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In reverse date order.
Mar 27, 2013 - JM Wrote:
Thank you for running a fantastic US company!!
Currently I am working on my newest project which is riddled with harsh .com modular goodness.
Although I love the filters, q107 and q150, I have been running straight osc's lately.
Completely raw and beautiful!!!
Feb 25, 2013 - BC Wrote:
We really love you guys and we try to think up reasons to buy from you (it's a sickness).
Feb 21, 2013 - DG Wrote:
Every interaction I've had with Synthesizers.com has been fantastic, and
I'm constantly amazed at the quality of service I've gotten. Thanks for
doing things "The Right Way"!
Feb 7, 2013 - MM Wrote:
Am loving the Box 11 conversion I did recently.
Jan 29, 2013 - MV Wrote:
Just wanted to send a quick email to let you know my synth arrived safely and after nearly an hour of unwrapping, I got it up and running.
The thing is a work of art. You and your team do amazing work and I'm very impressed by all aspects. Design, materials, workmanship, punctuality and tone quality are all amazing.
Jan 3, 2013 - EJ Wrote:
I have been following your site on and off for about 10 years, since I was a preteen, first exploring electronic music. It was from your site, your clear descriptions of each module, what they do, and the sound samples that you provided that I learned how to make electronic music. I didn't start producing until my mid to late teens due to financial reasons. I told myself that when I get enough money to buy a modular that I was going to buy from synthesizers.com, and that is what I just did, as you know. When I got the packages I was mind-blown at how large they are. I didn't really realize what I got myself into until I opened up the very safely and professionally bubble-wrapped and packed boxes, tearing it all off to reveal what a monster of a synth this is, even with the Box11 cabinets. Not just in size, but in sound too. This synth sounds much, much, MUCH better than any other software synthesizer that I have used in the past. It's rigid, easy to patch, and I don't have to worry about a single menu button or LCD screen with irritating navigation. I just wanted to give you a personal, very big two thumbs up for your professional service and high quality product.
Thank you very much! It was a pleasure doing business with you. You can expect to see an order from me again sometime in the future.
Dec 5, 2012 - KS Wrote:
I live in Denmark. The import tax is indeed high. But the synth you get
from Roger is simply amazing. Nothing sounds better.
Nov 2, 2012 - AL Wrote:
I love the traditional Moog modular look but the Box11 is way more functional for me. I like the way it looks too.
Oct 19, 2012 - DD Wrote:
I just wanted to thank you for the amazing modules youve brought to our world!!
Right now I've got a patch that sounds exactly like Morleys Utube vid of the buchla 200, its sounds incredible!!
Can't wait for my next module!
Oct 17, 2012 - JE Wrote:
With just a few minutes of dabbling and knob-tweaking, I was able to make serviceable imitations of a percussive jazz bass and an English horn, all with just the one VCO I currently have.
Looking forward to completing the system over the next several months
and I'm considering adding one of your new 11-space racks to accommodate a quantizer, a sequential controller, who knows?
Great products, plenty of opportunities to experiment and explore -- and no soldering!
Oct 11, 2012 - YB Wrote:
Your Q119 sequencer controller is absolutely fantastic to use!
I've never had so much pleasure using your system, I can not stop
writing songs with your products, it is literally a lifestyle!
Oct 10, 2012 - DI Wrote:
Big Bravo for all that you do
Aug 28, 2012 - TM Wrote:
Also just wanted to point out that you and your team do stellar work.
From the quality sound and build of the modules to the outstanding customer service,
it's always a treat to do business with you...and even more so to play with your synth modules.
Thanks again and keep up the awesome business practices,
Aug 3, 2012 - MS Wrote:
Today I received this unbelievably brilliant instrument.
I patched a single sound and it instantly blew me away!
Thank you very very much for making these wonderful instrument and my dream of a modular system come true.
Aug 1, 2012 - GH Wrote:
My custom 22-space modular has passed its first birthday with flying colours and is still sounding solid and warm.
When I'm not making music or fantastic sounds with it, I am happy to stare lovingly at the flashing lights large
knobs and colourful patch leads. It's happy to pose for me while I take many photos of it from different angles
on my digital Nikon SLR. I believe your electronic synthesizers have a soul. (it's alive).
I pray no grave digging has taken place.
Thanks again, and now I better book myself a psychiatrist. Lol
Jul 30, 2012 - CF Wrote:
Just wanted to convey what terrific service you guys and gals provide. Thanks again and keep up the great work.
Jun 19, 2012 - SS Wrote:
Dear Roger, I would like to thank you for the new world. I was introduced to this via a friend,
Jason Lachance, and I was very reluctant about it. The more I dove in the better it sounded
and I began to see grand opportunity. I ordered mine back in late Feb/early March and absolutely
love it. I can't spend enough time with it. And in those cases, I'm daydreaming about it.
It has also opened new doors in which, via the internet, I am meeting new people from
around the world who are helping me out (thanks Linds Redding)! I know that, elsewhere,
you are in a discussion about the tribulations of a small business and I just want
you to know that the product that you have created is very much appreciated; not just
by me but by many. Thank you very much for the world you have created for me. And thanks,
also, for making yourself accessible for telling you this! That's important, too.
May 30, 2012 - DK Wrote:
I got it today and wanted to report back - WOW!
First off, it was packaged exceedingly well. Thanks for that, it's very
much appreciated. I have to agree (as the website states), "... there's nothing like hearing
one in person". That couldn't be any more spot on. I'm blown away by the quality of the
build and the sounds - this has FAR exceeded my expectations. All the glowing
reviews I read carefully before ordering were justified once my synth was plugged
in, and I honestly can't remember the last time that happened.
Thank you all so much for a wonderful product...
May 3, 2012 - DI Wrote:
Thank you for your patience. You guys are great to deal with and I
appreciate your help.
Apr 12, 2012 - TE Wrote:
I really like the overall design (graphics, mechanics, electronics...)
Also I'm very satisfied with the packing and the construction quality of everything.
So I want to thank Roger, Margo and everyone for such a smooth and exciting experience.
Synthesizers.com: nothing but quality at a reasonable cost.
Jan 14, 2012 - GH Wrote:
Happy new year Roger, Margo and team at .com.
My custom 22space modular is passed its first birthday with flying colours and is still sounding solid and warm.when I\'m not making music without I\'m happy to stare lovingly at the flashing lights and build quality and it\'s happy to pose and have its picture taken . As far as I\'m concerned your synths have a soul " it\'s alive"
Thanks again and now I better book myself a psychologist . Lol
Jan 4, 2012 - RG Wrote:
Happy New Year, and once again, Thank You for allowing me to find a "voice." It's not exaggeration to say that your modules have changed my life.
Dec 29, 2011 - CC Wrote:
I just received the system. I have to sincerely thank you for several things:
* Because you made a huge effort with the timing and I received it a lot earlier than my best hopes
* Because your synthesizers are fantastic Ė perfect inside and outside.
* Because of your patience in answering all my email (you and Margo of course)
* Because of the clarity of your explanations for usage, installation, operation
* Above all, because you made a dream of mine come true. When I was a teenager I used to look at Keith Emersonís Moog as something that, obviously, I would never have. Now, at 50, here I am with the most spectacular system I could possibly imagine. Isnít this what life is about?
Thanks a million and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, Margo and your folks.
Dec 24, 2011 - BW Wrote:
As a design philosophy, the ample mixing/routing options are something I love about the
Synthesizers.com line. There usually is an attenuator in the places I want one,
and for my use there are plenty of times when two signal inputs is all I need for a voice.
It keeps things very tidy.
Modules like the Q106, Q107, and Q108 seem particularly well-conceived in this regard.
This is always on my mind whenever people ask for single space or more dense versions of
those functions. Density has its place, but I like Synthesizers.com's well-rounded
approach to these modules.
Dec 23, 2011 - AC Wrote:
Received the gear the other day and man, the sound is spectacular.
Last night it was like sonic opiates streaming out of the system...
this Jew's harp-acting sound was running over and over
...and it drove me mad in a good way....
it was either the sound of love or the sound of confusion....
so smokey, warm, sedative and vitalizing ( is that a word?) ...
I just kept it going through the night...
And today at work I couldnt concentrate because all I was thinking about was that sound.
Thank you for this and merry Christmas.
Dec 22, 2011 - KR Wrote:
I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
You just don't know how much your hard work at the world's greatest synth company has blessed my life.
You are all simply superlative.
Oct 31, 2011 - WB Wrote:
I don't mean to inundate you guys with praise, but you do seem to be simply the only real business in this business! I can't praise your customer service highly enough, not to mention swift response times, solid quality of goods, and clear and readily available documentation. Keep up the great work!
Oct 30, 2011 - AS Wrote:
About two weeks ago I ordered more modules and after a very quick
answer and quote the shipment arrived after only a week. This was a great service. Thank you.
The build quality of your modules coupled with the design philosophy and price makes them for me the just about the best there is.
If my finances allow I would like to order more in the future. Itís worth it just to get the Roger Arrick business card.
This is something of a dream come true for me as I was around in the 60ís in England but never even saw a Moog Modular in real life let alone play one.
Keep up the good work
Oct 22, 2011 - DT Wrote:
You are a truly great company.
Oct 10, 2011 - MH Wrote:
Even that this was my order and I just bought blank plates I must say that I'm really impressed with how they look.
Sep 19, 2011 - SL Wrote:
Roger, what a pleasure it is, doing business with you.
I've been in the process of trying to order a module from another MU format vendor and it's just about ludicrous. I mean it. Just getting communication let alone any meaningful info that I can be sure of is sketchy at best.
Contrast: I email you for something, the invoice is in my mailbox FIVE minutes later with a shipping date, I send through paypal, bing bang done. That is such a nice experience that I look forward to repeating it.
I *really* like the modular. It's more fun than a box of kittens, keeps me busier 'n' a caterpillar at a toe counting contest.
Jul 29, 2011 - HS Wrote:
I've had an ARP2600, Roland 100M, Oberheim SEM and a MiniMoog in a previous life and I've used an EMS Synthi-100 (and VCS3 and Synthi-A) and Moog modulars in the past and this thing trounces the lot of them.
Jul 28, 2011 - MM Wrote:
I am crying with laughter reading the comment about switched on Bach & the Mexican dude singer ! - bloody hilarious
Thanks for posting all that stuff - made my day
Jul 12, 2011 - SH Wrote:
My [system] arrived. It is stunningly good. You make real synths for real synthesists!
I am SO pleased with this Portable 22. I've owned lots of vintage synths over the last three decades - ARP2600, Oberheim SEM, Roland 100M, ARP Odyssey, MiniMoog and so on - and this thing trounces them all. Why anyone would spend - what? - $10,000 on an ARP2600 these days is beyond me when this is better and more affordable!!
Jul 5, 2011 - DJ Wrote:
Congratulations on building the worlds finest modular systems. I have demoed 80% of all others and yours are by far the fullest
and fattest sounding modulars on the market today. We are looking forward to installing one in the studio.
Jun 21, 2011 - MB Wrote:
I just want to let you know how much I appreciate you guys.
Awesome prices and amazingly fast turnaround on all the orders I have placed with you.
My system mainly consists of MOTM format, but I have been throwing more .com modules in lately.
You guys ship things so much faster than any other manufacturer I have ordered from. I seriously appreciate it.
Jun 20, 2011 - SL Wrote:
I bought a small system (23 modules) from Roger Arrick in November of 2010. I wanted a modular for years and had spent quite a lot of time researching and looking into every option I could find. I chose Synthesizers.com and am very glad that I did. I would choose them again if I had to do it over again. In the six months I've had the system, I've added 9 more modules (including a second sequencer) and I just can't get over how much fun it is. It's not only musical and fun but it's even therapeutic!
I really can't say enough about not only the synth but also your company and the way you do business. The experience has really been great. I think most folks expect that when the price is great, you have to accept compromises on quality, but that is not the case with your company. It's amazing that you manage to maintain the pricing you do and still deliver not just a great product but a great experience, start-to-finish. The ordering, the packaging (you could drop the box from 20 feet and it would still be OK), the fit and finish, the look, the consistency in design and layout, the solid feel of the pots and switches, the functionality and THE SOUND. But you really should warn people that these things are so much fun, other musical gear can end up feeling neglected!
May 6, 2011 - WB Wrote:
I just had to say that you guys make everybody else in this business look bad; and I mean that in the best possible way. I\'ve been dealing with Bridechamber, Grove Audio, MOTM, and Oakley, and none of them have the responsiveness, clear-cut communication, and fast turnaround that you guys offer in a normal day\'s work. Kudos x 1000!!!
Mar 7, 2011 - MH Wrote:
One last thing I would like to mention, which doesn't obviously come across on the website, is how beautiful these synths both look and feel - totally inspiring, just like a Les Paul Black Beauty!
Mar 3, 2011 - RF Wrote:
I've almost completed my portable system and I have been just over the moon working with it...I can't begin to express to you how pleased I am with it, thanks very much for crafting such an exceptional instrument..
Feb 21, 2011 - CS Wrote:
This Q106 are stable like a tank!!!
Feb 15, 2011 - AH Wrote:
The new studio-22 cabinet and modules arrived. Once again, like the studio-44 purchased last August, I can not say how pleased I am with everything. The construction of your products is beyond outstanding. The modules are easily relocatable, even for an electro-phobe like me, and configuring the new modules with my existing system was a cinch. It is such a joy to own an instrument like this: hand-made, well made, made to last, solid, and beautiful. Thank you!
Feb 3, 2011 - NM Wrote:
I can honestly say that we have used this heavily on everything we've recorded and released since I started putting it together and it has become such an isdispensible part of what we do that we've started touring with a scaled down system (the top, square cabinet). It only gets more fun as it gets bigger.
Many thanks - You guys make wonderful stuff and i wish you all the success in the world.
Jan 26, 2011 - RS Wrote:
Just got a Q119 about a week ago. I really love this sequencer, it's so full of potential.
Nice build too. Synthesizers.com is a class act all the way.
Thanks for being here.
Nov 1, 2010 - CS Wrote:
Roger ought to feel really proud. I'm understanding that the overall consensus
in this thread, is that even if we could afford a Moog we would rather spend the
money on a Dotcom. That says alot.
Oct 24, 2010 - WB Wrote:
I've been playing with the SynthInvent software for a week now...
That software is a fantastic selling tool!
I wish more companies had the good sense to create such a
user-friendly way of presenting their products.
Oct 20, 2010 - NR Wrote:
I would like to say that I am still blown away everyday by my portable 44 every day! I absolutely love it.
Aug 1, 2010 - KR Wrote:
Thank you for a extraordinary instrument from which I get no end of pleasure.
Jul 7, 2010 - PM Wrote:
I've got to tell you, I cannot stop playing your modular!! I don't know why I didn't get it before: the sound is just "it", that wonderful, warm, powerful, analog sound of the 1960s/1970s Moogs, the construction is impeccable, everything is labeled clearly, and most of all - the Synthesizers.com feels and sounds like a real instrument, not just another synth.
May 13, 2010 - AH Wrote:
The thing that I love about DotCom is that they operate like a real business instead of some tinkerer working out of his garage or something like that. Everything is very professional and handled with class instead of this sort of "paypal me some money and wait 9 months while I get around to soldering your stuff" model that most of the other companies seem to operate on. I don't have time to wait for a glorified hobbyist to get around to providing me with my equipment; DotCom may not be Amazon.com, but they really are a cut above when it comes to service, shipping, legit invoices, etc.
Arrick and co. are people of both personal and professional integrity, and it shows in all aspects of what they do.
Apr 29, 2010 - SG Wrote:
For a recent project I really appreciated the Q119 Sequencer. The bulk of the
vocals and instruments had already been recorded, but I had no problem
syncing up the Q119 with Digital Performer to track some modular synth
tracks towards the end. And it truly feels like a musical instrument to play! I love it.
Apr 4, 2010 - GH Wrote:
HAPPY 10TH birthday Roger,Margo and all the wonderful staff at Synrhesisers.com Without your dedication the world would be a boring place where modular synth lovers could only dream.
I have been using my 22space system on my forthcomming album.the quality,sound,the fact that the oscillators are still in tune when i come back after days and switch on and in fact where still intune when i transfered all the modules from one cab to another. unbelievable.
Thanks Roger&Margo for a first class aftersales service when a carrier damaged a cabinet in transit.You are genuine honest proud peolple and i\'m saving hard to buy some more modules this year.
Mar 15, 2010 - EK Wrote:
I'm writing just to say how unbelievable it is that you are giving something like that away when most businesses are striving just to stay afloat.
Mar 9, 2010 - KS Wrote:
Just wanted to congratulate both of you for running such a succesful company for 10 years.
I joined the "wagon" half way through.
I had a Doepfer A-100 which I sold to buy a dotcom. Haven't regretted it for one second.
Mar 2, 2010 - JS Wrote:
Man you folks are quick with the responses!
Feb 25, 2010 - KE Wrote:
I'm very impressed with your stuff. Also, SynthInvent is genius!
Feb 24, 2010 - AT Wrote:
I am HAPPY!!
My latest modules arrived in Switzerland today ... and this material is FANTASTIC!!
Many thanks to Margo and Roger !!!!!!!!
Feb 22, 2010 - JS Wrote:
Congratulations on your 10th! You're doing the world a great service and your many fans here are living proof of that fact. . . .
Feb 19, 2010 - MP Wrote:
Congratulations and thank you for making my dream come true
Feb 19, 2010 - MB Wrote:
You and Margo have been fantastic all these years.
I first discovered Synthesizers.com around 2002. I spent many hours perusing the site...it was clear to me that this was to be *my* synth.
Bought my first cabinet in 2003...went through some life changes...took me until 2005 to fill that cabinet. It's been a dream come true ever since!
Feb 17, 2010 - KR Wrote:
Just a note to let you know I installed the Q171, and it's amazing! I've never really thought a quantizer necessary as I've never had problems tuning a sequencer. But after using the Q171, I don't know how I lived without one! Wow! How cool! And I'm sure I haven't even scratched the surface of its functionality. It's a beautiful piece of work. I had the Instrument Interface syncing the drum machine to the sequencer, and the Quantizer Bank allowed me to change the sequence easily on the fly. Woo-hoo!
Feb 17, 2010 - ME Wrote:
Congratulations Roger & co!
Not sure if I have the year correct but my .com is now or 9 or 10 years old
as well. One of the early adopters ignoring AH completely. :-)
Feb 17, 2010 - RA Wrote:
I agree wholeheartedly with all the sentiments expressed previously. It was in
disbelief that I discovered the Synthesizers.com site way back in 2003,..by
accident I should add. Much too broke for the following two years to buy any
modules but was very excited when in 2005 I commenced purchasing your modules to
eventually build a very large synthesizer....just as all the excitement was
being generated with the 960 series being proposed, which had a lot to do with
the inspiration. I had modules stored for most of the year before I finally
managed to get some cabinets constructed locally to house what is basically 3 x
44 tiers complete with 4x sequencers. approx a year later with all my modules in
place I was able to switch it on....thanks to your company Roger. Wishing you
all the best.
Feb 17, 2010 - DR Wrote:
Many Happy Anniversaries in the future Roger and Margo.
I have to admit when I first saw the site I thought it was "too good to be
true". It took some doing to convince myself. I was late in the game (2008), and
the many satisfied customers by then was enough to convince me of the deal.
There are some companies out there that do everything right. In manufacturing
business there is a saying... "You want Quality, Delivery or Price? Choose any
two." Synthesizers.com somehow does all three well. Amazing. Marketing is much,
much harder to actually do right than most people could ever realize. It takes a
deep sense of morality and considerable honor to the customer to pull it off
right. The Arrick's have this in spades.
Thanks again Roger!
Feb 17, 2010 - CS Wrote:
Roger and Margo
Congratulations and happy birthday .com, You both should by very proud as you
have done a stellar job this last ten years. I am honored to be one of your
"Excellent Customers". Thanks again and way to go.
Jan 21, 2010 - ET Wrote:
Thank you and thank you for wonderful synths!
Jan 11, 2010 - GS Wrote:
Three years ago, I ordered a full Q960 and other modules to conduct and improve the capacity of my minimoogs.
The result is perfect.
I took a rest from posting comments while I focus on new product design. - Roger
Jul 6, 2009 - GP Wrote:
The Studio 66 is well arrived. Everything works, beautiful furniture,
beautiful machine, beautiful sounds, what's else?
Thank you very much for a so nice packing. It was very well protected !!
I add a picture. In september, I'll use it for the first time with my
students in the high school of music in Switzerland.
Many thanks again, and a big hello too all people of your team with a lot of
Jul 2, 2009 - MS Wrote:
Hello Margo and Roger,
Finally, I have completed my synth, cabinet and modules setup: The Monolith !
I will send you a couple of pictures to show you and especially to thank both of you and all your team
for the great enterprise you built up...
Once again, thanks to all of you and my best regards.
Jun 11, 2009 - CD Wrote:
Hello all at .com. Received my QKB15S yesterday and I am absolutely in love with it! Matched with my portable system it is outstanding. I could not be happier. Just wanted to drop a line and say thank you for your excellent products. It blows my mind sometimes to actually be playing a modular system and now with the controller it feels so pro:-)... Thank you all at synthesizers.com you have a customer for life!
May 15, 2009 - JS Wrote:
WOW. . I am SO impressed with the sound of your synth!!!!! It's so fat and beautifully analog. . .I feel like I've died and gone back to 1973!!
Apr 24, 2009 - RD Wrote:
I Can't believe how FAT The Q106 Oscillator sounds.
Thought I would need to wait until there were 2 or 3 in my system,
but the tones coming from just one and a Q107 filter are wonderful!
Apr 9, 2009 - ES Wrote:
The order has arrived and I am extremely happy.
The printed word isn't sufficient enough to describe it.
Thank you all very much and I look forward to purchasing more synth modules soon.
Apr 3, 2009 - EW Wrote:
This is by far one of the best spring reverbs I've ever heard.
Apr 1, 2009 - ER Wrote:
I didn't take the plunge into modulars until Roger made it possible (in my mind) with the entry system. It seems like every time I look at assembled modules from other manufacturers, the prices keep slipping out of reach. But Synthesizers.com modules are mostly within reach. It doesn't hurt that they sound amazing, look fantastic, are really well-built, have really well-thought-out designs and seem relatively easy to mod/work on. Oh, and there's that whole friendly community, awesome customer service thing.
Apr 1, 2009 - JL Wrote:
I always dreamed about have a modular synthesizer before I discovered Synthesizers.com who made my dream possible :)
Mar 19, 2009 - JL Wrote:
God I love these synths.
I can do whatever I need with it.
And it works seamlessly with my Moog IIIc.
I now actually prefer the sound and stability of the Q106 over the Moog oscillators, as amazing as that sounds.
Mar 19, 2009 - CP Wrote:
Received my 1st DOT COM moduals yesterday.
Thank you for the fast shipping and great customer service.
Look forward to more transactions with you in the coming weeks.
Mar 2, 2009 - RB Wrote:
The ladder filter sounds great and really adds sonic value to my Portable 22.
The creative process is best supported by such a hardware modular synth - scrolling up and down a
VST-modular to connect cables and using the mouse to turn knobs kills most of the fun.
Thank you for your efforts and courage to offer a real instrument in a time where most people choose bits and bytes solutions.
Feb 25, 2009 - LB Wrote:
I gotta tell ya... every time I sit down with this system, I can't wait to purchase more.
Jan 19, 2009 - GH Wrote:
I have just received the synth today and I am very satisfied.
The finish is very beautiful, the sound is very very good.
I [also] wanted to thank you very much for the speed and the efficiency of your answers.
Jan 6, 2009 - DD Wrote:
I just wanted to let you know how happy I have been with your modules and service. You have excellent and speedy shipping. I\'m always looking forward to expanding my modular system knowing that the quality is 100%!
Thank you again!
Dec 31, 2008 - LB Wrote:
Roger and Crew- WOW! I could not be more pleased. The modules are very well designed and your QC is outstanding. The 4 channel mixer and VCA are very quiet. Your oscilators are more stable than some of your more expensive compeditors. I can\'t wait to start on my 2nd cab early 2009. Impressive!!! VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!
Oct 6, 2008 - AS Wrote:
I would like to thank you again for a marvelous modules, excellent sale support and
the synthesizer itself. I am still excited to the way you drive the customer satisfaction
(I was very kindly surprised when I found wood screws in the package which I forgot to order).
The synth has just arrived (next 2 portable cabinets) and works great.
I am very very glad. Thanks again Roger! Good work!
Aug 19, 2008 - CS Wrote:
Not only am I very impressed with your modules, I am blown away by your
level of customer service when there is a problem. If Universities taught
the "Arrick" model of manufacturing and customer service in their business
programs, it would restore people's faith in "Made in America".
July 3, 2008 - PG Wrote:
...yesterday I finally managed to transport the Modular to my studio and play with it for a few hours Ė a mazing. Looks great, sounds great, feels great.
I want to thank you and your team from my heart for an incredible system, and also for the easy and flawless process Ė from SynthInvent to ordering and shipping Ė everything was beyond my expectations!
May 30, 2008 - AJ Wrote:
I just wanted to let you know how great your modules are.
I had never tried them before and have gone through all the other modular manufacturers.
I have to say yours are the best!!
The sound is very good and vintage to my ears, the modules are well laid out and work as they should,
they are easy to use and there is deliniation between them so you can tell modules apart at a glance.
I also like that you have LEDs on the modules to show whats going on.
The knobs feel great and the power supply system with the harness and din expansion ports is excellent.
Also, the price is very fair. So there ya go.. keep up the good work..
Apr 2, 2008 - SV Wrote:
And there is not another synth company out there that I can begin to
compare to the product quality/price ratio, functional form factor,
or company ethic that I have experienced with Roger and all of the
folks at Synthesizers.Com. I had a hard time believing all of the
good things I had heard before I got my own system, and everything
has turned out to be true.
If it sounds like I'm preaching, I am. I have never been so pleased
with a company or product OF ANY KIND as I have been with both the
company and products of Synthesizers.Com. Both are just superlative.
Right down to Roger and Margo... I would gladly do product
endorsements for nothing for those people, considering everything
they've done for me - help in making the order, quick response to any
and all e-mails, every single question, stupid or otherwise, answered
in both a friendly and professional manner.
Mar 24, 2008 - DS Wrote:
I've been experimenting with configurations using the SynthInvent software... very helpful!
I'm still mulling over a purchase decision, but have assumed if I go for the 22-space cab that I'd
eventually want to expand by another 1 or 2 cabinets.
The SynthInvent software has been very helpful in trying to figure what could be done at each stage.
Mar 21, 2008 - OA Wrote:
Thanks for building this great, rock solid system and specially the Q960 sequencer
with the Q963 trigger bus and the Q962 seq. switch.
It's a source of endless ideas and fun.
Huge sound and so perfect in combination with other synths (digital and analog).
Mar 14, 2008 - MO Wrote:
Thanks so much for the quick reply (and amazing products:))
You make designing super-high quality analog synthesizers look easy:)
Jan 25, 2008 - T Wrote:
..I've been endlessly enjoying the system(s) you've put together for me...
Thanks for everything you make. It's all fab!
Jan 20, 2008 - DN Wrote:
I can't tell you how much use your filters get in the studio. They're a secret weapon
for generating HUGE sub-harmonics on kick drum and bass guitars. Everyone asks how we
get 'THAT HUGE SOUND'!
Dec 20, 2007 - KR Wrote:
Dear Roger and the people of Synthesizers.Com,
I just wanted to let you know that I received my Portable-22 configured
exactly the way I wanted it with all of the extras exactly the way I wanted it.
... This device has the feel of a high-end stereo system or a 'mil-spec' communications device. And from a purely aesthetic standpoint, from the black vinyl cabinet to the black panels to the black and silver knobs, as well as the both tasteful and useful labeling of everything, this machine is just absolutely beautiful.
... To just let you know, though, this Portable-22 is, honestly, the culmination of a life-long dream -- to own a Moog-like modular analog synthesizer "like the one on the cover of Switched-On Bach..." It would be the pinnacle of understatement to say that this device exceeds any expectations I had in that dream.
Dec 6, 2007 - KG Wrote:
Hey I just recived my portable 22 today - I absolutely love it!!!
It sounds so good I cant wait to purchase my second 22.
Thank you so much. You are an extremely talented synth maker. Thank you again.
Nov 13, 2007 - KG Wrote:
I got your keyboard controller yesterday and its a piece of art! Even my
wife was amazed!The look, feel and touch is stunning.
I'm very glad that I purchase this and not one of these cheap plastic controllers.
Nov 7, 2007 - BK Wrote:
I tried your modular-configurator out and wanted to tell you that I am very happy with it.
It works perfect. Every function was easy to understand and use. Congratulations.
Oct 18, 2007 - EL Wrote:
I have played around with the main console and have to say that the quality is
very good indeed. I like the way the knobs feel (better than some of the
current Moog Equipment) and the sound is superb.
Oct 10, 2007 - CC Wrote:
The (Q150) filter is amazing, I am not so sure the web site audio clips do justice to it because it sounds so much nicer in real life.
Last thing I have to say is not only am I pleased I choosed to work with you for my modular project
(it was a bit difficult to make up your mind about who to work with when you are not an insider of
this small world modular community), but it is more really that I worship you guys,
I like your relationship with customers very much, your sense of humor, and the quality of
everything done there (engineering, sales, web marketing, logistics), it is so professional.
Sep 26, 2007 - K Wrote:
Got my 'new' system today
Well, new to me anyway. Definitely more of a starter setup with a pair
of VCOs, pair of EGs, VCA, 150 LPF, 4 channel mixer, mults, slew, and
noise along with the power module, midi module, instrument module,
portable cabinet and PSU.
Still, the first few hours have been well beyond what I expected. That
despite not even having a controller keyboard to plug in yet! Mucking
about with soft synths and VAs (even a nord modular G2 which I sold a
few months back) simply does not compare. I am quite at a loss for
words. All I can state is shame on all of you for keeping this a
Sep 7, 2007 - C Wrote:
I want just to say: thank you!!! I received my portable22 and I was really
happyÖ my dream come true! I love the sounds which leave the portable22
and I decided to order a second portable22, so much I am impressed by the
Aug 6, 2007 - LO Wrote:
Margo and Roger,
The SynthInvent is great!
Aug 13, 2007 - D Wrote:
I still can't believe my ears!
I just wanted to emphasize how much I love patching, playing, and listening to my Dotcom system.
I also want to comment on my new Q107.
After playing around with it I have got it to do some pretty interesting things (formants, sharp basses, weird harmonic stuff, etc), and even so I have not yet begun to tap the possibilities of the system.
Thanks so much!
Aug 8, 2007 - RG Wrote:
I received my 30-space system yesterday. I am delighted! Once I made my way through the copious
bubble wrap, I saw what I've so many others have appreciated: how beautiful these systems are.
I am not at all new to music, but I am new to modular synthesis. I was pleasantly surprised at
how easy it was to quickly create interesting, lively, and beautiful sounds.
It's definitely a knob-tweaker's paradise! After only about an hour of patching and playing,
I began to sense how deep the sonic possibilities of this system are. It kind of makes my head spin.
Thank you for making it possible!
Jul 18, 2007 - DN Wrote:
I am in receipt of my custom Rack 24 system and would like to compliment on everything, from the superb packing job, to the beautiful look and solid feel of the modules, to the unbelievable sound it makes. This is by far the highest quality gear I own, and probably ever seen. I love my system, and I love this company.
Thank you all for the system. I do not exaggerate when I say it is a dream come true, and I will add to my system until I run out of rack space.
Oh, and by the way, the Q150 ladder filter will take you to the moon!
May 1, 2007 - SD Wrote:
Dear Roger and Margo
This is just a quick email to let you know that my Studio-66 system was safely delivered to me in the UK on Friday.
I would like to say that I am very impressed with the whole synthesizers.com experience!
The product, the build quality, the packing and shipping, the communication, everything!
Itís so refreshing to deal with a Company that cares both about its product and its customers.
May 1, 2007 - KW Wrote:
I have wanted a modular analog synthesizer since 1977. Finally, at 42, I have one.
The "you can plug anything into anything" concept is spot on.
I had the Studio 44 up and running within half an hour of getting it in the door,
and the thing is full of pleasant surprises. I would like to thank Roger
for making so many dreams come true.
Apr 27, 2007 - TM Wrote:
I'd just like to give a shout out to Roger, Margo, and the rest of the Synthesizers.com team.
Finally, I have received the last two modules of the entry system.
This synth is PHAT! Now I can let my software synths just worry about FM and wavetable synthesis.
No more "virtual analog" now that I have the real deal.
I can't wait to hear what I can do with this system once I fill the rest of the cabinet up with more modules.
Mar 26, 2007 - D Wrote:
I have been patching the whole weekend. Started at 7 PM on Saturday and went to bed at 4 AM on Sunday. Patched pretty much the whole Sunday as well and missed the nice weather here in Stockholm. :) It is so much fun, canít understand why I havenít bought a .COM earlier. Well I didnít have the space then but I do now.
One thing that crossed my mind is how easy it is to patch. I mean I have tried the Arturia Moog Modular and I thought it was really hard to create sounds. With the .COM it is instant hands on and you can follow the signal path or modulation path much easierÖ and you donít have to use a mouse. :)
I own an Andromeda A6 and I find my .COM much easier to patch. On the Andromeda you have to go in to menus and it is hard to get a clear picture of the modulations going on inside the sizer.
I donít own a Q960 yet so I use my PolyEvolver Keyboard to control the .COM. The PEK has a pretty usable sequencer that can control notes and velocity. Iím going to buy a Studio-22 cabinet and fill it with a Q960 and Q962.
The VCOís are really stable, they stayed in tune the whole night and when I switch here on the day after they where still in tune. I bought the Q106CRS option so switching ranges works perfectly.
Feb 15, 2007 - R Wrote:
Allow me a mushy moment to say thanks, thanks for all the cool stuff you manufacture.
Tell your people thanks, and Margo, too. The simple pleasure just owning this thing
has given me is amazing, sometimes I just sit and stare at it. Beautiful! And I don't
even have a giant 440 module synth of doom. Yet.
Feb 7, 2007 - D Wrote:
I recently ordered a set of Q960 sequencer/Q962 switch/Q963 bus [modules]. It is, I think, my fourth or fifth order with you folks.
First I must say again, that you are the most thorough and efficient boutique synth manufacturers in the world.
Trust me, I have dealt with the majority of them! Your company is the absolute measuring stick for service and
quality. It is this attention to service and quality that will keep me an Arrick customer and proud user.
Oct 31, 2006 - JA Wrote:
Time from placing order to having modules at my doorstep will be 7 days this
Thursday. There is NO other analog modular company out there, that I have
found, to offer this level of "in-stock" service and build quality. Simply
stunning....Synthesizers.com has me as a life-time customer.
Oct 19, 2006 - TW Wrote:
The synthesizers.com modular and especially the dual-sequencer portable
cabinet worked flawlessly. It is indeed a dream to be using this for
live work. The switches, the syncronisation (we had a total of 5 analog
sequencer syncīed), the tuning.... Ahhhh.... itīs just a dream :-)
Our stage was somewhat hot, so our gear had to acclimate from cold
Norway, but after the usual warmup, I only had to re-tune one
synthesizers.com VCO once (right before our 3. set), and it was not by
much. All the sequencer knobs stayed right were I left them all the
To those of you who havenīt used synthesizers.com instruments live:
Do it! It is a great experience!
Oct 12, 2006 - GVH Wrote:
I, for one, am glad you're doing what you do, and have a great deal of respect
for the manner in which you appear to to run the business. I view it as a
welcome return to craftsmanship and personal integrity in business--an ideology
that has largely gone by the wayside in today's mass-production culture.
Sep 29, 2006 - PG Wrote:
I can't say enough how my DotCom modular is making me feel so ... (there are no words for) -
especially the Q960's, Q106's and Q150 are really able to make a similar - and sequenced -
outstanding sound like my MOOG Memorymoog (L.A.M.M.) Šnd even much more (taken to the modular level...) -
THANKS A LOT !!!
Sep 21, 2006 - MR Wrote:
Just an FYI, I had the "availabilty" to do a side by
side comparison to a Q150, an original 30 year old
904, and a new "Modusonics" 904 low pass filter... and
ran them all thru the same scenario's including self
osciallation... sweeps, clarity and eyes closed turn
my back tone...
The Q150 is a dead on match and sounded BETTER than
the 30 year 904, and easily "equal" to the brand new
one made by Mikle Bucci guys, just my opinion, but you
can let go of the "Moog" mystique unless you happen to
be filthy rich and just want to have the right to
say... "but mine goes to 11..." type of thing...
And just another FYI, you can get a brand new 904A
from Mike for the price of $665.00 + shipping, oh, and
unknown wait times... or THREE Q150's and left over
change for a Nice Steak and a glass of your favorite
beverage... and an average delivery time of about 2-3
I've sold my Moog and never looked back... but these
are my opinions... and of course your may vary...
Jul 19, 2006 - HM Wrote:
.. your website is MILES ahead of everyone else in usable and informative content. It was pretty obvious to me (as a modular noob) that creating a .com base for my rig was a no-brainer.
Apr 29, 2006 - JJ Wrote:
Thanks for opening up some new creative windows for me, Roger. This system is
really becoming a core part of my studio.
Apr 26, 2006 - JG Wrote:
I love the Q150 Filter. I grew up with a Minimoog so I love the sound of this module.
I also love to use the Q130 Clipper. It's great for adding a little dirt to my bass patches etc.
Apr 26, 2006 - BK Wrote:
The word has gotten around DC that I have a modular synthesizer over the past month and I've been flooded with emails from people, even people who work at recording studios, telling me that they've heard that I have a modular synthesizer and are asking if they can use it for recording purposes.
All of them think it's a modular synth from the 60's and 70's.
I then tell them, "No! It's brand new!" and every response has been, "What?! Who makes them?! Where can I get one?!"
I've invited so many people into my tiny apartment to show them your synthesizer and every time, their jaws drop after they start playing around with the patch cables and knobs.
And all I have is a complete "Entry System Synth" along with a slew and S/H module.
Your entry system makes my friends envious.
Oh, how I love that!
Apr 26, 2006 - CD Wrote:
It is really hard to just name one module as my favorite. But, since I have to, the Q150. Such a wonderful sound! But, the Q107 is still a killer filter, too. A bit more ARP-ish to my ears.
Apr 25, 2006 - AA Wrote:
I would bet that Roger is not a religious fanatic but someone who actually
knows how to put his beliefs in practice. His particular way of treating customers and people says
much more than any label you could put on him.
Apr 25, 2006 - AT Wrote:
I've just started back-pedalling here. I've been looking at the website for
the last few days and the synths look well worth considering. But I've just
been looking again and I've found all the stuff about Christian
fundamentalism and so on.
Personally I've never had anything but problems with Christian
funmdamentalists, and right now we're having massive social and political
problems because of these people's agenda.
The guy running synth.com evidently supports these people and there are
links to this insidious garbage from his personal page. There's no way I'd
support anyone who in turn supports this stuff. I certainly wouldn't buy
anything and send money in that direction.
Mar 9, 2006 - DL Wrote:
I just recieved the custom 44-space synth. I am a lucky man. I lead a rich and
full life. I have a wife I love and
three beautiful children. I am fortunate enough to do what I love for a living.
I have achieved most of my dreams,
I look around me and realize I have nearly everything I have ever desired. But
nothing can describe how friggin'
cool this synth is! I have studied sound my whole life, but I feel like I know
more now-I can't describe it except to
say it is obvious why the universities purchased large modulars- you cannot help
but learn-it is so fun. I'm gonna tell everyone I know.
Mar 3, 2006 - EW Wrote:
I was fearing that but I breathed a sigh of relief when I realised
Roger was not lying when he said "modest."
These appear to be perfectly reasonable price increases ... conservative no less.
Mar 3, 2006 - A Wrote:
Yo, I work at Starbucks, and I still manage to buy my Dotcom modules (I just use my tip money each month!). If I can afford it, ANYONE can.
Mar 1, 2006 - JM Wrote:
Thanks so much for such an excellent product and for being such an excellent company. My entry level system came a week or two ago and it was worth the wait and few small delays. I love the sound and feel of the instrument..very solid. Vintage instruments have all lost that feel if they even ever had it. I am already addicted. Bought two modules before my system even arrived and the night my system did arrive, I ordered another filter. Bravo and I tip my hat to everyone at the company. I so don't regret selling my MS-10 and Opus III in order to purchase my first system.
Feb 25, 2006 - MO Wrote:
I picked up the synth today and started patching. Thank you so much for a wonderful instrument. Wow! I find myself just staring at it - it is a beautiful instrument. I have to say that the web cam is a very clever and enticing part of your website. As I waited for my system to be built, I'd check in every day to see what was being worked on. I think I saw one of every system you offer put together! Then, finally saw my system being put together and took many screen shots of the web cam as modules were installed and tested. Please pass along my thanks to your technicians - especially the one at final assembly and test.
Feb 16, 2006 - MD Wrote:
...thank you for fulfilling my dreams of having a big modular. It's not big yet, only a tier and a half, but with your product and it's great sound, reasonable price, and moog-looking aesthetic... it won't be long.
Until the past several years, I never thought I would get to play a big modular, let alone possess one. : )
Every time I go in my studio, I swell with pride at the danged thing, and can't help but patch a little. : )
Feb 12, 2006 - SP Wrote:
Well itís that time of the year again - Talent show. I posted a few pictures in the group section.
There must have been 300 in attendance and as soon as the curtains opened a lot of ohhís, whatís that
and my god that sound. As I email you every year - thanks for your vision of .Com as this has
cemented another bond between Evan and myself that will never be broken.
Feb 7, 2006 - J Wrote:
Your company is so nice, it really makes a difference in what i purchase from people (there is a reason my modular system is 98% .com) not to mention my system sounds fantastic....i really use it more than anything in my studio!
Jan 26, 2006 - RT Wrote:
My modular arrived today -- I can't believe what nice piece of
equipment it is! This thing is beautiful!
I've heard it said before, but you have to see it with your own eyes.
Your modules are so nice looking -- and every part is just tight --
the switches click nicely, the knobs are smooth, the silkscreening
immaculate, I even like your cables! Your font and guidelines are
easy to read and follow.
I patched up a few simple things to compare it to my Voyager -- you
are definately in the same league. If I had to choose between a 22
space system and a Voyager, it'd have to be yours -- the possibilities
of this modulare make it an easy desicion.
Plus, your customer service can't be beat. You were quickly responding
to emails even when I was only playing with the notion of getting one.
Jan 15, 2006 - ME Wrote:
After almost 5 years since I have the Arrick I still get amazed at
the possibilities and the sound!
Jan 6, 2006 - AA Wrote:
These synths are amazing. They look great and sound even better.
I want to thank Roger and Margo and all the staff for hours and hours of joy.
Dec 16, 2005 - MB Wrote:
I've just completed my new electronic/experimental album, which is entitled
Pandemic. It's chock-full of Synthesizers.com! I should be offering it for
sale before the end of the year, but in the meantime, you can check out the
details and listen to a few mp3 clips here:
Hope you like it - I sure enjoyed making it!
I won't ramble on about it here - all the details are on the site.
Let me just say that it's a joy and a privelege to own a Synthesizers.com
Nov 25, 2005 - JN Wrote:
I'm very happy with my entry
system. It's two modules short of being complete - with a batch of
additional modules filling the rest of the cabinet. Pictures don't do
it justice - the modules are solid feeling - built incredibly well.
The sound is fantastic.
Sep 19, 2005 - ES Wrote:
This system literally blows away everything else I've ever owned
including: the Moog 15, the Minimoog, PolyMoog, 4X-Arp 2600 in a
custom cabinet, Roland Sh-1000 (my second Japanese synth back in the
1970 timeframe), Moog Satellite, and a few early homebrewed DIY
synths..along with the more modern stuff like DX100, D-50/550,
S50/330/550,TX82, M3R etal.
Aug 30, 2005 - DP Wrote:
Roger, I just wanted to send you a private email to say thanks for embarking
on the Q960/962 project. I finally got my new modules unpacked and installed
last night. They are absolutely stunning...everything I expected and more.
Aug 25, 2005 - BJ Wrote:
I own quite a few MIDI keyboards but, I prefer to use my dot com keyboard
with my modular. I like the action of the keys and it looks so awesome with
my 2-44 space cabinets! I love the old style synthesizers.
Aug 23, 2005 - TZ Wrote:
You know, yesterday I came home from work after a pretty lousy day AND
saddened by the passing of my beautiful 18 year old poodle pom cross
along with Dr. Moog when I noticed this huge @ss box waiting for me.
Low & behold - the beloved Q960 had arrived. My wife sent me packing
to the 'music room' while she started dinner and hours later I
returned with the BIGGEST smile on my face. Morbs, you were right...I had
only jammed on a polyfusion module (skip & stop functions but only (1) row
& NO trigger functions)and it did NOT prepare me for the sheer joy and
ease of use of the 960 beast! Moments after I powered 'hank' back on
I was triggering my two envelopes seperately to two different filters
on two different rows with my two oscillators. PURE HEAVEN!
Thanks Dr. Moog
Aug 19, 2005 - RDN Wrote:
Just ordered two more modules from Roger and Margo. Can't express enough positives about their
product and customer service. perhaps roger is the next 'Bob Moog' as far as modulars are
concerned? Excuse as I borrow from ebay parlance: "excellent, smooth transactions, highly
recommended, great dealings A++++++?
Aug 17, 2005 - JN Wrote:
The synth is great! I'm very happy I chose this over the others I was
considering. I'll eventually add some things you aren't offering, but I
feel this is perfect as my primary system.
Aug 17, 2005 - DG Wrote:
...it's nice to see companies like yours that go that extra mile for people...you
really make a difference, and I can't thank you enough.
Jul 18, 2005 - VA Wrote:
The dotcom-synthesizer is unbelievable and I am very satisfied with it. The whole handcraft finish is made totally perfect, and the sound ... is the pure rough analog power which I dreamed from (blasted my poor neighboors away ;-).
Jul 16, 2005 - CL Wrote:
I just got my third Q109 EG, it's amazing how many possibilities the
addition of one extra module can open up.
Jun 20, 2005 - EC Wrote:
The system 44 has arrived Rn rome - in perfect shape: ahh, what a lovely
instrument, what a sound! Excellent in every aspect.
Jun 19, 2005 - RS Wrote:
Ya know, it may seem like when one starts from the 'entry level plan' that it's gonna take forever, but really... once you get the 'must haves', such as the power supply, cabinet, power module(s), and the DC power harness(es)... it starts to come together much more quickly than you expect. And, you know what else? .... (this is a guess on my part).... but- I would think that guys like me, who buy a whole system at once, may get more instant gratification... but, the guys who buy one or two modules at a time, get to experience the anticipation factor month after month... or even year after year. And ya know... I think, that is really more fun. Isn't the anticipation of going on a vacation often better than the actual vacation?.... well, at least, it certainly lasts longer.
Jun 19, 2005 - ZP Wrote:
You are going to be amazed at the stability of Roger's VCOs.
I can come home, turn it on and it's already in-tune with the rest of my rig (digital synths) and ready to play.
Roger's synth is the only true-analog synth I play now.
It just has the sound I've been searching for all these years.
May 17, 2005 - CC Wrote:
I've just received 9 months of my .COM system at once and I can't possibly
explain how happy I am with it. Last night I hooked it into my MS-20 and the
results were pure bliss. I can't wait to fill up my portable cabinet over the
next few months!
May 5, 2005 - AS Wrote:
This is my first post since setting up my system (22 space rack system
with Q119)I've been playing around with it every spare moment and I
really am amazed by it. I am an electronics engineer and in my spare
time I repair old vintage amps and the odd synth when it comes along.
I just wanted to let everyone know that I am delighted to be the owner
(possibly the first in Ireland?) of a dotcom synth and can't wait to
explore further the intricacies of modular, with the expert help of
One final thing I must mention is the build quality. I work
on a lot of vintage gear and some modern and this outclasses nearly
every bit of equipment I have ever touched. Thank you Roger for
bringing a new perspective to my life.
Apr 19, 2005 - SS Wrote:
Thanks YOU Roger, for making a product worthy of support!
It rarely happens these days. I always compare your products to a fine pre-amp.
Dotcom is to, say, Roland or Novation what Manley or Chandler is to Presonus or M-Audio.
The craft and love of its creator is apparent every time I turn a knob on my system.
Mar 28, 2005 - J Wrote:
I'm on the first-year-pay-as-you-go-monthly-plan. I've always wanted
a real modular, but had a difficult time justifying to myself buying
one when the software versions were so cheap, compared to the price
of modules. I told myself I'd do the one year entry plan because it
really wouldn't hurt as much as buying a 22 unit all at once.
Today I got the first oscillator, envelope generator, and amplifier
modules. After installing, firing it up and letting it warm up for
ten minutes, I plugged in patch cords, my MS2000 to control it, and
connected it to my keyboard amplifier.
Now I've been playing around with virtual analog synths for a while,
but I wasn't prepared for the sound. Even on such a simple dotcom
system, I was blown away. What blew me out of the water the most was
the lowest bass sounds. I think the foundation and the walls of my
house were vibrating! And I hardly had the volume up. You don't get
that kind of bass from software!
Later I used the arpeggiator on the MS2000 to trigger the notes so
that I could change patch cords and dials. Been playing with it for
five hours. What will I do when I actually get another oscillator?
Is there any hope I won't become an addict to analog modular
synthesizers when the filter arrives next month?
I also realized today how good the instuctions are that come with
each module. I know I have some experience with virtual synths, but
Roger's instructions regarding possible patch cord connections for
each module are clear and encourage experimentation.
Today I figured out this is Roger's and Margo's way of getting us
hooked. Should I curse Roger, or simply say "Thank-you"? I think
I'll say a very heartfelt "Thank you" to Roger and Margo for opening
a road with no end in sight....
Mar 25, 2005 - Z Wrote:
The main reason I decided to get a Synthesizers.com synthesizer is because they sound better than any other analog modular synth I've owned.
The fact I can get an instrument from Roger in a prompt, professional manner is a huge bonus.
I've owned modular Moog (Moog 15 and Moog 55/IIIc hybrid), modular ARP (2600 and two 2500 systems), modular Roland (system 100m - noisy as hell), Doepfer, MOTM - and I do work for hire and actually use, play and compose on these instruments (meaning I don't collect them simply for fun) - and Roger's instrument is what I have chosen after three decades of auditioning what has been available.
Mar 14, 2005 - F Wrote:
First, I am pleased beyond expectations (but all of you know that...).
While unpacking, I was only able to repeat "oh mamma mia..!". The
quality of the build and the finish are stunning.
I started patching right away and was really impressed with the the
sound and the flexibility of the modules. The ladder filter has a
really wicked growl!
Mar 11, 2005 - C Wrote:
All I can say is that Roger's creations are the ultimate in quality,
sound, use and price. No other modular company can really compete!
Once you make that step into the .com kingdom, if you have never had
an obsession, you will develope one really quick! No joke!
Do it. What are you waiting for? You will not regret it!
Mar 4, 2005 - Y Wrote:
I have just received my order. It arrived in perfect condition.
It is unpacked now and what I see makes me really very happy.
The system is splendid! The woodwork is great and every penny I paid is really worth it.
Please, tell all the people at dotcom that they made me a very happy customer and that I will certainly purchase other products from you.
Feb 19, 2005 - R Wrote:
Just like to say the (Q127) fixed filter bank has exceeded my expectations ... incredible value for money (As usual). Can't get enough of it... and most musical as you bring each band in half octave steps. Yum.
Jan 29, 2005 - S Wrote:
Scott makes the jump.
Jan 29, 2005 - M Wrote:
I just received my System 2 weeks ago and i never had such a nice synth like the dotcom.
Jan 14, 2005 - JG Wrote:
Congratulations Chuck! You have a beautiful system. I remember how
excited I was when my QSS44 arrived last April. The pictures you
took are great. Thanks for sharing! I hope your system makes you as
happy as mine has made me.
Jan 13, 2005 - C Wrote:
Right away I'll say this: so, so, so gorgeous. People always say,
"The packing job is incredible," but, holy sh_t, the packing job is incredible.
People always say "The photos don't do it justice," but, holy sh_t, the photos don't do it justice.
The patching's making me awful happy too.
Dec 24, 2004 - CS Wrote:
First off, let me say how delighted I am with the QSP22 I bought from you
in March!! It's found it's way on to numerous record projects I've been
working on, and has been a source of more fun than I can even mention.
Great job. I will be contacting you early in the new year for the another
chassis and handful of modules, for sure.
Dec 17, 2004 - TH Wrote:
-- The dream --
When I was 14 years old, I heard some new strange sounds (Kraftwerk -
We are the robots), ever since I been interested in synthesizers.
I started too dream about some day owning a modular, 20 years later
I found a modular I actually could afford. The dream came through.
Dec 16, 2004 - CD Wrote:
This system is kickin' my butt every day. A fabulous creation! Thanks!
Dec 14, 2004 - RR Wrote:
...this was my first time I looked at the inside of the cabinet or played around with the circuit board of the modules and all I have to ask is...
Roger, how-in-the-sam-hill do you manage to create such a beautiful and user friendly product and sell it so inexpensively??? I don't want to know, just keep it up! When I think at what you are able to accomplish I will calmly and quietly wait for any new additions to the line up (like your own Moog sequencer clone, but I won't mention that...).
Nov 18, 2004 - CD Wrote:
I just wanted to take the time to thank you guys for your great products and great service. I have been selling, buying and
trading electronic instruments for the better part of my life, and your modular systems are simply the BEST! No other
synthesis company even comes close to what you guys have produced, and from the looks of the future, no one will. Thank you
again for bringing the light back to analog synthesis and the world of electronic music.
Nov 18, 2004 - MR Wrote:
As a former Moog System 55 owner, I can say that the Q150 filter is as good as a 904a filter to my ears...
it really is. and again before anyone wants to start a flame war...
I put them side by side... and actually Rogers was a bit "cleaner" too... so dare I say, almost better.
Oct 13, 2004 - DC Wrote:
Roger, let me take this opportunity to tell you (again) what a fantastic
synth you've produced. This wonderful machine behind me is a great source of
joy and pride for me, and it's a fulfillment of a 30-year dream to own
something like it. Thank you for creating it, and for producing it so
Oct 1, 2004 - TE Wrote:
Thank you so much for building such a splendid machine for me. It's really
beyond words. I'm only beginning to appreciate everything that went into
designing and producing it. It is like I barely can scratch the surface, in
a manner of speaking--not the beautiful walnut cabinets.
Sept 23, 2004 - TW Wrote:
I just wanted to tell you that the dotcom VCO stayed right in tune and scaling all through the shipment, setup, soundcheck, waiting and concert. As I had a total of 18 VCOs from 8 different manufacturers to tune (and I had to re-scale some), I was quite thankful for the dotcom stability.
Aug 18, 2004 - Z Wrote:
** Unsolicited, blatant praise to follow :-) **
I have owned, played and programmed nearly every classic, analog synthesizer made over the past 35 years and I must say that my Synthesizers.com modular analog synth is - by far - the best sounding and most musically rewarding analog synthesizer I have ever encountered.
If you've been studying the various systems currently available and are still confused as to which instrument to invest in, I could not give Roger Arrick's synthesizer a higher recommendation.
Cheers to Roger and Margo and the crew at Synthesizers.com and all the lucky DotCom owners out there.
And owners - spread the word about this synthesizer as I am hungry to hear more great synthesizer music from all parts of the globe.
It would be a crime if this synth didn't get into the hands of the great composers simply because they didn't know how truly special (and available) this synthesizer is.
Aug 9, 2004 - J Wrote:
Received my .com modules a few weeks ago and they look and sound great in my
home build 24 space padauk wood cabinet.
July 29, 2004 - M Wrote:
I am truly speechless...
††† 1st) I rec'd it EXACTLY on the time promised...
††† 2nd) Everything was packed well beyond safe...
††† 3rd) All [my requests] were performed to perfection...
I am truly in awe... I just stood and gazed for awhile after I loaded the modules in the cabinets and in my studio...and then powered everything
up... I was so tired from the days work I haven't pathced it up just yet, but that's tonight... I just want to express my extreme pleasure and sincerest
of "Thank You's".
I will be adding more modules soon...
July 21, 2004 - M Wrote:
I am thoroughly enjoying getting acquainted with my new synthesizer (22
space studio system). Both the sound and appearance are stunningly
beautiful. Thank you!
June 9, 2004 - > Wrote:
Thank you for handling this order flexibly and in a timely manner. Your
excellent customer service is appreciated in this day and age of automated
phone systems and inflexible order takers!
My system arrived yesterday (I took the day off to prepare, then set it up).
Everything was in perfect condition and all parts and pieces were present to
fill the order. I have started testing and everything is working so far, as
Again, I want to thank you for making such an excellent and affordable
system available, and look forward to purchasing additional modules as time
goes on. I hope that you continue to have a very successful and prosperous
June 3, 2004 - Z Wrote:
You have GREAT prices -†AND service.
I gotta tell you, Roger - my Arrick synth is - by far - the best sounding analog synth I have ever played or owned.
May 18, 2004 - Forum Posting:
Bob Moog and Synthesizers.com at MoogFest in NYC --- 5th Paragraph
May 16, 2004 - A Wrote:
Hello†Roger. This is just a note to let you know that I appreciate the build
quality in your modules. They are military grade!!† I had a couple of doepfer lfo's but I am selling
them. Also the doepfer knobs are kind of heavy to turn, but pound for pound you
have no competition. I just put in a order for a pan/fade module, so that will give me another
cv contolled source.† I am now just starting to learn how to "approach" a modular system,
but I realize i need another e.g. and vca to pump up my sytem even more, so far I
have 21 modules!!†† I have to get a ladder filter too....
May 7, 2004 - K Wrote:
I know I don't surface a lot, but I just felt like sharing the fact that to this
day I look over and admire my synth that you made. I feel grateful to
share that fact with you personally. Who knows what the world holds for us, or
what we hold for the world, but right now I'm appreciating the reality of my circumstance
including my custom 44 cab. Maybe someday, funds and fund related demands will
dictate the addition of further material. I look forward to fulfilling my dream of
completing my modular system! Keep up the stellar performance Rawge. <--- ;O)
Apr 7, 2004 - JL Wrote:
See this Letter from John
Apr 7, 2004 - J Wrote:
I received my system yesterday. Everything was fine. Bax Global did a very
good job. Please let Roger know that I'm extremely satisfied with my QSS44.
The pictures on the site can't compare with how beautiful these systems are.
I found your company to be easy to work with. I will be making future
purchases. The sound of this synthesizer just blew me away!
Mar 25, 2004 - R Wrote:
Roger, THANK YOU! You know, you read all the comments on how impressed everybody is
when they see and hear the synth in person, but nothing (and I mean NOTHING) prepares you for that moment
when you open the box and peel off the miles of bubble wrap. When I saw my first cabinet, it was so beautiful my stomach
became queasy - it was love at first site. When I plugged it in, I felt and heard what those privileged few experienced
when they purchased their moogs in the late '60's: the sound of infinite possibilities! I've owned moog, polyfusion and EMS
systems in the past and NONE OF THEM COME CLOSE to my dot com! Let the 'collectors' have those cranky old systems, I want
to PLAY with my dot com...
Mar 21, 2004 - M Wrote:
Wwwell, I just installed the new VCOs and VCF:
I must say: they are awsome!!
I simply listened to one VCO first and then added VCF..
I am completely satisfied!!!
Thanks for these cool modules!! especially the VCOs (!!!) and the VSfilter!!!..
If I hadn't already got them I'd order them again ;)
Now all my cabinets are FULL ;)
And I am happy..
I will recommend these modules!! for sure
Mar 15, 2004 - D Wrote:
I was exploring your wonderful site yesterday and saw that you offer extra hardware and such.
I must say again that your site is umpteen times better than any other
three manufacturers sites combined. It is a valuable resource for
synthesists as well as the model for online info and ordering. I
seriously could go on for hours about how wonderful the whole dotcom experience is.
Mar 1, 2004 - S Wrote:
I have consigned no less than seven other synths to the other room, destined for the "e-bay highway", simply
because they cannot compete with this sound.
...I am already planning row number four for next month...
Feb 25, 2004 - D Wrote:
I received your Q150 a couple of weeks ago. I just wanted you to know that
it is just what the doctor ordered. It works perfectly with my
older 'vintage' modulars. It gives that rich and thick Moog flavor at
the touch of a dial. Wonderful!
I will be ordering more modules form you on a monthly basis (actually, I already have), based on the professional build quality, quick
delivery time and excellent communication from dotcom. I have examined all of the current modular manufacturers and their modules
come up short in a number of areas compared to yours. Yes, your pricing is better than any, even the Euro modulars. But your aesthetic
and ease of functionality are unsurpassed. Trying to follow the control or signal paths of your local competitions modules leaves me
feeling lost and uninterested. Your modules are laid out†great for the novice or professional.
Feb 18, 2004 - C Wrote:
Received it today in good order, as usual.
Modules installed and working fine.
It must feel good to make people happy every time they get their order delivered.
Jan 26, 2004 - C Wrote:
I just got my QPS1, 40 cable harness, Q137 Power and half a dozen
patch cables from Roger.
This weekend I connected it all up to the modules I have so far,
1 each: Q106,Q107,Q109 and Q108.
Doesn't sound a lot does it?
It sounds absolutely fantastic, I have never heard a synth like this
Jan 2, 2004 - ME Wrote:
...Very best wishes for 2004!
Also a quick reminder that in 2004 we will play on a dutch electronic music
festival (see http://www.alfacentauri.nl) and we will take 2 .com modulars
with us (Ruud Heij and mine). We're doing quite some sessions with the
.coms and they keep us inspired and amazed.
Dec 12, 2003 - KR Wrote:
As far as I'm concerned, the very best looking modular synth on the market
in the world today as of this writing is the .Com. His workmanship, customer
response, quality, lives up to its looks and sound. I have a Portable unit
and grabs a lot of attention on stage.
All other mod synths in my opinion look either chincy or sound chincy.
Dec 10, 2003 - Zon Wrote:
Wow! My synthesizers.com synth showed up and I've got her powered up and patched up.
I am in awe!
I would write more praise but I would much rather go back to playing it.
Hi Roger... I've been spending my days & nights with the "Q" Mini-modular/
Minimoog/ Moogerfooger synths since I got back from New York... I must tell
you, that my dreams for making electronic music has been fully realized
after I got your modular... your synth sounds wonderful, and it kicks
b*tt!!! I was quite pleasantly surprised about your filter; it is FAT, WARM,
everything one would expect from an analogue filter... and it isn't even a
Moog filter. :) I use mostly the high, band pass and notch filters, because
for the lowpass, I still prefer to use the Moog MF-101 filter; it is WAY
COOL to have all those different tone colours that the Moog filter does not
Aug 5, 2003 - DC Wrote:
I'm 5 tracks into my "Moog" CD project now, thanks to
the synthesizers.com 44-spacer, which I *love*. Thanks so much for making
the great and affordable product. I can't say enough "thank-you's."
June 25, 2003 - Girts Wrote:
Recently i have bought some synthesizer modules from you - They are excellent!
I would like to know what would be the delivery time if I would like to
buy [more] synthesizer modules?
June 23, 2003 - Matthew Wrote:
I finally spent a serious amount of time with modules I purchased
recently. I am very impressed by the traditional (equal temperament)
musical characteristics of each module. This is in contrast to the
myriad of modules I have of other manufacture. While many of those
modules possess esoteric funcionality and control options, they lack
stability and usability in a traditional musical context. In my mind
neither is better, however, your modules add a much needed element to my
music. And, the sound quality of your modules is impeccable (the spring
reverb is a little noisy, but, that's spring reverb). Have you thought
about expanding your module line to include: Vactrol based filters,
diode based filters, analog delay, or a frequency shifter? BTW, I am
very happy with my purchase!
June 19, 2003 - HL Wrote:
I have 1 state variable filter, 1 MIDI interface, 1 Osc. When these perfect looking curcuit boards of bliss arrived in
my bubble wrap I was in awe. I could run my microphone through the filter and finally speak in farts. Or chicken speak,
or monkey yipes, even Cher. But it was all crystal clear sound. I have never heard a guitar sound this way until I
wired it for modulation. My 303's Arpeggio works perfect for the half man half machine work, and the result is a perfect
contrast of musical mayhem as far as you want, or musical clarity like a perfectly cut diamond. That's what you are
Roger and Margo Arrick. You're diamonds.
June 17, 2003 - Bill Wrote:
we got our little mobile system earlier this year, and it has quickly installed itself in the control room as
the "single most used" midi unit in the system.
This is in a studio full of antique modular synths.
The cosmetics, the workmanship, the packaging is perfect. The unit arrived by courier from Texas still in tune.
You really do not not have any competition. We are very impressed both with the quality of the product and the
great communications with you and your staff.
June 10, 2003 - Oliver Wrote:
I can only recommend your system to anybody who wants something real modular & analog.
Everything is perfect - design, sound, delivery, response to emails, the website.
Today i received my "update" (some more modules). like last time the packet looked very
well protected with all this packing material. Thanks for the good service.
May 10, 2003 - Matt Wrote:
I just want to tell you how pleased I am with my cabinet and power supply
and module. I recieved it yesterday. I commend you on the superb packing!
The cabinet looks SO much better in person than it does in the pictures.
This stuff is really well-built. Everything's mounted solid as a rock. I
really am impressed! It's even nicer than I thought it would be! Thanks so
much. I can't wait to put modules in here and start making beautiful music.
I'm going to tell all my friends how nice your products are. I'm used to
ordering things and having them not be everything I expected them to be.
This thing exceeded my expectations.
May 2, 2003 - Oliver Wrote:
I only want to tell you that the big baby arrived today at my home.
It arrived in perfect conditions - thanks to the good packing.
I couldn't go back to work until I unpacked it and tried some sounds on it.
Thank you for it all - I know now where I'll spend most of my free time...
Mar 7, 2003 - Niklas Wrote:
I have had my synthesizer for a few weeks and I'm very pleased with it. Even though it's just a humble system it still is the most powerful I have today! I was very
impressed by the sound, even more impressed than I thought I'd be -it really sounds extremly powerful and fat. Didn't think a 12db/oct filter would do that. And as I patch
it I keep finding that you've been at least three steps ahead of me all the time -every time I think "Hey, what if this will do that", it does! And every time I think "Hey, what
if that module has this function", it does! It's so unbelievably inspirational and um -intuitive! That's the word I'm looking for! And when I found that the sample and hold
module also _sends_ gates when clocking itself I fell in love with you and you're product :) What ever doubts I had before disappeared and I was totally sold -I'll never
buy anything else! So keep it coming and please produce those things you mention in the future section -I really want to add them too! No rush tho, I can see myself
coming back to you for more for as long as I can afford it!
To sum it up, this is a great product -it's a dream come true and then some! Thanks a lot for doing this and please tell all the folks at the factory I said hey and thanks!
'Cause you've all done a great job designing, building, assembling, packing, shipping and managing this stuff!
Mar 2, 2003 - James Wrote:
I recieved the modules and gorgeous controller and am loving
the quality of this synth!
Feb 10, 2003 - Ben Wrote:
Hello! Just a quick note to say thank
you for the superb equipment and
service you provided. The double
sequencer and other modules are
fantastic - everything was delivered in
perfect condition, the build quality is
superb - each pot glides nicely and
consistantly, which my moog doesnt
do! I've only just started to experiment
with the new possibilities these
modules have added to my system.
Please please please keep adding to
the module line-up - the more esoteric
and exotic the better! Thanks again,
and i'll send you my next album... Ben,
Jan 29, 2003 - Niklas Wrote:
You guys are really fast!
Thanks for a great product, great support, and a great business!
Geez, that website of yours has made feel like I know you personally ;)
Dec 31, 2002 - George Wrote:
That Q150 filter is *really* sweet, Roger (as is the entire system in general).
Oct 27, 2002 - David Wrote:
Yes, Roger's filters are awesome.
Oct 26, 2002 - Scott Wrote:
I travel with my modules between the US and Europe quite
frequently... and the dotcom modules have NEVER EVER EVER failed me in any sense.
They're incredibly road-worthy.
Oct 17, 2002 - Mark Wrote:
Hi Roger -
My music friend from California was here Sunday and Monday night, getting
my recording rig set up and going, and doing some playing, and I was showing
him the Synthesizers.com system.
He couldn't get over the build quality, on top of the fact that you
designed the circuitry and mechanicals yourself. He was most impressed (and that's
pretty hard to do!).
Oct 15, 2002 - SteveWrote:
When your name comes up in my conversations with friends (and it does every
time), I am a very positive spokesperson for you. That is because you earned
that reputation so I am very glad to help promote your efforts. It is a
great pleasure to see someone like you in the synth world.
Oct 9, 2002 - SteveWrote:
All set up early this morning...WED-7:00 a.m., and this is the first second
I stopped playing with it.
Took off all day from work.
I can not thank you enough, the tour & overview on the synth were great.
I started this a.m. taking it slowly and trying to learn signal flow,
The Patches on your web site and what I collected off the forum have helped
immensely, they are a great tool to get rolling with and open up
possibilities that steer you into thinking.
Keep the graphic patches coming...
The few people who have taken a look today have been blown away by its
beauty "a true work of art".
As soon as I heard that "fat-as-a-whale tone" I knew I was back in analog
Heaven...goodbye digital tin can sound forever !
AAA----A Arrick Addict^^^tOny
Aug 6, 2002 - Lee Wrote:
I just spent the last two hours in my office not working but reading your website. The first words that come to mind
are...BRAVO!!! and WAY COOL!!!!!
Aug 6, 2002 - Rich Wrote:
From just what I see from your quality/workmanship so far, I see the rest of this project going exponential in sheer fun!
Aug 6, 2002 - Ruud Wrote:
I'm most impressed by the filterbank, in how it sounds and how it responds. The other new modules like the Standards and Distributor are excellent as well. Again hats off to you and your personel. Please give them my regards!
June 18, 2002 - Herb Wrote:
I must say the synth is the most exciting new piece of equipment I've
had in years. When I was at Brown (ancient history now), we had a Moog
modular system, and finally I'm able to create sounds again unlike those any
of my more recent synths will produce. Also, the MIDI module I got from you
allows so much greater control and utility than I had in the old modular
June 14, 2002 - Tom Wrote:
My initial impressions are that the
Fixed Filter Bank is superb in execution and sublime in sound. This module
expands the available sonic palette tremendously, especially in conjunction
with the Ladder and State Variable Filters.
May 25, 2002 - Chip Wrote:
I received the Q119 Sequencer. What a great combination of efficient design and good craftsmanship.
May 23, 2002 - Herb Wrote:
The 24 module rack mount system I just got and set up is STUNNING!
The best piece of musical equipment I've bought in years, right up
there with my Gibson L5 Custom. Thanks Roger and Margo!
May 20, 2002 - Peter Wrote:
He listened! He knew! He did what every other synth manufacturer should,
but won't - Roger Arrick released a module which provides non-attenuated
discrete outputs to his fixed filter bank bands! And I love him for that!
Apr 19, 2002 - Harry Wrote:
I received my custom QSS22 system the other day. What can I say that hasn't been said already? Superb customer service and unbelievable packing. A BIG thanks to all at Synthesizers.com.
Apr 15, 2002 - John Wrote:
From the first second I used the Transistor Ladder Filter I knew I was in Moog heaven!
This system is honestly a dream come true and I THANK YOU for having the vision, knowhow and business skills to pull this off so meticulously. Bravo!.
Mar 23, 2002 - Joe Wrote:
This thing is frickin' KILLER!!!!
Unquestionably the COOLEST piece of gear I own! (Check my website...I got me sum geer!!)....
It has been forever since I had a total modular system, and this synth
is the best I have ever seen! I owned Moog and Polyfusion modulars
(albeit SMALLER than my Arrick back in the day, but this synth killed them all!
Mar 16, 2002 - Stephen Wrote:
Very impressed with my Q150 filter. Very close sounding to the original Moog filter.
Mar 8, 2002 - Ruud Wrote:
I got my system today, and it's alive and kicking bud!
Thanks very much. It looks good, feels good, and sounds great!
I now already know for sure, that some other synths will have to go,
so I can order a second cabinet in the not so distant future.
But at the moment I already feel like a little child in a candy store :-)"
Mar 5, 2002 - Bernie Wrote:
It's been five months since I received my Synthesizer.com system and things
have gone very well with its integration into my music lab. The Synthesizer.com
system is right at home with all of my other systems with **no**
interface issues. I have used it in conjunction with my Polyfufion, Doepfer,
Wiard and Serge with great success.
See this picture.
Feb 26, 2002 - Adam Wrote:
I really like the sound of these oscillators...the Q150 Ladder Filter sounds great and I am really glad I ended up buying the Q107 State Variable Filter, it really sounds excellent!
Feb 23, 2002 - Jay Wrote:
The support I've gotten from Roger is THE best I have gotten anywhere from ANY company.
Feb 21, 2002 - Avant Wrote:
Hello Roger, my system is really kicking some fluid mixtures and
tones!! Your company modules are definitely the "Cream Deluxe" of the module community.
Keep up the good work!
Feb 1, 2002 - Dan Wrote:
I purchased an synthesizer.com system (with large cabinet) last summer
and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend the product to
anyone who wants to have a "big analog synthesizer". Roger has
accurately captured the "look and feel" of the traditional Moog
systems, in both appearance and sound. Wow... a "Moog" at one tenth
Jan 28, 2002 - Aaron Wrote:
I just want to say that I, like many others have said, think that the brand name -- synthesizers.com -- is
really really a stinky name.
Im considering purchasing a modular in the near future. and there are 2 things keeping me from going the way of
1) No kit form available - your modules are inexpensive enough already!! no mistake about that! but less $10-15
and the joy and fun of building my own modules would be a HUGE plus!!
2) Synthesizers.com is SUCH a stinky name.. i would MUCH prefer Arrick Robotics be the name printed on the
front panel, inSTEAD of the goofy and REALLY generic sounding 'synthesizers.com'.
But then again... you already seem to have a successful company and have already made a name for yourself with
'synthesizers.com'.. so i guess my rant is pretty much useless..
Jan 21, 2002 - Mark Wrote:
Actually, Rob and I were given a demo of one of your systems recently....very
impressive...in fact I would say the best modern analogue sound to date....excellent stuff.
Also,I was struck by the build quality - the best I've EVER seen - no question about it.
Jan 19, 2002 - David Wrote:
And it came to pass, that the wisdom which proceedeth from the Oracle of
Euless, did cause the trim pots to be located and adjusted. And verily,
the abomination which possesseth the system was cast out in due season.
And all modules of the system did work together without blemish, even
the foreigners (MOTM) which dwelt among them. And there was much
rejoicing in the land, even unto the third and fourth generation.
Jan 18, 2002 - Richard Wrote:
The BIG BEEFY Moog sound is there! I've made my system sound every-bit as
good as Emerson's. It's all in the technique.
Jan 17, 2002 - Mark Wrote:
This being the first time I've actually "seen" your modules
in the metal, so to speak, I wanted to say I'm very impressed
with the appearance and build quality!
Dec 26, 2001 - Bernie Wrote:
As far as being flexible and expandable, I would say your
Q119 is in the same frame of reference as the Serge TBK (4x16) w/separate gate outs. The unit cost is $1600.00 and
$400.00 for the PSU. If I were to spend $2000.00 on Q119s I would have 4 rows of 24 steps (8 more steps that Serge). I could use
1 - Q119 for GATE generation and 3 - Q119s for CV outputs. All things being equal, I think you have produced the best sequencer
in any price range. True it's not a Moog 960 nor does it have a 962 but I have found ways of meeting my needs with the Q119
which far exceeded my expections. I thought it was good from the description on your website but hands-on experience shows how
dynamic the Q119 really is...
Dec 23, 2001 - Brad Wrote:
What a beautiful system! I agree with everything that has been said about
it... and I must admit it looks better sitting in my studio than it did even
on your website.
The quality of the craftsmanship on this system exceeds my wildest
dreams... and I have some pretty wild dreams. :) The woodwork is beautiful,
the panel graphics are sharp, the rotary switches "snap" with confidence and
ease (some of the Moog's rotary switches were "gritty" and stiff even back
in the 70s), and even the patchcords are a work of art.
Dec 21, 2001 - Kris Wrote:
You run a great business Roger, and your stuff is top-notch.
Dec 17, 2001 - Bernie Wrote:
I have been working with the synth for a week or so now, it's wonderful. It
continues to inspire my creativity.
Wonderful job on the sequencer. This is possibly (I can't think of a better one)
one of the best sequencers in my studio. More functions and features than
either Doepfer, Analouge Systems. More steps than my Polyfusion,
which does have stop/skip switch but provides no GATE out for the stages.
That omission put you way out in front. Then there is Analouge Solutions,
well lets not go there.
Dec 12, 2001 - Rich Wrote:
...I'm just a tad partial to Moog design and sound.
If you (as many do) like the "Moog sound"... I can tell ya...
the "Arrick" whoops-ass.
Dec 12, 2001 - David Wrote:
I really like your business. I've poked around to all of the other
modular synth companies, and yours really looks the best. I mean, I'd rather
have one of your synths than a moog. I think that if you added a ribbon
controller and a bode-type frequency shifter that would tie it all up in a
neat little package.
Nov 23, 2001 - Ken Wrote:
I just received my QSP-22 and boy does it look good. Very clean and everything is perfectly set in the rack. Surprisingly, set up of sounds is a lot better
than the menus given on "digital" synths. I'm already thinking about my next set of modules to buy. Very satisfied customer.
Nov 13, 2001 - Stephen Wrote:
The keyboard arrived and I'm extremely pleased. Good action and a well
built case that mirrors the excellent workmanship of the studio cabinet.
Nov 11, 2001 - Erik Wrote:
Yesterday I did a great gig at this festival called "Prog West 2001" in
Claremont, California. It was a progressive music festival with 5 acts
playing. I did a solo set using the big modular system and it was a huge
success. The festival organizers asked me to include a brief overview of my
rig in my set, and so of course synthesizers.com got a big plug (so to
speak...) as a part of that.
Nov 6, 2001 - David Wrote:
The Q150 Ladder Filter just arrived. Excellent! That 24db slope is a
great complement to the Q107. The two filters do respond differently.
Every one should get both.
Oct 28, 2001 - Peter Wrote:
Well I've finally collected, unpacked and patched up my first patch
and all I can think of to say is THIS BEAST ROCKS!!! :-)
Needless to say this is one beautiful piece of kit whose sound
needs to be heard live to do it justice. The demos just don't
give you that gorgeous round bass and the squidginess of the
Thank you for producing these magnificent monsters. In one afternoon
I managed to seek out all the sounds I had been failing to get from
the rest of my (digital) gear for the past 5 years and plenty more to boot.
I have both Rogers original Q107 and new Q150 filters and both
sound fantastic. I was expecting the Q150 to blow the Q107 away
but it doesn't. It definitely sounds and handles differently
but in a complementary way to the Q107. I'm really glad I have
both. Roger, if you haven't changed the spec of the QSS44 and
QSP44 to include both then I think you should, although at the
end of the day the Q107 is the better all rounder I guess.
The 8 channel mixer is a Godsend, especially if you want to
save a multiple as you can use half of it as a two output mixer by
using the combined socket! Obvious, I know, but brilliant!
Oct 15, 2001 - Leonid Wrote:
We know about your existence now, Roger! We know
about synthesizers.com! Thank you very much for
your existence, thank you for your great decision
to start that business to help those poor souls
who wished to obtain or assemble a neat analogue
synthi for themselves these days!
Thank you. Now I have some hope, since I am one
of those crazy people :)
Oct 15, 2001 - Mike H. Wrote:
Mike wrote a short review, See it here.
Oct 12, 2001 - Kelly K. Wrote:
My 44 module system and keyboard and bridge arrived last night.
Total Type 'A' quality. From packing to the instrument itself.
It sounds and looks better than I could have imagined. You
should be proud. I'm proud to be an owner.
Oct 7, 2001 - Vince L. Wrote:
I can't begin to describe how much fun (and education) I am getting from
Sep 19, 2001 - Todd V. Wrote:
Bravo Roger! I concur. The large module approach is the way to
go: Big, just like everything else in TX.
Sep 15, 2001 - Jerry S. Wrote:
Nice sounding/looking synth. I just found your site. I wish I would
have a year ago when I bought my Doepfer A-100. I am trying to sell
it so I can get one of yours.
Sep 9, 2001 - Erik Wrote:
I'm really enjoying the sequencers. They do everything I need them to
and are quite intuitive.
Sep 2, 2001 - Dan K. Wrote:
Thank you, Roger, for making affordable systems for us! We know
you are having fun "building things", but I am sure I echo the
sentiments of many of us who want to thank you for giving us many
thousands of hours of enjoyment and creativity with our
Aug 30, 2001 - Vince L. Wrote:
Thanks for the quick reply, Roger. It seems like you are always
on-line responding to questions or posting to the mailing list....
don't you ever sleep? Oooh, ooh, I just figured it out...you are
really an Arrick Robot and don't need any sleep...what have you
done with the real Roger? :-)
That does not compute...That does not compute....
Aug 16, 2001 - Marcel E. Wrote:
What an excellent sound the system has...I'm truly
amazed by it and the filter which is already in it
(the state variable filter) can do some pretty nasty
July 14, 2001 - Tim G. Wrote:
Thanks Roger. Your straightforward business manner is what makes
me recommend Synthesizers.com to everybody I talk too. Oh yeah,
the great product at a reasonable price is the other.
July 6, 2001 - Marc T. Wrote:
I recieved the packages today and HOLY SYNTHESIZER BATMAN!!! (sorry, prone
to things like that, I am), anyhow, suffice it to say that the machine is
far, far more than what I expected, I am beyond pleased and in the process
of trying to figure out which major organ I can live without to purchase
June 23, 2001 - David C. Wrote:
I've been messing around with the system you sent
to me. It's just what I expected, except that it
sounds a lot better than I thought it would.
June 11, 2001 - Stephen K. Wrote:
Thanks for all your help. I've received the case and VCA order,
everything looks great! Not quite a Keith Emerson setup yet...
But it's a start.
Looking forward to placing a keyboard order in the next 30 days or so.
May 24, 2001 - Kelly S. Wrote:
Now that I've got that off my chest, I'll explain. I received the system
yesderday and had to go to work immmediately after. It was one of the
longest days I can recall. Once I returned home, I finally got to have a
good look at it. The wood and steel gave me an impression of sturdiness and
the knobs have a firm, quality action to them. Before I even turned the
system on, I began patching and when I was through, I flicked it on and it
functioned exactly as expected. Its very logical and intuitive as far as
modulars go, no guessing about terminology or stray patch points, everything
was easy to comprehend and useful. I liked where you decided my module
selction should go, its a nice layout. I also might add that the packing
job was nothing short of amazing. I think it would have survived a fall
from the plane. Thanks very much for assuring its safe arrival, your care
for your product is obvious and noted. I now have enough packing left over
to wrap the synths I'll be shipping out of here that I'll no longer need ;o)
It was well worth the wait, as I suspected. Also, the filter is actually
very capable; my experience with 12dB multi-modals is that they are nice
tools, but that you still need a 'real' 24dB LPF to achieve a full range of
synthesis. The Q107 has a good sound to it, and goes farther than
anticipated to being a complete filter solution than any other that I've
used. I'll be waiting to snap-up one of your transistor-ladder LPFs when
they appear more for additional flavour than filling a hole. More later...
back to work once again... sigh, another long day ahead.
Apr 20, 2001 - Michael B. Wrote:
The power supply etc arrived in perfect condition, and I've test-run
the Q119 Sequencer - beautiful design! Realized I've GOTTA have more
of your creations. Will get back to you with another order soon.
Apr 17, 2001 - Jamie D. Wrote:
I received the synth yesterday and it is THE most beautiful thing I
have ever purchased. Exquisite craftmanship and design. I'm really glad
I bought a completed system...within minutes of unpacking I was already
creating sonic mayhem. As others have commented, the pictures on your
site do not do the system justice.
Apr 15, 2001 - Tizian O. Wrote:
Your idea to build a modular synth with dimensions and look as old Moog,
is the best thing since 1978. I hope that the sound of your Modular will
be the same or better than Moog, Serge and others. The cabinets are very
fine,great feeling. I really think that it's the right way to work in analog
Feb 17, 2001 - Erik N.. Wrote:
Attached please find a photo of my Moog system with your sequencer,
sample & hold and power interface modules in the upper right part of the
system. See the photo - Q119 Sequencer top right.
Feb 16, 2001 - John F. Wrote:
Great stuff, Roger. I'm really pleased with the modules I bought.
I will definitely want to add more in the near future.
Feb 16, 2001 - John M. Wrote:
...the filters are SWEET! They are able to self-oscillate with
a beautiful sine tone that extends from a dog-whistle high to an earthshaking
low that could induce diarrhea in a small child.
Feb 1, 2001 - Unnamed Wrote:
If I ever decide to spend $2200 on a synth, I know which one I'm getting.
Jan 22, 2001 - Jon S. Wrote:
I wanted to tell you that I went to the NAMM show yesterday to see some
of the newest gear available. There are several modular companies out
there and I must say they all pale in comparison when it comes to feel
and quality. I love the fact that your panels are bent on the sides
for more stability. Your pots are not directly soldered to the PC
board. Your jacks are the durable metal kind and not some cheap plastic
enclosure. I feel like your modules will outlast many of your
competitor's. I am way impressed with your quality and will definitely do my
best to spread the word. Yes, some of the other companies may have
different specs and all, but I think your specs are very comparable and your
modules sound great!. I will be ordering some more modules when I get some
more money in my pocket.... until then, keep up the quality work....
Jan 12, 2001 - David S. Wrote:
It's great that your oscillators have the flexibility to function
in both audio and LF ranges. However, I think many customers
would also appreciate the option of having three LFOs available
in a compact double-space module. Just like this.
Jan 9, 2001 - Mike G. Wrote:
I am very impressed with your product line and entire
capability/concept. Very "Moog" looking, but very fresh at the same
Keep up the good work, and I wish you the greatest success in your
Jan 6, 2001 - David S. Wrote:
The synth arrived last night and it is incredible.
It looks way cool. The hardware has a solid quality feel.
Everything works exactly as it should and it sounds great!
I will be ordering more modules soon.
Thanks for doing such fine work.
Dec 22, 2000 - John M. Wrote:
BTW, the keyboard arrived today. Again, it went beyond my expectations.
Beautiful wood with not a scratch on it. Best of all, it performs like a
champ. The retriggering was hellish on the Doepfer and you needed a MIDI
sequencer to adjust it. Always had to play staccato on it, which got old
real fast. But your keyboard is extremely responsive. Trills and rapid runs
are a breeze. I like it better than any of the keyboards I own.
John ultimately wrote a review for Analog Heaven which you
can read here.
Dec 20, 2000 - John M. Wrote:
Well, the synth arrived (still waiting on the keyboard, though).
To say I'm happy is an understatement. It really is beautiful. My friend
Mac, who hauled the synth home for me in his van and helped me unwrap it
said, "Nice veneer--whoa, that's not a veneer!" But there's more to this
system than the beautiful cabinet and the top-notch panel design--the modules
work exactly as expected (in several cases, better than expected) and on top
of it they are QUIET. Even the patch cords are of the best quality.
Suffice it to say that my worries of possibly having to ship the whole thing
back have vanished. So far, this really is a dream synthesizer.
Dec 13, 2000 - Eric M. Wrote:
Thanks for being so patient and helpful with me. This has been a rough year
for me, but I finally have the synth of my dreams, and I couldn't be happier
with it. I'm so glad I can add on to it too, that's so cool. It's what I've
always wanted, and I will most likely keep it forever.
Dec 3, 2000 - Jon S. Wrote:
I just had to write and tell you that I was completely satified
with your oscillators. I will definitely be ordering some more
stuff from you in a couple of months or so.
Nov 28, 2000 - Tom H. Wrote:
I want you to know that I really appreciate your
concern with customer satisfaction. That (and a great product) will keep me
coming back for more. Thanks again, Tom.
Nov 27, 2000 - Avant L. Wrote:
Keep up the fine work!!
Nov 27, 2000 - Timmy Wrote:
It [Q107 Filter Module] arrived in good form.
The workmanship is laudable.
Thank you for producing such a fine product.
I will be ordering other synth modules in the very near future.
A pleased customer in (snowbound) Buffalo, NY.
(lô'dè-bèl) adj. Praiseworthy; commendable.
Nov 25, 2000 - Someone Wrote:
Wow, what can I say. These new synths are amazing! I will be
ordering a huge system soon...
Nov 4, 2000 - Erik N.. Wrote:
Hi Roger! I have been enjoying my CV keyboard, sequencer and S&H
modules thoroughly -- thanks for doing such a fine job at such a
Oct 7, 2000 - Stan S. Wrote:
May I say also that your synth systems are beautiful. I havent seen
work like that in a long time. Its good to see such craftmanship
and attention to detail like that these days. Peace to you,
Sep 14, 2000 - David P. Wrote:
I have been checking out your website over the last few months and I am
really impressed with all your work. The site is great and shows off
your line of gear really well. The modules look awesome. I can't wait to
start building my own system.
Sep 13, 2000 - Tom H. Wrote:
I received my keyboard and cables and I like what I received,
will be ordering more in the future.
Sep 13, 2000 - Bernie B. Wrote:
Got the keyboard controllers today. Now this is one beautiful keyboard, the
picture on the web does not do them a full measure of justice. They are WONDERFUL,
job very well done.....I am ready to start building my system.
Aug 29, 2000 - Brian T. Wrote:
I got my QSP22 yesterday and I must say it is
really impressive. I've been patching up cool sounds since I got it.....
June 30, 2000 - Bill K. Wrote:
I just wanted to let you know I received and installed the Q117 S+H module
that I purchased recently. It is excellent! I am super happy with it. I
look forward to adding addt'l Synthesizers.com modules to my rack.
See this picture.
Hey, and it looks pretty good in your rack too. [right next to that Moog VCA].
Remember: more modules = better. :)
June 30, 2000 - Eric M. Wrote:
Well, I just recieved my QSS22 system today. Wow, am
I impressed!! Big knobs, beautiful wood, and everything looks and works great!!
I havent been able to leave the thing alone since I first turned it on! After
playing with my modular for only one hour, I had made some really interesting
sounds already, stuff I could never get before with a traditional synth. Once
I am able to learn the system to it's full potential, I will send some samples.
I would recommend this synthesizer system to anyone thinking of getting into
modular synthesis. Thanks Roger!!
OK Eric, you're hired :)
June 28, 2000 - Jim H. Wrote:
Just read your feedback to the Analog Heaven fiasco. Great response. I am
very pleased with the modules I have received so far. I like the form factor
and I like the look. Had little trouble interfacing with my current MOTM
gear and am quite pleased with the operation of the modules. Of course I
didn't get any sound generating units, only modifiers but they seemed to
Anyway, Just wanted to let you know you have at least one supporter and I
will be ordering more modules soon.
June 26, 2000 - Roger L. Wrote:
Thanks for the nice comment in the MoogArchives guestbook.
After reading it I visited your web site -- very nice!
The instruments are beautiful. You have obviously taken great
care to design and manufacture a quality product. At Moog,
especially in the early days, we took pride in the craftsmanship
and attention to detail that went into our instruments. Looks
like you're continuing that tradition.
And I've got to tell you... your menu graphic (the module with
jacks and leds), is brilliant! Very well done!
June 24, 2000 - Mike M. Wrote:
I'm an old timer (still own my 1st 2600 purchased w/ yardwork
money in 1972) Welcome to the fray (also known as the 21st century
analog renaissance!) I applaud your decision to withhold info
until you are ready to ship. That makes a very good 1st impression and I
think it will stand you in good stead with the "community". Im sure you
realize that this is an amazingly zealous, bigoted & downright warlike
uh...... marketplace. I think your decision will win you a few points up
front and that will come in hand among the "analog taliban".
June 24, 2000 - Cyrus M. Wrote:
I just wanted to drop you a quick email. I accidentally ran into your
WebPages, and was amazed. I didn't think anyone still made old school
modulars like yours! They look incredible. I was truly impressed. I am a
proud owner of an old Aries modular and an ms20, and just ordered an old
ms50 and an sq10. I would love to get my hands on some of these
modules.....as soon as I make some money on a new remix, I will be giving
you a call, and will probably get a few modules as well as a case, and build
my own synth over time. Thank you for realizing the world is horrible place
with no modulars, it is great to see them being built again.
June 13, 2000 - Brent I. Wrote:
Do you guys have references -- meaning are there people using your equipment
that can vouch for its coolness, quality, etc? Having an internet website,
you SEEM like the real deal, and I'd like to believe it, but it would help
me (and others) to have some information on folks who are satisfied
June 12, 2000 - Leslie R. Wrote:
I have spent the last 2 hours pouring over the fount of information
at your site and I wanted to write in to let you know that I
REALLY APPRECIATE all the effort that you've put into your site.
There is the perfect amount of information regarding your
product and potential configurations. I was EASILY able to find
answers to any questions I had while reading. I've had no
expereince with hardware modulars, but own and adore a Clavia Nord
Modular, so I consider myself an informed user and took the
little bit of knowledge I brought to the table and combined it with
your wealth of information. Rest assured that your page has
been bookmarked and will be frequently visited by me when I want
to do some "wishful thinking" . . . maybe someday, I'll have the
money to afford one of your systems, but for now, I can simply
enjoy looking and learning. Thanks for your efforts.
June 12, 2000 - Saimon I. Wrote:
This is UNBELIVEBLE!
June 12, 2000 - Steve H. Wrote:
Hi Roger , just linked over from SonicState and am pretty
gobsmacked by your lovely looking systems - perhaps a slight
nod to moog in the design dept there (which is no bad thing!).
Anyways being a fellow synth nut I just want to pass on a few
words ofencouragement to you and wish you all the best - I
think your systems will be very well received and if I was over
there stateside I'd be buying one today (definately a QSC44 + Keybd)
BUT being over here in the UK I'd have to add duties at 4% then
VAT at 17.5% all on top of shipping which sadley makes it rather
expensive (cheaper than a moog tho') so I'll be saving for a
while yet. 8(
June 9, 2000 - Zon P. Wrote:
My blank panels showed up today and they are absolutely perfect!
The screws are different (which is no problem at all, of course) but
the panels fit in perfectly and look great. [on a Moog modular]
Do you mind if I brag to the folks on AH?
I've been looking for some blank panels forever and finally got an e-mail
back from XXXXXXXXXX after I ordered these from you and
they quoted me $XX.XX each. Doh!
Plus, it took about a month to get a reply back from them.
I'm very happy with my order! They look great :-)
June 9, 2000 - Barry K. Wrote:
Wow, you've done quite a bit of work!
Do you do your own boards or do you send them out? I've always
toyed with the idea of doing some untypical synth modules as well
as effects designs. Now my wife is divorcing me so my world is
in a bit of a tizzy - but it looks like I'll keep the house and
my synth stuff so I can work on these things once I mentally can
concentrate on it(!) I'm really impressed with all you've done
and envy your ability to work on things you love and make a living
at it. At the same time you're helping many others develop their
own similar interests.
June 7, 2000 - Tone Wrote:
I thought I wuz dreamin'!
Rubbed my eyes.....
Looks like an ol' Moog(that's Mouge) Modular(?)
I had to zoom in.....
It B true.....
From a Robot Manufacturer?!?!?
Must be the 21st Century!!
A FULL line of modules!!!
Just what the SynthDoctor ordered!
Here's a box of gold stars....
June 7, 2000 - Eric M. Wrote:
I cant believe you wrote back so fast. I am for sure going to order at
least the small modular system very soon. Have you seen a good response
(with orders) since you put up the site? I just need to sell off a few of
my old analog synths, then i will be ready.
June 7, 2000 - Eric Wrote:
Thanks for your response, I really am impressed with your site the
systems do look amazng can't wait to here some samples, the
sequencer alone should be a big hit for you.
You should be proud of yourself ... no hype ..no months or years of
promises.. you did what Don "moog" martin should have done. All the
best and I will be buying your stuff !
June 5, 2000 - Brian K. Wrote:
I am VERY interested in a system, as I have many old synths here, but
always wanted a Moog. I know yours is not the same, but it has a similar look
(we all grew up with it!) and I really LOVE the panel layout you guys chose.
It's logical and attractive.
Your site looks very well done, and I've heard decent sounds from your
MP3s, but I MUST hear it in person sometime. If you sell ANY to California
(I'm in Los Angeles) I will drive to hear it and give myself a "road test". I
may be able to send you several customers here; producers and engineers are
forever renting my ARP 2600s and Emu modular for albums.
June 5, 2000 - Bill R. Wrote:
I've been all over your page. Your stuff looks really nice.
I think the keyboard and sequencer would be a good place
to start with your line of fun.
June 5, 2000 - Paap Wrote:
As so many people, I saw mention of your company on AH this week.
Congratulations on designing this system! As a former synthbuilder I can
certainly appreciate the huge effort involved.
You obviously know & love synths.
Best of luck!
June 5, 2000 - Eric M. Wrote:
New Modulars! Yea!
I'm very happy to find out that your site was not a hoax! Im from
analog heaven, well, Im on the list. After all the commotion I thought,
shit, another cool synth i want thats not real.
Im not sure if you checked out the sage, but It looked very very very
cool, ( maybe you could actually build me one?) anyway... I think your
product line looks great, and the cost looks even better. I have all
sorts of synth but have so far shyed away from modular gear. i have
the nord modular, but its just not the same. Ill be opening a studio
soon and I hope to get some good customers and their bills as well.
If all goes well me and my partner have always wanted a real modular
unit, but the price has kept us away. Now we have money, so things are
looking better in that area. We still dont know what well do about the
heat, we already have enough gear to keep a few thousand alive in a
snowstorm, btu hey, blood sweat and tears right? Anyway, congrats on
finding a large market ( AH ) I hope everyone buys as much stuff from
you as it seems they will ( myself included ). Again, good luck, and
sorry for some of my fellow AHers being so rude, they can be down right
nasty people sometimes.
June 5, 2000 - Jim J. Wrote:
I think the people of Analog Heaven are universally in favor of your entry
into the market.
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