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Re-listed after some tech work. This instrument began its life as an early model Octave Plateau Cat synth, model 1853. At some point it was heavily modified. The keyboard was removed. A “Gate Delay” circuit was added (it does not work at this time). A “Ring Modulator” was also added — this works with internal sound sources and has external connections as well. It actually sounds nice, IMO. Other connections were added to the rear panel, and existing connections were modified. Not all of them work as intended.

This particular synth is not for everyone. It can be a bit quirky and would benefit from calibrating (or refurbishing) by a qualified synth tech. It can make sounds by itself or be controlled externally (see video). It has a great analog tone, and can go from pleasant synth sounds to wild noises. There are some sync and modulation options, and the Sub range on the oscillators adds some real depth. The filter has a nice tone to it.

The original bottom panel is gone, replaced by pieces of Masonite held in place by gaffer’s tape. An LED has been added to the LFO (pretty helpful).

A unique and vintage instrument with an interesting history. It will ship with some schematics and a CV/Gate breakout cable. Could be semi-restored or further customized.

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Listed2 years ago
ConditionPoor (Used)
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