March 27, 2018
Analog Synthesizers / Keyboard / Siel / Under £500 / Vintage

Siel MK900

The Siel MK-900 analogue synthesizer is a preset synth complete with analog drums! It lacks in controls for sound design it has CEM 3350 VCF chips in it. It does have full midi support, it has an arpeggio, it’s not a sound designer’s dream but it is analog and probably over looked due to it’s lack of features. The keyboard can be split into two sections, one that can be sequenced for drums and the other be played as well, err, a keyboard 😊

I doubt you will be writing hits on this unit but for stock or library music, or sampling for further editing on a DAW it may be of use to you. The other option using just the unit itself as it is polyphonic would be to layer two preset sounds and see if that beefs things up a bit.

 

 

FINAL WORD:

An intro synth may be worth sampling and selling on needs more investigation as it could also be used for parts to restore more flexible synths such as the Siel DK600.

 

SOUND DEMOS

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Year Produced

1984-1986?

Keyboard/Number of keys

61

Sound Generation

Analog synthesis

Maximum Polyphony

? voices

Programs/Presets

Oscillators

 

FILTER

LFO

 

VCA

 

EFFECTS

Sequencer/Arpeggiator

Arpeggiator

Common Faults

Other

Controllable by MIDI, with velocity and aftertouch

SAMPLES

 

ROYALTY FREE EFFECTS

 

USEFUL LINKS

 

DOCUMENTATION

IMAGES FROM

66Khz studios.

 

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