“SYNCLAVIER DIGITAL MUSIC SYSTEM/COMPUTER MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
(“As is”, Customer Pickup Only, No Returns)
I hate to sell this Synclavier, but my business is changing and I need the floor space for other purposes. It’s a gorgeous instrument that produces great sound. In a nutshell, this unit was purchased with a 4-track New England Digital Direct-to-Disk recorder. The Direct-to-Disk was later superseded by ProTools in my studio. The Sample-To-Memory module, which is the module that lets you record sounds into the system, was pulled from the Direct-To-Disk and moved into the Synclavier. I don’t remember now, but some other parts might have been moved into the Synclavier also.
So, what you’re getting when you buy this is a Synclavier plus parts of a Direct-to-Disk system. If you buy it, you might want to shift parts around around to reconstitute the Direct-to-Disk (additonal parts probably needed). Also, I’ve been told that — with additional parts — it can instead be reconfigured into a second Synclavier (for which you would need an additional keyboard).
Included with this are the flight cases and wires that came with the system. The keyboard stand is also included. The full list of items is in the Summary of Features, below.
Summary of Features:
Decent condition, but in need of some repair. The sampled voices work fine. The FM voices are not working: It might need a new FM card or it could be something as simple as re-seating a card. 16 sample voices and 8 FM voices. 12 Mb RAM. 1 MIDI-In and 4 MIDI-Outs with 16 MIDI channels per output. NED Sample-to-Memory Sampling Module. 2 Winchester hard drives. 1 5-1/4″ floppy drive. Variable sampling rate can be set by user from 1 KHz to 100 KHz.
- keyboard with custom stand
- mainframe tower on wheels
- 2 SCSI Hard Drives*
- 5-1/4″ Floppy Disk Boot Drive
- Morley pedal
- Macintosh Power Mac 8100/100 with 500 mhz Sonnett upgrade card (Booting this Mac can be iffy: sometimes requires holding shift to turn extensions off)
- Apple Multiple Scan 20 display CRT monitor
- software disks
- New England Digital Timbre Library I and Timbre Library II on 5 1/4″ floppy disks
- New England Digital Meter Bridge
- Flight Case for mainframe tower on wheels and flight case for keyboard (no wheels).
Also includes a 2nd tower on wheels that was formerly a New England Digital Direct-To-Disk recorder and a smaller, secondary “pod” (case with rack) that came as an upgrade and housed the Direct-To-Disk backup tape drives. The towers and pod contain 19-inch racks. Includes heavier external flight cases on wheels that are also included. The flight cases have scuff marks, but they are big, rock solid, well-padded, and in good condition. The 2nd tower and “pod” can be used as equipment racks housed in their own cases while their outer flight cases can be used for other equipment. Or, as noted above, by purchasing additional parts, you can consider having this 2nd rack reconfigured as a Direct-to-Disk recorder or as a second Synclavier.
*The two SCSI hard drives are wired to a single power unit/transformer.” Link