Synthi A(KS) Interface Modules
Here you will find an expanding series of custom interface modules
specifically designed in their functionality and appearence for the
Synthi A(KS). The cases are a black plastic trapezoidal retro design
match the spartanite case. Particular attention is placed on the
panel design (engraved satin silver hard anodised aluminium) and use
original synthi knobs.
In many case these units can also be used with a Synthi A but
I do make special versions for interfacing with the Synthi A, with
slightly modified front panel layouts. In addition, because
the internal psu of the Synthi A is much weaker than that of the
AKS, depending on the module, an external ac/dc adapter is used to
avoid overloading the Synthi A psu. Please consult the specific
interface page for more details on compatibility of a particular
interface with the Synthi A.
My intention is to develop more new and imaginative interfaces for
the Synthi A(KS) and in particular making use of the presto
(the 32 way card edge conenctor found on all Synthi AKS and some
A's). This presto connector allows full interfacing of the 16x16
patching matrix to the outside world..a very powerful and unique
feature of the EMS Synthi. It was never really exploited that much
EMS, only the 3 prestopatches and 32x32 (and 49x49) patching
matrices come to mind as using this interface.
These pages will be updated as new designs are developed.