Electrocomp Model 500 (EML 500) Analog Synthesizer

Saturday Synth Porn:  This video, via DigitaleAnalogue, offers a sonic tour of the deep and delicious Electrocomp 500 (EML 500) – a 70’s dual-oscillator monophonic synthesizer.

Features of the EML 500 include:

  • 3 1/2 octave keyboard
  • Dual VCO’s
  • Noise generator
  • Multimode VCF (low-pass, band-pass, high-pass)
  • Sample & hold
  • Ring modulation
  • LFO
  • CV/Gate control

All that, plus awesome seventies-tastic styling, equals one funky synth.

Is the EML 500 an underrated classic? Check it out and leave a comment with your thoughts!

7 thoughts on “Electrocomp Model 500 (EML 500) Analog Synthesizer

  1. Oh man..I was freaking out…his right hand was triggering low notes, and his left hand was triggering high notes…I was like " WTF, is this keyboard backwards ? " then I noticed the
    letters near the top of the synth and realized it was backwards…so this was recorded
    with the camera aimed at a mirror.

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