The Analog Synth Studio boasts one of the best collections of functional, wonderfully maintained vintage synths you will find in a college setting.
Highlights include a Buchla 200 series modular synth, a Buchla music easel, an ARP 2600, a Putney VCS3, and a Pittsburgh Modular Cell Foundation system, among others. You can find more information about our synthesizer collection on the ‘studio 4’ page of online gear repository.
Our majors begin their degree studies in this room, learning the history and fundamentals of music technology.
Access to this rare collection provides the unique opportunity to learn music technology through the instruments that shaped the industry.
The Oberlin Synthesizer Ensemble meets in the analog synth studio under the supervision of faculty advisor Tom Lopez.