MATRIXSYNTH: FORMANTA EMS-01 - Rarest Vintage Analog Synthesizer Demo

Thursday, February 20, 2020

FORMANTA EMS-01 - Rarest Vintage Analog Synthesizer Demo

Published on Feb 20, 2020 VintageShopVideo

Up for sale (2020):

via this auction

"FORMANTA EMS-01 is an electronical music instrument combining a polyphonic organ and a monophonic synthesizer. It was produced by Katchkanar radio equipment factory "Formanta", which is the manufacturer of such well-known makes of synthesizers as Polivoks, Formanta, Maestro etc. It bears the same logo on the package and retains some of its most impressive capabilities. It is designed to perform music of all genres and to create various sound effects while recording soundtracks for movies and plays, or studio recording. The organ has a 5-octave keyboard, 6 preset sound timbres, frequency vibrato with adjustable vibrato delay, decay adjustment and a stereophaser (both for organ and synthesizer). The "vibrato delay" scheme is activated again only after all the previously pressed keys are released. In the "legato" mode the "vibrato delay" scheme is not activated.

Synthesizer has:
- 3-octave keyboard;
- modulator, modulation voltage from which is applied to frequency modulator, width modulator, filter, and amplifier;
- broad band oscillators 1 and 2 (with various waveforms);
- mixer, designed for summation of signals from oscillators 1 and 2, noise generator, external source, and ring modulator;
- filter, designed for dynamic and static changing of the spectrum of summarized signal from mixer output;
- amplifier, designed for making the sound corresponding to various parameters of the envelope;

Organ has:
- 5-octave keyboard;
- 6 Waveforms;
- Freq vibrato with- Rate, Depth and Delay
- Stereo Phaser (For both organ and synth) with rez level
- Sustain level

- Extremely rare in its refurbished 100% working "midified" condition
- Professionally serviced, tested & tuned
- MIDI Interface installed
- Standard 1/4 TRS "Jacks" installed
- 110/127 Volts support
- Professionally packed & shipped by insured air mail
- Years of experience & seller reputation



- 3-octave synthesizer keyboard;
- 5-octave organ keyboard;
- Sound range - 9 octaves;
- Organ band from 43,65 Hz (F controctave) to 1318 Hz (E in three-line octave);
- Operating conditions: temperature 15-35 C, humidity 65%, barometric pressure 86,6 - 106,6 kPa;
- Relative frequency deviation after 4 hours of uninterrupted operation within 0,5%;
- Adjustment range for organ and synthesizer + 6% (+ 0,5 tone);
- Minimal range of continuous detuning of oscillator 2 regarding oscillator 1 - 1 octave;
- Range of adjustment of filter cutoff frequency 100- 1500 Hz;
- Minimal dynamic range - 55 dB;
- Supply voltage AC 220+10V, 50 Hz;
- Power consumption within 75 VA;

- MIDI Control: MIDI interface installed (MIDI-In\Thru - 5din sockets)

Special effects: Ring Modulator
Outputs (1/4TRS jacks) - phones, mono line out, stereo out
Inputs: line in (1/4TRS) & pedal (5-din) & control in\out
Mains voltage - 220V
(For use with 110/127V, a voltage converter will be included)

80x50x20 cm (31x19x7.8 in)

25 kg (56 lbs)

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