MATRIXSYNTH: Melbourne's EMS Synthi 100 Given Engineering Heritage Award

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Melbourne's EMS Synthi 100 Given Engineering Heritage Award

You might remember the EMS Synthi 100 restored in Melbourne, posted here last year. The restoration was featured on ABC News Australia. According to a new article on ABC News that just went up a few hours ago:

"Today, Engineers Australia will award the synthesiser an Engineering Heritage Marker at a ceremony at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music's Southbank campus, recognising both the instrument's importance in music history and Mr Craythorn's work in restoring it.

Past recipients of the Marker include Brisbane's Story Bridge, the Parkes radio telescope, and the Sydney Tower.

The Synthi 100 was released in 1971 by London company EMS and retailed for £6,500 — the equivalent of more than $100,000 today.

Only 30 were produced, many of which are now inoperative, in storage, or on display as museum pieces." You can find the full article on ABC News here.

Thanks goes to MATRIXSYNTH reader Luke, for sending this one in!

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