EMS, VCS3 @ 09 June 2020, Comments Off on EMS VCS3 with DK1 Keyboard

“PHYSICAL CONDITION: Excellent- Super clean all around. Some of the black lettering on the front is spotty but everything is legible. Some of the knobs have very minor scuffs that one could only see upon close inspection. A few minor dings on the wood cabinet but nothing that catches the eye. Overall, the physical condition of this synth is excellent. WORKING CONDITION: Excellent – Maintained by a consummate professional. This synth is 100% original with no modifications or repairs. This synth is in excellent working condition. Lights and meter in perfect working order. All knobs and switches feel good. Patch bay and pins all in good shape. Overall, the working condition of this synth is excellent. Please click on “Item Description” for more details and photos” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS @ 28 April 2020, Comments Off on EMS Polysynthi

“The Polysynthi was a unique instrument in it’s initial release since polyphonic synths were just dawning upon the World. Only 29 were produced in 1977. One of the rarest finds, and only selling because we need to purchase farm equipment for our organic farm. Sadly enough, it will be missed greatly. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 19 November 2019, Comments Off on EMS Synthi A

“EMS Synthi A Mk.I, 42xx S/N, with extensive mods designed to integrate with the modern studio, with no compromise at all in terms of sound quality and character. Every signal path has a beautiful warm distortion when overdriven, or a full, rich and very clean sound when not. Last serviced Jan. 2018 and further modified by excellent and very well known tech in Belgium. Unit is housed in a special wooden box with protective foam for easy transportation.

Description of modifications:

1) CV inputs #1 and #2, and gate to trigger the trapezoid generator. These are available on three 1/8” cables, hardwired to the EMS keyboard cable, which plugs directly into the keyboard slot (see picture). The signals on the “CV” and “Filt” cables take over the inputs #1 and #2, respectively, and are useful for either audio or CV.

2) Tempco resistors on VCO #1 and #2, to stabilize pitch

3) Oscillator sync (1->2, 1->3, 2->1, 2->3), by three-way switches. Sync is variable from hard to soft via added controls.

4) Buffer boards VCO #1 and #2 and VCF frequency columns, and on both input channels and joysticks rows, to ensure no change in pitch from patching additional inputs and outputs. This is extremely important in using the Synthi for melodic work. [Total rows and columns buffered: 5,6,8,9,15,16,I,J,N]

5) Filter unslew mod, switchable on/off by pulling up the filter cutoff knob. This is essential for audio rate filter FM with oscillators or the filter itself, or in getting better attacks with the trapezoid generator when it is routed to the filter.

6) Trapezoid generator inversion, by pulling up the “trapezoid” knob, for other distinct envelope shapes

7) Ten-turn knobs on inputs #1 and #2, to get as precise as possible tracking from external inputs. This makes the Synthi very easy to tune and use for melodic work. [Tracking is good for about 3-4 octaves, becoming nonlinear at very low frequencies.]

Plugs and power:

The unit is set for operation in the USA (115V), even though the power has a Euro plug (will supply a properly grounded adapter for US operations). However, this can be set to other voltages with an internal jumper.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 15 October 2019, Comments Off on EMS Synthi AKS

“EMS Synthi AKS with rare CV input, recently serviced by Robin Wood at EMS.
It is fully working, as you can see in the images, few blemishes but otherwise in great condition.
It has a red 110v – 240v switch so can be used worldwide.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS @ 15 October 2019, Comments Off on Emu Soundbeam

“Purchased in job lot of electronic equipment, untested but look in good condition.

Believe they are early models of distance to voltage converter, multi controller used for synthesiser.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, VCS3 @ 27 August 2019, Comments Off on EMS VCS3 MK II, TKS Keyboard, Brookside Electronics Expander

” You are bidding on a fully restored EMS THE SYNTHI VCS3 Mk II

Unit is just out of service

All rotary pots including the Vernier dials replaced and unit calibrated.

This VCS 3 has several modifications including

Osc Sync across all 3 VCO’s with added rotary dial per VCO

Octave range toggle switch on VCO3

Gate toggle switch on Env generator

Trig In/Out added to rear panel

TKS Keyboard has additional ‘Brookside Electronics’ breakout box which adds additional functionality to the Sequencer including Audio and Trig inputs as sync sources.

Modifications are of very high quality and were carried out by Nigel Vivian who held a senior design position at EMS

Restoration recently carried out by Keith Kniveton at Lucid Sound UK.

Physical condition overall is excellent with very little wear, graphics are tip top

comes with original manual and original dust cover ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 14 May 2019, Comments Off on EMS Synthi AKS

“My husband purchased this EMS SYNTHI AKS in 1972 and consistently used it in his piano studio until 2004.

It has been kept in this studio, dry clean condition in its case but has not been used since 2004.

This auction includes the complete original gear which has never been modified.

Included is the original case, the internal synthesizer as pictured, a touch keyboard, keyboard interface cable, power cable,
a complete set of pins as shown in the picture.

He has not used it since 2004 so decided to sell it. He plugged it in and it powers up, but could not get a sound output.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, VCS3 @ 04 December 2018, Comments Off on EMS VCS3

“1973 EMS VCS3 Mk2 including original manuals and power lead.

Build date of synth confirmed by Robin Wood at EMS.

It’s in good condition for a 45 year old synth and works perfectly.

The synth is original with no modifications.

As you can see from the pictures, one of the coloured disc caps is missing and some of the print has worn away.
There are 3 small holes around Oscillator 1 that were already there when I purchased the unit and some edges on the face plate look uneven.

All of the above mentioned, cosmetic imperfections, can be replaced by Robin Wood at EMS.

Purchased many years ago in Birmingham from a Guy who also owned a Synth 100.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 04 December 2018, Comments Off on EMS Synthi AKS

“EMS Synthi AKS 1971 vintage Analog Synthesizer Serial number 45236 with a complete service and added modifications carried out by Robin Wood at the EMS studio in Cornwall.

The service was a complete realignment/ test of all functions

The modifications include the Oscillation Stabilizer mod done to all 3 Oscillators,

The Metal- Can dual transistor- OsC 3

VC Shape Oscillator 2 and the filter

unslew

It comes with the original power and keyboard cables, A Kenton 5.0 metre CV Cable, 2 excellent manuals, All the patch pins, Filter Unslew patch cable” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cricklewood, EMS @ 27 November 2018, Comments Off on EMS DK1 Cricklewood

“Only selling because I have two – this one listed here just brought up to spec at EMS very rare DK1 Cricklewood keyboard includes original EMS zipper bag- , Jones connector lead to interface to EMS synths and instructions

note this is DK1 keyboard only -does not include VCS3

will ship anywhere in the world well packed” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, VCS3 @ 27 March 2018, Comments Off on EMS VCS3

“Unit has been fully professionally serviced and recalibrated before listed. Aesthetically in amazing condition given the age – this is a nearly 50 year old synthesizer!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS @ 09 January 2018, Comments Off on EMS DK1 Project Machine

“For spares or repair, no circuit board.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 28 November 2017, Comments Off on EMS Synthi A

“Retro Gear Shop is a high-end boutique store located in Naples, Florida.

For sale is a Legendary EMS Synthi A.
Best priced Synthi A currently available.
It’s 100% fully functional.
Cosmetically in excellent shape, very clean all around.
No funky odd smells or bad oxidation on this one.
It has been well kept over the years.
Hard to find one that looks this nice.
Includes very rare Synthi Matrix Interface by Digitana Electronics which connects to the Synthi via the Presto Patch connection.
Includes power cable, all patch pins plus a couple extra cables for modulation.
*Also includes Moog padded travel gig bag which fits the Synthi perfectly. (scroll down below to view the last picture)”
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EMS, Synthi @ 12 September 2017, Comments Off on EMS Synthi E

“I offer here for sale a very rare vintage analog modular synthesizer:
EMS Synthi-E incl. very rare original EMS Keyboard.
This incredible analog device from non-smoking studio is in good technical and cosmetical condition, please – See pictures.
We include AC power adapter 220 volts ( probably it is not original adapter and we can not guarantee that it is completely suitable for this device, but at least the synthesizer worked ok) ”
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EMS @ 15 August 2017, Comments Off on EMS Rehberg Logik Synthesizer

“Offere is an Ems made Rehberg logic synthi, serial no. 008, from 1980 as well as the corresponding control keyboard DKE / A / L Serial no. 91.
VERY RARE TO FIND ONE COMPLETE WITH KEYBOARD!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Vocoder @ 09 May 2017, Comments Off on EMS Vocoder 2000

“SELLING MY STUDIO PARTNER’S EXCELLENT CONDITION AND RARE:

EMS VOCODER 2000 MARK I WHITE VERSION

Works perfect. Serviced.

Sold with its manual” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 14 March 2017, Comments Off on EMS Synthi A

ems “Here’s the rare chance you’ve been waiting for!

Legendary EMS Synthi A.
It’s 100% fully functional and in excellent shape.
Cosmetically it does show a some wear, mainly some of the lettering in the font panel graphics are worn out, but overall very nice shape with minimal signs of dings or scratches. Check out the pictures to make sure you like it. No funky odd smells or overly bad rusting, this one has been well kept over the years. I believe this unit is a MkII due to the presto patch in the patch pin section. Supposedly MkII’s are more reliable due to better power supplies.
The EMS Synthi A is one of the most classic legendary mono synths, and it really is worth every penny, it has such unique huge analog sound and can get a range of tones like no other synth. A must have for any serious collector or musician’s studio. This is a great chance to own a legendary synth. Don’t miss out!”
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EMS @ 21 February 2017, Comments Off on EMS DK-1

dmsk1 ” Selling a very rare EMS DK-1 synth/controller for EMS Synthi A and EMS VCS-3.
The DK-1 is a monophonic controller.Comes with brandnew cable.
Has been checked last summer.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS @ 14 February 2017, Comments Off on EMS LOGIK Synthesizer

logik “Great opportunity to own one of these at a low price.

The main issue is that the Pitch Bend Wheel is missing & The Modulation Wheel, although intact, does not seem to turn much.

Maybe you`re handy & can fix it, but I need to list these 2 features as currently not working.

All other functions, buttons, etc. seem to work.

Also,the slider cap for the chorus fader is missing but slider still works without it..

It could use a little TLC as far as needing a detailed wipe down.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 24 January 2017, Comments Off on EMS Synthi A

emssynthia “Here’s the rare chance you’ve been waiting for!

Legendary EMS Synthi A.
It’s 100% fully functional and in excellent shape.
Cosmetically it does show a some wear, mainly some of the lettering in the font panel graphics are worn out, but overall very nice shape with minimal signs of dings or scratches. Check out the pictures to make sure you like it. No funky odd smells or overly bad rusting, this one has been well kept over the years. I believe this unit is a MkII due to the presto patch in the patch pin section. Supposedly MkII’s are more reliable due to better power supplies.
The EMS Synthi A is one of the most classic legendary mono synths, and it really is worth every penny, it has such unique huge analog sound and can get a range of tones like no other synth. A must have for any serious collector or musician’s studio. This is a great chance to own a legendary synth. Don’t miss out!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS @ 24 January 2017, Comments Off on EMS Soundbeam

EMS Soundbeam ” This is the very rare EMS Soundbeam 1. The original, from 1989. This one has a beam built in as well as an external beam which is also original.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 27 December 2016, Comments Off on EMS Synthi A

ems “This is a vintage EMS Synthi A, classic modular synthesizer. Excellent condition with normal wear. All functions are working fine & the sounds are fantastic !

Here are some details:

Serial # 46xx, dates from the early-mid 70’s, (I believe).

Original Spartanite case has perfect working latches, all rubber feet, excellent logo, & normal scratches.

Normal cosmetic wear, some of the graphics are worn on face of the synth, please see photo’s.

Knobs & pots are all working fine. The joystick works fine but has a bit of friction on the extreme right side as compared to the left side.

Speakers work fine.

Includes ten (10) White Pins, seven (7) Red Pins, & four (4) Yellow Pins.

Includes power cable with European connector & adapter for use in USA.

Includes cable with Cinch Jones connector & three (3) 3.5 mm plugs labelled CV, GATE, & AUX. (I’ve never used this cable, may be for keyboard connection)” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Cricklewood, EMS @ 26 April 2016, Comments Off on EMS DK-1 Cricklewood Keyboard Controller

dk1 “For sale is a EMS DK-1 monophonic synthesizer/controller for EMS VCS-3 or Synthi A.
This controller will not work with any other brands,as it needs to get it’s power from the VCS-3 or Synthi A to work properly.
It has been serviced by James Walker in februari 2016.A new cable is included.
External condition is very good,with some minor scratches,wich you can expect from a instrument from the early 70’s.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, VCS3 @ 19 April 2016, Comments Off on EMS VCS3A

vcs3 “Here is the very rare and wonderful EMS Putney VCS3 synthesizer. Rare early MK1 version (serial 232)

This one is fully tech serviced and calibrated. Includes a recap option but I’m leaving that decision up to the buyer as some people may wish to not recap.

Cosmetically, it’s in excellent condition with the exception of a crack in the wood side panel (see pic 7). Also, upgraded to a modern IEC power jack. ” Link

EMS, Synthi @ 05 January 2016, Comments Off on Emu Synthi A Keyboard Project Machine

synthi ” For spares or repair, missing circuit board.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 15 December 2015, Comments Off on EMS Synthi DK-2

dk2 “Used. Some wear and tear. Please view photos. Thanks.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, VCS3 @ 10 November 2015, Comments Off on EMS VCS3

vcs3 “this is an ems vcs3 putney MK1. it is an early one cream color panel which has the best sound. it is the best sounding vacs i had and it is in amazing condition. i have the silver caps that are missing in the pics except the ones on the vernier dials but maybe i can get some. it has a standard EU plug.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 06 October 2015, Comments Off on EMS Synthi A

synthi a “Classic British synth from the early 1970’s.

In great working condition. Serial number : 4197

No silly offers. Serious purchasers only please

The EMS Synthi A (Putney Synthesiser) is a modular synthesizer made by Electronic Music Studios (London) Ltd. It uses pins rather than patchcords to route signals and voltages. This is the same synthesizer engine as the EMS VCS3 and Synthi AKS. It sounds like nothing else and is THE sound effects machine of choice by nearly everyone who owns one. This synth has serious character and is perfect for creating deep organic sounds. You can hear it all over recordings by groups like Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Brian Eno, Vince Clarke, Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze, Sonic Boom, Yes, Alan Wilder, Sonic Boom and many other very influential musicians from the 70s to today.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 04 August 2015, Comments Off on EMS Synthi A

ynthi “** Please see pictures and read description before bidding.

EMS Synthi – RARE – Makes the sounds that Pink Floyd used on Dark Side of the Moon

Rare opportunity to own one of the coolest unique analog pieces around.

* This unit is being sold “AS IS” There are NO RETURNS and there is NO WARRANTY.

* See pictures – This is exactly what you will received.

This unit is vintage and very old. Please see pictures for cosmetics. ie. wear, scratches, dings, etc.

The AC connection on the front was converted to the modern style.

Briefcase included. See signs of wear ie. scratches, dings, cracks. One latch is working, but has an issue working as it should.

Shipping size and weight will vary from Shipping details. A flat cost of $200 will be added to ship the Synthi safely to you.

The unit was just recently serviced for your convenience.

This Synthi is one of the cleanest that I’ve seen to date. I haven’t seen many around lately, so get it while you can. The are on the RARE list from what I can tell.

I am non-technical and don’t know how to use this item plus not a musician. Please look online for technical answers.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 21 July 2015, Comments Off on EMS Synthi A

synthi“This unit has been tested and it works fine

I put warranty stickers(Pictures#10 and 11). Please view photos. Thanks.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS @ 07 July 2015, Comments Off on EMS Soundbeam

soundbeam” For sale – ULTRA RARE EMS SOUND BEAM
FOR SYNTHI vintage synth.
LIMITED EDITION – BY EMS CORPORATION uk.
Sounbeam IN original VINTAGE condition – LOOK ON PICS! COLLECTIBLE Item!
PLESE NOTE – Item is rare, in perfect cosmetic condition , non-testing! Please note – SOLD AS-IS !! NO REFUND AND NO RETURNES!!!
Shipping worldwide and fast shipping, EMS curier express post service.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, Synthi @ 02 June 2015, Comments Off on EMS Synthi

synthi “Here is an awesome find! EMS Synthi A in excellent condition. Fully serviced and ready to go. Please see HiRes pictures for complete details. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS, VCS3 @ 01 April 2014, Comments Off on EMS VCS3

“Here’s my lovely VCS3 for sale. Need to raise some cash and as I have an AKS also, this is up for sale.

I acquired this approx ten years ago. It’s in very nice condition. All is functional, except I think oscillator 3 needs some attention as it doesn’t seem to track properly. It’s 30-40 years old so has some scratchy pots. I make no guarantee about this lovely machine.” Click here to visit listing on eBay