EML Electrocomp 101

” EML 101 semimodular analog synthesizer.

I’ve been playing for 40 years, but now I have cancer so I’m selling everything.

Up for auction is an EML 101 semi modular synthesizer in excellent physical shape. It works and all knobs are functional but it needs service. Most pots are sticky. I was going to send it to Bell Tone Synthworks near Philly because they make a convertor circuit to switch to 1.0V/oct standard. EML used somewhere between 1.2 and 1.4V and manufactured their own sequencers. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Electrocomp EML-101

“Estate sale find–EML 101 in good condition, but needs rehab–produces tones and octaves in tune–not sure what else…Polyphonic works, ie; 2nd key produces 2nd tone #1197 per keyboard Obviously, someone had his/her hands in this…but internals are complete
Schematics available but if you’re bidding on this you probably already have ’em!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EML Electrocomp 200

“This is a rare beauty that has served me well in my small studio and I really hate to part with it… Recently serviced and completely recapped by my tech and sounds incredible but I have the opportunity to get something I’ve wanted for a long time. Some scratchy jacks & pots as is usual with these old sealed pots but otherwise 100% functional and in near immaculate condition. Unit will be shipped overpacked and fully insured”
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EML Electrocomp 500

” This is one of the coolest pieces of gear my dad ( original owner ) had! This is a super rare Electrocomp EML-500, only 300 were ever made ( compared to the EML-1* series where 1000 were made ) and rumor has it there’s far less still in existence. I don’t know how to gauge “perfect working condition” in these old synths, but I do know it powers on and I saw it played within the past few years.

It could use a little cleanup but is overall in nice condition with one major flaw. One of the slider top pegs has broken off ( shown in photos ) The tops are a little plastic cap that goes over a plastic peg, and the peg snapped off some time ago. This could be a really easy repair for someone who is handy with epoxy, as the two pieces fit clean together and the small plastic peg could be removed from the cap and glued back to the other piece. Beyond that, some of the markings have started to wear, there’s a little rub of the steel finish in a spot or two, and the wood has some marks on the back ( also shown ). Remainder of wood is actually nice with only minor flaws. If refurbished, this would truly be a show piece.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

EML Electrocomp 200

“Vintage 1970’s ElectroComp EML-300 blue face controller unit.

The ElectroComp 300 from EML is a controller unit with a basic synthesizer, sequencer keyboard with numeric buttons and control knobs.

The 300 is divided in 3 sections. On the left is a switch patch panel. the mid section has a VCO with envelope generator, and the right side has 16 numerical buttons that trigger notes as an alternative to a keyboard.

The 300 needs to be used with one of the EML models such as the 200 or 400 models. It draws it’s power from the connected model. EML offered the unit as an alternative to using a keyboard with their modules.
Overall in good shape, it does have scratches on the wood casing, mostly on the back, sides and corners.

I did have them checked out, and had the necessary repairs\cleaning done to make them functional.

The unit was cleaned and tested. All the jacks, connections, and potenciometers were cleaned and checked.(Per the repair technician)” Click here to search for synths on eBay

EML Electrocomp 100

“Nice Vintage ElectroComp EmL-100 Analog Modular Synthesizer, in blue.

The EML ElectroComp 100 was the companies first product and was a great deal of an instrument to consider over other synth makers if not for it’s great features.

The 100’s 4 oscillators offered continuously variable waveforms and one of them could be used as an LFO. The unit is a semi modular system with a patch panel that could also use and process external sources with CV control of other synths or the 100 itself.

The instrument has 2 voices with a multimode filter, 2 envelope generators, and, a sample and hold section EML liked to call “The sampler”. It also offers white or pink noise and has a 44 note keyboard.
Overall in very good condition, the outside panels do have have scratches and does have a chip along one of the covers(nothing major).

I did have them checked out, and had the necessary repairs\cleaning done to make them functional.

The unit was cleaned and tested. All the jacks, connections, and potenciometers were cleaned and checked.(Per the repair technician)

All original.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

EML Electrocomp 500

” This is one of the coolest pieces of gear my dad ( original owner ) had! This is a super rare Electrocomp EML-500, only 300 were ever made ( compared to the EML-1* series where 1000 were made ) and rumor has it there’s far less still in existence. I don’t know how to gauge “perfect working condition” in these old synths, but I do know it powers on and I saw it played within the past few years.

It could use a little cleanup but is overall in nice condition with one major flaw. One of the slider top pegs has broken off ( shown in photos ) The tops are a little plastic cap that goes over a plastic peg, and the peg snapped off some time ago. This could be a really easy repair for someone who is handy with epoxy, as the two pieces fit clean together and the small plastic peg could be removed from the cap and glued back to the other piece. Beyond that, some of the markings have started to wear, there’s a little rub of the steel finish in a spot or two, and the wood has some marks on the back ( also shown ). Remainder of wood is actually nice with only minor flaws. If refurbished, this would truly be a show piece.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

EML Electrocomp 101

“Hello! This has been fully restored by This Old Synth in the Bay Area. He is a genius and did a terrific job. These are very very rare and sought after. I am broke or I would NEVER sell this. This is a duophonic dream. The filters sounds insane.

Comes with patch cables.

Due to its vintage nature this item is sold as-is.”
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EML Electrocomp 500

“Now listing my EML 500 for sale after owning it for 40+ years. This synth is much more rare than Moog, ARP etc. synths of yesteryear. Very few of these exist. There was way less production than those other popular synths. It has been stored and covered inside my home studio room for decades, never been outside. I bought it used at a local music store in the 1970’s. It hasn’t been played much for over 20+ years, I just turn it on occasionally. That said, it does need some TLC and cleaning etc. to bring it up to snuff.”
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EML Electrocomp 400/401

“EML Electrocomp 400/401 Synthesizer Sequencer. Condition is Used. I bought this around 1980. It was first purchased by Cumberland College, now University of the Cumberlands. The music department wanted a synth, and then decided that this is not what they are after. I then purchased it from a local music store that brokered the deal. The number 503 is etched into the back. Not sure if this is the SN since only 300 were reported to be made. It is missing two plastic tabs on the sliders. Was serviced around 15 years ago and then put away. All sliders and switches work. Both oscillators sound but need some adjustment. Osc 1 is louder than osc 2 and is tuned a bit low. Being pure analog a service tech should be able to rectify this. Sold as is. A great piece to restore and flip.

About the unit. 401 refers to the synth section and 400 is the sequencer. It is designed so that multiple 400 units can be chained together. The sequencer has two sections of 16 x 3 sliders that can run in series or parallel. The synth is a basic 2 osc 1 filter unit. Note that EML does not operate on the standard 1 volt per octave ratio used by most modular gear. It is something like 1.2 volts per octave. This can be adjusted through simple CV scaling enabled by various modules, or you can ignore the standard when using it to drive filter and other parameters that are not note specific.”
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EML Electrocomp 101

“This particular synth is in great shape and sounds wonderful. It has a unique character to it and the possibilities are truly endless for making melodic sounds or effects. If you’d like to hear some examples of the synth in action, feel free to shoot me a message. The synth has a few minor blemishes, the handle is starting to wear, and a few knobs may need a bit more of a twist, but it is still in otherwise fantastic shape. It’s my favorite piece of gear, and I am very sad to see it go, but I hope you enjoy it as much as I did”
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EML Electrocomp 101

“Electronic Music Lab EML 101
Up for auction from my private collection is an Electro Comp
Synthesizer Model 101 by Electronic Music Labs,
or simply the EML 101. serial #441
This beautiful analog synthesizer is in great condition for its age.
– All pots and switches work cleanly, proof in videos at link below
-All 4 oscillators play in tune over keyboard, as shown in 3rd video
-Keyboard had bushings replaced and cleaned in 2016
-Calibrated and tuned by Synth Smith in 2016
-Graphics on front in almost perfect condition, see close up photos at link
– Kept in Mad Science Lab studios in a smoke free climate controlled room
for last 21 years” Click here to search for synths on eBay

EML Electrocomp 100

“The EML-100 is the rare blue faced precursor to the EML-101. Disassembled, cleaned inside and out, fully refurbished by a vintage synth specialist with decades of experience, systematically tested over a long period, working great and sounding incredible! This restoration process – an attempt to future-proof this instrument so it continues to work well into the future – took 30 hours of skilled labor. Few sellers invest the time, love and money we do in the preparation of our gear, and this is reflected our prices.”
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