The synth wizard in you

Famous for Pink Floyd’s “On the Run,” the EMS Synthi and its forerunner the VCS3 are the synths you don’t realize you’ve heard everywhere.

Roxy Music, LCD Soundsystem, The Who, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, King Crimson, and Brian Eno, were just a few of the artists who took it on sonic journeys. Where will Synthi V take you?

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Every Band Needed a Synthi

Electronic Music Studios’ VCS3 and Synxthi won the hearts and blew the minds of British musicians throughout the 1970s. Its inventors were beyond revolutionary.

Electronic Music Studios’ VCS3 and Synthi won the hearts and blew the minds of British musicians throughout the 1970s. Its inventors were beyond revolutionary.

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Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sound

Synthi V’s main interface captures all the charm of the original, with a handful of small tweaks that add up to a big difference.

If you’ve ever used a hardware EMS synth, you’ll feel right at home. If you’ve ever thought, “I wish my Synthi would do that,” ours does. If you’re new to the Synthi universe, you’ll forget you’re playing a virtual instrument.

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Synthi and Synthier

Synthi V’s Advanced Panel lets you write the history of the future.

Since the Synthi’s designers were early computer geeks, we thought about what software-powered features they might have added if they’d had the chance. Then we did it.

Hear it in action

Synthi V announces itself with bold sound and undeniably psychedelic energy. Here are the tracks it inspired some of our favorite electronic music artists to create.

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Included in
V collection

Legendary Keyboards Reinvented

This instrument is also part of the V Collection -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modeled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism, and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

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TAE® Powered

The exclusive analog modeling technology that makes our emulations indistinguishable from the originals.

By accurately mimicking the characteristics of analog oscillators, filters, and soft clipping, we can provide astonishing component-accurate detail and authentic analog charm in equal measure.

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