A couple of years ago, I wrote a lengthy post about the vintage synth marketwhich at the time seemed to be hitting something of a peak. Flash-forward two years and, well, vintage synth prices continue to increase, even as more and more excellent analog models get released every year. While there has been some leveling off for certain models and eras original Moog Model D s, for instance, have been pretty stable sinceprices on many of the most recognizable and in-demand synths of the '70s and '80s continue to rise.
There are a lot of good reasons to own a vintage synthesizer, but unfortunately, there are also a couple of downsides. Synth enthusiasts who follow Black Corporation on Instagram will already know that they announced Deckard's Voice; a Eurorack version of their Deckard's Dream. Some interesting has news emerged from Crumar earlier this month when the brand posted on its Facebook page that the time has come for its first synthesizer.
Here are some weird and wonderful analogue underdogs that you may not know about but really should. During the early 70s, Italian designer and creator of the Elka Synthex, Mario Maggi, was known to have built custom monophonic synthesisers for a handful of musicians in Europe. InMario presented the MCS 70 to the music world, and due to new methods of construction it was one of the first fully-programmable mono synths ever made.
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Restoration Status: KSR to service once sold, and prior to shipping to the new owner. Due to health reasons, our client has very reluctantly had to consider letting the Synthex go, so we collected in person from them, to ensure maximum safety in handling in getting it back to us. The overall condition of this Synthex is exemplary and has most definitely been treated with love and care throughout its life, and whilst our client has owned it they have had it set up in their home with a dust cover over it when not in use.
I had to deal with the hassle of transferring my files more frequently than most people, but I always had a current computer and I paid less, overall, than it would have cost to upgrade every few years. For someone in my line of work, who has to be familiar with the latest models, it was a good plan. But Macs still hold their resale value surprisingly well—especially if your Mac is in great shape when you sell it.
Thinking of buying your first vintage synth? We run through a selection of the best value analogue options and a couple of top digital alternatives. Will you get the analogue monster of your dreams, ready to provide basslines on every track you make for the rest of your life, or an unreliable dud with wobbly controls, broken keys and zero resale value?
Selling a used piano can be a challenge: Since the Recession, used pianos at all price levels have plummeted in value. For buyers on a limited budget, the costs involved in moving a piano to its new location and getting it in good playing condition after the move are relatively high, leaving them with less to pay you for the piano itself. Typical buyer costs include:.