This is a new design which combines three of our interface modules (CV Interface, Matrix interface and Quad MIDI-CV Interface) within a single handmade hardwood case as in the original VCS3 Mk2. The case is made from Afrormosia and is a great match to the original case of the Synthi VCS3.
The Space Port interfaces to the Synthi VCS3 via male and female jones plugs and to the matrix via the presto patch socket. It is powered by its own external supply and thus makes no demand on the Synthi PSU.
Apart from all the functionality offered by each separate module, there are some additional features:
- Four voltage inverters that can be patched into the matrix via small 3.5 mm patch cables
- Ability to patch any of the four MIDI generated control voltages MCV1 to MCV4 into the matrix – again, using patch cables
The Space Port effectively daisy chains the CV Interface and MIDI-CV interfaces together thus allowing powerful options when interfacing with external MIDI gear, analogue voltage sources, effects, analogue modular synths etc. All this in a very compact module that can conveniently sit next to a VCS3. As in all our modules and interfaces, great care is placed into the design so as to be aesthetically as well as functionally harmonious with the iconic EMS Synthi VCS3 Mk2.
A version for use with the EMS Synthi AKS is available here.