EML Electrocomp-101

EML Electrocomp-101

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Electrocomp Model 101 For Sale.

This EML-101 was meticulously refurbished and is better than others you may find. This process required 36 hours of highly skilled vintage synth labor, plus parts costs. This unit includes the factory installed pitch bend wheel, which is rare.

Here's a summary of some of the work we did to this instrument that should make it significantly more valuable than others on the market:

We replaced the original handle - those familiar with 101s know the handles often fall apart - we've learned not to carry them by the handle / always carry them with both hands! At the time of writing this description, we see a unit listed as serviced with duct tape holding its handle together. This unit was fully disassembled and cleaned inside and out. Replaced jack washers and nuts. Rebuilt power supply for longevity (replaced electrolytic capacitors and 2 regulators). Replaced metal latches. Replaced electrolytic caps. Cleaned jacks. Removed and cleaned all keys. Removed and replaced rubber keyboard bushings. Cleaned and lubed key contacts and bus bar. Recalibrated CV VCO 1, 2, 3, 4, VCF. Replaced trimpots exp circuit. Replaced all pots that weren't perfect, so this unit works crackle-free and feels like playing a brand new instrument.  

This unit 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. You won't find a better EML-101 anywhere. Check out the pics and videos below.

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. 

Here's a video featuring this particular EML-101:

And another... 

Here's a video featuring another EML-101 we sold:

And here's a video featuring yet another one we sold in the past: