MATRIXSYNTH: One of a Kind EMS VCS4 Prototype to Make Post-Lockdown Debut This Year

Saturday, May 29, 2021

One of a Kind EMS VCS4 Prototype to Make Post-Lockdown Debut This Year

You might remember the EMS VCS4 from this post back in March of 2020. It was scheduled to make an appearance last year but the event was postponed due to the pandemic. I beleive it is now slated to debute on June 25th this year. You can find details on the upcoming event here. Note it states the debut is on Friday, May 25, but today is Saturday, May 28, so that date is clearly wrong. June 25 lands on a Friday, so I'm guessing that is the date.

"The VCS4 prototype (a live performance model which combines two VCS3s with a ‘base station’ featuring keyboard, external audio input mixer, and signal processing inside a wooden cabinet) was built in 1969 - 1970, but was never brought into mass production. A second, but very different, VCS4 prototype is owned by Matt Black of Coldcut."

You can see Matt Black's VCS4 in this post from 2014.

There might have been a third VCS4 design, a follow-up design to the VCS3 you can find posted back in 2006.

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

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