Re: [AH] WTB: EMS VCS3

From Bakis Sirros
Sent Thu, Sep 25th 2008, 10:07

IIRC, EMS VCS3 mk1 has separate waveform outs for each osc on the matrix and 
the VCS3 mk2 has one output per osc on the matrix.


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "damon" <redacted@example.com>
To: "Analogue Heaven" <redacted@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [AH] WTB: EMS VCS3


> i've never seen a VCS3 without the separate wave outs.  i've only  seen 
> two or three suitcase 'synthi' models with them.
>
>
> On Sep 24, 2008, at 5:05 PM, skkatter wrote:
>
>> Speaking of this separate waveform thingie, I've noticed on some 
>> pictures of
>> the Synthi A (and AKS) oscillators one and two have just one output  on 
>> the
>> pin matrix, but some other Synthi A models have both the waveforms  down 
>> on
>> the pin matrix. Were these also the older synthis? If I remember 
>> correctly
>> the separate outputs for the waveforms of osc 1 and 2 were replaced  by 
>> two
>> "output channel" rows (for channel 1 and 2), what did these do?  Just for
>> routing the sound that was already going out back in again?
>>
>> -S
>>
>> 2008/9/23 Chris Simpson <redacted@example.com>
>>
>>> Hi Matt
>>>
>>> Yes - at this stage the seperate waveform outputs for each  Oscillator 
>>> was
>>> implemented. I'll send you some pics for your interest.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Chris.
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt Thomas" <redacted@example.com>
>>> To: "Chris Simpson" <redacted@example.com>
>>> Cc: <redacted@example.com>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:00 PM
>>>
>>> Subject: Re: [AH] WTB: EMS VCS3
>>>
>>>
>>>  Thanks for that Chris, sounds like an interesting machine - is  this 
>>> from
>>>> the
>>>> era of separate waveform outputs on the matrix for oscillators 1  & 2? 
>>>> I
>>>> gather that was the case with the early production models, be 
>>>> interesting
>>>> to
>>>> know if that structure's on your machine.
>>>>
>>>> Matt
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  Hi Matt
>>>>>
>>>>> I don't mind if you don't?
>>>>>
>>>>> It is serial number 006. The VCS3 was a design which evolved during
>>>>> construction of the very first units - and this instrument is an 
>>>>> example
>>>>> of
>>>>> that evolutionary process. Compared to the mainstay MK1 or 'Putney'
>>>>> design -
>>>>> it has different legends - interface sockets and most notably  the 
>>>>> boards
>>>>> which
>>>>> are veroboard. Very much like the sequencer boards were in the  first
>>>>> production 'Digitana' Synthi 100 that I restored some years ago.
>>>>> Only one other has been seen / found which was similar to this -  and 
>>>>> that
>>>>> one
>>>>> was slighlty different in cosmetics and specification. I think  it is
>>>>> thought
>>>>> only the first handful were built in this way.
>>>>>
>>>>> Hope that helps..
>>>>>
>>>>> Chris.
>>>>>  ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>  From: skkatter
>>>>>  To: Matt Thomas
>>>>>  Cc: Chris Simpson ; redacted@example.com
>>>>>  Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 9:49 AM
>>>>>  Subject: Re: [AH] WTB: EMS VCS3
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>  Unusual in that it's for sale maybe? :)
>>>>>
>>>>>  -S
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>  2008/9/23 Matt Thomas <redacted@example.com>
>>>>>
>>>>>    Hi Chris,
>>>>>
>>>>>    If you don't mid talking about it on list could you tell us  what 
>>>>> makes
>>>>> it
>>>>>    unusual? I'm not looking to buy (can't justify another one),  just 
>>>>> very
>>>>>    curious about the various EMS products.
>>>>>
>>>>>    No problem if not :)
>>>>>
>>>>>    Cheers,
>>>>>    Matt
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>  Hi Mati
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have an exceptionally rare model VCS3 which I will be moving  on 
>>>>>> soon.
>>>>>> It
>>>>>> is currently undergoing a full but sympathetic restoration.  Feel 
>>>>>> free to
>>>>>> contact me off list for more info.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Chris Simpson
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: "Mati" <redacted@example.com>
>>>>>> To: <redacted@example.com>
>>>>>> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 10:04 PM
>>>>>> Subject: [AH] WTB: EMS VCS3
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  Just want to put the feelers out there. I am looking for a  VCS3 in
>>>>>>> good condition. Would be open to a Synthi A or AKS, but really  have
>>>>>>> my heart set on a VCS3.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Located in Chicago w/ paypal.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> /m
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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