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
Thor
November 19, 2011 @ 1:20 am
Got one, love it. It's my main workhorse. Got it linked to the MIDI boxes and to the recorder.
By the way michael, ever considered opening the thing up and cleaning the contacts? I did that. Takes a few hours to do, you need cotton swabs and cleaning alcohol. Hope that may help!
Now, go make music!! :)
Justin
October 21, 2011 @ 10:22 pm
Beware that just like the Poly 800 this synth has only one filter circuit to cover all the voices. Unless you're using it in mono or unison then the sound quality will suffer....
michael
November 22, 2010 @ 2:42 am
i just recently bought one of the for 80 bucks i love it but sadly i cant get anything out of channel b except the noise function but it is still very useable
Hal9000
October 20, 2010 @ 11:00 am
I love this synth! I'm happy none really like this since it has dropped amazingly in price! From 700 punds to not much more than 100 punds.. :) I control every little parameter with my Novation Nocturn and it just sounds amazing! Sell them cheaper please and I will get another one!
liam
June 4, 2010 @ 1:07 pm
Also used by Stellar Om Source
 
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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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