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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by sleestack808 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:21 pm

Isn't there a behringer clone coming? There ya go

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by Annwn » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:43 pm

sleestack808 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Isn't there a behringer clone coming? There ya go
:roll:

Edit: nevermind.

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by sleestack808 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:51 pm

My synthi was making a weird noise. Ironic. Like a white crackling sound. I thought it was busted. I realized it was my router. Synthi in ring mod mode seems to be sensitive to electromagnetic fields

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by sleestack808 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:01 pm

papz wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:03 am
To invert a signal patch a pin to the meter column and patch the scope output to a hi level input with a jack cable, the inverted signal is then available on the corresponding input channel row and you can patch it together with the filter output to the output channel.
This also seems to work with CV. Reversing the trapezoid, Osc 3

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by aread » Sun May 10, 2020 2:47 am

The EMS web site has had its first update in 20 odd years
updated 5 May 2020

http://emssynthesisers.co.uk/

Synthi A £5950
Synthi VCS3 £5950
Patch Pins £9-50 each
Modifications poa

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by Portabella » Sun May 10, 2020 6:06 am

wonder how they'd offer Synthi A's since the Spartanite case is long obsolete and stock has cleared

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by Annwn » Sun May 10, 2020 7:00 am

BYO Spartanite. That's what I'm doing.

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by Portabella » Sun May 10, 2020 10:47 am

Annwn wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 7:00 am
BYO Spartanite. That's what I'm doing.
sorry I don't have a spare fifty-grand to spend on a mold

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by adolan » Sun May 10, 2020 12:31 pm

I wrote him and Robin said provide your own spartanite or be good with just receiving the chassis.

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by pelican » Sun May 10, 2020 6:15 pm

Portabella wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 10:47 am
Annwn wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 7:00 am
BYO Spartanite. That's what I'm doing.
sorry I don't have a spare fifty-grand to spend on a mold
Just gotta find one like I and a few other people here have
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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by Annwn » Sun May 10, 2020 11:03 pm

Portabella wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 10:47 am
Annwn wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 7:00 am
BYO Spartanite. That's what I'm doing.
sorry I don't have a spare fifty-grand to spend on a mold
Originals are still around with a bit of luck and persistence. As mentioned further back, I found my Spartanite on Gumtree for $100. Fortunately it was misspelt as Spartinite.

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by musicaespressiva » Thu May 14, 2020 4:52 am

adolan wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:31 pm
I wrote him and Robin said provide your own spartanite or be good with just receiving the chassis.
Waiting times are still the same?

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by adolan » Thu May 14, 2020 11:27 am

musicaespressiva wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 4:52 am
adolan wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:31 pm
I wrote him and Robin said provide your own spartanite or be good with just receiving the chassis.
Waiting times are still the same?
He said it was 4+ yrs and that the VCS list was a bit longer.

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by 303monkey » Wed May 20, 2020 5:39 pm

If there is anyone in the UK wanting to purchase a Spartanite case, contact me via PM.
Details in For Sale section of the forum.

viewtopic.php?f=74&t=231951

pm please
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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by nickbaba » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:48 pm

Synthis are still being made and sold... I received my Synthi Cornwall today. Wait time was approx 3 years to get from #19 to #1.
I supplied my own Spartanite case.
Full mods - it's a beauty!

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by kristian » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:50 am

pm

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by Annwn » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:36 am

nickbaba wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:48 pm
Synthis are still being made and sold... I received my Synthi Cornwall today. Wait time was approx 3 years to get from #19 to #1.
I supplied my own Spartanite case.
Full mods - it's a beauty!
That's great news! I'm currently #11 with BYO Spartanite. Sounds like the estimate Robin gave was pretty accurate. Enjoy!

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by MindMachine » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:37 pm

Portabella wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 10:47 am
Annwn wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 7:00 am
BYO Spartanite. That's what I'm doing.
sorry I don't have a spare fifty-grand to spend on a mold
That is a fair estimate.

I would plant my new Synthi in wood or aluminum.
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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by Annwn » Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:43 am

MindMachine wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:37 pm
Portabella wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 10:47 am
Annwn wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 7:00 am
BYO Spartanite. That's what I'm doing.
sorry I don't have a spare fifty-grand to spend on a mold
That is a fair estimate.

I would plant my new Synthi in wood or aluminum.
Who said I had a spare fifty-grand? I feel like I've said this before but I found mine on Gumtree for $100. If one didn't know the value of these cases, they look pretty shonky and surely must turn up in junk sales etc. with the combination of persistence and luck. I feel like the person selling mine thought she'd found a real sucker to buy an old plastic suitcase for $100.
Otherwise I was definitely looking into a custom wooden case option.

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by KSS » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:57 am

It doesn't take a fifty-grand mold to make a spartanite case clone. What it *does* take is someone willing to have their spartanite case measured, And a cast taken from it. Which will require at least some disassembly. if someone would put their cheaply purchased "find" up for this use, everyone else could benefit.

Casting, blow molding, thernoforming are all realistic potential alternatives to a big expensive $50Kinjection mold. Which one would work best requires having a donor case. That's all it would take.

Of course this ignores that many wouldn't want the literal "clone" case. Because it somehow isn't as real in some sense.

edit: I'm looking forward to seeing how Behringer dealt with this. They've already shown the pin matrix, and Rob Keeble's hint of a UK team finishing a classic synth with diode filter suggests it won't be long now. <-- NOT wanting any Behringer discussion in this thread. Only pointing out that 'someone'-Behringer may have already cloned the Spartanite case.

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by aquifer » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:10 am

I'm sure I read a discussion on a forum (might have been here) on the feasibility of a small production run of Spartanite clones. I can't remember the conclusion but it probably needed a lot of organisation, up front costs and a donor case. Even if there was a way to do it, I can understand why Robin Wood won't as the demand is not great and the setup too much work for EMS's current artisan business. Similarly, I would have thought that PIN would have placed the Potabella in a plastic case if possible, but they use a metal one.

To be honest- I'd be happy enough to have a Cornwall in a nice wooden frame and just wait for an old case. The Spartanites are a period piece - the plastic is robust enough, but not exactly high quality. It's what's inside that counts but I get it that people want the whole look.

My understanding of the B clone is that it's a VCS 3 and not a Synthi A...

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by seditionary » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:24 am

i'd be up for a clone

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by Annwn » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:45 am

If someone was serious, I'm happy to try and provide any measurements required, though I'm pretty sure they've been provided in previous threads.

I would feel uncomfortable about disassembly or sending it off though.

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by jfloftin » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:13 am

Is there not a close Zero Halliburton case that could be used? If I'm not mistaken, you can pay them to make a custom case, albeit, the custom job is very expensive.

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Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Post by KSS » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:39 am

jfloftin wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:13 am
Is there not a close Zero Halliburton case that could be used? If I'm not mistaken, you can pay them to make a custom case, albeit, the custom job is very expensive.
Yes. But most people want the case, not a case. The size, shape, look, feel of the original. Once you move past that, and accept something different, there many options.

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