Sunday, May 16, 2010

Casio VL TONE( with box & Manual)SOLD

This seemingly worthless synth/calculator hybrid weighing in at under a pound has somehow found fame and fortune despite looking like a kid's toy. Its ultra cheesy sounds have been discovered and immortalized in the hit songs of such artists as Trio for "Da Da Da" and White Town. The Casio VL-1 or VL-Tone as it's also called has 29 little calculator-type button keys, five preset and one user memory patches, built-in rhythm machine (waltz, swing, rock, samba, etc.) and a 100-note sequencer. There is no chance at any external or MIDI control and there are no filters or effects. There is an LFO with vibrato and tremolo effects and an ADSR envelope.
The tinny monophonic blips and beeps that come out of the VL-1 provide a childishly funny accent to your music, if you're into that sort of thing. The VL-1 is analog, it's tiny, it has a built-in speaker and a useless built-in calculator. The synth itself is quite small, light-weight and portable when running on batteries. The keys are unreliable and cheap soft buttons with absolutely no natural feel, response, aftertouch or velocity. The VL-1 was succeeded by the VL-10 (same spec, smaller case) and VL-5 (4-note polyphonic version with a useless bar-code reader). Strangely, the simple cheesy sounds of the VL-Tone have been used by Apollo 440, Devo, the Talking Heads, the Cars, Dee-Lite, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Vince Clarke, Beastie Boys, The Human League, Trio, White Town, and Bill Nelson.

Manufacturer: Casio Japan
Status : NEW! with box & Manual
Price: RM85.00 +FREE Postage within Semenanjung Only)

Yashica m2

The year 1960 saw the extention of this design in the model M a.k.a Minister I. This is the signal move to an on-board exposure meter. The images were kindly made available by LKantiques. The camera as shown has a Yashinon 45mm lens with a maximum aperture of ƒ1.9 and stops down to ƒ16. Flash synchronization is available for flash bulbs at 'M' or Strobe at 'X' setting. The Copal shutter has 10 speed settings ranging from 1 second to 1/500th plus 'Bulb'. A version with a 45mm ƒ2.8 lens was also produced. These two lens / shutter combinations are the same as those used with the YL described above.
At first glance this camera appears to be missing it's rewind knob, but the M features the same recessed bottom plate, pop-out rewinder and sprocket release as the YL. What was different, is the inclusion of a self energised Selenium photo-electric cell powered exposure meter, which levelled out the top plate. Note the round indicator to the left on the top view, which confirms that the film is moving when the advance lever is activated. This indicator is required so that one can tell if the film is taking up, since the tell tale turn of a wind lever is absent. The meter does not control the shutter or camera in any way.
Price: Rm 150.00+postage