“I am selling a Voyetra-8, one of, if not the best polyphonic analog synthesizer out there. The V8 combines two CEM3340 oscillators (each with a sub-oscillator) and a SSM 2044 filter per voice with a huge amount of modulation abilities. The end result is a wonderful sounding synth that can easily go from subtle to HUGE. This particular unit is a green card rev. 4 machine, which is the final and most stable version of the Voyetra. It can accept MIDI sysex and can be controlled by external software and programmers. It was also just gone over by Peter Lanziolata, a former Octave-Voyetra tech, and THE best V8 tech on the planet. He went over this machine meticulously updating parts (including replacing the power supply) and resoldering connections where needed. The synth now plays and works exactly as it should.
Included in the auction is a new old stock VPK-5 controller keyboard. This was purchased recently from Carmine Bonanno, the former head of Octave and is totally unused. You can either use this controller or midi to control the Voyetra (but not at the same time).
Also included are the necessary XLR > MIDI cables, the original manual, and other documentation. You are literally getting the “complete” package for the Voyetra.
Because this is a vintage piece of electronic equipment (and a sensitive one at that), there are some thing to mention.
The machine is currently fully calibrated, but trimmers inside the unit (for the voice card volumes and filters) may shift during shipping. If this happens, it’s straight forward to re-calibrate them as long as you are able to turn a knob and use a tuner.
Voyetras were always somewhat temperamental in terms of autotuning. The machine autotunes exactly as it should; however, like any vintage analog synth it needs time to warm up and will sometimes require a few autotunes for all voice cards to pass. This is normal, and just requires hitting the autotune button a few more times. As it is, it is stable enough that it usually turns on with almost all voices already in tune.
All Voyetras are very sensitive to ground loops and this can create unwanted noise in the audio signal. This can usually be solved by switching to a filtered power supply, or simply a different wall socket (as in my case).
Finally, because of the vintage nature of this machine, it is absolutely, 100% sold as-is. I guarantee only that the machine will turn on and there will be no returns UNLESS the machine does not turn on at all. Saying that, I do no expect there to be any issues upon arrival beyond possibly needing to recalibrate the voice volumes and filters (if even that).” Link