Cat, Octave @ 06 October 2020, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“This synthesizer is in good working condition, and has been since I’ve had it since 2003. All functions work.

It is not cosmetically perfect – definitely shows use, but overall looks okay. Some of the front keys were cracked and re-glued at some point and have always worked fine. Also, the little black plastic caps that cover the trimmer pots were missing when I bought it, so I just put black electric tape over it to keep the dust out and has worked well and visually blended in ever since.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 08 September 2020, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Octave cat Srm Synth. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Retail Ground.

The rare vintage synthesizer is in mind condition looks and sounds amazing !” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 11 August 2020, Comments Off on Octave CAT

“Octave Cat 37 Keys Analog Synthesizer. Condition is For parts or not working, The synth powers up, and the oscillators, filter, LFO seem to be working, but the keyboard does not track the pitch so it’s difficult to tell what else isn’t. The Ab1 key is not working and the top C is dodgy, but all keys and springs are unbroken. No pots, sliders or switches are broken. I’ve had it for 30 years. It has not been abused, and has always been kept indoors.”
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Cat, Octave @ 26 May 2020, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Octave The Cat SRM. Condition is Used. I haven’t used it in a long time, works good just need some cleaning. Sold as is.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 07 April 2020, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“A genuine, working CAT SRM, and I’m the original owner, having purchased it on April 18th, 1980. Yup, exactly 40 years ago.

This unit was never abused, but it definitely was used in live performances. That explains the scuffed side panels; I didn’t have a road case for it. The control surface and keys are nice, but yeah, that wood could use a refinishing. Funny… I just noticed that an ebayer in the UK sells new side panels. Good for you, fella! Come to think of it, maybe you could just switch the panels left-to-right so that the “good” wood is now outside? Hmm…” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 25 February 2020, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“The CAT synthesizer by Octave is in excellent condition, everything is working. One owner, purchased new in 1978. Original instruction manual is included. One of the silver colored disks is missing on one knob. The small square in the VCF section is a piece of mirror from a disco ball ? I will let the buyer decide if that should come off or not. Buyer to pay shipping with insurance. No returns.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 21 January 2020, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“For sale is The Cat by Octave. One of my top 5 favorite synthesizers but sadly i have to part with it as i lost my job. In excellent cosmetic and working condition.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Octave, Voyetra Eight @ 17 December 2019, Comments Off on Octave Voyetra Eight

“Like nearly all the high end vintage analog synths we sell, this item has been METICULOUSLY disassembled, cleaned inside and out, FULLY serviced by professionals who’ve been servicing and selling vintage synths for more than the last 2 decades, and systematically tested multiple times over a long period to ensure it’s working exactly as it should. No BS. No ebay surprises. We’re perfectionists and don’t cut corners. Although this instrument came to us in relatively good shape, we want our items to be better than the rest and invested *many* hours of tech time plus parts costs to fully overhaul this unit so it would be clean, working like new again and as reliable as possible for its next owner. This was a serious investment of time, love, and money, and was definitely worth the effort and is of course reflected in the higher than usual price. If you’re looking for a great sounding example of this model that works just like it should without needing to invest hundreds or thousands of dollars in tech fees and waiting from weeks to years, this one should make you very happy.

This is no ordinary Voyetra Eight. It’s been fully refurbished and future-proofed. But that’s not all. This one’s got our custom tuning stabilization mods to make it the instrument it should have been. For more info about these mods and why they are necessary, please read about it on our website. This process takes 60-80 hours of skilled labor, and this is naturally reflected in its high price. This one’s for the discriminating buyer who wants the best V8 money can buy. You will not be disappointed. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 10 September 2019, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Very rare Octave Cat synth (rev A – not SRM version) for sale. This version is the rarest version of this synth, with discrete low pass filter consisting of CA3080 OTAs. Sounds amazing!

This one has been fully gone through by one of So Cal’s best synth techs! Here’s a list of the services it has received:

All new keyboard bushings

All new gold plated CV and Gate Buss Bars

All circuit boards “re-capped” with new electrolytic capacitors

All sliders have been fully reconditioned (removed from pcbs, opened up, meticulously cleaned and re lubricated)

All new CMOS device ICs

Fully tuned and calibrated

Cosmetically 9/10! ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Catstick, Octave @ 09 July 2019, Comments Off on Octave Plateau Catstick

“Immaculate original beautiful condition and Working perfectly.

110V US plug.

Collectors Item. Super rare Vintage.

Original and very detailed owners Manual.

Originally bought to run a Moog system 55 although ended up running a Voyager and its expanders with a cp-251, truely sounds unreal.

Modified a 2RU for it to sit and near new step down transformer.

10ft snake cable.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Catstick, Octave @ 28 May 2019, Comments Off on Octave CATstick

“Immaculate original beautiful condition and Working perfectly.

110V US plug.

Collectors Item and in this condition, super rare Vintage.

Original Manual.

Modified a 2RU and new step down if requested.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 28 May 2019, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Here is a vintage Octave Electronics Inc – Electronic Music Analog Synthesizer – Model 1853 The Cat. I believe these were made from 1976 to 1981. The serial number on this one is A1047 which seems pretty low compared to some of the others I have seen. If you are looking at this listing you probably know way more than I do about this synth. I spent about an hour with it hooked to an amp playing around with it. It does work – all the knobs and sliders will effect the sound depending on how other controls are set. It will produce some very very strong low tones that I was surprised with. I did finally get something that sounded musical out of it, it will make lots of very strange Pink Floyd-ish sounds as well. The only issue I noticed is there is no sound from key 35 (top black key) and key 34 has to pressed harder than the rest, the rest work ok. Some of the pots and switches have to be jiggled a bit to get a good contact, I think it would probably benefit from a good cleaning and service, its probably been a long time. Over all in good physical condition for its age – missing two of the gray slider tip knobs and could use a good cleaning. A neat machine from the early Analog era. Hope someone can give it a good home……” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 14 May 2019, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Only 2 owners. Purchased from a Pawn Shop in 1982 Los Angeles. Excellent condition. Works as it should. Serviced recently. One cool coffee ring on the side wood panel. Sounds extremely fat. Great monosynth with duophonic capabilites. Filters are very impressive.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 19 March 2019, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Only 2 owners. Purchased from a Pawn Shop in 1982 Los Angeles. Excellent condition. Works as it should. Serviced recently. One cool coffee ring on the side wood panel. Sounds extremely fat. Great monosynth with duophonic capabilites. Filters are very impressive.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 26 February 2019, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“The Cat Analog Synthesizer By Octave Plateau. Condition is Used.

All work as it should but needs cleaning/service, been sitting around in my smoke free studio for years not being used because I’m using the SRM model. Sold as is” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 19 February 2019, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Selling The Cat for a real deal, I purchased this while on the road from SwitchedOn in Austin, TX. It had just been serviced. It’s an old synth, it still work great and only has a few cosmetic blemishes.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 12 February 2019, Comments Off on Octave CAT

“Vintage Octave Cat SRM Synthesizer. Condition is For parts or not working. Listed as such because we dont have proper equipment to test really. Found in attic. Powers up. Body is clean and has all knobs. Tried taking it to friends house to test with cords and amp but not sure we hooked it up right or adjusted properly. All knobs seem to make sounds change, and at one point we got the keyboard to work ( kind of) but not sure how and then we couldnt get it to work again. Sold AS IS.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 22 January 2019, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Only 2 owners. Purchased from a Pawn Shop in 1982 Los Angeles. Excellent condition. Works as it should. Serviced recently. One coffee ring on the side wood panel. Sounds extremely fat. Great monosynth with duophonic capabilites. Filters are very impressive.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 09 October 2018, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“This item looks in great condition but I have no means of testing it and is the reason why I’m selling as is. This same item sold on eBay for much more for parts only. I’m sure it works to it’s full potential.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 25 September 2018, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Pre-SRM model, super clean, works and sounds great. Much richer tone than either of the later SRM models. Comparable to Mk. II Arp Odyssey (2810) except many more routing and sound shaping options. One of the most versatile monosynths ever made, a superb solo/lead instrument, an insane FX machine, an absolute joy to play.

This unit has holes drilled for CV/gate (non-standard) but interface does not work. so just consider this as a standard pre-SRM Cat that can be easily modded in the event you want to add CV/gate.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 25 September 2018, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Rare Octave The Cat analog synthesizer, their answer to the ARP Odyssey.

Recently refurbished by one of the best synth techs in SoCal so that the electronics are as good as the cosmetics (many Cats look great but are electronically thrashed – not this one).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 24 April 2018, Comments Off on Octave CAT Project Machine

“100% analog, old-school duophonic nastiness! Created in 1976 as an Arp Odyssey clone, Octave added a few of their own features, including the ability to (sort of) play the 2 oscillators independently, but the real character of this instrument comes not in playing melodies but in the distinct, gnarly filter and the myriad modulation possibilities on this instrument. You can make the 2 VCOs modulate each other, then modulate the filter, which is also modulated by the LFO and the repeating AR envelope, and tweak all kinds of amazing drone textures into life. I’ll really miss this beauty, but truth be told, it needs some love. I had it serviced about 8 years ago when I first bought it, but it seems the oscillators do not sound without the filter Q being at max, and the volume overall is low, so I suspect the VCA may need replacing. You can definitely get great sounds out of this beast as-is, but for maximum potential, it will need some love from a technician.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 10 April 2018, Comments Off on Octave CAT

“Great sounding antique board (pre-1980s) with a killer filter and some unusual gnarly effects via its flexible modulation capabilities. Oscillator sync, sample and hold, audio rate frequency modulation of both the filter and oscillators, duophonic mode and did I mention the filter? Yeah, it’s pretty sick. Screams like a banshee. In fact, I believe Arp sued them over cloning their design of the original Odyssey.

It’s been in dry storage for some time, but it still plays and sounds great. The original filter was replaced with a new old stock OEM chip that was tough to track down, and it had a thorough check up by a reputable vintage synth tech shortly before going into storage.

I have cleaned the j-wires and bus bars so the keys trigger great and all controls function smoothly and quietly. It looks great for its age with no serious physical defects and plays like new.”
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Kitten, Octave @ 03 April 2018, Comments Off on Octave Kitten

“Octave The Kitten Synthesizer Keyboard

Tested and is working.

I’m no pro synth user and it looks pretty complicated to work.

I was able to get some very cool sounds out of it but probably did not test all the functions.

Looks like it has a warped back bottom and maybe on the side panels.

As you can see it is missing a few slider plastic buttons but all the sliders move and switches move and seem to function. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 06 March 2018, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Up for sale Octave Electronics inc. the CAT Vintage Analog Electronic Music Synthesizer. in very good physical condition. Unit was serviced by tech department and cleaned. Unit was tested and is working.”
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Cat, Octave @ 06 March 2018, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“I’m no pro synth user however all the sliders, knobs and switches seem to work great. One Knob has been replaced. Seems to be fully operational and functions as intended. Sold as is”
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Catstick, Octave @ 06 February 2018, Comments Off on Octave-Plateau Catstick

“Octave-Plateau Cat Stick in good condition for its age. This is almost a modular synthesizer in itself, yet is for use with modular or CV synths to add expressive control and sort of patch in VCO and XY signals in new configurations. It creates beautiful, complex, and really unusual modulations as would be appreciated by a performing musician or sound designer or an odd noise collector. This one works yet shows expected signs of moderate use and slightly discolored plastic. These are extremely rare.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kitten, Octave @ 30 January 2018, Comments Off on Octave Kitten

“Octave The Kitten Synthesizer Keyboard

Tested and is working.

I’m no pro synth user and it looks pretty complicated to work.

I was able to get some very cool sounds out of it but probably did not test all the functions.

Looks like it has a warped back bottom and maybe on the side panels.

As you can see it is missing a few slider plastic buttons but all the sliders move and switches move and seem to function.

If you know how to work it and want me to test a function let me know and I’ll see what I can do.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kitten, Octave @ 23 January 2018, Comments Off on Octave Kitten

” Used. Some ware and tare from gigging . Missing knob and sliders. But an easy fix for sombody.
Sounds fantastic..” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 23 January 2018, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Amazing Synthesizer!!! The Cat by Octave. Mono and DUAL Oscillator to give amazing tone. Check out online clips of this, it’s such a nice synth. Great condition!!! I’ve played this for scopula of years now and love it. Comes from a temperature controlled and Smoke-free environment. Never took this out to gigs. Cosmetically in great shape, a couple marks in the wood siding. The synth sounds amazing. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 23 January 2018, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“Vintage synthesizer still works model 1853 it’s missing one little button but it works fine you can use your hand to move it” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 09 January 2018, Comments Off on Octave Cat SRM II

“This one is brand new in the original box with the manual + brochures. It is working 100%! Prior to the listing, it had been calibrated as it’s been sitting wrapped in it’s box for over 37 years. I have several available! This model is last of the series, the SRM-II. It uses CEM 3340 (oscillators) and a SSM 2044 (filter). ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Octave, Voyetra Eight @ 26 December 2017, Comments Off on Octave Voyetra Eight

“For sale one Octave Plateau Voyetra 8 rack synthesizer in excellent cosmetic condition. This unit was originally bought as part of a studio job lot. It does not come with the manufacturer’s keyboard. It powers up and responds to all the front panel keys and buttons but i am unable to test it further as it has 3 pin midi sockets. It is being sold “as is” – it is listed as ‘for parts or not working’ so there are no claims and no returns on this. You should carry out your own research in advance before bidding on this item as it has well documented complications due to the unusual midi implementation which are apparently fixable but i cannot guarantee that. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 07 November 2017, Comments Off on Octave Cat SRM

“Octave Cat SRM Analog Synthesizer
Model 1853
Serial #B3211

(works perfectly, good condition)
Includes:
*orig. power cord intact
*printed copy of manual” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cat, Octave @ 24 October 2017, Comments Off on Octave Cat

“ORIGINAL OWNER. EXCELLENT CONDITION. THIS IS THE SRM MODEL WHICH IS DUOPHONIC (2 NOTES CAN BE PLAYED SIMULTANEOUSLY) AND AN IMPROVEMENT OVER THE ORIGINAL CAT. PURCHASED AROUND 1980.COMES WITH HARD CARRYING CASE. NO PARTS MISSING. WORKS AND SOUNDS GREAT.” Click here to visit listing on eBay