An extremely rare synthesizer has been unearthed, the EMS Synthi KB1.
Created in 1971 by Peter Zinovieff’s Electronic Music Studios, this one-off build was used by the prog-rock group Yes, before essentially disappearing off the face of the Earth.
However, UK company Digitana Electronics have rediscovered the prototype synth after all these years, and have shared a photo. Check it out below:
When taking to Facebook, Digitana explained “the synth never went into production”.
“It has remained essentially unused for 46-years, though Steve Howe (Yes guitarist) did use it on a track in the first of his ‘homebrew’ demo recordings, some of which featured on the band’s albums.”
Digitana plans on sharing audio demos documenting the retro synth as well as photos in the near future.