In reverse date order.May 17, 2016 - BD Wrote:
The more I experiment the more I love this machineMay 16, 2016 - GL Wrote:
I just wanted to let you know that the Q119 Sequencer is one the most innovative and delightfully challenging sequencers I've ever had the privileged of working with; and it's totally changed the face of analog sequencing for me. And combined with use of the Q960 Sequencer, I now know that there is nothing I can't accomplish where analog sequencing is concerned. I just thought you should know that.May 16, 2016 - KB Wrote:
I am a composer 1st and I must have tools that inspire my creative process, not hamper it. Sadly, the 55 is far more of a hindrance than a helper. Conversely, your systems are more logical and straight-forward: I was creating with them instantly, with relatively rare moments of frustration. I'm not sure Moog made the right choices when deciding to adhere to the nostalgic aspects of their modulars instead of integrating the more useful modern improvements. Any musical instrument is only as good as its readiness and adaptability to the rest of the world. IMO, the 55 may have been that instrument in the early 70's, but not now. So, I am prepared to remove the Moog 55 from my arsenal and further expand with your studio systems.
Fresh out of the crate and warmed up, the moog oscillators were drifting and intonated improperly ( octaves were NOT real octaves, they were off about 12 cents). I A/B'd your tone generators next to theirs and found no discernible difference, also yours had a innately higher S/N ratio and VASTLY more stable. I left the unit on for 24 hours and your oscillators were still rock-steady.
I understand the adherence and romance to keeping nostalgia alive, but what Moog ( the co. not Bob) fails to realize is that Bob built a state-of-the art instrument AT THAT TIME. Some of its biggest failings, aside from the instability of the switching power-supply, is the oft-repeated CV interface, which consumes a great deal of valuable real-estate on the face of it.May 10, 2016 - MK Wrote:
My first Box11 and keyboard controller arrived yesterday safe and sound. The system is amazing. Kudos to you and your team! And whoever does the bubble wrapping / packing deserves an award. He or she excels at it.May 7, 2016 - KB Wrote:
I finally got my System-55 and added the ME22s and ME22e wings to it for the first time. I have to say I am truly impressed. The cabinetry and size matched perfectly with the Moog. The quality of the workmanship and attention to details is exceptional. The audio quality is spot-on. I particularly like the modernizing of certain functions that Moog has decided to shy-away from I assume for posterity-sake, but makes your unit more immediately logical and usable. To get all of this at 1/3 the price is miraculous. I would gladly recommend your gear to anyone.May 1, 2016 - MK Wrote:
My first system was dotcom (and still is) but I ventured into Motm, Euro, Serge and Hordijk and sold all those and came back to my Dotcom "Moog 55" system. I'm always surprised what "way out" sounds I can get out of my system...Apr 27, 2016 - MK Wrote:
I am so happy to see you guys growing and able to expand on your offerings! I have said this many times, but it is so true - you guys are the best! From every aspect: product, quality, service, integrity - you name it! No one, big or small, can compare to you guys!
Please send my best wishes and love to Roger and crew! I would not be able to create the magic I do without you all.Apr 19, 2016 - RO Wrote:
Just received my eighth item from you & as usual it arrived as promised, is well packed, & contains all necessary paperwork. Excuse me while I go plug in!!! Thanks very much!Apr 12, 2016 - JM Wrote:
Hi Roger, If I have a modular built, it will be from you directly. You have the best stuff, the most professional website, prices which are competitive , and EXCELLENT quick customer service. So on those points alone, and your friendly email style, down to earth, you convinced me.Apr 11, 2016 - AK Wrote:
Thank you for what I consider the coolest business card I ever saw. And the part that I ordered, of course haha, but yeah...Mar 17, 2016 - EN Wrote:
Roger/Margo Thank You!! I placed my order Friday, it was shipped on Tuesday, and just arrived today! Hands down, best customer service of any company out there. I look forward to giving you guys all my money in the future.Mar 16, 2016 - RB Wrote:
Wow, the possibilities are almost endless with the Q119, I'll have fun experimenting with this module! I will be checking out the MIDI and MIDI Aid with my Alesis keybord this weekend. So far it's been a blast!!!! Thanks so much for a wonderful product!Mar 16, 2016 - RB Wrote:
I am really enjoying this discussion. It reminded me of when I was at the beginning of stepping into the world of modular synthesis, and how I was torn between going 5U versus Eurorack. But since I am a guitar player, the 1/4 patch cord tilted me towards 5U. Then the weight of my youthful impressions and experiences with "Switched on Bach", Moog Modular, ELP, etc. really drove me over to 5U. And I chose Synthesizers.com as my system because of the website/s completeness. Then I emailed Roger with some questions and I knew I made the right choice. What I learned later after getting my first system was the absolute quality and attention to detail Roger offers. I have nothing against Eurorack or any other format. I am just so happy that I ended up making the perfect decision. And I get such joy when I hear the click of a patch cord insertion or when I touch my fingers on those wonderful knobs and give it a gentle twist and hear that gold come out of my monitors.Mar 2, 2016 - IK Wrote:
Holey moley, this is a monster. I knew what the dimensions were but there's nothing like a face-to-face encounter. It's VERY nicely built too. The knobs, switches, cable jacks all have this great American mil-spec component quality look and feel. The walnut case is beautiful high grade stuff. This is worthy of being called a musical instrument.Feb 16, 2016 - JS Wrote:
All of the modules arrived today. Thanks for packing them so well and shipping them so quickly. Everything looks and feels great.Feb 17, 2016 - TE Wrote:
I must admit that even for a beginner, your site is really intuitive. I was able to quickly able to learn about each module, and spent hours watching several of your videos.Feb 14, 2016 - IK Wrote:
Nice stuff, man. As Spock would say, "... Fascinating..." I guess the highest compliment I can make is to just place an order!Feb 11, 2016 - DH Wrote:
You are idiots for notcanswering your phones.Jan 28, 2016 - RS Wrote:
I've read numerous times on the Net how awesome your support and service is. Experiencing it for myself I'd have to agree wholeheartedly.Jan 23, 2016 - JW Wrote:
It's funny, I feel terrible about neglecting my Dotcom since starting into Eurorack. I was even debating selling my system to entirely Euro. But then I a/b'd them and realized that the Dot Com pushes out a powerful sound that just can't be met by anything I've encountered yet in Euro. I apologize for turning my back on you, Roger. I love you. I love this beast that you've gifted to the world! Can you ever forgive me?
See the EuroRack commentsJan 22, 2016 - SN Wrote:
Keep up the great work! I remember when synthesizers.com first started. I was in my parents basement in high school I thought they were the coolest musical instrument around. I never dreamed for a Moog, I wanted a synthesizers.com! Fast forward a bunch of years and now I finally started my dotcom modular it was everything I ever dreamed of!! Thanks Roger, Margo and everyone there. You have a customer for life.Jan 17, 2016 - DC Wrote:
I appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to put into production the researched, designed, tested, and presented on a web site built in house. I don't know how the products can be offered at the price point you have. But it made the dream of owning a giant modular after the fashion of Tomita, ELP, and SOB. Thank you to your company.Jan 17, 2016 - JG Wrote:
That's awesome Roger. You guys are awesome. My Dotcom synth is awesome. AWESOME I tell you!Jan 17, 2016 - gg Wrote:
Everything out there is derived from this. You are the "big bang" of modular synthesis.Jan 14, 2016 - MO Wrote:
Totally agree Roger, on all points. Your business model works just fine. And thanks for making Modular synthesizers affordable and accessible.Jan 5, 2016 - JL Wrote:
Totally unlike the rest of the other Synthesizer manufacturers in the world, Synthesizers.com takes the time to discuss, help and find solutions to any issue that your customers might have and you also find the answers for any and every question, and/or questions that I/we have had, and for that I'm very, very grateful.Dec 31, 2015 - MG Wrote:
I bought a Custom Studio-66 in 2007 and it changed my life. I have never had so much fun creating music. I just received two Q167 LFO++ modules and I love them! Great work and I hope to buy a lot of other fun modules form you... and maybe another cabinet. ;)Dec 26, 2015 - JW Wrote:
I love you guys!Dec 20, 2015 - RM Wrote:
Happy holidays to your family and employees. none more awesome!Dec 17, 2015 - KE Wrote:
Thank you Roger, I received the Q167 LFO++ yesterday and I have to say this is the best Christmas gift to myself ever. The things you can do with the Q167 LFO++ are endless. I have to get one more of these.Dec 16, 2015 - JS Wrote:
My LFO++ arrived, and I'm blown away by both its functionality as a LFO CV source, and its sound as an audio-rate oscillator. I may have to order another (or two... or three...)Nov 19, 2015 - RR Wrote:
The Q106 Oscillator has a rich and full sound that is better than any I've ever heard, and the entry level system alone surpasses every synth manufacturer on the planet. I've done comparison with my MiniMoog Explorer and my MiniMoog Explorer XL and it blows both of them out of the water, with only two Oscillators...lol. Actually, there is really no comparison at all, your oscillators sound so much more rich and full, I thought you should know that.
The personal and technical support that you've given me alone is worth its weight in gold and is something that NO manufacturer on the planet does, so, thank you.Nov 19, 2015 - RR Wrote:
I just want to add my voice to the chorus of superlatives previously posted for your company. Great products and great service equals great company. Thank you!Nov 12, 2015 - LN Wrote:
Wanted to thank you for the great service and such a fantastic product.Nov 6, 2015 - SL Wrote:
What a great company. Our EM class (at a small university) started with one portable cab, then a second, and just today added a QCP11 (smaller portable cab), along with a Q150 and some other modules. And also will be receiving a Q167 when they ship. I love the way all these modules just work, with no BS, no trouble, and sound great doing it. The students __love_ the modular, though they never hear the soft synths in a DAW the same way after using the real thing!Oct 30, 2015 - GL Wrote:
Tell Roger that all of my musician friends here in Nashville, TN are extremely excited (and slightly jealous...lol) ever since I showed them my Q960 Sequencer. So, don't be too surprised when you guys start hearing from some of them before too long. Thanks and God bless you both.Oct 29, 2015 - RS Wrote:
The Q115 Spring Reverb arrived yesterday along with the power supply and extra blank panels. Packaging was excellent as usual and everything was in perfect condition when it arrived. Installation of the Q115 was a snap. After using it on my synth I have only one word to describe its effect on my sounds; Haunting! I absolutely love it!!!!Oct 23, 2015 - RS Wrote:
My synthesizer arrived this afternoon and I am so impressed with it! First of all the packaging was outstanding and the synth arrived in perfect shape. The unit is so much more beautiful looking than any pictures on the web show. Photos just donít do it justice. Iíve been experimenting with it for the past several hours and have made some beautiful sounds. The oscillators are so rich and full of life. Even my Moog Sub 37 has trouble keeping up with the low end the DotCom synthesizer produces.Oct 23, 2015 - RS Wrote:
Thanks to you and your staff for providing an outstanding synthesizer shipped in excellent shape and weeks before the target delivery date! I am one happy customer!!!!Oct 22, 2015 - DC Wrote:
Roger I really have to just take my hat off an congratulate you on how awesome your website is right now. I had someone in another group on here asking about getting into modular synths because the Moog modular reissues were beyond reach. I referred him to your site and from there, no matter what questions he had, there was something within easy reach, nicely explained and even with videos. So good! I don't know if anyone else out there has anything that comes close to the combined range of products and information on offer.Oct 1, 2015 - KR Wrote:
A modular synthesizer using modular power supplies in modular cabinets with a modular dual keyboard that has modular pitch/mod wheels and a modular ribbon controller... The Dao of Modular.Oct 1, 2015 - RK Wrote:
What you did with the .COM will really be appreciated after more people get in front of a new 55 :)Sep 29, 2015 - DM Wrote:
I just finished ordering my Entry System, love it. I tried Eurorack three times and just never could get into a good work flow. I thank you for keeping large format alive.Sep 24, 2015 - DC Wrote:
Thanks! Roger Arrick's work is excellent-absolutely. Plus, speedy delivery and great service. Top notch sounds, too.Sep 22, 2015 - GL Wrote:
The Q960 that you've designed and built by far surpasses my wildest imaginations.Jul 9, 2015 - ME Wrote:
My first order arrived last week and I now have 4 Box11 cabinets filled. What an elegantly designed system it is, and practical too! The woodworking is beautiful as well! An instrument of great quality that sounds fantastic. I'm thrilled with everything! I've never seen such great care with packing too.Jul 3, 2015 - MB Wrote:
Congrats on your new ribbon controller...that is the coolest piece of gear I have seen in a good while! It looks like someone finally got it right...and of course it would be you!Jun 28, 2015 - AC Wrote:
I recently ordered and received a Portable 11 system, and I must say I'm completely thrilled. I've been spending countless hours with it, and I'm already thinking about further expansion.Jun 27, 2015 - DL Wrote:
Just thought I'd reach out and commend the superb quality of the modules I've received so far, I'll be ordering the next few instalments of my entry system plan very soon. The Q106 really is amazing, I love everything about it, especially how it blows away my old micromoog that I still use almost every day, in both versatility and overall frequency range. Just love it, so thank you very much.Jun 26, 2015 - TH Wrote:
The systems arrived yesterday! I would like to thank you for your business. Itís a lovely product and put together so well. It sounds fantastic and its a great extension to my other modulars. Oh, and the keyboard is another beauty!Jun 22, 2015 - MN Wrote:
I truly believe I made the right decision getting rid of my Doepfer system and going with 5U DotCom modules. Not only does it feel better and is more solidly constructed, this system is a pleasure to look at and work with.Jun 1, 2015 - PL Wrote:
Everything about my Studio 110 screams quality, well done Roger!May 27, 2015 - JW Wrote:
Everyone who has heard my Synthesizers.com system is immediately floored. It is also the most photographed item in my studio.May 22, 2015 - MF Wrote:
Congratulations for the new videos. They are well made and are a useful tool to make the most of the potential of various modules.May 21, 2015 - AM Wrote:
Hi Margo & Roger, your beauty is here ;) I would like to say a GREAT THANK YOU!!! You are great people and manufacturers of great synthesizers, and very professional.May 18, 2015 - TR Wrote:
Roger Arrick's MU format modules are incredibly inexpensive, and feature rugged construction appropriate for institutional use.May 7, 2015 - JF Wrote:
I really enjoyed your tutorial videos.. very informative and helpful.May 7, 2015 - SB Wrote:
Just want to say again how much I love the synth, I'm an instant addictApr 18, 2015 - MC Wrote:
The beginning tutorial page is great, thank you.Apr 11, 2015 - VP Wrote:
Roger's are probably the best synth/seq-tutorials on the web, short, informative, no BS...and to the point..love it...Apr 10, 2015 - JC Wrote:
Thanks for all your help...Roger is amazing...answers every time...thanks your the best!Apr 9, 2015 - RL Wrote:
I love the Box systems. Moog released their beasts over the last couple of years, but my wife won't let me mortgage the house to buy one, so I'm glad you have systems priced for the rest of us. The Box22 is a lot of synth for the money.Mar 31, 2015 - DI Wrote:
I Like the new web site. Very easy to navigate.Mar 15, 2015 - EL Wrote:
The level of customer service and support FAR exceeds anything I have seen before. Kudos and thank you.Mar 16, 2015 - RB Wrote:
I hear GREAT thing about your company everywhere I ask! Keep up the good work!!Mar 14, 2015 - GR Wrote:
It works great!!! I fell in love immediately.Mar 13, 2015 - JL Wrote:
I just want to say how proud I am to own a wonderful synthesizers.com modular. I restore vintage moogs and other brands but as far as new equipment I am a 100% dotcom supporter, love the quality and pricing of these top notch instruments.Mar 13, 2015 - BG Wrote:
I just got the portable 33 modular you sent to me, and it's making me bounce into parallel worlds, it's SO great!Mar 13, 2015 - JG Wrote:
I'm very excited about finally getting a real modular, and wouldn't want to do business with any other company than yours. I've been waiting 40 years for this. Thanks Roger for making awesome products for the normal guy.Mar 7, 2015 - MH Wrote:
Just received a system 22 today with the Q960 sequencer! Amazing stuff. So pleased with your product.Mar 6, 2015 - AW Wrote:
You will love it. Don't forget to eat!Feb 18, 2015 - AV Wrote:
Your products are great, and your apparent dedication to the users of these products matches that quality. Simply put, you are doing it right.Jan 28, 2015 - EK Wrote:
Thanks for your wonderful products.Jan 23, 2015 - JL Wrote:
I purchased my Studio 66 in 2003 and it never fails to amaze me. Never had a bit of trouble with anything. Absolutely love it!!Jan 23, 2015 - EP Wrote:
Just a quick note of thanks on the 61-key keyboard, it's terrific, easily the nicest controller I've ever used. The different programmable velocity curve patterns are extremely nice.Jan 20, 2015 - RB Wrote:
I think the catalog is really cool.Jan 19, 2015 - TO Wrote:
Having had the pleasure of spending time with a Moog modular, I have to say, my conclusion is that Synthesizers.com stuff is superior in damn near every way.Jan 19, 2015 - BD Wrote:
I'm completely happy with my Studio 66 and not in a million years could either afford or justify the purchase of a Moog modular. I'm sure I'm not alone in this.Jan 19, 2015 - DR Wrote:
Unless you are concerned with brand name, why would you ever buy a Moog at that price point when Dotcom exists? http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diminishing_returnsJan 19, 2015 - LB Wrote:
By the way: I love my dotcomJan 19, 2015 - JS Wrote:
Keep doing what you do Roger - why would anyone in their right mind pay 10k for a model 15 when they could get so much more from you. I love Moog, have been a part of their history, but those prices are outrageousJan 19, 2015 - AM Wrote:
I'll stick with Synthesizers.com because it's better.Jan 19, 2015 - NG Wrote:
I just don't see the Moog modules being any better than Synthesizers.com. Synthesizers.com has been refining and selling their modules for awhile. They have worked the issues out and deliver a great product and excellent customer service.Jan 19, 2015 - DS Wrote:
I'm a Moog Endorsing Artist and frankly, I'm not impressed nor am I amused by their announcement. When I can afford to, I'll be buying your instrument Roger.Jan 19, 2015 - JT Wrote:
I think it's amusing that Moog has come out with their version of a Dotcom. The Moog modular is part of a past that so many of us looked on with envy and longing; you made owning such a device not only possible, but enjoyable, and you did it without the likes of Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman showcasing your product. The new Moogs are pretty, but there's no real innovation here; they are simply re-releasing a product they abandoned long ago, and they are doing so at collectors prices. That they see such an opportunity is a testament to the modular community that exists, in no small part, because of your efforts.Jan 19, 2015 - GF Wrote:
I think Moog are jumping on the bandwagon that been pioneered by the likes of Roger Arrick and other modular manufacturers from the 90's. These people had the guts to bring modulars to the world again when perhaps the future demand wasn't certain.Jan 19, 2015 - VP Wrote:
Buying your system 88 was one of my best ideas ever....it sounds incredible, is perfectly stable, great controller and the service pre- and post-buying is top notch... and for a very democratic price. Roger Arrick, you still rule in MU-world...Jan 13, 2015 - RS Wrote:
When I think of the Synthesizers.com system you could have for the price of a Buchla Easel or a Moog Voyager XL it makes my eyes rain.Jan 6, 2015 - JS Wrote:
I just wanted to let you know we are completing the new Metric record up here in freezing cold Toronto and I used the Synthesizers.com not only to write about half the new record, but also to track most of it. Its just simply one of the best instruments I've ever owned. And I've owned a lot! I have a studio 66 and have now ordered more modules from you and have some out of the cabinet.Nov 7, 2014 - KW Wrote:
It is very refreshing working with a business which is honest and does their best to give customers value for money in every way! Bravo! You are number 1 in my book!Oct 29, 2014 - MH Wrote:
I've purchased 2 portable cabinets worth of modules from you in the past and even though my modular setup is now complete (as far as I know), I enjoy visiting your site from time to time to see what you are up to. I'm glad you decided to create synthesizers.com to share your modular creations with all of us. Thank you Roger.Oct 14, 2014 - KW Wrote:
I received my Box11s a few weeks back and wanted to thank you for a quality product! It arrived in excellent condition and I am very impressed with the products workmanship. This is my first purchase of an item of this type and I have a feeling it won't be my last! Boy am I having fun with this!Sep 23, 2014 - SH Wrote:
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for my recent order. This was my first ever with Synthesizers.com and I have to say I am truly impressed, wonderful quality of build, excellent packing and care taken along with prompt, fast shipping.Jun 29, 2014 - AB Wrote:
Thank you for making such a quality but still affordable product too. You're a legend.Jun 27, 2014 - KY Wrote:
I can't tell you what a pleasure it is to have your gear in my studio again. The richness of your oscillators is stunning to me after 8 years in Euro rack only. And I had forgotten how musical your envelope generators are.Apr 7, 2014 - JW Wrote:
The Q171 Quantizer Bank made MY day. I can nearly program arpeggios with the Q119 in real time already. With a little more practice I'll be able to pull it off live!Apr 7, 2014 - JW Wrote:
Wow Roger. You really are a dork of the highest order! I love your business card.Apr 4, 2014 - SR Wrote:
The sound and stability of the VCO's is perfect, Build quality +10, feel of the pots +10, you have it down to a science. The more I work with the 960 the more blown away I am with it.Mar 28, 2014 - JE Wrote:
I've only had a chance to play it for a few hours so far but WOW. I am blown away by the hardware. You have done an incredible job engineering these instruments! I am in love. I have already ordered some more modules and I probably won't stop until I've filled a wall in my studio. Thanks so much for doing what you do. You have my sincere appreciation and respect.Mar 25, 2014 - TE Wrote:
The system has arrived yesterday! Everything is in excellent condition... I'm very happy about this wonderful instrument. Many many thanks indeed.Mar 19, 2014 - AB Wrote:
I received my Box11 system yesterday and have to say that I'm blown away with the quality of design, workmanship and great packaging...it took me ages to get it out of the bubble wrap! I was like a kid at Christmas. Any idea how long the huge grin on my face is going to last? It's not showing any signs of fading so far. I only wish my late wife could've been here to see it. The last birthday present she got me before she passed was a dotcom gift certificate. She knew it was my dream to have one of these but I think she would've enjoyed playing with it as much as me! It's truly a beautiful and what a great sounding instrument! The joy of creating sounds from scratch is back again, after too many years of, quite frankly, getting bored of trying to program sounds through menus on tiny lcd screens. Here's to many happy hours of inspiration, music and fun... ooh and expanding my system as soon as I get the chance!Feb 17, 2014 - EB Wrote:
The calendar arrived yesterday. I just wanted to say that I really like it and it looks great. The quality is better than I expected.Feb 8, 2014 - CG Wrote:
I just wanted to say, this has got to be the BEST business card I have ever seen! It took me a minute to understand what I was looking at, but once I saw the fold lines, I thought it was rather clever, not to mention memorable. This is NOT a card that will get lost in someones wallet! From a very pleased Dot.com customer.Feb 2, 2014 - AB Wrote:
Just wanted to let you know that the new keyboard really looks super mega awesome!!!!!!Jan 28, 2014 - BC Wrote:
Thanks again for creating what seems to be (easily) the best keyboard control systems I've ever seen (I've been playing since 1978).Jan 23, 2014 - MD Wrote:
The controller is EPIC! What an amazing piece of work. We're all transfixed by it.Jan 6, 2014 - DD Wrote:
It seems that every time I order something from you guys the US are suffering from terrible blizzards. Am I causing a new ice age by assembling my modular? Have I tilted the Earth's axis by ordering that second oscillator?Jan 4, 2014 - RP Wrote:
I really really appreciate the depth that you provide at Synthesizers.com. I have learned more about how these contraptions work in the last 2 days than in the last 5 years. Great business model by the way...Dec 19, 2013 - SF Wrote:
Received my box today, everything is top notch! Very happy. Thanks a lot.Nov 29, 2013 - MP Wrote:
I just received my Studio System 44. What a beautiful machine! I can't wait to start making music with it. Thank you for packing it so well. It easily withstood the trip from Texas to Canada.Oct 23, 2013 - RM Wrote:
"I really love your product. It's the best out there in my opinion."Oct 19, 2013 - KE Wrote:
I have used your system live in a tour now in France, Italy, Germany and Belgium with great success, and i love it. I have the Buchla/Doepfer/Pittsburg system and the sound of your Q106 and Q107 are killing them all.Oct 17, 2013 - CG Wrote:
I Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and Roger and your amazing company and employees for the great experience I have had thus far in doing business with you. I am in awe of my "Dotcom" as I sit here and explore it's capabilities so far. It had been a dream of mine to go the route of using a Modular for so long and now I'm on my way. I look forward in the months to come as I fill the remainder of my cabinet and even beyond, the sky is the limit.Oct 17, 2013 - SL Wrote:
I love the way your stuff JUST WORKS. Unfortunately, that's not always the case with some other modules I have bought.Oct 7, 2013 - BN Wrote:
Want to thank you for building such high quality into all of the components at a price I can afford. I intend to fill the cabinet up with more goodies in the coming months.Oct 3, 2013 - OH Wrote:
I did sound for a band in their late 20s last night. I wore my "Eat, Sleep, Modulate" t-shirt. They loved it! :)Sep 23, 2013 - CH Wrote:
Before I got my system, a friend let me borrow a (competitor's name removed for civility). I can say that your filter bank leaves a Murf in the dust. It didn't have the resonance that it should have had. It seemed more like an animated equalizer. Great job on your FFB! It adds instant atmosphere.Sep 13, 2013 - DD Wrote:
I continue to be impressed by the level of awesomeness in dealing with the synthesizers.com crew. When I recently ordered a portable case and the new Q174/Q175. Not only did I RECEIVE everything 5 full days before my quoted shipping date, they even adjusted my shipping and refunded a bit of cost overage. Truly stellar customer service every step of the way.Sep 13, 2013 - BA Wrote:
I'm excited to get a dotcom system. I almost went with a eurorack system a few months ago. Then I played with one. It was like trying to pick cat hairs off a plate of spaghetti. I want man-sized jacks and knobs!Sep 12, 2013 - PR Wrote:
Thanks again for facilitating TESC buying your wonderful instruments. Very excited to work with the faculty and students this year with them.. I was extremely impressed as I said possibly too many times with your work, intention and integrity.Aug 28, 2013 - CH Wrote:
Wow! You all are amazing! I was really not expecting to see it for at least another week. Your company has already exceeded my expectations. My business will definitely be with you in the future. Dealing directly with you has been a dream; a dream that middle men cannot compete with. Thank you so much for all of your help. It is greatly appreciated.Aug 6, 2013 - DR Wrote:
I took a multi-$000 chance with you and was not disappointed. Solid engineering and excellent construction. Plus you shipped on schedule and complete. The system performance is superior, tuning stability and tracking are outstanding, and the sound is extraordinary, electrifying. Besides, the whole thing looks really groovy and has a great operational feel. Far out. You exceeded my expectations.May 6, 2013 - JS Wrote:
That Q960 is really quite an amazing sequencer, especially along with the Q962.Mar 31, 2013 - PT Wrote:
Just to say the synth arrived safely on the 27th. Have tested out most of the modules and everything is looking & sounding great so far - it's a breath of fresh air compared to 'modern' synths with their cryptic menus & multi-function knobs! The walnut case was definitely the right choice (after a lot of conscience-wrestling about the cost) - it adds the finishing touch and makes it look like a proper high-class instrument. Looking forwards to spending a lot of time with this machine. Many thanks, and kind regards,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 doAug 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. LolJul 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...
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 . LolJan 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 - 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 Emerson's Moog as something that, obviously, I would never have. Now, at 50, here I am with the most spectacular system I could possibly imagine. Isn't 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. It's 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 60's in England but never even saw a Moog Modular in real life let alone play one. Keep up the good workOct 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. Thanks again!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 dayJul 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 trueFeb 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. - RogerJul 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 congratulations.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.
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 - amazing. 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 - from SynthInvent to ordering and shipping - everything was beyond my expectations!May 30, 2008 - AJ Wrote:
Hi roger. 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. Thank you!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 secret ;-)
I want just to say: thank you!!! I received my portable22 and I was really happy, 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 monster!Aug 6, 2007 - LO Wrote:
Margo and Roger,
The SynthInvent is great!
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! It's so refreshing to deal with a Company that cares both about its product and its customers.
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. Synthesizers.com ROCKS!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, can't understand why I haven't bought a .COM earlier. Well I didn't 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 easier and you don't 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 don't 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. I'm going to buy a Studio-22 cabinet and fill it with a Q960 and Q962. The VCO's 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 sync'ed), the tuning.... Ahhhh.... it's 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 time. Impressive. To those of you who haven't 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.) and 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 weeks...
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.
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 it's 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 ohh's, what's 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: http://www.angelfire.com/mb2/mootbooxle/pandemic.html 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 modular system.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
Thanks Roger!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 the group.
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:
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.
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 professionally.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...
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 expected.
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 business venture!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. Bravo!May 18, 2004 - Quote from Bob Moog at MoogFest 2004:
Bob is equally impressed with the dotcom, which he says he has had
to opportunity to play with (didn't say where). He thinks Roger, as
he put it " ... has managed to achieved the one thing I have never
been willing nor able to do. Make a quality modular that sounds
great, and design it for the everyman. There are and have been many
companies building modulars since myself, but he's the only one who
got it right. He's brilliant." That's a direct quote Roger. Kudos,
from the guru himself, dude.
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 controlled 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!Apr 7, 2004 - JL Wrote:
See this Letter from JohnApr 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! Thanks,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 sureMar 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 before.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.
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 provide....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, London, UKJan 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, modules etc. 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^^^tOnyAug 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 system.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 the price!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 your company.
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..
cheers!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 filters!
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 this system.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 synthesizers.com products!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....
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 stuff already!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 received 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 piece #2.....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.
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 world.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 time.
Keep up the good work, and I wish you the greatest success in your venture.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.
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 reasonable price.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.
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.Roger's Response:
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!!Roger's Response
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 work well.
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". Welcome!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 customers!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! Woo Hoo!
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....
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.
I think the people of Analog Heaven are universally in favor of your entry into the market.
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