World's Largest Synth Collection Launches Campaign To Build Public Workshop & Playroom - Magnetic Magazine

Enter Swiss Synth Heaven As World's Largest Synth Collection Launches Campaign To Build Public Workshop & Playroom

Help create a public space for the most remarkable synth collection in the world.
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The Swiss Museum & Center for Electronic Music Instruments (SMEM) is looking to raise money to build a new section of its museum called the playroom.

The playroom will be "a place dedicated to learning about, playing with, and sharing the incredible history of electronic music instruments." They will also hold workshops, events, speakers, private recordings, classes and parties in the space.

SMEM is located in Fribourg, Switzerland and is the world’s largest collection of synths in the world. They have over 1,000 synths from the past 70 years and more than 5,000 other electronic instruments as well.

In the room, visitors will be able to play on a rotating batch of 50 different synths and effects. They will be rotated every three months.

Kickstarter donators will benefit from student pricing and based on the donation could get special vinyl or classes at the Museum.

The non-profit is raising money through a Kickstarter to help build to room, with the aim of making it fully open to the public in November. Fribourg may not be very close for many of you, but if you make a trip to Switzerland, this should be on your list.

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