Why we do it

Having spent my life as a Manchester musician, I would rarely come into contact with vintage synthesisers and drum machines. I started off using software emulations of the Arturia Arp 2600 and Jupiter 8, dreaming one day if owning the hardware and actually playing one in real life. As the prices keep increasing the opportunity to own or even use these iconic instruments becomes further out of reach. 

Manchester has always had a strong electronic scene producing world renowned artists such as New Order and The Chemical Brothers. Synthesisers plans an ambitious project to dust off the cobwebs and put the instruments that shaped the music industry in front of current and future musicians. 


Please reach out to us if you cannot find an answer to your question.

Where are you located?

We are a North West based company and our studio is located in the heart of Stockport centre.

What instruments do you have available?

We have synthesisers, drum machines, samplers, effects units dating from the 1970s to present day! These include Moog, Roland, Oberheim, Arp, Octave Plateau, Korg, Linn, Elka, Siel, Alesis, Akai, Kawai, Crumar, Buchla plus more

How does it work?

You can either book in to visit the studio or hire the equipment through our partnerships based in the North West. 

How reliable is the equipment?

All the equipment has been serviced regularly. Though you can never guarantee 100% it will be issue free, we will replace any instrument with a close alternative should anything unexpected arise. Some of these instruments are 50 years and we expect them to be treated with respect and care as a lot now sit in museums