“Up for auction is a two-panel Modcan modular synthesizer. This is the ‘A’ format that uses banana style patch cables. Both panels are 5u and sit in Modcan 19″ racks. Bruce Duncan is renowned for his high quality products and commitment to excellence. Many of these modules are currently out of production. All modules and the cases are in excellent cosmetic and operational condition. (The only known issue is that the linear fm on the 01a oscillator doesn’t seem to get as much dynamic response as the exponential fm.) Both racks will be bubble-wrapped and packed tight to ensure a safe delivery. Local pick-up is preferred if possible. (Please contact me before the end of the sale if you’re planning on picking it up.) This is a fantastic modular system. It’s a nice way to get started or would make a nice addition to another banana system like Serge. ” Link
PLEASE NOTE: I bought this in 1998, and the A-series was the only series they had at the time. Also, it is not exactly the same as the current A-series; it is an older version. The main difference that I know of (and mostly inconvenient if you want to add current modules) is that on the original 1998 Modcan, the modules have three-prong pins and plug into a three-prong female power supply plugs. Now, apparently, it is a four-prong system. Thus, on the two Cynthia modules I have–and she advised me to do this–I had to cut the three-prong female power supply cable and rewire it to a four-prong female power supply cable (which she provided). No soldering, just electrical tape (as you can see in the picture). It seems to work fine. Anyhow, if you want to replace some modules (see below under “Known Issues”) or add modules for the three remaining spaces, you’ll have to take into account this issue. I’m sure Modcan would supply the female plugs/cables like Cynthia did.
The other main difference is that the power supply chassis and connective cable are different. Please see the Modcan website (under A-Series/Cases) for comparison.
This modular uses Banana cables for interconnecting the modules. It does come with a very useful Banana-to-1/4-inch interface.
-Oscillator 01A (x2)
-Multimode Filter 10A
-Envelope Generator 04A (x2)
-Mixer/Panner 11A (discontinued module, and a little tricky, frankly)
-Utility Module – Banana to 1/4 Inch
-Noise/Sample & Hold/Ring Modulator 07A
-Three Blank Slot Panels
-Connecting cable between the two cases
-Two cases with power supply
-An assortment of Pomona Banana cables (the colored ones are original with the synth; the black ones were purchased within the last two years–not from Modcan)
-Logipac – Boolean/Flip Flop (discontinued “Legacy Module” – see their site)
-Psycho Analog Shift Register/LFO/Clock (discontinued “Legacy Module” – see their site)
DOES NOT COME WITH:
-Power cable (standard three-prong)
-Manual (available on the Modcan website)
-Anything else” Link
“For sale here is the SUPER CLEAN amazingly responsive modcan dual vca
Super versatile and handy! Top condition!
Includes power cable” Link
Selling off some Modcan and sliming down to a 10U system.
This is the VCDO here, very powerful oscillator. Includes power cable – item is in top shape.
NO LEAD TIME!” Link
DOES NOT INCLUDE CONNECTOR CABLE!!
get a good deal with no lead time on an essential module!!” Link
Das System besteht aus den folgenden Modulen:
07A Noise/Sample and Hold/Ring Modulator
10A Multimode Filter
18A (CV und/oder Audio) Mixer/2*VC-Lag Processor
05A Dual LFO
21A Dual VCA/Panner
Rack Chassis 6 HE
07A Phase Shifter/Timbre Mod
20A Pulse Divider
44A Moog Modular 904A Filter
37A Dual Envelope Generator (Vorgänger des 47A)
45A Envelope Follower/Gate Extractor
Rack Chassis 6 HE with Power Supply
Die hier angebotenenen 2 Racks beinhalten eine originale Modcan Stromversorgung (eingebaut in eines der Racks), die bis zu 3 Racks (also ein zusätzliches) mit Strom versorgen kann.
Der kanadische Hersteller Modcan bietet seit langer Zeit extrem hochwertige Module und eine breite Palette an höchst unterschiedlichen (analogen und digitalen) Modulen an.
Das hier angebotene System ist Teil eines groesseren Modcan Systems und stellt m. E. ein sehr gutes mittleres Komplettsystem dar, das natürlich bei Bedarf und entsprechendem Geldbeutel nach den eigenen Wünschen erweitert werden kann.
Neupreis dieses Systems liegt bei ungefähr $7400CDN, was i. A. ca. 5750 Euro entspricht. Hinzu kommen die nicht unerheblichenVersandkosten, da sowhl das Rack als auch die Module recht schwer sind (ca. $300CDN), MwSt und Zollgebühren (mehr als $1500CDN), so dass summa summarum ca. $8900CDN zu entrichten sind, i. A. ca. 6900 Euro.
Lieferzeiten sind i. d. R. recht lang (mehrere Monate), da es sich um ein “Einmann Unternehmen” handelt und “Grossaufträge” von musikalischen “Berühmtheiten” die Auslieferung oft verzögern.
Die Module selbst befinden sich in einem sehr guten technischen und optischen Zustand, was hoffentlich auch den Bildern zu entnehmen ist.
Das System wurde immer pfleglich behandelt und nur im Nichtraucher Studio eingesetzt.
Falls gewünscht kann ich noch weitere Bilder zusenden.” Link
This module has been very well looked after and is very clean with no rack rash.” Link
“Here is a barely used Modcan 55a.” Link
They are one of their most desired modules and you have to wait 4-6 months on delivery of one.
I’ll ship this to countries listed in the auction at the buyers price.
Super Delay 30A, retail $693
E-Follower 45A, retail $388
MIDI CV 63A, retail $660
Oscillator 01A, retail $438
CEM Low pass filter 29A, $388
Envelope Generator 04A, $477
VC Reset LFO 26A, $388
Noise/S+H/Ringmod 07A, $444.68
Mix/Lag Processor 18A, $363
VCA Panner 21A, $477
Rack chassis w/o power supply, $415
Rack chassis with power supply, $830
rack/power supplies: $1,245
Bonus: 10 pc Pomona banana cables of varying lengths
total current retail price: $5,961.68 not including shipping fees and associated brokerage fees, customs fees, taxes etc
Custom shallow effects unit flight case w/ lids included, for perfect housing of the rack units.
The fine print:
Some modules are a few years old, some are out of production now. Item has been very rarely used over the years.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Awesome “starter pack” for the serious analog synthesizer musician or just plain audiophile. Amazing sound quality, great way to learn modular synths … I used to trigger it from Reason using Doepfer MCV4, amazing stuff.
The Synth – Modcan B Series – ¼” jack connections
Check the website to learn about each module:
Remember, prices on Modcan website are in Canadian dollars, I’ve converted prices to USD below.
Modules included in order of how I racked them: (QTY, Name, #, Retail Price in USD)
(2) Oscillator 01B $454.44 each
(1) Multiple 48B $230.81
(1) 4VCA 31B $493.91
(1) Dual Multimode 40B $454.44
(1) 3×1 Mixer 09B $276.26
(1) VC Dual ADSR 47B $631.44
(1) Dual LFO 05B $401.82
(1) Noise/S&H/Ringmod 07B $460.45
(1) Super Delay 30B $714 ESTIMATED
(1) Power Supply 50B $414
Also will provide 2 Modcan Racks (chassis) for mounting, retail for about $145 each and include wiring, power distribution card and matching end caps. Fits across 19” rack, each module is 3U (5.25”).
Currently mounted in SKB 12-Space ATA Rack Case, retails for $360 new, mine is well used but works.
Doepfer MCV4 “Silver-Grey” MIDI to CV/Gate Interface included, retails for $155
Will throw in custom made ¼” instrument cables of varying lengths.
The system still works perfectly, needs to be air-sprayed lightly to remove dust.
Item is in South Florida but can be easily brought to NYC. Any other location, you will need to pay shipping.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“I’ve got a brand new Blacet Time Machine analog delay available in Modcan A modular synthesizer format. This is fully tested, calibrated and ready to go!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
It is fully functional and in excellent condition. Only mild wear on the exterior. What I thought was a scuff on the front panel next to the nameplate (see image), turned out to just be a fingerprint that rubbed clean (after I took the photos of course). Used only in my smoke free studio.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
This module is no longer in production at Modcan HQ, making this a rare opportunity to add some additional functionality to your system.
The Processor Module is made up of 4 separate utility modules; Pre-Amp input, Envelope Follower, Integrator (Lag/Slew), & CV/Signal processor.
Each section functions independently and as an isolated circuit.
Everything is operational and in excellent condition. Only mild wear on the exterior. Used only in my smoke free studio.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Modcan has long since ceased production on this unit, making this a rare opportunity to add some additional functionality to your system.
The Mixer/Panner can be used on audio and CV. Fully controllable as are all Modcan modules. Can be used for quad output, or as two independent stereo pairs.
Everything is operational and in excellent condition. Only mild wear on the exterior and a minor scuff in between the pan CV inputs (see detail image) – this is only visible under a strong light and in no way affects the working of the module. Used only in my smoke free studio.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
‘This is my beloved Modcan Modular which was designed by myself and custom built for me by Bruce Duncan at Modcan. A lot of thought went into the layout of this Double Rack modular system to make it creative, functional, and useful for analog synthesis production.
Always kept in the studio , never gigged or on the road. All pots are clean , have great smooth rotation feel and absolutely no pot static. All ins and outs are fully functional. Everything to the very best of my knowledge after extensive testing, is technically perfect on this unit as it should be. Nothing is loose and it looks and sounds like brand new. I am the first owner and only owner and have allways baby’d this Modular as with all of my analog gear. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Modcan 01a oscillator. i am the original owner of this module. It was purchased new from Modcan. If you are familiar w/the modcan modular modules then you know how awesome this is. A great oscillator not rivaled by many. It functions perfectly and is cosmetically great… there is only a minor screw rash which is hidden when the module is in a rack or case. this is a good chance to get another oscillator without a wait. it comes w/the power connector and rack screws. contact me with any questions. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Modcan 18a mix/lag. i am the original owner of this module. It was purchased new from Modcan. an essential module for any system. the mix lag can mix audio and CV. It’s a dual function module with the lag portion in the bottom half. it’s in excellent condition and works perfectly. it comes w/the power connector and rack screws. contact me with any questions. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“I am only selling this because I switched to modcan A format. great condition, great module. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“I am selling an older version of the modcan panner module. lovely module,” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.