March 21, 2006

And another one...

by Chris Randall

I don't want you to get the impression I'm trying to talk you in to spending money because I can't, but this particular thing fits right in with normal topics of conversation here, so I thought it worth mentioning. Pictured above is the 401 half of an EML 400/401 sequencer that is for sale here for $1500, which I think is a pretty reasonable price for one in this condition. If you want the analog sequencer to end all analog sequencers, you could certainly do worse than this, that's for sure. There are more pictures here.



Mar.21.2006 @ 2:46 PM
very simple synth as i remember, quantised sequencer, but don't they use some weird 1.2v/oct or unusual hz/v system?

Mar.21.2006 @ 5:13 PM
I have an EML 101, 200, and 400/401.

My 101 is fully calibrated and operates at about 1.25V/oct.

The EML 200 is a mystery. From what I'm told on the EML Yahoo Group it works on a bad version of Hz/V. For now I'm just using the 200 for drones and signal processing so its not really an issue. But one really has to wonder WTF EML was thinking when they designed this stuff.

I recently bought my 400/401 and haven't quite figured out the clibration because I can't seem to track down a schematic. It works in tune with itself and is slightly off with the 101 which I think would be resolved with a proper calibration. You can run it in quantize or free mode. In quantize the note values are quanitize to standard tuning. Free mode is, your guessed it, its free. There's so many control voltages on this thing I can't even begin to explain. I paid $1404 with shipping off eBay so this is a good price. If I wasn't being fiscailly responsible I'd buy it.



Mar.23.2006 @ 11:35 AM
penzoil washington
i recall these with little fondness from the deep damp past of a conservatory basement electromusic ghetto. We had this and the 101, i think, and their keypad thingy like a touch tone phone. nasty stuff which made me focus at the time much more on tape music.



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