EMS Vocoder 1000

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    Description
    The EMS Vocoder 1000 from Electronic Music Studios is a 16 band filter model and has great intelligibility, along with a lot of cool features like adjustable and VC slew rate/shape with freeze input, pause stuffing from either input with adjustable release time, built-in oscillator, etc. In short, this is a serious big-league vocoder... not quite a Sennheiser, big Synton or EMS 5000, but definitely far beyond the Roland/Korg/MAM league.

    The Vocoder 1000 was first released in 1978 and was used by Jean Michel Jarre at the time. A "Rev 2 " was released in 1984 with slight differences from the first release and the addition of a rack mountable casing with handles.

    The 1000 is sought after more than it's sibling the Vocoder 2000. Functionally both the 1000 and the 2000 are nearly identical except there purportedly is better HF response and the input and output jack setups are located in different sections of the chassis.

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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 1
    Waveforms: Pulse, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Input, Knob
    Types: Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Notes:
    16 band filter bank on board
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 1
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Keyboard: Wood
    Rack Size: 19"
    Controls: Modulation - Audio Input, Knobs, Switches
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 506 x 105 x 335 mm
    Weight: 5 kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack
    Audio Output Count: 3
    Inputs: 4 x 1/4" mic/line inputs
    Power: 20 w
    Pricing
    Used: $7,250-$8,9999
    Production
    Released: 1978
    Design Notes:

    Tim Orr
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] emssynthesisers.co.uk

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