Download a 5pp review of the Fostex home-multitrack range circa 1981. Published in British magazine STUDIO SOUND, the review covers the Fostex A-2, A-4, A-8, as well as the Fostex 350 mixer. Review is by one G. Chkiantz.
Download the original 2pp product sheet for the Publison Infernal Machine model DHM 89 B2:
Publison is a French manufacturer which made at least two generations of this highly advanced early digital signal processor/sampler. Later offerings progressed to proto-DAW systems. There seems to be a fair amount of information online regarding the later Infernal Machine Model 90, but very little on this early piece. Best part:
…by 1982 you could also get a companion keyboard that offered the promise of ‘Taming’ any sound, IE., conventionally-pitched sample playback. While I was well aware of super-pricing contemporary offerings by the like of New England Digital that offered similar performance possibilities, this lil keyboard took me by surprise. Anyone using one of these things? Drop a line…
Download the original 12pp catalog for the Telefunken 15A tape machine:
I can’t imagine that many of these things were sold in the US. If you’ve used one, and have some conception of how it compares to contemporary offerings from Studer, Ampex, and MCI, drop us a line a weigh in…
K Download the original catalogs for the Kenwood KH-71, KH-51, KH-31; the Sansui SS-35; the Pioneer SEQ-4 quad headphone; the Superex Pro-B VI; and the entire Koss line, including the ESP-9, ESP-6, K 2+2, Pro 4AA, KO-747, KO-727B, K-6LC, K-6, SP-3XC.
I have not owned any of these other than the Superex (which were fkkn terrible), but damn these things had style… which is interesting when one considers that this was all pre-walkman, IE., these were not fashion items; no one other than yr S.O. would have seen you wearing them. Any opinions, L U K…
Wanna talk about rare? How about a keyboard synth of which only two were ever made, and only one has survived; the price was $30K (in today’s bread: $85,000). The only person to buy it? Beck‘s old man. The guy who currently owns it? This dude. I ended up with two copies of the original sales lit for this thing; I offer to you all here as a HQ scan:
You can read the story of the Conbrio ADS 200 at this Wiki page. I really don’t need two copies of the catalog, so Kehew, if yr reading this… drop me a line and its yrs.
I think I may need a bigger scanner
How y’all doin. I’m happy to announce that we have just received a massive archive of literature, catalogs, manuals, ETC., from a storied studio/post-facility originating circa 1980. I don’t even know exactly what’s in these boxes yet, but get ready for some odd + interesting curious from audio-land-past. More to come…
Hey y’all… once again i will be at Firehouse 12 in New Haven CT, sweatin to the oldies with my good old buddy Jay AKA Sway. Both my sets tonight: all rare psych and freakbeat.
Firehouse 12 – 45 Crown St – New Haven CT – 9P -1A 5.22.13
Things have been a lil hectic here in ole BPT town lately, hence the paucity of new PS dot com material… do not fear tho, we have some REALLY exciting new developments coming down the pike for ya… details real soon…
Stumbled upon this today while researching a bizarre 60s electric that fell into our lap (see my TUMBLR for deets)
Fetish Gtrs, a site specializing in Italian (and, awesomely, Argentine) vintage electrics.
That is all.