Leon and Brian Dewan playing their Dewanatron Dual Primate Console at Carousel Recording Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Dewanatron makes folk synthesizers:
These prototype synthesizers are made in the tradition of historical folk instruments, created solely for the use of its maker and need not be housed in a refined console suitable for the school, church or parlor. Folk synthesizers are as at home in the hovel or moldy basement as they are in a museum of valued folk artifacts that used to belong in barns or sheds.
For decades electronic music has been associated with conservatories, universities, radio stations and other well-funded institutions. And yet what better place to create electronic music than in an unheated outbuilding with a reel to reel tape recorder and some hand-crafted folk synthesizers with no one around to tell you what to do.