Sunday, 6 September 2015

Martin Hannett's Jen SX 1000 synth for sale on eBay

One of the best examples of an 80's Jen SX1000 Analogue Synth you will ever see, fully working, Martin Hannett's Jen no 4. Complete with ALL the metallic coloured knob caps that almost always have some missing, and this comes with Martin Hannett's pro flightcase and his set of factory schematics. Hannett was of course an analogue synth pioneer owning these synths and the other late 70s synth the Transcendent for his first experiments before adding ARPs and Moogs to his collection. It was his use of early analogue synths such as this one on punk and post punk records that broke ground as he brought the industrial feel of Manchester into the music he produced with these synths.
It has a 3-octave, 37-note, (C-C) keyboard and a black front panel. Also called the "Synthetone", the SX-1000 features a single DCO (digitally controlled oscillator), with a four octave range (32', 16', 8', 4') and three available waveforms, sawtooth, square, and PWM (Pulse Width Modulation). White and pink noise are also available, as well as portamento/glide. The filter is 12dB/octave. There are two ADSR envelope generators and one LFO.
The SX-1000 is a Italian built monophonic analogue synthesizer sold between 1978 and 1982.
This model of Synth has been used extensively by artists such as Martin Hannett (synth musician and Joy Division's producer who owned six at one point ), LFO, Nexus 21, Altern 8, Eskimos & Egypt, Luke Vibert, Herb Legowicz of Gusgus, Future Sound of London, Fillmore, Man Machine, Tim Simenon, Broadcast, Plone, Ladytron and The Prodigy
This synth will come with provenance letter confirming it was one of Hannett's Jens
Thanks Stan!

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