About vintagesynth.com


The “Vintage Synth Explorer” is a website created by Matt Friedman, a music, film and television industry professional. What began as a humble personal website (ca. 1996) has evolved into one of the largest showcases of vintage and modern synthesizers and electronic instruments on the Internet.

The mission of the “Vintage Synth Explorer” is to present an immersive guide to these amazing musical instruments through detailed descriptions, high quality pictures, audio/video demonstrations, and an informed community; built upon years of collaboration with other musicians and hobbyists around the world.



You can contact the WebMaster for any information regarding this website, or to advertise at this site, or to report any errors or technical issues related to this site and its content. We will do our best to respond to your messages quickly.

We here at the “Vintage Synth Explorer” put everything we know into this site's pages. If you still have questions or are looking for something more, visit our Community Forums for a variety of synthesizer discussion topics with a global community of enthusiastic Synth Explorers.

The “Vintage Synth Explorer” does not sell, buy, nor trade any merchandise. However, we do provide a free online Classifieds section where you can buy, trade, and sell gear.

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The copyright of the "Vintage Synth Explorer" applies to the overall website concept including any and all written articles and original artwork. In general, the “Vintage Synth Explorer” provides a free and comprehensive analysis of musical synthesizer instrument technology for the purposes of review, criticism and education, and the use of any pre-existing works presented here constitutes a "fair use".

Text: All written articles are copyright of "The Vintage Synth Explorer" and may be used only when permission is granted by the VSE, without alteration, for non-commercial purposes, provided credit and a hyperlink back to the original URL and the “Vintage Synth Explorer” are included.

Images: Pictures of synthesizers and other musical instruments are, except where otherwise noted, not the creative property of the “Vintage Synth Explorer” and have been used with the permission of their respective rights holders whenever possible. Pictures may have been altered from their original form in order to accommodate the design of this site but are still considered the property of their original source — a person, company or website as noted or hyperlinked to under the "Resources & Credits" sub-section on the page where said picture is displayed.

Audio: Downloadable and streaming audio files served from vintagesynth.com are the creative property of the “Vintage Synth Explorer” unless otherwise noted. Non-original audio presented here has been used with the permission of their respective rights holders whenever possible or as permitted by their license. All audio presented here is for demonstration purposes at this site only and may not be used for any other purposes.

Video: All streaming video files are externally linked to from non-affiliated websites and are not the creative property of the “Vintage Synth Explorer”.

All "Vintage Synth Explorer" (or VSE) logos and designs in its likeness on this site and its related sites and/or apparel are copyright protected works of VSE. All rights are reserved. Some logos were designed by VSE Community members: 'Crystalmsc' at Creative Reality Design and 'piRoN'.