A private, interactive synthesizer museum is opening in Melbourne
The Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS), a music non-profit organization, has announced plans to transform its studio, and massive collection of rare and vintage synthesizers, into an interactive museum. Founded by Robin Fox and Byron J Scullin, MESS hosts a spectacular array of hardware synths, including a Buchla Modular, Moog 55, ARP Odyssey, and even a Transaudio Procase 6 — one of only three in the world.
Truly a synth-nerd’s dream, the collection is so extensive that only a third of it can be displayed at any given time, and will be rotated semiannually. Right now, access is limited to an initial membership of only 500, at a cost of $220 a year. For $44, members can access any equipment on display for four hours. Check out MESS’s website to learn more.