Gakken SX-150 Mk1. Not working.
This was on ebay, but all I got was a non-paying bidder. Tried again with no results.
Anyone interested, e-mail me..
As I mentioned last week, I acquired a joblot of AMI S10430 chips (untested), and the seller (not eBay, before you look it up) threw in a couple of these vintage organ chips.
They are SGS M259EB1A, if that means anything to you?
I don’t think they are of any use to me, so I’ve put them up for sale on eBay. There are a couple of other sellers, but they are in Italy, so not really competing with them.
The only info I could find was right here on this site, on the Vintage Chips pages! Here’s the link..
Granted it’s not much, but it does name the organs they were used in. No schematics or pinouts though. Here’s the link to that..
M259 EB 1A (SGS , ST Integrated Circuit M259EB1A)
Chip Name: M259 EB 1A (SGS , ST Integrated Circuit M259EB1A)
Description: M259 EB1A – 16 Rhythm Generator (DIP40)
ELKA Elka 18
ELKA , ORLA RX-81
EMINENT F220 , F225
SOLINA F220 , F225
EMINENT P 240
EMINENT P 275
SOLINA P 275
HOHNER Symphonic 82
HOHNER Symphonie 76 , 78 , 80
HOHNER Caravelle 610 De Luxe
LOGAN Caravelle 610 De Luxe
ORLA Sonatina , Sonatina-L
VISCOUNT Broadway Music Maker
Working order, and I will include a proper printed copy of the service manual, which has operating instructions. You need this, as it’s not obvious how it works.
Note that some idiot has written on the drum pads.
Korg 05R/W Synthesiser module.
Half-rack digital synthesizer module based on Korg’s 01W series using AI2 synthesis.
The 05R/W contains 340 multi-sampled waveforms, providing all you basically need for modern music production – especially pop/rock/dance.
It is 8-part multi-timbral (there is – as usual with Korg instruments – a COMBI section where you can store your combinations) and thus can be very effectively used in a MIDI setup.
There are also 164 drum sounds, and many of these are already superbly “produced” (compressed, equalized, enhanced) and ready to be the basis of your drum tracks “from the box”. The drum sounds are also fully editable.
GM (General MIDI) is also present, as a bank in the PROG section. The sounds starting with the letter “G” follow the GM protocol and can be used with thousands of available MIDI files.
Google it for more details.. there are also demo videos on YouTube. Like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7D4ytX4qng
This item includes the original manual and quick start guide. The manual has a name scrawled on it, and the quick start guide has a ripped cover. But they are original.
The manuals are also available on the Korg website: http://www.korg.com/us/support/download/product/1/4/
The manual is massive and very detailed.
I will also include the power adapter, which is not original.
The unit is fully working and tested.
Item will be shipped by a tracked shipping service with full insurance.
I am selling a few bits and pieces:
All are auctions with NO RESERVE, and all end on Friday. Bidding has already started.
That’s right. The RX21 I bought in a moment of “Buy-it-now” madness is for sale. I’ve had a play with it and it’s fine. Backup battery is working, as it saves whatever I program into it.But it’s not for me. Grab yourself a bargain. (Check out the front page for details)
I’m selling my Korg Electribe gear. I have an ER-1 and an EA-1.
They have been sitting in a box for the last few years, and it’s time to let them go. The ER-1 started getting “best offer” bids within minutes (on eBay).
Anyway, they both come with printed manuals and new power supplies.
Sorry, the ER-1 has already sold..