The Playroom – Massive Archive of Synthesizers


The Playroom will be an interactive space to explore and play the world’s great electronic instruments.

A new initiative proposed by the Swiss Museum & Center for Electronic Music Instruments (SMEM) could be your ticket to having the world’s collection of synthesizers at your fingertips.

SMEM wants to open up the collection of over 1000 synthesizers and 5000 other objects—including effects and other electronic instruments—to you. The Playroom—currently being crowdfunded via Kickstarter—is a space to play and explore these wonderful machines. Their plan is to have 50 synths and 10 effects stored there at any time and rotate them every three months. The Playroom will also include a library full of books on synthesis and workshops and lectures exploring the history and future of electronic instrument craft.

To learn more about this amazing initiative and to lend it your support, head to their Kickstarter here.