The Rise and Fall of the EMS


A beautifully edited and affected documentary film about the Electronic Music Studios, a cornerstone of modern electronic music. The film features the melodious squall of the VSC3, one of which I was most fortunate to have in my studio with me for the last few months.

as an added extra, I just came across this within which you will find the VCS3 described as a ‘state of the art songwriting computer’ and adopting the quite brilliantly English moniker, ‘The Harrington 1200’ (see 2 minutes 40 onwards)

One of my favourite Pink Floyd songs from Dark Side of the Moon, ‘On the Run’ features the VCS3 in a quite brilliant bit of madcap electronica.

Download / listen here

Pink Floyd – On the Run



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