ElectroComp Model 101

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Hello! This has been fully restored by This Old Synth in the Bay Area. He is a genius
and did a terrific job. These are very very rare and sought after. I am
broke or I would NEVER sell this. This is a duophonic dream. The filters sounds insane.

Due to its vintage nature this item is sold as-is.

Thank you!!!
The ElectroComp 101 was the successor to the rare from Electronic Music Laboratories(EML), a small synthesizer company based out of Connecticut in the USA.Like the , the 101 was a patchable (1/4'' patch cords) semi-modular synth with a pre-wired voice path that could be over-ridden via patching. But unlike the ARP (or for that matter), the 101 had as many as four oscillators (two of which could go sub-sonic, for use asLFOs) with multiple waveforms that you could sweep between using itsrotary knobs. The 101 was also Duophonic so you could play up to twonotes at once. Another major distinction was that unlike Moog and ARP,who used transistors that would tend to drift out of tune under variousoperating temperatures, EML used op amps which proved to be far morestable and reliable.
Other onboard features included a voltage controlled 12 dB/octmulti-mode filter with resonance, two envelope generators,ring/amplitude modulator, noise, and sample-and-hold (they call this the"Sampler"). In addition, the 101 makes no distinction between controlvoltage and audio paths allowing just about any source to be patched toany control or audio input in any order. The 101 could easily be closed,secured and carried inside its wood casing.
In its day, the 101, as most of EMLs instruments, were marketed andsold to universities and other educational markets. But with the4-oscillator architecture, multi-mode filter, and elaborate patchcontrol, the EML-101 was undoubtedly one of the most flexible of all of theportable patch-synthesizers available at its time of manufacture. So itdid not take long for it to find its way into mainstream music. It hasbeen used by Skinny Puppy, Tommy Mars, Download, Weezer, Foreigner,and Ohm.

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Listeda year ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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