The Electronic Music Works WCS-1 Wave Composition Analog Synthesizer is a MIDI synthesizer module based around a digital oscillator, followed by all discrete analog circuits. According to EMM, the WCS-1 is designed to create ‘unusual and very fat sounds’.
The digital oscillator can produce a variety of waves, using individual wave shapes or combining multiple wave shapes to create complex wave shapes.
The WCS-1 is designed to be used with a MIDI controller, sequencer or other device that provides MIDI out and has a standard 1/4″ mono jack output to connect to mixer or audio interface.
Here’s a demo video of the WCS-1 in action:
In the demo, the EMW WCS-1 synthesizer module is played using a microKorg and a reverb from a Behringer mixing console.
The WCS-1 is priced at US $269. See the EMM site for details.
13 thoughts on “The Electronic Music Works WCS-1 Wave Composition Analog Synthesizer”
That’s a great price.
EMW puts out a standalone at a great price. Wish the linked video showed more of what it was capable of rather than just showing it can make analog sounding sounds… 🙁
that is a clear example of how to NOT make demo videos… the machine is pretty cool anyway
I tend to give one-oscillator synths the stinkeye, as it often denies you varies detuning or layering actions I consider vital. That said, I have a friend in Australia who bought one of these and he’s in love with it, so take that as a thumbs-up for it. Besides, with MIDI, expanding the tonal capabilities that last notch is no problem. In fact, its a good challenge. I’m all for smaller, solid synths under $1000. They’ve really been coming along nicely.
For that price I’d be tempted to buy two and daisychain them.
I’m really contemplating buying one. The price is great. The only thing that’s caused me to hesitate is that I don’t think you can route the lfo to the oscillator. At this price though i think I can live without that feature.
Can anybody tell me if this thing is as nice in real life as it looks in photos?
At least from the pictures, the build quality look nice and a bit old school.
For $10 more you could buy a fully assembled HackMe Rockit …. WAY better deal. Check it out.
That reminds me that I’ve got a Rockit kit waiting to be assembled!
Great little synth! I’m even more excited about the P-Synth 1 though. Wonder how much that will cost when it comes out.
There synths look very interesting. Anyone know when and if there microModular m1, m2, m3 & m4 systems will be available on there website? They looked great!
UI fail to have the midi channel selection on the front panel. How often do you really change that?
Quite often actually if you have a lot of standalone hardware. The last thing you want to do is go digging behind the machine if you’ve got a complex rig