Digitana – a company that specializes in modules to complement classic Electronic Music Studios (EMS) synthesizers, has announced that they’ve acquired a one-of-a-kind piece of E.M.S. history – the E.M.S. Synthi KB1 synthesizer.
Here’s what they had to say in their announcement:
“We are pleased to announce that Digitana Electronics has acquired an important piece of E.M.S. history..the E.M.S. Synthi KB1 keyboard. Only one prototype was ever made, for the band YES in 1971.
The synth never went into production. It has remained essentially unused for 46 years though Steve Howe (YES guitarist) did use it on a track in the first of his ‘homebrew’ demo recordings, some of which featured on the bands albums.
We plan to release more photos and audio demos of this keyboard in the future so that E.M.S. fans everywhere can finally hear and find out more about this beautiful and historic instrument.”