Roland CMU-800R Project Machine

“Hey, eBay! Up for grabs is an untested Roland Compu-Music CMU-800 analog synthesizer / drum machine rack module for Apple II, IBM PC, and Sharp MZ-80K computers. Listed in “for parts or not working” condition as power LED does not appear to light up when plugged in and switched on. I paid $125 (+S&H) for this last year, so offering it here for the same amount as I have no way of testing it. No manual, literature, packaging, or interface boards included. “ Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland CMU-800R

“Roland CMU 800r SYNTHESIZER & DRUM MACHINE analog with cv (like tr606 tb303). This was designed to go with an apple computer I think. Has basic commodore 64 / 8-bit nintendo sounding synth capabilities. It also has drum sounds that some say are related to the tr 606. I bought this a long time ago and purchased the aftermarket midi convertor from a company called beatnic in japan which I am including. There is a pretty extensive manual for the interface on the website which includes a midi implementation for the roland with all note numbers and midi channels. Condition is Used. Please do some research before bidding. I am not guaranteeing this thing. It turns on and when I last turned it on it was working and triggering sounds with an external midi keyboard but it is a pain to work with so be aware. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland CMU-800R

“This is a lovely device for enthusiasts. The box is a bit dog-eared but inside, the module is Brand New, still in the Plastic. As you can see from the photos, its even has the tag round the power cable still. Beautiful condition, not a mark on it.

An early multitimbral ‘band-in-a-box’ synth… analogue with digital controls. featuring Drums / Bass / Pads & Lead sounds. Will control up to eight analogue synths with CV & gate outs!

Designed to work with early Apple models (IIe) and I believe there’s other interfaces out there to use the Compu Music with other Retro machines such as the Commodore 64. Alternatively you can midi it up, with an interface from Beatnic.jp or do it yourself with instructions from Deftaudio Russia. NB.will not work standalone! Great sounds. Check out YouTube if you are not familiar with this model as it is very rare & seldom up for sale! 100% original, no repairs.”
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Roland CMU-800R

” Roland CMU800R Computer Controlled Analogue Sound Module

All Analogue with digital control Drums / bass / Pads & Lead sounds all at once very early multitimbral Analogue just stunning will control up to eight analogue synths with CV & gate outs.

Used
Regular wear and tear on the product
The product does has marks and scratches on it
It works” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland CMU-800R

cmu800r “It’s a beautiful thing ! Not a mark on this module ! Beautiful condition All Analogue with digital control Drums / bass / Pads & Lead sounds all at once very early multitimbral Analogue just stunning will control upto eight analogue synths with CV & gate outs ! Complete with Manual Roland CMU 800 R Analogue sound module Juno basses & pads 606 drum sounds loads of external control cv & gate you can use it with retro computers msx or early Apple models or have it midied upto you ! But will not work standalone ! Great sound & condition fully working check out YouTube if you are not familiar with this model as it is very rare & seldom up for sale ! 100% original no repairs it just keeps on working !” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland CMU-800R

cmu-800r “If you’re looking at this I’m sure you know what it is, it is in excellent condition other than the blemish on the front that I did to it. I do not have the card for the Apple computer that went with this but as you may know there are retrofit kits available for this that make it accessible via MIDI.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland CMU-800R

cmu800r “Up for auction is a very rare Roland CMU-800. It is a multi-timbral analog synthesizer with 2 mono synthesizer channels (one for melody, one for bass, although they can be used for anything really), 1 polyphonic synthesizer (4 voices), a 606-like drum channel, and two channels dedicated to cv/gate out (although all 8 channels can have cv/gate out). The unit is connected to a MIDI-IF box which allows you to unlock all of the CMU’s functions via MIDI (Melody on channel 1, Bass on 2, 3-6 each of the poly voices, 7 and 8 separate dedicated CV/gate, 9 poly chain mode of channels 3-6, and 10 for the drums). There are many MIDI CCs per voice that the unit responds to, like LFO speed/depth/shape. As you can see on the back, there are 8 channels of CV/gate out so each of those MIDI channels sends cv/gate as well. This makes it a very powerful synth as well as MIDI-to-CV/Gate converter. The ports on the MIDI IF box are MIDI in and a DIN SYNC out, which allows you to sync another DIN device to incoming MIDI clock. It includes the power cables, MIDI box, connector cable and synth itself.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland CMU-800R

cmu8000r “rom a collector’s estate, this is a Roland CMU-800R synthesizer unused and unwrapped in its original box. I am not able to test it as I don’t have the correct computer, but It has been stored unopened for years. It appears to be in excellent condition, but is being sold as is. The box will be wrapped in brown paper for shipping – if you want it sent inside another box, shipping will be a little bit more, just let me know. Please examine my photos as they are an important part of the description” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland CMU-800

rolandcmu800 “For your consideration is this Roland Compu Music synth, the model CMU-800R.

Full disclosure…I really don’t know much about this Roland! Bought at an estate sale from the original owner, who indicated it was never used. Still in original plastic wrapping.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland CMU-800

cmu800 “Up for auction is a very rare Roland CMU-800. It is a multi-timbral analog synthesizer with 2 mono synthesizer channels (one for melody, one for bass, although they can be used for anything really), 1 polyphonic synthesizer (4 voices), a 606-like drum channel, and two channels dedicated to cv/gate out (although all 8 channels can have cv/gate out). The unit is connected to a MIDI-IF box which allows you to unlock all of the CMU’s functions via MIDI (Melody on channel 1, Bass on 2, 3-6 each of the poly voices, 7 and 8 separate dedicated CV/gate, 9 poly chain mode of channels 3-6, and 10 for the drums). There are many MIDI CCs per voice that the unit responds to, like LFO speed/depth/shape. As you can see on the back, there are 8 channels of CV/gate out so each of those MIDI channels sends cv/gate as well. This makes it a very powerful synth as well as MIDI-to-CV/Gate converter. The ports on the MIDI IF box are MIDI in and a DIN SYNC out, which allows you to sync another DIN device to incoming MIDI clock. It includes the power cables, MIDI box, connector cable and synth itself. Good luck and happy bidding!” Click here to visit listing on eBay