2 The polycarbonate overlay (very high quality plastic sticker with industrial peel and stick adhesive on the back) which renames 16 of the existing buttons for the new MIDI and velocity functions that was introduced with Release L for the Original Keyboard, which allowed ORK systems to have MIDI for the first time (so long as it had a LOT of retrofitted upgrade hardware in there). In order to use this as the main or sole bootable hard drive, this is for someone with a Synclavier II that has been retrofitted with lots of newer hardware for SCSI, MIDI, etc. It won't work with a factory stock Synclavier II that only has the floppy drive or floppy plus the oldest IMI MFM hard drive interface, it must have the 1985-on SCSI interface (not IMI).
But actually, if you want to use it just for sounds, if you have a Synclavier II with all that stuff plus the V/PK keyboard, or a Synclavier poly system (with or without V/PK keyboard), you can boot from another drive and set this one as a second auxiliary hard drive for sounds only, you just won't be able to boot from this one because it's the wrong software for your keyboard/poly voices. Synclavier software from the 80s and early 90s was very specific, there were at least several versions of each Release. Most importantly, these are synthesizer sounds, not samples, so you must have the Synclavier II synthesizer voices to hear these sounds. This is not for other samplers Akai, Kurzweil, Roland, etc. Perfect condition, tested and working perfectly.
This is a bootable modern (relatively modern, for 50-pin SCSI drives, that is) 3.5" Synclavier SCSI Winchester drive that is loaded with approximately 2,000 Synclavier II ("FM) synthesizer sounds and software. This means that, regardless of what connectors you have on the inside of the panel, outside, or 34-36-50-pin adapters it may be going through, this is just to be connected directly to the Synclavier D24 or D24/50 SCSI card and will not need any jumper changes or terminator put on it. This Winchester hard drive has a very rare software Release on it (see the screenshots showing the drive contents), New England Digital Synclavier Release M for the original (Synclavier II) keyboard. This very rare software version ORK-MFM is from April 1987. This hard drive is loaded with excellent quality sounds.
The sounds here are all synthesizer sounds. The photos show screenshots so you can see some of the contents. One shows the top level Winchester catalog, which, most importantly, has the.SYSTEM subcatalog, and three catalogs of synth libraries, FMLIB1, FMLIB2, and FMLIB3. The next three screenshots show you the three FMLIB1-2-3 library subcatalogs opened up.
Each one of those has additional subcatalogs inside it, FMLIB1 has 20, FMLIB2 has 19, and FMLIB3 has 25, for a total of 64. Inside each one of those is a bank of 64 custom synth sounds (8 banks of 8 sounds).With the NED XPL file system, synth sounds existed only in a file named. Sounds crazy, but that is how it was, not. Since two files can't be in the same place on any computer with the same name, each one has to be tucked away in its own subcatalog (like a folder on a PC). To access those sounds, you just navigate from the top level directory (W0:) to the library you want, like FMLIB2 then enter FMVOCAL, and those 64 appear on your A Timbre Directory page, or on the 8 x 8 keyboard button banks if you want to select from there. However, although there are 64 banks of 64 sounds each and that would multiply out to over 4,000 sounds, there aren't really that many because many times the higher number sounds entries are blank, sometimes because they are Resynthesis sounds that take more memory, or at least that's how it was with the Synclavier II, and the sounds here are all synthesizer sounds.
This drive is in excellent condition, configured to work as a main bootable system drive, and is terminated. I checked it out myself and took the screenshot photos. None whatsoever, this works perfectly.
There is NO remaining way to send items like this overseas for less, sorry. I accidentally undercharged on several items recently. Please see my other listings for other rare NED software, sounds, and manuals that I may have for sale at the moment. The item "Synclavier SCSI Hard Drive withOS + Huge SynthSound Library +S2 ORK MIDI Overlay" is in sale since Monday, November 4, 2019.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Synthesizers". The seller is "synhouse" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.