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Subject: It came from the closet
From: "Paul Schreiber" <synth1@...>
1) Anybody ever hear of a semi-modular (2600-like) synth called the Studio
"Advanced Tools for the Arts" in Tempe, Az? I got a full spec sheet. The
like a big MS-20 (patch points grouped off to the right side) and the
is that the picture is of the synth sitting in a junkyard on top of a
burned-out farm tractor.
And I noticed the pice printed was $2400 but the person hand-wrote it to say
It also honestly says "These are handmade one at a time: expect 90-120 days
for delivery". I wonder if he sold one or not :)
2) A Prophet 5 was $3995, but for $1000 more you could get a Prophet 10!
Now, this was 1982,
and times were tough!
3) Found the Aires catalog. They list 5 folks: Frank Fink, Dennis Colin (as
Arthur Pennell (cheif Engineer), James Bastible (Production) and my fav:
Dennis Graham ("He is an enigma to us all. He is willing to apply his
knowledge to our project"). This scares me.
BTW: A full system in kit was $895 and $1500 assembled. Jan 1975 prices.
As a side note: Aries used to be called B&F Enterprises. They sold Nixie
tube clock kits and
one wall clock with Sperry +180VDC tubes. These things were like $700!
The kits were in the $49-79 range. This sounds cheap, but I was making
taxes. It took me about 2 years to save the money!