Hinton Instruments

A Guide to EMS
VCS3 and Synthi A/AKS
Modifications and Servicing


Modifications Hall of Fame


Basil Brooks' Synthi AKS

One of three highly modified AKS used by Britain's first all synthesizer band Zorch since 1972. This one is probably the most modified and widely gigged Synthi A and is still in regular use with the original owner.


Stonehenge Free Festival, 1974:

Synthi A at Stonehenge

On tour with the first Steve Hillage Band, 1977:

Dual Synthi A console

Howard Scarr's Synthi AKS

Another Zorch modified AKS, sold in 1978, but which resurfaced in an auction earlier this year.


Tim Blake's Crystal Machine AKS pair

The Crystal Machine

Miquette Giraudy's Synthi A

System 7



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Last updated: 15 August 2014

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