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

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

Octave Voyetra Eight

otctave “You are bidding on a pristine Voyetra-8 analog synthesizer. Serial # FJ4824. I am the original owner and purchased this around 1983 at Manny’s Music in NYC from synth guru Rick Stevenson. I owned two of these awesome machines and sold one last year to a satisfied eBayer (check my feedback) and am selling the remaining unit. This has never travelled outside my smoke free studio. As per the other synth, I had this completely serviced (mid March 2017), tuned and calibrated by Analog Labs by Jeff B, one of the original techs who built and serviced these back in the day. I also had Jeff build me two new MIDI-XLR cables needed to connect etc this to DAWs or live racks. I also have all the original documentation, though I would recommend getting the editor librarian software “Midi Quest” from squest.com as this makes navigating the multi page operating system easier. I am also supplying a photo from the Samples From Mars website who sing the praises of this transparent synthesizer which they recently sampled. They also sent their unit into Analog Labs for service and calibration. I will also have this professionally packed up and shipped free from FedEx. You are good to go! Good luck!”
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Octave Voyetra Eight

voyetra 8 “This is an original Voyetra 8 Polyphonic Synthesizer. It has all of its original parts, in from what I can tell to be great condition. I am aware that this is a collectors item, but I am selling this AS IS, because I don’t really know anything about how to use it. As you can see from the pictures, it boots up just fine. The display works great, the unit itself appears to be in great shape – but again, I haven’t tested its functionality. It’s a pretty advanced piece of hardware and I don’t know how to use it.

This came to me from a commercial musician’s studio, and was in use during the 1980’s. It comes with a (Canon) carrying case, and all of the original literature that came with the unit.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Octave Plateau VPK-5 Controller for Voyetra 8

plateur “This is a very rare Octave Plateau VPK-5 controller keyboard for the Voyetra 8 synthesizer.

It does NOT WORK and is being sold purely for parts or repair.

There is a fault in it that results in a short or electrical strain on the Voyetra 8 it is hooked up to. This may damage the Voyetra 8. The VPK-5 keyboards were simply not designed terribly well to start with, and I believe very few were actually sold as options to Voyetra 8 owners when new. That is likely why such design faults were never properly addressed or improved upon.

So today in 2015 if you are a V8 owner who has the good fortune of already owning a working VPK-5, then this unit could be a valuable source of spare parts. The joystick assembly and complete Pratt-Reed keybed are obviously desirable. Or you may be a V8 owner who is particularly brave and would like to get this unit repaired. Or just have it as a “dummy” piece to display next to your V8 for completion sake…I agree they look stellar when paired up 🙂

In any event, the buyer of this keyboard should NOT attempt to hook it up to their V8 until a qualified technician has evaluated its condition on the bench. If you do not heed this warning and do so anyhow, you are doing it at great risk of damaging your synthesizer!

I always wanted to invest the time and money to fix this one up for use with my own V8, but now realize I’d likely never play it once the novelty wore off. So it’s time to pass it on to someone else who can get a lot more practical use/value from it.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Octave Voyetra 8

voyetra 8Very rare Octave Plateau Voyetra 8 analog synthesizer, with the accompanying VPK-5 keyboard, with Version 4 boards. If you’ve been looking to add one to your studio, this is the one you want.

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.

Included is a VPK-5 controller keyboard. You can either use this controller or midi to control the Voyetra (but not at the same time).

Also included is the necessary XLR to MIDI cable, the operation 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 things 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). Or by using insulated washers in your rack.” Click here to visit listing on eBay