‘The Pioneer’ Modular Synthesizer

The Pioneer features redesigned primary Emu modules that, whilst following the original style, are electronically new. It is also planned to produce additional modules to add to existing systems or as part of a new one. (Note that these modules will be completely compatible with existing Emu modular systems)

The ‘Pioneer Tribute’ Modules

Module Name Price Availability
EA2000 Voltage Controlled Amplifier £250 February
EA2100 Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter £300 Now
EA2110 High Pass Filter £225 Now
EA2120 Universal Active Filter £500 February
EA2200 Voltage Controlled Oscillator £450 Now
EA2210 Sawtooth Pulse Voltage Controlled Oscillator £250 Now
EA2350 Dual Delayed Transient Generator £450 February
EA2130 Voltage Controlled Multimode Filter £250 Now
EA2340 Lag Processor £175 Now
EA2430 Ring Modulator £175 Now

 

For additional ancillary modules please see ‘Pioneer’ modules.

 

‘Pioneer’ System Modules

Module Name Price Availability
EA2002 Dual Voltage Controlled Amplifier £250 March
EA2011 Quad Voltage Controlled Amplifier £400 March
EA2101 Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter £250 April
EA2140 Voltage Controlled Multimode Filter £400 April
EA2201 Voltage Controlled Oscillator £400 March
EA2211 Multi Waveform Voltage Controlled Oscillator £200 Now
EA2215 Triple Range Switch £100 February
EA2351 Dual Delayed Transient Generator £350 April
EA2352 Dual Transient Generator £250 March
EA2411 Lag Processor £175 Now
EA2421 Pot Pourri £200 Now
EA2431 Ring Modulator £175 Now
EA2441 Voltage Controlled Low Frequency Oscillator £200 Now
EA2522 Dual MIDI to CV convertor £400 March

 

Additional Ancillary modules are used to complete the system:

Module Name Price Availability
EA2800 3″ x 6″ Blank Panel £15 February
EA2801 6″ x 6″ Blank Panel £20 February
EA2802 9″ x 6″ Blank Panel £30 February
EA2901 Power Supply and Back Panel £250 Now
EA2902 Distribution Board £40 Now
EA2905 Power Supply Front Panel £100 Now
EA2906 Multiple Panel £100 Now

 

Custom built Oak cabinets are made to order with the following dimensions:

Cabinet Dimensions Price
EACAB1  42” x 12” Oak Cabinet £300
EACAB2  42” x 18” Oak Cabinet £350
EACAB3  42” x 24” Oak Cabinet £400
EACAB4  24” x 24” Oak Cabinet £300

 

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Complete System Build

Here’s the suggested module list and pricing for your complete system.

Typical Pioneer System Unit Price  Number Total
EA2000 Voltage Controlled Amplifier £250 1 £250
EA2002 Dual Voltage Controlled Amplifier £250 1 £250
EA2101 Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter £250 1 £250
EA2140 Voltage Controlled Multimode Filter £400 1 £400
EA2201 Voltage Controlled Oscillator £400 1 £400
EA2211 Multi Waveform Voltage Controlled Oscillator £200 4 £800
EA2215 Triple Range Switch £100 1 £100
EA2351 Dual Delayed Transient Generator £350 1 £350
EA2352 Dual Transient Generator £250 1 £250
EA2411 Lag Processor £175 1 £175
EA2421 Pot Pourri £200 1 £200
EA2431 Ring Modulator £175 1 £175
EA2441 Voltage Controlled Low Frequency Oscillator £200 1 £200
EA2800 3″ x 6″ Blank Panel £15 1 £15
EA2801 6″ x 6″ Blank Panel £20 1 £20
EA2901 Power Supply and Back Panel £250 1 £250
EA2902 Distribution Board £40 1 £40
EA2905 Power Supply Front Panel £100 1 £100
EA2906 Multiple Panel £100 1 £100
EA2522 Dual MIDI to CV convertor £400 1 £400
EACAB4  24” x 24” Oak Cabinet £300 1 £300
System Build Charge £200 1 £300
Total £5,325

If you order and pay for a complete system the price is reduced to £5,000.

 

The “Tribute” System

Nearly 50 years ago in the early 70s two Californian university graduates, Dave Rossum and Scott Wedge, set up a small company making a high quality modular synthesizer. The company they formed was called E-mu and from the humble beginnings of their modular system they went on to produce a whole host of innovative electronic instruments.

The E-mu Modular system is a classic and it was pioneering. The Exclusively Analogue modular system project was started to fulfil the need I had to re-house my original E-mu system submodules and developed from that. It was built as a tribute to the E-mu pioneers and hence it was called “The Pioneer Tribute” modular.

The primary modules, Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO), Sawtooth Pulse VCO (SPVCO), Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter (VCLPF), Dual Transient Generator (DTG), and Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) have been faithfully recreated, also as a tribute to the E-mu modular, to ensure the same sound.

There were only 5 complete systems built, including mine, but several original systems were repaired and enhanced with the new modules.  If required, replacement sub-modules, such as VCO and VCF, for most of the original E-mu modules can be produced to get a system working again.  I am extremely grateful to Dave Rossum and Rob Keeble for their help with completing this project.  I had the privilege to meet Dave, ‘Mr E-mu”, in California and to see some of his new Eurorack synthesizer modules.

The Pioneer Tribute contains the modules listed below. The modules that have web links are available in limited quantities as stand-alone modules.

Module Name Price Availability
EA2000 Voltage Controlled Amplifier £250 February
EA2100 Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter £300 Now
EA2110 High Pass Filter £225 Now
EA2120 Universal Active Filter £500 February
EA2200 Voltage Controlled Oscillator £450 Now
EA2210 Sawtooth Pulse Voltage Controlled Oscillator £250 Now
EA2350 Dual Delayed Transient Generator £450 February
EA2130 Voltage Controlled Multimode Filter £250 Now
EA2340 Lag Processor £175 Now
EA2430 Ring Modulator £175 Now

 

Additional Ancillary modules are used to complete the system:

Module Name Price Availability
EA2800 3″ x 6″ Blank Panel £15 February
EA2801 6″ x 6″ Blank Panel £20 February
EA2802 9″ x 6″ Blank Panel £30 February
EA2901 Power Supply and Back Panel £250 Now
EA2902 Distribution Board £40 Now
EA2905 Power Supply Front Panel £100 Now
EA2906 Multiple Panel £100 Now

 

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2 of the complete “Tribute” systems built for musician friends