Siel DK80

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The Siel DK-80 is an odd synth that could be said to bridge the gap between low end mid-eighties Roland and Sequential type synthesizers. It is an analog synth with digital control. It is also bi-timbral with a split keyboard mode giving you 2 polysynths in one keyboard! The sounds are OK, and the DK-80 makes a great backup synth. It has an on-board two-track sequencer, chord memory and hold, programmable stereo panning and sweeping. Parameters are edited one at a time and via membrane push buttons. For a fair price the DK-80 is certainly an exotic addition to any synth set up but may be too limited to use as your main or only analog synth. It is used by Eat Static

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22 Visitor comments
Androgy
March 22, 2014 @ 6:54 am
A lot of people talking out of theit a** about this synth. Is it "fat" and the other cliches ? No. Does it sound sweeter than a lot of DCO synths ? Yes.
Julius
March 16, 2014 @ 4:55 am
A "no reason to buy" Synth. Sad !!
It is better than nothing of course.

There are many analogs out there, better search for them...
roland dave
March 3, 2014 @ 12:19 pm
And incidentally miles better than the Poly-800.
roland dave
March 3, 2014 @ 12:18 pm
Very nice sounding little thing. It's the SSM filters that do it.
Defective Nation
August 14, 2013 @ 1:12 pm
The laziness of the owner of this site amazes me, the more I look at this page the more errors I see. THERE IS NO STEREO PANNING OR SWEEPING - one osc is panned left the other to the right using chorus spreads some sound to the other speaker but that is the only control of the stereo field that I know of. Did the reviewer even bother to flick through the manual. "Sounds are OK" LOL they are cr@p until you alter the resonance on both osc and get them in tune etc.

The above is NOT a review read it is pure guess work from photos LOL
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 12 voices
  • Oscillators - 2 DCO's (sine, sqr, tri), 1 pink noise gen
  • LFO - 2 LFOs
  • Filter - 2 24 dB/octave low pass VCFs
  • Envelopes - 2 six point envelope generators
  • Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity sensitive)
  • Sequencer - 2-track realtime sequencer
  • Memory - 40 preset, 10 user (50 external programs via RAM pack, 100 external programs via ROM pack)
  • Control - MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • Date Produced - 1985

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