- Brandon Smith
Analogue synthesizer manufacturing division of Arrick Robotics, founded in 1987 in Tyler, Texas, by the engineer Roger Arrick (b 1961). The division was established in the late 1990s as interest in modular synthesis revived. Unlike most firms, synthesizers.com does not participate in trade shows or advertise beyond its own website; it does not use distributors or announce release dates, has no printed brochures, and communicates with clients only via the Internet. The operation’s website and blog became active in May 2005 when Arrick had most of his product line tested and ready to ship. The firm produces synthesizer modules, cabinets, and complete systems styled after the highly prized original Moog modular synthesizers. All of the standard synthesizer modules such as VCOs (voltage control oscillators), VCAs (voltage controlled amplifiers), envelope generators, and VCFs (voltage controlled filters) are part of the product line, as are some Moog-inspired designs such as the fixed filter bank and spring reverb. In ...