Sunday, August 15, 2010
Sometimes called the EML 400/401 because it shipped as a double module (synth/sequencer), this analogue/digital hybrid was produced between 1970-84. Only about 300 were ever made. It seems that it was the first sequencer to use a quantizer and a voltage-controlled envelope generator. That one is able to program and patch this beast while running the sequence quantized or variably, can make form some truly twisted little sequences. My 400 is missing the original colorful slider caps, yet functions flawlessly. Like most EML products, the 400 was built mainly for use in schools, so I can only imagine the sonic mayhem that blared from those music rooms!