# Digisound 80 Modular Synthesizer

Digisound, Modular @ 23 November 2010

“I have decided to sell my Digisound 80 modular analogue synthesizer. If you don’t know what one is, there are some details here: http://www.digisound80.co.uk/digisound/index.htm

If you do know what one is, you’ll know this is a rare opportunity to get one – owners tend to keep hold of them because they sound so good. I am selling mine because it needs some care and attention which I can’t provide.

What I am selling is a synthesizer consisting of the following:

* 1 x Keyboard and (80-1) power supply in the original Digisound case – The PSU is the enhanced +/- 15Vcapable of driving 30 modules
* 1 x Digisound case for 12 modules
* 1 x home-made case for 8 modules containing a second PSU.
* 20 x Modules
o 2 x DAC modules (converts the output from keyboard into CV and gate voltages)
o 4 x [80-2] VCO modules
o 2 x [80-3] VC LFO modules
o 1 x [80-4] VC Mixer module
o 1 x [80-5] (lag) Processor module
o 1 x [80-6] VC LPF module
o 1 x [80-7] VC State Variable Filter module
o 1 x [80-8] Dual EG module
o 2 x [80-9] Dual VCA modules
o 1 x [80-11] Dual Ring Modulator module
o 2 x [80-12] Noise / Sample & Hold modules
o 1 x [80-13] External Input module
o 1 x [80-14] Power amplifier module
* 3 x 15 pin – 15 pin cable (connects the keyboard to DAC)
* Additional keyboard, matrix and output board / joystick / 15 pin socket
* 4 Blank plates
* 2 pre-drilled plates – VC Mixer & Dual EG
* 40+ patch leads of various lengths
* 3 x 3m cables 3.5mm plug to 1/4″ plug (to connect to a mixer)
* Construction notes and manual

The Good Bits
The keyboard, case, enhanced PSU, 1 x DAC, 1 x Noise / S&H, 1 x VCO, 1 x VCLPF, 1 x Dual VCA, 1 x Dual EG were bought by me and made for me by Digisound back in 1987. These are all fully working.

The Bad Bits
All of the other 14 modules were acquired later on. These were made by a previous owner and although a couple work, they will need a service so are being sold as not working. (All of the modules with black sockets on will need as a bare minimum the sockets replacing). Because I am not been able to check them, I cannot state what is wrong with any of them. There is plenty of info available on how each module works / is designed (http://www.digisound80.co.uk/digisound/index.htm has a lot of detail) – I have the construction notes and manual for many of the modules.

So this is an opportunity for an electronics / synthesizer enthusiast to get their hands on a piece of classic analogue synth – one of the best sounding modular synths for a reasonable price. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

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