Roland SPV-355

“Am truly gutted to see this beauty go but the bat flu has wiped away all my savings and so needs must right now.

Beautiful analog Synth from Roland that has been extremely well cared for and only ever seen studio use.

The synth is in excellent condition and I replaced the majority of the slider caps with original replacements from Roland, which took forever. Most slider caps 40 years old from the Roland synths have dried out and crack and fall apart.

Will be packaged well and shipped with full tracking.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland SPV-355

” This is a used Roland SPV-355 rack-mounted synthesizer. It’s primarily for electric guitars, but it does have the option of using other inputs. It is ready for mounting in a rack. I am the original owner, and the unit is in good working condition. But it is nearly 40 years old and is therefore in the category of Vintage equipment. So it needs a little babying.

I used this when playing in G.I. band way back in the day and it got a bit of use then. There are a few scratches and two of the slider knobs went missing. Since then it has been exclusively used in my living room, and hasn’t seen much use since then.

I don’t have the original box or a manual. I did have a technician put a three-prong cable in place of the original two-prong cable. Other than that, it’s just as it was when I got it.

The unit is fully functional but it’s an old analog guitar synthesizer. To track well it needs a pretty clean input source. That means a guitar with decent fretwork in my experience. It’s quite a bit of fun to tinker with it. But I don’t play anymore and I am selling off all of my old equipment. So it needs to find a new home.”
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Roland SPV-355 P/V Synth

“ROLAND SPV-355 VINTAGE ANALOG SYNTHESIZER AND PITCH TO VOLTAGE

EXCELLENT CONDITION RARE VINTAGE ROLAND SYNTH

THIS IS A PITCH TO VOLTAGE CONVERTER WITH BUILT-IN SYNTH.
I USE THIS AS A STAND ALONE SYNTHESIZER AND IT IS AWESOME AND POWERFUL.
IT HAS 2 VCO’S WITH TUNING, A SUB OSCILLATOR, CLASSIC ROLAND FILTER WITH CUTOFF AND RESONANCE, MASTER TUNING, 2 MIXERS (AUDIO AND VCO), ENVELOPE, ENVELOPE FOLLOWER, EFFECT SEND AND RETURN.
THIS THING CAN PRODUCE ANYTHING FROM CLASSIC ROLAND SH-101 ACID BASSLINES, TO POWER SYNTH LEADS AND STABS. THE 2 VCO’S AND SUB WORKING TOGETHER GIVE A FAT SOUND THAT’S BEYOND A TYPICAL MONO SYNTH.

THE SECOND MIXER IS USE TO MIX THE DIRECT INPUT WITH THE INTERNAL SYNTH. I USE A TRICK AND TAKE THE EFFECTS SEND OUT AND PLUG IT BACK INTO THE AUDIO INPUT AND USE THE SECOND MIXER TO MIX THE TWO FOR EVEN MORE OUTPUT.

IT CAN BE USED AS PITCH TO VOLTAGE WHERE YOU PLUG IN AN AUDIO SOURCE, GUITAR, MIC, DRUM MACHINE ETC… AND THE INTERNAL SYNTH WILL TRACK AGAINST IT. ”
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Roland SPV-355

“Here we have my roland SVP 355 pitch – volt converter synth. This will convert any incoming audio into a synthesised tone and also allow you to run the dry signal through the resonant filter alongside the onboard oscillators. You can also run it from CV/Gate ports on the back. These things are getting rarer and often you only see them on import.

It’s in good cosmetic condition for it’s age but has one slight issue, VCO2 is currently not putting out any signal, but VCO1 and the Sub octaves work fine. It may be an easy fix and I would take it to my tech to get it sorted but I need to clear some space. – I have reflected this in the price. Comes with original manual.”

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