Tuesday 20 September 2016

Dave Formula's - Roland Juno-106. Classic 1980's Analogue Synthesiser

Dave is selling his Roland Juno-106. Classic 1980's Analogue Synthesiser.  This is what he has to say about this fantastic instrument;

This has been in my collection since I bought it in 1985 - released in 1984, it's one of Roland's best analogue/digitally controlled synths.

It's got an absolutely stunning range of sound variations - which never, ever fail to produce the goods.
From the most funky bass lines and wah-type chords, through dream-like and epic pads, brilliant attacking or mellow strings, weird, very weird sound FX and that's just the start. This is a versatile, pro keyboard that sounds better as time goes on.

'The Juno-106 is one of the most loved and used synthesizers by professionals and hobbyists alike! William Ørbit, Überzone, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), Autechre, BT, Vince Clarke, Moby, 808 State, Underworld, Leftfield, Fluke, Josh Wink, Todd Terry, Depeche Mode, Eat Static, Biosphere, The Prodigy, The Shamen, Bushflange, Cirrus, Astral Projection, Apollo 440, Faithless, Union Jack, Computer Controlled, Pet Shop Boys, Sneaker Pimps, Erasure, Freddy Fresh, Rabbit in the Moon, Kevin Saunderson, Jimmy Edgar, Laurent Garnier, Vangelis, Sigur Ros, and the Chemical Brothers have used this synth'.



Only ever used in studios, it's in very good condition - both cosmetically, operationally and internally. All the original chips are in place so it all sounds exactly as it should, unlike some other current examples on sale.

It has just been fully serviced with two control sliders and the pitch bend wheel being replaced with Roland parts.

This has got to be one of the best Juno-106's available, as it's got both the circuit originality as well as the enviable cosmetic condition. 

As it's not at a fixed price - with no reserve - it's the best Juno -106 on offer now.

Dave Formula's Yamaha SS30 String Synthesiser - Has a unique & collectable provenance

Dave Formula’s - Yamaha SS30 String Synthesiser.

Dave describes the Synth as follows;

The SS30 was renowned as one of the most sophisticated of the 1970's string machines and the selling price at the time reflected this. It wasn't produced in large numbers and therefore has something of a cult following among collectors and connoisseurs of this period.

It is a remarkably versatile string machine, as the recorded examples below will demonstrate, with the ability to transform a track, when used as a full section, or as individual instruments: the cellos are particularly effective, solo, when used in staccato fashion. All in all, it records beautifully!

I've had this keyboard since late 1978, and as the photos show, it's in very good shape. I've just got it back from a thorough inspection and service and it's working as well as the day I bought it.

Although I toured extensively, the keyboard was expertly cared for by my keyboard tech throughout that period.

This would be perfect for both the player who wants to utilise the sounds of this unique instrument and/or a collector who 
would appreciate the increasing value of this vintage, investment classic.

I used the SS30 on a range of hit albums and singles by Visage and Magazine, including;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKeGSxUrKPk - SS30 used throughout

The Anvil   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0YbPX2BWgg - SS30 used throughout


Secondhand Daylight  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KHEZirNWYQ - listen to the SS30 cello patch on The Thin Air(around 23mins) as well as the rest of the string sounds on the other tracks.

The Correct Use Of Soap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzkZy7J9-mo - SS30 used throughout

Magic Murder and The Weather
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AdYroYSW6k - SS30 used throughout

I also used the this Yamaha SS30 on Magazine's reunion tour in 2009, both on the live dates as well as TV shows, Later with Jools Holland and the BBC Electric Proms.

Saturday 27 August 2016

Spiral Scratch 2012

As a fan and collector, you're always on the lookout for archive material that is undiscovered, especially demo's, video footage, photographs etc.

But every so often you find a more recent item, yet one that is equally as exciting to find and the following photograph by Rick Henry is one such item.

The photo of Howard Devoto, Steve Diggle, John Maher and Pete Shelley from 2012 really blew me away and I'm really very grateful to Rick who has kindly allowed me to share this on my blog.

It's one of those photo's I wish I'd taken myself.

Brilliant picture.

Sunday 3 July 2016

Flanger settings for John McGeoch doing Permafrost.

Hand written Permafrost lyrics and Settings (Manual, Depth, Speed and Regen for John McGeoch's MXR M-117 flanger as featured at the Official Magazine Facebook Site HERE.

Sunday 19 June 2016

Howard and Dave - Melbourne Australia 1980

My utmost thanks to Bruce Butler over in Melbourne Australia for allowing me to use his photo's of Howard and Howard with Dave from the Magazine Melbourne show 1980.  This is the gig 'Play' was taken from.

Monday 23 May 2016

Spiral Scratch 2nd edition signed

Spiral Scratch E.P. 2nd edition just sold on e-Bay for £33.76.  Not the greatest set of signatures I've seen and looks like they are recent, probably from one of the back to Front shows.

Tuesday 3 May 2016

Magazine Flyers

Various Flyers for Magazine albums and Tours.

The first is a Promotional flyer for their US Alien Tour 1979

This one is a promo for the Real Life UK album release.

This final flyer is for their UK tour in 1978 and album and single releases.

Monday 18 April 2016

Magazine - ONCE@THEACADEMY Record Store Day, Limited Release 12"

On Saturday I queued from 07:00 to get myself the only copy of the Record Store Day Release "ONCE@THEACADEMY" that I could find in the Lancashire area.

Astonishing Sounds in Burnley had the only copy and I managed to get it.

I've used the images Magazine Official Posted so hope they don't mind plus a couple of myself with the pressing I bought.

Limited to 1000 copies the record features 5 tracks from Magazine's 2009 'Real Life & Thereafter' Manchester Academy Comeback show.

Track listing is as follows:

Side 1
1. The Light Pours Out Of Me
2. Permafrost

Side 2

3. Twenty Years Ago
4. Definitive Gaze
5. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).

Sunday 10 April 2016

Praxis. No.3. Original post-punk art magazine featuring Howard Devoto

Praxis. No3. Chicago, 1979.  96pp in card covers.
Jackson Gray's music/art/culture zine featuring Magazine (Howard Devoto interview).

Magazine & Howard Devoto 7" White Label Promo/Test Pressings

 Here's a few White Label Test Pressings in my collection.

  • Magazine - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)/The Book

Virgin VS-328 UK 1980 Original 7" White Label Promo/Test Pressing in plain sleeve with handwritten titles and codes.

Matrix Side A: VS-328-A-1
       Side B: VS-328-B-1

  • Magazine - A Song From Under The Floorboards / Twenty Years Ago

    • Virgin VS-321 UK 1980 Original 7" White Label Promo/Test Pressing in plain sleeve with a 2 page Original Xerox press release from Virgin

      Matrix Side A: VS-321-A-1 SA
             Side B: VS-321-B-1 SA

    • Magazine - Give Me Everything / I Love You You Big Dummy

    Virgin VS-237 UK 1978 Original 7" White Label Promo/Test Pressing in original Picture Sleeve.

    Matrix Side A: VS-237-1 A Porky Prime Cut
           Side B: VS-237-B-1 PECKO

    • Howard Devoto - About The Weather/In The Dark

    Virgin VS-412 UK 1981 Original 7" White Label Promo/Test Pressing in plain sleeve with handwritten titles and the original Virgin Press release.

    Matrix Side A: VS-412-A-1 Townhouse
           Side B: VS-412-B-1 Townhouse