EMS Synthi A

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ems synthi aThe EMS Synthi A was a portable analog synthesizer (electronic musical instrument) made by Electronic Music Studios (London) Ltd (EMS) in 1971. It uses exactly the same electronics as the VCS 3, rehoused in a Spartanite briefcase. Instead of routing signals using patch cables, as a Moog did, it uses a patch matrix with resistive pins. The pins vary in tolerance 5% variance and later 1%

The later Synthi AKS incorporated an early digital 256 event KS sequencer in the lid, input provided by a capacitance sensitive Buchla like keyboard .

Perhaps its most prominent use is in Pink Floyd's "On the Run" from their 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon. Along with Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream other frequent users of the instrument include Richard Pinhas of Heldon, Merzbow and Alva Noto.

The Synthi A is still in production but it is an 18 month wait for a new unit with slightly different specs of the original 70's units. All versions are rare and expensive. Expect to pay between $7500 and $12,000 us for a unit in 2009. A KS sequencer alone sold for $3500 in 2006.

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