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Virtual Modular Synth
  04-Jun-09
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Marc JX8P    Said...

Very cool! Looking forward to this!

04-Jun-09 03:59 AM


robgs    Said...

Shame it requires a synchrosoft dongle for the demo.

04-Jun-09 06:50 AM


The Guvnor    Said...

This looks great! I'd be interested to know how close it is to a real VCS3. Seeing how EMS are still making the things, maybe they can't say for legal reasons! When will it be available and for how much are the next questions. I want one before EMS sues!

04-Jun-09 08:10 AM


Marc JX8P    Said...

EMS is still making them? :-O Do you have a link?

05-Jun-09 09:15 AM


The Guvnor    Said...

Marc, I sent mail to them and it looks like they are starting up production again this summer. The cost is 3000 GBP for the Synth A & 3200 GPB for the VCS3 (ex-VAT). HOWEVER, they are both on a waiting list basis, and, because EMS only have 30 original Synthi A cases remaining (which are currently all spoken for), they are planning to redesign the product accordingly.

They gave me an approximate lead-time of 18 months after your name goes on the list, and you have to send them a cheque for 150 GBP deposit which will be held onto but not cashed (you can cancel the order and have it returned at any time).

BTW: They are using the original components in the new Synthis...

The XILS3 plug in is 220 Euros, which seems a bit high to me, but I may download the demo anyway to give it a whirl, and stick with the Reaktor-created freebie ;0)

05-Jun-09 11:51 AM


Marc JX8P    Said...

Thanks for the info, Guvnor! Eek - at those prices I guess they'll be strictly for the well to do fans of vintage synths but at the same time, good to see them producing those synths again (I bet Jarre pre-ordered a few...).

06-Jun-09 03:47 PM


embry0    Said...

@Marc JX8P

http://www.ems-synthi.demon.co.uk/emsprods.html

14-Jun-09 02:04 AM


ghostdog    Said...

i have an aks and 3 virtual synthis, one is close the other 2 are no where near close, but nothiong beats playing the real deal.

i have been on a waiting list for 5 years and every year they say this summer

22-Jun-09 12:34 AM


The Guvnor    Said...

Maybe they are waiting for enough names & cheques on the waiting list to execute a mass cheque-cashing and run off to Spain or South America ;0)

23-Jun-09 08:52 AM


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