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$12,500 to spend. EMS Synthi A vs Modular
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XXXEsq
At this point, I'd consider a Moog One and then spend the rest on a large DotCom 5U system to interface with it.
joesdeals
The moog one is so sexy.... Totally worth the $10k for the 16 voice..
mousegarden
joesdeals wrote:
The moog one is so sexy.... Totally worth the $10k for the 16 voice..


It seems a lot more expensive in the USA than it is in the UK?
I've seen it advertised here for £5,999 GBP.
I'm interested in these "Eventide Effects" wonder what they are?
MindMachine
Graham Hinton wrote:
... the first decently made synth I saw was the Prophet 5 in 1976.


Where did you see it? Did you have a crystal ball?
joesdeals
mousegarden wrote:
joesdeals wrote:
The moog one is so sexy.... Totally worth the $10k for the 16 voice..


It seems a lot more expensive in the USA than it is in the UK?
I've seen it advertised here for £5,999 GBP.
I'm interested in these "Eventide Effects" wonder what they are?



Full article here:

https://www.eventideaudio.com/news/press-release/eventide-suite-reverb s-new-flagship-analog-poly-synth-moog-s-first-30-years
mousegarden
joesdeals wrote:
mousegarden wrote:
joesdeals wrote:
The moog one is so sexy.... Totally worth the $10k for the 16 voice..


It seems a lot more expensive in the USA than it is in the UK?
I've seen it advertised here for £5,999 GBP.
I'm interested in these "Eventide Effects" wonder what they are?



Full article here:

https://www.eventideaudio.com/news/press-release/eventide-suite-reverb s-new-flagship-analog-poly-synth-moog-s-first-30-years


I want "One" even more now.... hihi

And yes, the romantic stuff about the marriage of Moog and Eventide gets to me every time, I'm seduced.
papz
woah woah Wait...
This VCS3 is not working as it should, you most likely never saw a good working one, the interventions that you and/or a previous "tech" inflicted to it are unproper, you obviously didn't even look at the service manual or schematics during your attempts to "service" it (or if you ever did you didn't understand) and you dare to assert shamelessly that it's a BAD design ? Who do you think you are ?
It's because of people like you that instruments get such a poor undue reputation.

You and your buddy please stop ruining this VCS3, ask a COMPETENT tech to take care of it and sell it to someone able to operate it worthily.

wsy wrote:
Graham Hinton wrote:
wsy wrote:

How about a sync input that, when getting static, blows out several FETs including those in the oscillators? Still haven't fixed the
buddy's VCS3 that he whacked exactly that way.


There are no FETs in the oscillators.


You are probably right. And he did something he probably shouldn't have. But I do recall having to find some FETs at
Mouser which would work, then designing a tiny little circuit board to mount the Mouser FETs on, the Mouser part being
SMT and the originals being in little wire-type cases.

Anyway, we fixed the sync input but the oscs still don't osc.

- Bill
Graham Hinton
wsy wrote:

Anyway, we fixed the sync input but the oscs still don't osc.


If the oscillators didn't work you had no way of knowing whether the sync did.

MindMachine wrote:
Where did you see it? Did you have a crystal ball?


OK, it was Paris in 1978, but my point remains.
wsy
[redacted]
wsy
Graham Hinton wrote:
wsy wrote:

Anyway, we fixed the sync input but the oscs still don't osc.


If the oscillators didn't work you had no way of knowing whether the sync did.

MindMachine wrote:
Where did you see it? Did you have a crystal ball?


OK, it was Paris in 1978, but my point remains.


That particular VCS3 worked excellently after we cleaned the pin matrix, but
before he zapped it. All the knobs did their appointed tasks.

Just for fun he did "On The Run" with it in the lab after the cleanup. Sounded pretty good, actually.
Needed a touch more bass, but that was probably the speakers.

- Crash
MindMachine
Graham Hinton wrote:

MindMachine wrote:
Where did you see it? Did you have a crystal ball?


OK, it was Paris in 1978, but my point remains.


Just being a stickler for posterity. You know, facts and history and whatnot.

XXXEsq wrote:
At this point, I'd consider a Moog One and then spend the rest on a large DotCom 5U system to interface with it.


Yes.

Without knowing the OP's current hardware, I would recommend a slew of mono synths over an overpriced EMS or even a Euro modular. If I was starting from zero with $ 12,000.00 I would get a bunch of monos, sequencers, etc. and a small patchable unit to explore and grow from.

EMS are great and all, but not many have solely used an EMS to track an album from (maybe only Zorch). It all depends what the end game here is. At 12,000 it is an expensive flavor.
MikeDB
joesdeals wrote:
I am wondering if I can build something similar if not better then the EMS Synthi VCS3 by using modular eurorack components.

If a VCS3 is worth $12,000+. What if I use that money to just build a modular wall with a joystick and matrix module?

What modules do I need to buy to replicate what a EMS Synthi could do?


Well a VCS was never worth $12k, but seeing this thread I'm now sad I got rid of mine thirty years ago for a few hundred UK£ !!
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