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Electronic Music Works EMW 200

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The EML-200 recreation is an old idea, and EMW has been attempting for over 12 years using several approaches and circuits that have been tested during this time. The first attempt was to create a similar synth, something that resembles the 200 but with several different modules and circuits. When this first prototype was ready, it was obvious that somehow the magic had been lost, so interest slowly faded away.

In 2011, with the growth of the EMW initiative, it was time to embrace this project again, but now with no more surprises. Hours were spent in front of the EML-200 and EML-300 to verify that it is complete, there was nothing too different that could be done to improve it.

This led to a very faithful recreation of a very unique synthesizer, now too rare and special to be acquired by the average synthesizer user. The EMW-200 is ready for action!

The differences between the EMW-200 and the EML-200

There are two main differences between the EMW-200 and the EML-200. The first is that on the EML-200 there is a MIC AMP module that is nothing more than a microphone amplifier. In the 70s the mixers were very expensive pieces of equipment and having a mic amp nearby could have seemed a good idea. On our EMW-200 we replaced this module with a LFO or Low Frequency Oscillator that can be used to modulate the VCOs or other modules on the machine.

The second difference is that on the old EML they used a spring tank on the Reverb module that on our model was replaced with a Digital Delay line. The main reason that lead us to do that is that the spring tank is a sensitive device that can suffer damage from excessive vibration and the ones that produce a good reverb effect are the big ones. Adding a spring tank to our project, and doing it the right way, would raise the equipment dimensions and final price to an unacceptable level.After some consideration, several tests and a special design for our delay unit we decided to use this module. It was carefully designed to have a vintage sound and was proved to extend the equipment possibilities and timbral range.


Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators: 1
Waveforms: Saw Up, Sine, Square, Triangle, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Knob, LFO
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay
Filters: 2
Types: 6dB Slope, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Knob, LFO
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Square, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono
Patches RAM: 1
Digital Delay
Case: Desktop
Controls: Pedal - Filter, Knobs, Modulation 1/8" Jacks
Dimensions (WxDxH): 41 x 22 x 17 cm
Weight: 3.7 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main
Audio Output Count: 6
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, Trigger In, Trigger Out
Power: 20W
Year Released: 2011
Manuals & Documents
Patch Sheet

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.electronicmusicworks.com
Retail Street Price: $1,899 - convert
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