The Biggest Synth Museum in the World with Afrorack #MusicMonday
As it turns out, the largest synth collection in the world is in Sweden, at the the Swiss Museum & Center for Electronic Music Instruments. And the amazing DIY synth maker Afrorack is currently on a residency there. Here’s more from Afrorack:
How did all of this wind up here? That all started with collector Klemens Nilkaus Trenkle, working over decades, and growing with a supporting organization, volunteer efforts, and donations from manufacturers and other benefactors. There was even a Kickstarter, and efforts by Legowelt, Novation, Focusrite, Erica Synths, Teenage Engineering, and Mutable Instruments. It’s all part of an innovation cluster called BlueFactory – proof positive that vintage can be innovative, and history and repair chops can help construct the future.
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