Chimera @ 27 September 2016, Comments Off on Chimera Synthesis bC16

bc16 “Chimera Synthesis BC16. In excellent ,near new condition. .Extra patch cables .. 2 Inverters. . Power cable and Allen key for battery compartment. MIDI controllable. Powered by 6 triple A batteries making it very portable. Will be supplied with diagram files and manual on CD. Great piece of equipment used by Depeche Mode. Very rare semi modular synthesiser. Thank you for looking.” Link

Chimera @ 28 June 2016, Comments Off on Chimera Synthesis bC16

bc16 “der bc16 sieht auf den ersten blick etwas verwirrend aus wegen der fehlenden beschriftung des designs, aber das layout ist super logisch und schnell verinnerlicht. die gelben knobs sind oscillator, die roten envelope(adsr), blau=lfo, grün=filter. die patchpunkte sind auch alle schematisch angelegt. ” Link

Chimera @ 29 December 2015, Comments Off on Chimera Synthesis bC16

bc16 ” If you know about this synth, you know it’s not easy to get one. The inventor is eccentric to say the least and wait times were in the realm of years. Still, he did make quite an interesting synth. Fully patchable. Has MIDI, including an arpeggiator. This one comes with 10 patch cables, a signal inverter, 1/4″ TS output cable, and hex key for the battery compartment. Uses 6 AAA batteries (not included). There are vids on YouTube and you can find the PDF manual for more info. One of the rubber feet has moved a bit, but it’s still firmly attached.” Link

Chimera @ 02 June 2015, Comments Off on Chimera Synthesis bC6

bc6 “Rare little synth noise maker, very good condition, see photos.” Link

Chimera @ 19 May 2015, Comments Off on Chimera Synthesis bC16

bc16“Chimera Synthesis BC16 – Analog patchable synthesiser

In excellent condition – Has only had light use

2x Voltage inverters
1x Banana plug to 1/4 in jack
1x Banana plug to 1/8 in Jack
15x Banana plug patch cables
Allen key for battery compartment

Uses 6x AAA batteries” Link

Chimera @ 05 May 2015, Comments Off on Chimera Synthesis bC16

Chimera Synthesis BC16 “Chimera Synthesis BC16 – Analog patchable synthesiser

In excellent condition – Has only had light use

2x Voltage inverters
1x Banana plug to 1/4 in jack
1x Banana plug to 1/8 in Jack
15x Banana plug patch cables
Allen key for battery compartment

Uses 6x AAA batteries

Has a digital dual oscillator with many waveform combos and FM.
A digital LFO with various waves and analog ringmod input
ADSR Envelope, Analog VCF, Analog VCA
MIDI input” Link

Chimera @ 10 February 2015, Comments Off on Chimera Synthesis bC16

bC16Chimera Synthesis BC16 – Analog patchable synthesiser

In excellent condition – Has only had light use

2x Voltage inverters
1x Banana plug to 1/4 in jack
1x Banana plug to 1/8 in Jack
15x Banana plug patch cables
Allen key for battery compartment

Uses 6x AAA batteries” Link

Chimera @ 30 December 2014, Comments Off on Chimera Synthesis bC8

bc8“MINT” Link

Chimera @ 30 September 2014, Comments Off on Chimera Synthesis BC6

bc6“I am the first owner of this BC6. It works great and has no damage. Non-smoking home studio use only. Chimera Synthesis’ web page is gone, only their reputation remains” Link

Chimera @ 30 September 2014, Comments Off on Chimera Synthesis bC9

bc9“am the first owner of this BC9. It works great and has no damage. Non-smoking home studio use only. Chimera Synthesis’ web page is gone, only their reputation remains, ” Link

Chimera @ 18 March 2014, Comments Off on Chimera bC8

“This is a fully working unit. The knobs are original factory, though later knob style changed. Later units had colored knobs.
I can say from personal experience (with the Chimera SM9) that the manufacturer appears to announce and sell some units and then take more orders for future delivery which is subsequently and infinitely postponed without a refund. This one was bought second hand. It’s a pity they are so difficult to obtain because these units are innovative and very addicting.” Link

Chimera @ 10 December 2013, Comments Off on Chimera Synthesis bC9

“THE PHOTOS THAT ARE SHOWN ABOVE ARE OF THE ACTUAL ITEM YOU WILL RECEIVE.” Link

Chimera @ 19 November 2013, Comments Off on Chimera bC9

“Kleiner Synth mit einem Oszillator, LFO, Attack/Decay-Generator und verschiedene Routings dieser Module. Man kann ihn über CV und Gate ansteuern. Wobei man bei gedrückter (schwarzen) Taste alle Parameter (durch kurzes drehen des Potis) auswählen kann. Kopfhörerausgang und roter Trigger Knopf zum unterwegs spielen. Das Ding macht einfach unglaublich viel Spaß und unglaublich viel Sound. Der bC-9 ist in einem absolut neuwertigen Zustand – Nichtraucher Haushalt.” Link

Chimera @ 12 November 2013, Comments Off on Chimera bC8

“Rare chance to buy a Chimera BC8. This is the Mark II version made in UK in 2011.
I have owned this from new and have had lots of fun with it but need to raise some cash so time to give it a new home.
In perfect working order. Requires 3xAAA batteries, supplied.” Link

Chimera @ 24 September 2013, Comments Off on Chimera bC8

“Chimera BC8 mini synthesizer. Hardly used. Batteries included. See YouTube for demos of this little beauty. Very few were ever produced.” Link

Chimera @ 16 July 2013, Comments Off on Chimera bC9

” The Chimera bC9 synthesizer offers the same range of sounds as the bC8, with the ability to externally modulate any possible combination of the eight main control knobs, including the infamous ?patch? control; a ninth knob controls the depth of external modulation?

The semi-transparent frosted body diffuses the light from the ten LED?s that logically show various conditions and processes.

Note: Chimera is a boutique synth manufacturer. Some buyers have reported long delays between ordering products and getting them delivered. This item is ready to ship next day.” Link

Chimera @ 18 June 2013, Comments Off on Chimera bC16

“today i am selling my chimera bc16 modular synthesizer. as you might know these are extremely rare and people who ordered them are still waiting to receive their model after 4 years. it is a tough decision to sell it because i had to go through extremely exhausting email transactions to receive mine after 1 year. i found myself to not use it as often as this little synth deserves it which is why it was only used a handful of times. that of course means that is in perfect working order and cosmetically still looks like the same when i opened the package. the chimera comes with 10 patch cables and a “patchable signal inverter” as it is sold by the company.” Link

Chimera @ 04 June 2013, Comments Off on Chimera Synthesis bC16

” This auction is for a very slightly used Chimera Synthesis bC16 modular synthesizer. I bought this new from the company directly when they were made. I have only used it lightly. It took so long and was such a pain in the neck to get it, I sort of lost interest once it arrived after a year. Now, I’m cleaning my closet and making this unit available.” Link

Chimera @ 14 May 2013, Comments Off on Chimera bC16

“On offer is one Chimera BC16 digital/analog mini modular monosynth in perfect condition as pictured. One of the coolest pieces of kit to appear in recent years. Used (allegedly) by the likes of Depeche Mode and Throbbing Gristle.

Sadly, the BC16’s maker’s business acumen was rather less well developed than his inventiveness (to put it mildly), so they were only made for a short while in very small quantities. Rare as the proverbial hen’s teeth! Nevertheless it makes some wonderful analoggy (sic.) noises and is great fun to use.” Link

Chimera @ 09 April 2013, Comments Off on Chimera bC16

“up for sale is a rare and small (about the size of a CD!) patchable modular synthesizer, the chimera synthesis bc16, in excellent working condition. this synth was made in very small quantities by a (now defunct) one man operation in the UK. i was lucky to get a hold of one, trust me, they were not easy to get and it was a long wait, i was the only owner of this synth. im including some added bonuses with the synth too. it comes with the inverter patch cable / module, 4 mini banana -> 1/4″ adapter cables (for interfacing with other synths), 15 mini banana patch cables & the hex wrench for removing the battery cover. it is a battery powered synth so it is also very portable. (batteries not included) i also put a sticker on the face of the synth (see pictures above) that give you a guide and label what all of the different inputs / outputs are. trust me, this is extremely helpful when patching up the synth. this is an amazing little synth, you can get a really wide variety of sounds out of it. i hate to see it go, but i have a larger eurorack / doepfer modular system now and im just not using this one anymore. ” Link

Chimera @ 26 February 2013, Comments Off on Chimera bC8

“This is an original BC8 synthesizer. It is fully working and has only been used twice. The reason for selling is that I was greedy and bought two, I am now saving for an MS-20, so this is the one I used least. The other one still gets plenty of use.

This machine is amazing, it has three modes.
1) single shot, press the black button and it makes the sound once.
2) repeating oscillations.
3) programmable mode.

It only has eight knobs, but even for that you can make very unique sounds. It contains an array of oscillators, effects and other weirdness. What’s more it runs off three AAA’s and fits happily into your pocket, all the better for scaring people whilst your on public transport.” Link

Chimera @ 05 February 2013, Comments Off on Chimera bC16

“Amazing, fantastic synthesizer, CHIMERA SYNTHESIS BC-16. If you’re looking at this you probably know what they are. They were very hard to get and a limited number were actually manufactured and delivered but OH MY!! I was one of the lucky ones and I’ve been using mine for a few years. MIDI and CV control. Selling to make way for new gear (my wife and I have a deal-no no gear until something is sold). In perfect working order with all patch cables. Runs on AAA batteries. I will include them but will take one out during shipping and put in box separately to protect unit.” Link

Chimera @ 29 January 2013, Comments Off on Chimera bC8

“Chimera Synthesis – BC8
Great little noise maker, capable of a surprisingly wide range of sounds. No longer made, and increasingly difficult to get hold of one. Comes in excellent condition, complete with batteries. ” Link

Chimera @ 01 January 2013, Comments Off on Chimera bC9

“hi your looking at very rare and not seen much on ebay chimera bc9 synthersizer looper only limited amount made over two year period twiddleing the knobs gives out aaray of sonic lovelyness plenty on the net about bc8 and 9 has sequnencer inputs. this is powered with 3 x aaa battries like new the flashing lights do truely blow you away. no silly offers the first one to bib will win the auction!as i say this is a rare item but need to rase money towards my poorly van” Link

Chimera @ 27 November 2012, Comments Off on Chimera bC16

“here is my other bc16, I was lucky enough to get 2 bc16’s when they were out. this one comes w/ patch cables, allen key, & inverter card. One of the patch cables is broken (see photo), I am including it because it is an easy fix i just never bothered. This one does not come w/ the mini banana to 1/4″ cable, i only had one & it has sold. the 1/8″ output on the bc16 is finicky on all units, it works well w/ some cables not so much w/ others & you may have to wiggle it a bit. this is how all bc16’s are i just wanted to point that out in case you weren’t aware, it’s really not a big deal. Amazing & powerful modular synth. This is the enhanced version w/ enhanced midi & arpeggiator.” Link

Chimera @ 20 November 2012, Comments Off on Chimera bC16

” Here is a hard to find item! I was one of the few who actually received their order of this very unique/bizaar modular synthesizer. Very small in size, it is a hybrid (ergo chimera) of Digital (DSP synthesis) and Analog (VCF and interface + potential CV control).

I’m selling it to make room for some more vintage pieces but this guy is very versatile and powerful (with both MIDI and CV controls.)

Manuals, guides etc. can still be found online.” Link

Chimera @ 13 November 2012, Comments Off on Chimera bC8

“Chimera synthesis BC8 mini synth sequencer – rare and rarely seen for sale – great little synth/sequencer – check YouTube for tutorials – if your looking at this you probably know these little beauties ! No longer made – no reserve happy bidding” Link

Chimera @ 30 October 2012, Comments Off on Chimera bC16

“The build quality is amazing. The thing feels totally solid, and all the knobs and jacks are firm yet smooth. It’s a modular synthesizer that you can hold in the palm of your hand. It’s incredible flexible, sounds good and can make all sorts of noises. You may even hook it up to a MIDI keyboard.

Unfortunately the one man company went belly up and ceased to exist quite some time ago. There are only very few of these synthesizers, rarely being offered for sale.

The device is in very good shape, without scratches, fully functional. It comes with a few patch cables to get you going.” Link

Chimera @ 31 July 2012, Comments Off on Chimera bC6

“This is a fantastic chance to purchase this unique piece of electronic art !
This little synth is perfect to play on stage but also provide you great results on studio.” Link

Chimera @ 12 June 2012, Comments Off on Chimera bC8

“Chimera synths were quirky little synths that were notoriously hard to acquire from their shop in the UK. Maybe people are still waiting for orders that will never come. This is a real, perfectly working BC8. All Chimera synths are discontinued (the company went out of business), so this is a pretty rare find. The glue holding two of the rubber feet came off. This doesn’t affect performance (see pics). Also including original allen wrench for changing the batteries.” Link

Chimera @ 05 June 2012, Comments Off on Chimera bC16

“For sale is the very rare Chimera bC16 mini-modular synthesizer. Included is a small box that was included with the product, containing mini banana-plug connectors for the CV patch points — these can be easily adapted to normal CV patch cables if you’re handy at making cables. The unit runs on AAA batteries, so I do not have a power adaptor. The unit is rev. 3, which is the final (and best) version of the product released. CV and MIDI work great; the unit is in pristine condition.

The Chimera bC16 is an incredibly designed and executed synth, but the business behind the product wasn’t quite as savvy as you’d hope. I’m not sure how many of these things exist, but if you’re here, you probably know they’re a great cult synth that has been used by people like Depeche Mode and Throbbing Gristle.

One thing that’s really cool about this synth is that you can interface the bC16 into any modular system. For example, I often used plugged the bC16 in as an extra LFO or oscillator; the envelopes and filter are obviously available for patching as well. Because it also has MIDI, it’s a bit of a swiss army knife in a modular studio.” Link

Chimera @ 22 May 2012, Comments Off on Chimera BC16

“On offer is one Chimera BC16 digital/analog mini modular monosynth. One of the coolest pieces of kit to appear in recent years. Used (allegedly) by the likes of Depeche Mode and Throbbing Gristle.

Sadly, the BC16’s maker’s business acumen was rather less well developed than his inventiveness (to put it mildly), so they were only made for a short while in very small quantities. Rare as the proverbial hen’s teeth! Nevertheless it makes some wonderful analoggy (sic.) noises and is great fun to use.

This is from, I believe, the last batch of BC16s made, and has firmware version 3, which is as good as they got, I think. As far as I can tell, it is working perfectly. Midi and CV work as they should, and it makes squelchy, gritty and gnarly bleeping noises! What more could you want? It’s actually a very capable little synth when used via Midi.

As you can see in the pictures, I have added labels for the various knobs and patch points. The labels can of course easily be removed if serendipity is your thing, but I have found them rather useful getting to know the beast!

Included are the essential control signal inverter (so the BC16 can talk to other CV gear such as Moogs etc.) and ten mini banana patch cables. I’ll include a print of the manual, such as it is. The company went belly up before they got round to finishing the manual, but the essentials are there.” Link

Chimera @ 13 March 2012, Comments Off on Chimera bC16

“The Chimera bC16 is a very rare, very cool digital/analogue hybrid patchable synthesiser.
It features multi-waveform oscillators, full analogue VCA and 24 dB/oct VCF section and built-in MIDI control.

The item here is a v1 model in excellent condition and comes with a large selection of patch leads, the optional (but essential) Control Signal Inverter.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Chimera @ 20 September 2011, Comments Off on Chimera BC16


This unit comes with the original cables and filter inverter

as well as 10 extra cables, 12 rechargeable duracell batteries,

an 8 way duracell charger, printed manual and and

in/out cable for connection to a mixer or soundcard.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Chimera @ 16 August 2011, Comments Off on Chimera BC-16

” Chimerasynthesis BC 16 Modular Synthesizer.
Rare. No longer made and many who paid are still waiting for these.
Fully Patchable and MIDI!!
With 10 xtra Chimera to 1/8th cables!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.