MATRIXSYNTH: Ca. 1980 EML SynKey 1500

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Ca. 1980 EML SynKey 1500

via this auction

You can find demos in previous posts here.

"The EML Synkey is a wild, rare synth originally from the mid 70s. It just predates the rise of the polyphonic analog synth. This is a mono synth that can stack harmonic intervals on any note played. You can create a bevy of one finger chords with ease. It also features an early version of aftertouch called “Second Touch.” While it was listed as having 13 oscillators, what it had was a single VCO utilizing divide-down technology.

These were used most notably by Herbie Hancock and Frank Zappa! In very good cosmetic condition, with some age appropriate wear and scratching of the wood surfaces. This Synkey just got the full treatment by our in house techs, and is ready for action!"

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