Schmidt Synthesizer





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EMC is happy to announce that a new batch of 25 Schmidt Synthesizers is currently in production. To make sure that your Schmidt is one of them, please contact EMC for ordering information – thanks!

The best is: When ordering your Schmidt now, you can choose between the classic anthracite-coloured finish and the brand new and very cool white finish. More pics, please see below.

The new firmware V 1.21 is out now. It provides several interesting new features and complete bugfixing. Please see below.

Please note: Users with firmware V 1.20 please also go for the latest version 1.21.


No compromise!

Almost every product in our world of today has been optimized in terms of commercial viability and market value. Inevitably, the resulting product  is more or less just that – nothing but a widely accepted compromise.  

Schmidt is totally unlike that! Schmidt has been created without any compromise whatsoever in mind.

Schmidt is the dream come true of an engineer dedicated to sound, conceived and perfected in close collaboration with musicians and music producers, brought to life in the most uncompromising way imaginable.

Perfection is not just a word: The sound of Schmidt is simply unique, as are its user interface and build quality – a bold statement against the fast-paced and superficial age we live in.

Schmidt is a thoroughbred analog eight-voice polyphonic synthesizer with true multitimbrality. It sports full MIDI implementation and programmability.

Schmidt´s sound generation engine features virtually everything that subtractive synthesis is endowed with – and even more: Schmidt gives you additional features that have never been implemented in a fully analog synthesizer before! Features that are truly unique to Schmidt – picture multiple pulsewidth modulation and multiple ringmodulators, for starters.

Every single parameter – even for the most complex modulation routings you might envisage – can be accessed directly using dedicated frontpanel controls and switches. No more browsing through mind-boggling and confusing menues! Instant tweaking heaven!

Schmidt is crafted to match the highest production standards – it is entirely hand-made in Germany. The casing, made of carefully selected wood and metal, is as beautiful as it is sturdy and reliable.

The Schmidt Synthesizer is available now! Since every single instrument is carefully assembled and tested by Stefan Schmidt in person, only short numbers of units are currently available. Please feel free contact us anytime for further details concerning availability.

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Features and Specifications

Some general specifications:

• eight-voice polyphonic, true analogue synthesizer with digital control and preset memories

• 61 keys, semi-weighted, with aftertouch and velocity

• multitimbral (eight parts)

• separate outputs for each voice, plus summing outputs and headphone output

• advanced performance controllers freely programmable per preset (joystick, pitch- and modwheel, pedal inputs)

• 1,028 single sound presets

• 256 multi sound presets

• complete MIDI implementation, MIDI via USB

• sophisticated glide- and portamento capabilities

• all sound programming functions feature dedicated frontpanel controls and switches

• precise information about parameter names and current values via large LC-display

• multi-color LEDs and display

• control panel with adjustable angle

• internal universal power supply

• flightcase included



Some specifications per voice:


• real analogue signal path with digital control for most precise tuning and modulation

• two parallel signal paths within each voice for most complex and dynamic timbres

• four different oscillators per voice with countless outstanding and complementary features

• classic basic waveforms (square, sawtooth, noise) and modulation routings (PWM, sync, ringmodulation, FM) as well as advanced modulation routings including ”multiple PWM” and ”multiple ringmod” to create most complex timbres on oscilator level 

• two real analogue 24dB Moog-style ladder filters

• four 12dB multimode filters (dual filters)

• filters can be combined in very flexible ways in order to create a great variety of different

• additional 12 dB lowpass filter phattens up things even more.

• dedicated modulation sources (LFOs, envelopes) for oscillators, filters, and VCAs

• Level- and panning modulations provide dynamic mixing, blending and stereo panning within each voice

Firmware V 1.21


Schmidt's firmware V 1.2.1 is available now. 

Firmware V 1.21 provides complete bugfixing as well as some interesting new features that many Schmidt owners asked for:

• Write protection

• MIDI panic function

• Improved MIDI clock sync of VCF 1- and VCF 2-LFOs

• Polyphonic aftertouch/pressure via external MIDI device

• Individual LED- and LCD-colors for all presets


The update is available via download and can easily be installed by MIDI sysex dump.

Download Firmware V 1.21 update

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Listen to some demos


For listening the demo sounds click to one of the following links:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8.


You can also download these audiofiles. They are combined in three Zip-Files:

Part 1 (39MB), Part 2 (43MB) and Part 3 (44MB).


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