The Vintage Synthesizer Museum

This video, via once upon a synth, is a tour of the Vintage Synthesizer Museum in Emeryville, CA.

The Vintage Synthesizer Museum provides ‘a unique space to experience, record, and learn about vintage analog synthesizers.’ It’s available to rent for $30/hour, with a two hour minimum.

Here’s a summary of their collection:

Vintage Synths:

  • Moog: Minimoog Model D  /  Taurus I
  • EMS: Synthi AKS  /  Vocoder 2000
  • ARP:  2600 w/3620  /  1613 Sequencer  /  Odyssey MkII  /  Rhodes Chroma
  • Sequential Circuits: Prophet 5  /  Prophet T8  /  Pro-One
  • Oberheim: 4-Voice  /  OB-Xa  /  Xpander
  • Roland: Jupiter 8  / Jupiter 6 / Jupiter 4  /  Juno 6  /  Juno 106  /  SH-101  /  TR-808  /  TR-909  /  RS-505
  • Korg: MS-50  /  MS-20  /  MS-10  /  SQ-10  /  VC-10  / Mono/Poly  /  Univox MaxiKorg / PS-3100
  • Yamaha: CS-70m  /  CS-60  /  CS-20m
  • EML: Electro-Comp 101  /  Electro-Comp 200
  • Steiner Parker: Synthacon
  • Gleeman: Pentaphonic Clear
  • Crumar: Spirit
  • Octave: Cat MkI
  • Oxford: OSCar
  • PAiA: Proteus
  • Fairlight
  • DK Synergy

Modern Synths:

  • Buchla Music Easel
  • Kilpatrick Phenol
  • 18U by 90hp Eurorack Modular System
  • 25 Module 5U MOTM System

Effects:

  • Korg Stage Echo SE-500
  • Roland RE-201 Space Echo
  • Multivox Multi Echo MX-312
  • DOD R-880 Dual Analog Delay
  • Korg GR-1 Gated Spring Reverb
  • Univox UEQ-1 Spring Reverb/Graphic EQ/Overdrive
  • Eventide Instant Phaser
  • Maestro Universal Synthesizer System
  • Maestro PS-1 Phaser
  • PAiA 1500 Phlanger

3 thoughts on “The Vintage Synthesizer Museum

  1. Looks like the synth room at one of the better instrument shops from the 80s. Only missing some speaker stacks, drum machines, octapad, and obligatory Rhodes Chroma and Keytar. I miss those days, used to hang out in stores like that for ~4 hours at a time.

  2. I wonder if the $30 an hour includes an engineer. I think I would absolutely need adult supervision in that toy kingdom.

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