The EMS Synthi 100
This page is concerned with electronic music from synthesisers which I designed.
I was once employed by a company known as 'Datanomics' based at
Westminster Road, Wareham. This was one of a group of companies brought
the entrepeneur Richard Howling.
Richard had acquired the synthesiser manufacturing company known as EMS
and during my time with the company, I was responsible for the
1) The re-design of the huge EMS Synthi 100 (See picture above)
2) The design of a new synthesiser known as the 'Datasynth'
3) The design of a polyphonic synthesiser knwn as the 'Synthi Underground' (I still have the prototype).
Note that the EMS division was later bought by Robin Wood, who still runs the company from Cornwall.
I include here some audio recordings from both the Datasynth and the Synthi Underground.
Firstly, two items from the Datasynth - these are not musical, unless
you describe the sound as 'music concrete', but they do give an idea of
the sequencer capability
and the filters, modulators, etc. These tracks were recorded in real-time, with no multi-tracking.
Rocking example Various sounds/rythms
Here are some musical tracks which I produced using the Synth
Underground (polyphonic) synthesiser. Please forgive my hesitant
playing, I have never mastered keyboards...
Love is the sweetest thing Return to me Knights (nights)? in white satin
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