The EML101 is a really interesting patchable synth from the 70s. As with all patchable synths, there is added flexibility - you dont have to use the hardwired modulation routings - you can define your own. Its similar to the ARP 2600 in that its pretty much an all in one modular synthesizer. However, the sound is quite different from any ARP, Moog or similar. The E.M.L. Electrocomp-101 is a lot fatter and dirtier / nastier sounding than either of these will typically get. Trust us, its got a very unique sound which makes it of great value to those who appreciate having a wide range of sounds at their fingertips. This is a 4 oscillator synth with duophonic (2 notes at once) capability. We can't think of any other synth of its type which offers FOUR oscillators. The 1st and 4th oscillators can be used as LFOs. 3 of these oscillators offer SWEEPABLE wave shape, the remaining one (#1) offers switchable waveforms. The mixer section allows you to control the volumes of the various oscillators, noise source / external input. The filter is unique. It's a multimode filter (lowpass, bandpass, highpass) with SWEEPABLE MODE so you can fade between filter types (only a few synths have this very useful feature). There are 2 envelope generators, a sample and hold with external ins, a modulator (amplitude / envelope follower, ring modulation) and preamp. You can even adjust the keyboard scaling to play exotic scales. There are many patchpoints along the top which allow ins and outs to all the modules. There are also a couple sets of multiple jacks. This modular is portable - it folds up into a nice wooden case. We prefer to use this piece for harsh metallic / industrial sounds or extermely fat synth leads but it is great for making a variety of extremely useful and unique sounds. Trust us on this one, this synth is worth being in any serious analog synth studio as it is quite different from all others out there.
This EML-101, like all 101s we have sold in recent times, was fully disassembled, cleaned inside and out, and meticulously serviced, a process that took us approximately 35 hours. It was also tested over a long period of time to ensure reliability. As a result, it's better than others on the market, is working perfectly and is ready to play, no surprises and no excuses.