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Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:01 am
by Medulla
I found this old modular synthesizer and have no idea what it is or how to obtain the parts necessary to bring it back to life. Has anyone heard of Eu Systems before? My guess is its probably 30-40 years old. Spoke with Roger over at Synthesizers.com and he says he has never seen anything like it before and it must be some DIY project. Roger and I are thinking of doing a trade since I don't know what to do but before I went ahead with the deal I wanted to check here to see what you all thought of "Big Bertha". 4 voice with all the bells and whistles.
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Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:12 am
by tomorrowstops
that thing looks badass!

Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:20 am
by phesago
i feel like you shouldnt trade it away yet. Figure out what to do with it first. Possibly pay rodger at .com to analyze/fix the issues?

Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:25 am
by phesago
also email scott at tonetweakers, he might know what it is :)

Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:27 am
by Medulla
Here is a link to more detailed pictures

https://imageshack.com/a/yhiq/1

Ill go email scott now. Thanks!

Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:56 am
by synthparts
That's not a factory assembled E-mu Modular. They looked like this with silver panels -

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What it is is someone's home-made modular using E-mu sub-modules... I have a home-made standalone module using one of their filter sub-modules -

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Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:09 am
by Medulla
We have found the answer! Thank you synthparts!

Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:14 am
by Medulla
Image Maybe you can help me find the right connection parts? Specifically the odd 36pin and 12pin connections pictured here:

Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:19 am
by ppg_wavecomputer
Medulla wrote:We have found the answer! [...]
Which is what?

Stephen

Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:10 am
by GuyaGuy
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
Medulla wrote:We have found the answer! [...]
Which is what?

Stephen
synthparts wrote:
What it is is someone's home-made modular using E-mu sub-modules... I have a home-made standalone module using one of their filter sub-modules -

Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:18 am
by Tidda
Eμ Systems is E-mu Systems if you translate the Greek letter.

Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:27 pm
by JJQ
You should also post this on muffwiggler if you havent.

Dont trade it yet.

Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:37 pm
by tomorrowstops
There's mention of an 'Eu Oscillator 2200' on page 19 of Allen Strange's Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques and Controls.

The index lists them as: Eu Instruments, 417 Broadway, Santa Cruz, Calif., 95060

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Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:04 pm
by madtheory
That's some find! Shame the keyboard isn't with it though- that's the part that generates CV in the right way to play it polyphonically.

Re: Identifying Eu Systems Modular Synthesizer

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:39 pm
by Walter Ego
Medulla wrote:Image
It's a coded message from an ancient alien race written out in knobs.

Translated, it says roughly, "Hello Sweety".