchased on a whim on eBay, naturally, but some were deliberately sought out as coveted gear I always wanted but could never afford. For this kind of gear, you've really gotta own it and fiddle with it before figuring out how badly you actually need to own it, ya know? And if it ends up here, well, it's a synth that might've been fantastic but didn't merit the price, physical space it took up in the studio, or who knows what else. Many of my favorite synths of all time are ones that I have owned but no longer do. Hell, some of them were just sold to pay the damned mortgage. I also went through a divorce in 2005. OK, enough excuses.


Synth Archive - stuff I no longer own
Click any thumbnail to see the synth!

Access
Virus Indigo

(SOLD)
Access
Virus kb

(SOLD)
Alesis
Andromeda A6

(SOLD)
Korg
Mono/Poly

(SOLD)
Korg
RK-100

(SOLD)
Metasonix
Wretch S-1000

Returned to Metasonix
Moog
Little Phatty
Tribute Edition

(SOLD)

Moog
Minimoog Voyager

(SOLD)
Oberheim
Matrix-1000

(SOLD)
Oberheim
OB-SX

(SOLD)
See its repairs!
Oberheim
OB-Xa

On permanent loan

Professor Television's
Photo-Theremin

(SOLD)

Roland Jupiter-8
(SOLD)

Roland JX-3P w/
PG-200 Controller

(SOLD)

Roland JX-10
Super JX

(SOLD)
Roland SPD-20
(SOLD)
Seiko
DS-250

(SOLD)

Sequential Circuits
Pro One

See its repairs!

(SOLD)
Waldorf
Micro Q

(SOLD)
Yamaha CS-1X
(SOLD)
Yamaha
CS-50

(SOLD)


I also owned all of these plastic hunks of joy once upon a time:
(Thumbnails take you to product info found elsewhere online)

Alesis HR-16B
1991-1994
Ensoniq ESQ-1
1990-1993
Ensoniq SQ-1
1993
Korg M1
1992-1995
Roland D-50
1991-1994
Roland JX-305
1999
Roland JX-8P
1992
Roland MT-32
1989-1992


Last but not least, the massive, hulking thing I really learned to play on:

The Lowrey D-325 Holiday {Organ} - Click the image at left to see the front page of the manual, with a great shot of the organ!

This elephantine block of 1970s chocolate was purchased by my folks new in 1979, but even it wasn't my first shiny electrical box of keys that my fingers ever touched on a regular basis. When I was 3 or 4 my brother had some kind of Air Organ (here's a pic of me playing it), and around the same time we got our first Lowrey organ. It was either an L-100 Carnival or a Genie-44. Nobody in the family has any no good pictures of it, so I'm going on very dim memory here.

UPDATE 2009: I have rescued the D-325 from my mother's condo. She couldn't wait to get rid of it, and I couldn't wait to help her out with that! Now I can once again fire it up and wank out on the "Symphonic Wow" setting, play orchestral arrangements with strings every bit as warm as the Arp Solina, and thump around on the Moog Taurus-style bass pedals. At some point in the '80s my Dad did a top-notch job connecting some RCA outputs so I could theoretically record with it, but until then you'll have to settle for crappy YouTube videos like this one.




Copyright � 2005 - 2007 David C. Lovelace