Vintage Synthesizer Museum Studio Tour [VIDEO]

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Vintage Synthesizer Museum Studio Tour [VIDEO]

Post by bloodsample » Sat May 27, 2017 5:11 pm

I went to visit the Vintage Synthesizer Museum in Oakland and recorded a little studio tour. Lots of awesome vintage synths in here. It's called a museum but you can actually just rent out the space and play with all the gear.


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Re: Vintage Synthesizer Museum Studio Tour [VIDEO]

Post by gcoudert » Sat May 27, 2017 7:25 pm

There was a similar place - not far from where I live - in Albury (Hertfordshire, UK) in the mid-90s. It was officially opened by Bob Moog and several magazines ran articles on that little museum at the time. It was called the Museum of Synthesizer Technology and was owned by Martin Newcomb. I never got the chance to visit it but I don't think it was around for very long. There was even an accompanying book.

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Re: Vintage Synthesizer Museum Studio Tour [VIDEO]

Post by bloodsample » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:03 pm

Here are some demo videos I recorded while there:

Yamaha CS-70m + CS-60


Oberheim OB-Xa + Sequential Circuits Prophet T-8


Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 + DK Synergy + Korg MonoPoly + Steiner Parker Synthacon

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Re: Vintage Synthesizer Museum Studio Tour [VIDEO]

Post by gcoudert » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:08 pm

Ah, well done, now I've fallen in love with the Prophet T8 and it's all your fault!!! Thanks for not playing 'Jump' on the Oberheim, by the way!
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Re: Vintage Synthesizer Museum Studio Tour [VIDEO]

Post by commodorejohn » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:18 pm

Yep, this place is the bees' knees. One of these days when I've got some free time to develop one of my pieces I really need to get back down there and do some proper recording.
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Re: Vintage Synthesizer Museum Studio Tour [VIDEO]

Post by Broadwave » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:40 am

I can't believe I missed this on my last holiday to SF - Two minutes off the 580 :o

Note to self... Next time, no more Cruising the Castro - there's far more important things to see :lol:

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Re: Vintage Synthesizer Museum Studio Tour [VIDEO]

Post by gcoudert » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:39 am

Broadwave wrote:I can't believe I missed this on my last holiday to SF
Yep, my thoughts exactly.
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Re: Vintage Synthesizer Museum Studio Tour [VIDEO]

Post by kulten » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:10 pm

Woah ! Juste see the video, beautiful tour ! Some of these machines... I'd like to test them...
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