Forat @ 15 December 2015, Comments Off

forat9000“You are bidding on a Linn 9000 customized by Forat Electronics. I had this Linn 9000 machine customized by Forat a few or so more years back and had it fattened up with upgrades. It has been detailed or custom painted as the picture shows. It has been in a clean studio, top notch, and as you can see well taken care of, and gently used. This machine has several features, including:

Sequencer note memory upgraded 43568 notes
The Forat SMPTE module for syncing to a tape machine. This machine can be also synced using MIDI to a DAW like Pro Tools for instance.
Multi-track sequencer for MIDI synths or keyboards,
Drum sequencer, with midi pad assignments, but one of the greatest features as discussed below, is the famous feel.
This machine has been upgraded to the big display by Forat, which is a huge plus to work with. You can see the disabled stock display below it which is much smaller.
Includes the latest Forat software in the machine and the manual as pictured.
I just spoke to Forat today and was reminded that this machine also has the AD CONVERTER as pictured.

I tested the following:

1. Both the Drum Machine and Sequencer and both are working.
2. All the pads work properly and play the built in sounds
3. I recorded via MIDI in and out with an external keyboard and the 9000 sequencer recorded and played back the keyboard fine and syncs up to Pro Tools via midi fine.
4. All the buttons worked.
5. Stereo outputs work
6. Midi in and out works
7. I formatted a disk in the disk drive works fine, and a test sequence was saved to disk and loaded back in properly. I will include the floppy disk in the drive when shipping.
8. I tested every individual 1/4 inch sound drum output and every one works.
9. Midi Drum Pad assignments work fine, I have not tested the trigger inputs or sampled with it, I do not have a electronic drum kit to test the trigger inputs. I have used the pads to play sounds from virtual instruments in a DAW.
10. I tested SMPTE and generates or prints SMPTE signal
(for those who know about SMPTE and syncing, to have a SMPTE print alone, with a sequencer that has MIDI is a great plus if you have a qualified DAW and want to sync your analog tape machine and your DAW.)” Link

Forat @ 13 October 2015, Comments Off

f9000“It comes as shown in the pics, including power cable and 1 disk which may or may not contain samples etc. i dont know whats on it.
All keys are operational and were checked via MIDI. .
There is a low noise coming from the audio out but its not too bad when its being played.
This is listed “as is” due to my limited testing ability and the age of the unit. ” Link

Forat @ 12 August 2015, Comments Off

f9k” FORAT F-9000 DRUM MACHINE – LINN SEQUENCER VINTAGE – F9000 + 115 Disks Very Nice

- This one of the best drum machines in the business

- It has REV 7.09 & 43568 notes sequencing memory and 108K of Custom sounds memory and also the following options:

- Regular 18 pad sampling mod, A/D converter/ sampling card,

- SMPTE card and a brand new Blue/ White display with LED back light that won’t go dim for years.

- This drum machine was just recently serviced, upgraded and completely inspected by Forat

- Work completed was: 32 pin OS mod, New 2 X 1500MA battery packs. memory reads 10,523 notes and 12K 0240:5c00 for sounds, replaced all 16 RAM IC’s, All card edge connectors cleaned, Repaired Hi Hat & Toms, Snare Ram IC’s replaced, Overhauled silver function function buttons and Record, Cleaned and lubed all mixer sliders, Cleaned chassis, new booties, New LCD screen.

- In great condition and includes 115 sound disks” Link

Forat @ 20 May 2014, Comments Off

“For your consideration is this near mint Forat/Linn 9000 serial number “Liftime Musik” in great working condition serviced by Bruce Forat the end of last year according to my work order. At that time Bruce recommended replacing something that was supposed to eliminate some unwanted background noise when playing samples, not sure what it was, I believe it was less than $200 to address the repair. According to Forat this machine is loaded and comes with quite a bit of their library, I count 100 disks at this time. I’ve had this machine for at least ten years I bought it in a pawnshop and have used it every since. Based on my experience I would recommend to the new owner that they have it serviced and gone through before shipping (at your expense) and I would be glad to hand deliver it to Forat and then have them ship it to you or if needed I’ll pick it up and ship it once serviced. These machines are wonderful and have their own groove much better than anything I’ve heard, the sequencer enjoys the same feel as the drum machine, there’s nothing like it. When I go to Forat in the past I’ve seen Princes Linn machines Kanye West’s and others, there’s a signed picture of Tupoc on the wall. The guys at Forat are “the guys” thank God and Bruce will always be there to fix it. A Forat Linn 9000 can be glichy, not for the timid and like all good vintage stuff they do need servicing and repair from time to time. In the past more than ten years I’ve had the machine at Forat about three times, usually about $80-$200 per servicing in my experience. Included are the 100 disks, an AC cable and the work order when last dropped off at Forat. A fantastic sounding machine, the samples are wonderful the feel is great and this one looks as good as it sounds.” Link

Forat @ 27 August 2013, Comments Off

” Cosmetic Condition: Excellent. Bruce Forat said this is the cleanest F-16 he’s ever seen.
Functional Issues/Problems: none
Auction Includes F16 sampler, Forat F16 Remote, remote hardcase case, original manual, ac power cord, and remote cable.

Forat F16 16-Bit Digital Sampler!!! Very RARE and impossible to get. Especially in this condition. This is probably the cleanest F-16 in the world.” Link

Forat @ 13 August 2013, Comments Off

“Up for auction is the very sought after Forat F9000. This is the beefed up Linn 9000 that has been discussed many times but is rarely seen. Although this particular one has the factory paint job, it’s a full fledged F9000 under the hood. The paint job can still be done by Forat himself. I would email him for further information and questions regarding anything that pertains to this machine. It even has the larger LCD screen installed for optimal navigation and editing. There are scuffs on the metal casing itself and on the wooden sides. The left wood piece has a chip on the top. All scuffs are purely cosmetic and do not affect the functionality of the machine. I am also including the original and updated F9000 manual for this machine. The original manual still comes in it’s factory binder which is cool. This auction also includes, which was at the time, the full Forat sound disk library. I believe it has 96 disks. The updated library sold on the website has 100, but the additional disks can be bought separately (I confirmed this with Bruce Forat himself).
If you are looking at this listing, you most likely know what this machine is and its age and historic value. Item will be sold as is due to it’s age and rarity but is guaranteed to be in fully working order.
The F9000 will be packed in a very heavy duty road case for the best possible transit.

Now for the “fun” part lol:
I would advise that you know a little bit about vintage music gear if you were going to purchase this. The cards connected to the motherboard (besides the sound cards which are bolted down) are not sustained like the factory ones so they can come loose during shipping. This is not a problem but will need to be checked once received. It simply requires an inspection that all cards are firmly placed in their slots. It will work just fine, I assure this but will need to be checked. By the way, I am only referring to the three, right-most cards in the unit next to the power supply. They can be seen in the picture. In order to make sure they don’t move during transit, I will either put paper or bubble wrap above them so they can be sustained by the faceplate. **Be sure to take this out before powering on** I apologize for the inconvenience but it is the best solution for transporting this very rare machine and assures that it will work just fine on arrival. ” Link

Forat @ 02 July 2013, Comments Off

“This piece is 100% functional and is in nice cosmetic condition as well.

NOTE: JUST COMPLETELY SERVICED BY BRUCE FORAT HIMSELF. BACKLIGHT IS BRIGHT ON THE REMOTE.

COMES WITH SIGNATURE SOUND DISK AND MANUAL” Link

Forat, Linn 9000 @ 02 October 2012, Comments Off

“Description: Vintage Sampler / Drum machine. comes as seen. Roger Linn sold his company to the Forat Brothers in the mid 1980s – Hard to find Item. as you see it is missing some keys tops and the LED is cracked. But aside from that – I will not Power on….. so Could be a fun project or good for spare parts for your rare F9000.

Condition: Does not power on and is missing some switch buttons tops – it is untested and so I will have to sell it AS-IS. no returns. standard 3 prong power cord NOT included. ” Link

Forat @ 27 September 2011, Comments Off

“Selling my beautiful totaled pimped out Forat F9000 drum machine sampler. Legendary 8 bit sound. It comes with Road Case and full floppy library.

Forat worked on it and changed the memory battery a few months back, I will have him check it again before i ship it. “Thats why i listed it as “Seller Refurbished”

It has the best feel for beat programming and if you do some research you will see how legendary this machine is. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Forat @ 27 September 2011, Comments Off

“FORAT F16 DRUM SAMPLER & REMOTE CONTROL W/PROGRAMS IN CUSTOM
MADE PADDED AIRLINE CASES.
OWNED BY LEGENDARY PRODUCER, RON NEVISON. USED APPROXIMATELY
10 TIMES IN THE RECORDING STUDIO. COMES WITH NEVISON PROGRAMMED DISCS.
THIS WAS PURCHASED IN THE LATE 80′S, ($8,000+) AND HAS BEEN STORED INDOORS,
IN THE CASES, & IN A SMOKE FREE ENVIROMENT, SINCE THE MID 90′S.
IT WAS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER AT THE TIME IT WAS PUT INTO STORAGE,
BUT HAS NOT BEEN TESTED AND THEREFORE IS BEING SOLD “AS IS”!
IF YOU’RE NOT SURE WHAT THIS IS, GO TO: http://www.forat.com/sampler/
ALTHOUGH SOME MAY THINK THIS TECHNOLOGY IS OUTDATED, THERE ARE
STILL SOME OF YOU OUT THERE WHO LIKE TO USE “VINTAGE” EQUIPMENT,
AND WOULD LOVE TO USE A HISTORICAL RECENT VINTAGE SAMPLER.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Forat @ 21 September 2010, Comments Off

“You are bidding on a beautiful Forat F16 Digital Sampler. Great condition!

Samples at 60kHz!

Original owner-Used in a smoke-free private project studio.

*** Missing sensitivity knob and trigger adjustment #5 knob- Otherwise great working condition*

Includes wired remote control, power cable and owner’s manual.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

DX-7, Forat, Yamaha @ 08 January 2010, Comments Off

msm2000 “ust pulled from a working dx7 synth here is some info on this unit:

The Modular System Memory is a storage unit for use with the Yamaha, Roland and Ensoniq keyboards. Up to 2,560 paches can be stored and recalled one at a time or by banks. With several different interfaces you can store patches for all these keyboards at the same time. Rewind, fast forward, and record function and battery backup. Comes with 544 patches for the DX7″ Link