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Emerson Modular System

Jack Hertz

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"Oh, what a lucky man he was..." Those famous lyrics, written by Greg Lake when he was 12 years old, could well have been said of Greg's bandmate Keith Emerson. The keyboardist in Emerson, Lake & Palmer, after all, was the proud owner of a Moog modular synthesizer. "Lucky Man" featured one of the first recorded synth solos in rock music, played by Keith on the axe that would become an avatar for progressive rock and jazz heavies setting a new course into uncharted musical territory. But Emerson's modular was no ordinary production model — and neither is this extremely limited re-creation of his iconic synth.

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