Senior technician Les Craythorn reveals the fully restored Synthi 100 synthesizer, purchased by the University of Melbourne in 1973.
It had been in storage for decades he first encountered it in 1975 when he was employed as a technician in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music’s electronic music laboratory. “When I walked in and saw the size and the immensity of the machine… it’s overwhelming,” he said. For the next 12 years he worked with the Synthi almost everyday. A lot of students – a lot of bleep bleep bloops.
Some info on this monster legend synth.
We are hoping to bring you an in depth interview with Les and the Synthi later this year. Stay tuned, there will be video a radio podcast and hopefully we can put together a sample pack and some Ableton instruments also.