If you are a synth nerd (such as me) and you love finding new pieces of vintage gear, prepare to have your mind blown. The VCS 4 was a synth created by Electronic Music Studios in 1969 and was actually a prototype of one of their more popular products, the VCS3 – essentially, they wired two VCS3s together to make the new model.
While this shouldn’t be questioned in any sense, because it makes sense – it turns out that Matt Black of Coldcut fame is the proud owner of one of the TWO prototypes of the VCS4 in the world, and decided as a gift to give away a few sounds that he created on the ridiculously rare synthesizer.
You can download the lo-fi samples by clicking here – and if you are in front of your computer right now, it would probably be best to fire up your DAW or sampler and get to chopping.
— Ninja Tune (@ninjatune) January 23, 2014