Modular, PAIA @ 23 April 2019, Comments Off on PAiA 4780 Sequencer Kit

“PAiA 4780 Sequencer KIT, new parts but not in original box. All parts (including the faceplate and two PCBs) are sealed in original plastic. There are no assembly or operating instructions. However, this website includes links to all manuals along with other info about this very rare device. Originally sold for $60 in 1976!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Modular, PAIA @ 26 March 2019, Comments Off on PAiA 4700 Modular

“Up for sale is this vintage PAiA 4700 Modular Analog Synthesizer W/ upgraded keyboard controller and extras. It’s condition is “Used” but system is in very good condition. The case and fittings are all in great shape. Both the synth and upgraded keyboard were assembled by a former PAiA engineer and this sale includes a bunch of extra hardware left over from his build. In addition to manuals for every installed module, some of the extras include various patch cables, IC chips, switches, potentiometers, a remote volume knob as well as an additional un-assembled Watt Block module (w/ power supply).

*This item has not been fully tested*
I do not guarantee that every module and/or feature works as intended. I’m not familiar with vintage modular set ups, so minimal testing has been done. However, I was able to create a patch that confirms the system powers up and can produce sound (see youtube video). Just from the appearance and condition alone, I really see no reason that it is not working properly although you are purchasing it as it sits.

Modules include:

– 3 Voltage Controlled Oscillators
– 2 Envelope Generators
– 1 Multi-band VCF
– 1 Watt Block
– 1 Power Supply
– 1 Inverter Buffer
– 1 Balanced Modulator
– 1 Envelope Follower
– 1 Control Oscillator
– 1 Mixer
– 1 Reverb
– 1 Voltage Controlled Amplifier” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 19 March 2019, Comments Off on PAiA Gnome

“This is a real treasure and a great learning tool for synthesizers. This multi-voice synthesizer from the mid-1970s was built from a kit and worked when it was retired, though I can’t promise it will now. It is solid-state, though, so why not? The schematics, procedure instructions, glossary, and setting/operating instructions are included so you can experiment away. Learn how the various electronics produce the sounds and learn how to control them. This is a nice, quality device.

The build instructions have been marked by the builder, so I won’t claim this is mint.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 12 March 2019, Comments Off on PAiA 3740 Gnome

“PAIA GNOME ANALOG SYNTHESIZER. In good cosmetic condition for its age. It’s been modified with expanded jacks for customizable interface. The unit was serviced in 2007 by Scott Lee all the modifications were identified in an email from Scott.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Modular, PAIA @ 12 February 2019, Comments Off on PAiA 9700

“P9700S Series Analog Modular Synthesizer. This is a set of modules that form a complete system in a 19” rack case. Sold by PAiA as a DIY kit, this one is fully assembled (seemingly a long time ago). It’s listed as “for parts or not working”, but it actually does work. It is quite worn. The surface has some scratches, labels of controls are hard to read. Some of the cable connections feel loose. All of the modules can be calibrated, and they probably need calibration. Every connection and knob does at least work, but I’m not sure the performance is 100% accurate.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 29 January 2019, Comments Off on PAiA 6710 Vocoder

” A PAIA 6710 VOCODER ASSEMBLED. A RARE DISCONTINUED ITEM. ANOTHER PAIA KIT I BUILT. EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT A VOCODER IS.
GREAT FOR PROCESSING VOCALS OR OTHER INSTRUMENTS. THIS WAS OVER $175 WHEN I BOUGHT THE KIT WITH THE FACEPLATE AN EXTRA $26. IT HAS NEVER BEEN RACK MOUNTED. I TESTED IT WITH A CD FOR PROGRAM INPUT, AND A OSCILLATOR FOR THE MODULATOR, AND WAS ABLE TO GET A MODULATED OUTPUT. SWEEPING THE OSCILLATOR IN THE AUDIO BAND GIVE A INTERESTING COMB FILTER /TIMBRE SHIFT TYPE EFFECT, WHILE RUNNING THE OSCILLATOR BELOW 100HZ, GIVES A GATED TREMOLO TYPE EFFECT IT. IT ALSO HAS A SWITCHABLE FUZZ EFFECT. A/C POWERED WITH A INCLUDED REGULATED DC SUPPLY. THE OWNER’S MANUAL IS ON THE PAIA DOWNLOADS PAGE.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 29 January 2019, Comments Off on PAiA Theremax

“Here we have a PAIA ThereMax Theremin which I built approximately 20 years ago and used very little.

It is 100% solid state and includes a “wall wart” DC power supply.

It is built inside of the PAIA wooden lectern case.

Very good condition! (this unit with the wooden lectern case costs over $230 from PAIA and then you have to build up all of the electronics and finish the lectern case).

Works as it should!

Note: there is a little bit of dust on the front panel knobs which I will clean off before shipping.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 08 January 2019, Comments Off on PAiA 2720

“1970s “Paia Synthesizer” 2720 Lot of Paia Docs & Manuals, untested

For parts or repair, looks like a complete unit” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Modular, PAIA @ 06 November 2018, Comments Off on PAiA 2720 Project Machine

“Cool kit-built synth from the 1970’s. One of my college friends built this, and I used it on gigs in the 70’s and early 80’s. The original oscillator became unstable, so I replaced it with an updated one (which is why the plate color is slightly darker). You can hear the unique sounds this instrument can produce on YouTube.
Most of the modules are pictured.
I will include the 10 pin cords, 7 voltage control cords, and one main patch cord pictured, as well as all of the individual module manuals, a book on 2720 sound synthesis, and some patch charts (one is pictured).
It does get power, but I was unable to get more out of the output than a quiet buzz when I tested it. ”
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PAIA @ 30 October 2018, Comments Off on PAiA Oz

“Used, in need of restoration. I don’t know if this works or is even complete. If you want more photos please let me know. I just didn’t want this to go in the trash in case somebody might be interested” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 31 July 2018, Comments Off on PAiA Fatman

“Tested – Works at it should – In great physical condition – hardly used!

The output jack is tight so be careful unplugging and plugging your cables! – Had to have professionally re-soldiered once before – no problems since then.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 17 July 2018, Comments Off on Paia 5700P The Drum

“This listing is for one extremely rare Paia “The Drum” 5700P Analog Percussion Synthesizer. It is essentially a cab filled with 4 identical modules that can generate a sound that is suited to percussive analog tones. It can be triggered via any sound source, including other drums, eurorack, a drum machine, etc. (voltage trigger OR audio into the 1/4″ jack). Each voice also has CV in that tracks across a few octaves so they can also be used as a stand-alone synth voice for basslines, melodies, etc. if so desired.
The sound can be described as very raw and weighty, similar to other early analog percussion units like the Simmons SDSV and 808. This unit works very well for it’s age, though some pots/switches could use some cleaning. Because of the age of this piece, it is sold as-is.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Modular, PAIA @ 12 June 2018, Comments Off on PAiA Modular Synthesizer

” Travel back in time with this vintage synthesizer. I don’t know much about it. The keyboard unit is 37 keys. It is a kit unit. I cannot even figure out where the power switch is, let alone the amplifier output jack. I got it from an electronics engineer who never once used it, who got it from another electronics engineer who apparently assembled it in the 1970s.

Paia Electronics made kit synthesizers in the 1970s. I believe this is a completely homemade copy of a 1970s Paia synthesizer. The builder bought their own components and built and soldered their own circuit boards. I think it might be a Paia 2720 copy.

Unlike the Paia components in the various spec sheets and catalogs included, none of these components have the Paia stamp or Pais graphics, as shown in the literature. Among the literature included are: a 1974 Paia catalog; a 1975 Paia booklet without record; a 1975 Paia schematics symbology booklet; 17 old Paia component booklets with specs (a couple are doubles); a 1972 “Using the Paia 2720 Synthesizer” booklet; and some other spec sheets, including some on clear mylar.

It is truly untested. I plugged it in. I found one button that made a light turn on, but, other than that, I have no idea about it. It was in a clean and dry house for the last decade or so.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 10 April 2018, Comments Off on PAiA Gnome

“Description- Paia gnome synthesizer 3740 with original box manuals assembly instructions. It was taken apart when found one battery wire is off and the one lead wire is disconnected also missing one rubber foot otherwise really good condition sold for repair comes with all manuals & original box. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 03 April 2018, Comments Off on PAiA Gnome

“Selling an original Paia Gnome analog synthesizer/sfx generator. This was built up by another person and when I received it, it made a variety of odd sounds. But always seemed like it needed some work. Since then the battery connections have become detached and I can make no claims about it’s functionality. But a good project for someone handy with a soldering iron and can read a schematic. The manual, parts lists and schematics are easily found online for this vintage synth. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 20 March 2018, Comments Off on PAiA Stringz n Thingz

” Very rare PAiA Stringz N Thingz synthesizer. Decent cosmetic condition considering its age. Comes in its own case.

Functionally, it partially works – seems to make the cello and violin sounds, not sure if the piano sound is working properly, the modulator seems to work, the sustain and mix knobs don’t seem to do anything. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Modular, PAIA @ 13 March 2018, Comments Off on PAiA 4700

“You are bidding on a Paia 4700 Series Custom Made Synthesizers Analog 16 Modules Set With Case

Set includes, 4712/4730/4710×2/4711/4770×3/4780/Control oscillator/4720×3/4740×2/4761. Please check all available pictures.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Modular, PAIA @ 27 February 2018, Comments Off on PAiA 2720 Modular Synthesizer

“Rare PAiA 2720 modular synthesizer. I bought this one from Robert Rich a long time ago (https://robertrich.com/).

I am selling it untested. It is my understanding that it was working before I bought it, but it was built from a kit, so I am not making any guarantees about condition. it is missing some screws, has some rusty screws and spots, and the case around the pitch knob is loose.

See Photos. Sold as-is!

Comes with extra module and patch cables.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 27 February 2018, Comments Off on PAiA Stringz N Thingz

“Very rare PAiA Stringz N Thingz synthesizer. Decent cosmetic condition considering its age. Comes in its own case.

Functionally, it partially works – seems to make the cello and violin sounds, not sure if the piano sound is working properly, the modulator seems to work, the sustain and mix knobs don’t seem to do anything.

Sold As-is! See photos.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 27 February 2018, Comments Off on PAiA Gnome Project Machine

“We tried testing this unit, but couldn’t get any sound out of it. Our hope is for someone with some electronics expertise to repair this synthesizer to its former glory.

It has been sitting in storage for quite some time, so it could definitely use a good cleaning.

Every button, knob, switch, etc. appears to physically function well, but since we can’t test it, this auction is parts and\or repair only (“AS-IS”). ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Modular, PAIA @ 02 January 2018, Comments Off on PAIA Phono Pre 9802

“PAIA Electronics Phono Pre 9802 with rack and power supply. Was working when I used it a few years ago, don’t have access to a turntable for testing today. LEDs light up when the power is switched on.”
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PAIA @ 14 November 2017, Comments Off on PAiA Proteus 1

“Selling my Praia Proteus one synth. I am the first owner, has been in storage for nearly 20 years. In fair working condition. Missing a few knobs and 3 dead keys. Other than that everything works as it should and sounds amazingly thick!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 14 November 2017, Comments Off on PAiA 2720 Modular Synth

“PAiA 2720 Keyboard Synthesizer

We got this out of a storage unit. Seems to turn on (used multi-meter to check power), but otherwise untested. Missing almost all the screws that are supposed to hold this together. Basically this is being held together by tape and physics.

Comes with manuals and patch cords.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 17 October 2017, Comments Off on PAiA Stringz ‘n’ Thingz

“Up for bids, a good shape Paia Strings and Things vintage synth. You will need to fix this as It appears that when each key is pressed there is an additional Ab overtone played as well. Probably fixable but not by me. All the functions seem to work right. Cosmetically good,switches and pots are smooth. Piano and string sounds, headphone output etc. ”
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PAIA @ 05 September 2017, Comments Off on PAiA Modular Synthesizer

“I purchased these modules and started this project a couple of years ago.

I never finished it.

If this does not sell, I will list the modules separately.

Includes 2x (4720 VCOs)

1x. AD

1x. 4740 ADSR

1x inverter buffer

1x low pass filter

2x balanced modulator. Basically VCAs

Keyboard is modified to single buss from a cheap keyboard, and uses a 74c922 matrix IC to send CV out. I have used this section, but not with these modules. May need modification. Transformer and power supply are 9v +- . It seems like I needed to do something else there, but it’s been 2 years and I don’t remember” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 05 September 2017, Comments Off on PAiA Stringz N’ Thingz

“Needs to be cleaned and/or rewired. A couple keys are not working.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 22 August 2017, Comments Off on PAiA Gnome

“We got this out of a storage unit. Tested and mostly working. The ribbon controller doesn’t seem to be doing anything, and there is only one foot that comes with the unit. See pictures. Otherwise, a very cool sounding little box. Takes 2 9v batteries (not included). Comes with manuals.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 18 July 2017, Comments Off on PAiA 2720

“Hello, I have this listed as for parts or repair as I feel it needs some repair and their are no returns. When I 1st acquired it it came with original packaging and original manual and brochures. The original box has become brittle and is not included. I have misplaced all the brochures and original manual and those are not included. Years ago when I played around with it with manual [not included] as I recall most of the moduals worked and I had many hours of fun with this. I have lost the manual and at a lost of how to hook this up. I recently found one of the wiring examples on Google images and hook it up as such and it works. After playing around with it for some time I found the sound became quieter then when 1st hooked up. I noticed one or more of the controls a bit scratchy sounding and needing some cleaning. I do not know if it just needs cleaning or repair. While taking photos I just noticed a control on the back that looks kinda like a volume however I do not know perhaps that is the control affecting the sound. I can not guarantee every modual is working as they should.
Powers up ok and should be checked out by a technician for full playablility. Some modules may need work or adjustments. Solders appear to be good.Powers up OK and appears to be working but connectors need to cleaned.
Sold as is and should be serviced/adjusted by a knowledgeable technician.
There is space for 2 or 3 more modules which are not included.
Keys all move freely but should be lubricated.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 18 July 2017, Comments Off on PAiA Gnome

“PAIA Gnome Early Synthesizer

This was available in kit form in the mid 1970’s

Itis completely assembled and for the most part works.

The only issue I can report is the VCF appears to have limited functionality.

The resistive element is intact and it does work.

Requires two 9 volt batteris to operate.

Unit is in very good condition.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 18 July 2017, Comments Off on PAiA Proteus 1

“Ultra-rare PAiA Proteus-1 synth needs a good home. Untested and sold as-is.

Wooden side panels are in good shape. The keys are complete.

There is one knob on top panel MISSING.

There is a connection missing on the backside of the synths patchbay panel also.

The synth is 30 pounds.

22 inches x 14 inches x 6 inches.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Modular, PAIA @ 27 June 2017, Comments Off on PAiA 2700 Modular Synthesizer

“Paia 2700 dual VCO being sold as set for $500
or by module as listed below

VCO (x2) $60 ea.
VCA (x2) $60 ea.
band pass filter $60
low pass filter $60
power supply $60
LFO/Noise $60
EG (for parts) $30

DIY Case $30 ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 13 June 2017, Comments Off on PAiA Stringz N Thingz Project Machine

“this synthesizer needs some TLC. here is what it does, the piano output sounds good, the strings output is on all the time…like a key is stuck in the down position, the filter sweep works and sounds cool…biggest issue: some of the keys do not work…across the board there about 4 NOTES that do not work on any octave.

the unit looks good with no major flaws…it is missing the top cover that covers the keys for travel.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 13 June 2017, Comments Off on PAiA 4700 Synthesizer

“Here’s a vintage PAIA 4700 modular analog synthesizer. 3 octave keyboard, 2 sided hinged rack with assorted components. I purchased this from an Estate along with about $6000 worth of vintage musical gear in excellent condition. I did not get any patch cords with it. It has not been tested, I wouldn’t know how to establish if the components worked properly or not, I’m a guitarist, bassist and drummer. Just from the appearance and condition I really see no reason that it is not working properly so you are purchasing it as it sits. From a smoke free environment.”
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Modular, PAIA @ 23 May 2017, Comments Off on PAiA 2700

“This is a great introduction to modular synthesizers.

The unit is 90% functional, but the EG is not working. It is likely repairable as it was working previously. I purchased most of the modules off ebay and assembled them in my own makeshift case. I modded the vco’s with alpha trim pots and routed them to the front panel. The power supply is original but I added an inline AC filter at it’s front end. The power plug comes out of the left hand panel and is a standard 3 prong AC. The modules are power supply, 2 vco’s, bandpass and low pass filters, 2 vca’s, LFO/noise module, and EG.

This synthesizer is linear VCO’s. Circa DIY kit from about 1970. I’ve used a qunexus to control it as well as a beatstep and a korg sq1. It tracks in Hz per volt over about 12 to 14 semitones. This is by design as the original design had a keyboard which was tunes by individual key and trimpot. I started putting this synth together as a project to learn about modular synths but have outgrown it and moved on to eurorack. I am an electronics technician by trade so the build is pretty sound.

If you bid on this please be aware of what you are bidding on as I will not accept returns based on “thinking it was exponential”” Click here to visit listing on eBay

PAIA @ 16 May 2017, Comments Off on PAiA Gnome

“PAIA GNOME 3740 MICRO SYNTHESIZER WITH BOX MANUALS. Unused old stock. What you see is what you will receive.” Click here to visit listing on eBay