MATRIXSYNTH: Maplin ETI4600 synth

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Maplin ETI4600 synth

via this auction

"Firstly, this is NOT a synthesiser. It's a machine for travelling through time and space - sideways. Transport yourself to the far flung corners of the universe and beyond. For some of you, it may be a one way ticket...

As is often the case with these rare beasts, a lot of work initially needed doing. Jim at 'Singing Cat Services' has been a godsend, performing shamanic rewiring rituals, voodoo based calibration and much cat orientated strangeness.

Everything works apart from the headphone circuit - currently disconnected. All the other knobs/switches function. Each Osc has had a sync mod fitted, but Osc 4 is best used as an LFO (tuning issues). The front panel has a very slight (but jaunty) curve too it, and the woodwork reeks of 1976 (laminate - very slight peeling to one corner).

So, if you're looking to recreate the BBC radiophonic workshop, or have just got too old to drop acid, this is the tool for you!

In short, a delicious slice of history."

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