The top 10 greatest custom synth creations
24th Oct 2011 | 11:20
Top 10 custom synths!
Jeff Toman from custom synth is the go-to guy for getting your synth modded. His creations have been on stage with everyone from Kaiser Cheifs to Chromeo.
Some words from Jeff Toman about selecting this gallery:
Designed to be used sitting down and able to split so it can be transported, removable backs for access and modules had their rack ears removed to streamline the look.
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Re-tolexed in white with black hardware added, metalwork refinished in cream with brown print. Made as a one off and restored one at the same time back to the original for the same studio.
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Lunar used to save time on the makeover, case was refinished in chrome to match the rest of the synth rig.
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Inspiration taken from the Blue Meanie or Blue Marvin styled synths.
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Roland RD-700 GX
Wonderful keyboard to work on and a fun design made as a one off.
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Roland JX3P + PG200 Programmer
Here we integrated both units into the JX3P case with added MIDI upgrade and operating system , they have been a few versions this being the latest.
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Original synth had been left in a garage and all metalwork rusted. This was then painted with gloss paint which crazed and went like bad artex, the Axxe was then sanded down and spent a few months being used with dynamo labels for the text ,
we then gave it a white and blue makeover and replaced the end panels with cream leather.
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This was bought off an auction site listing it in great condition, it arrived and it wasn’t in good condition at all, so rather than restoring it the synth, it had a white makeover. One of my all time favourite synths.
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Nord Lead 2
This was covered in stickers that had been super-glued on; once they were removed they took the paint off. So the synth was customised with a black finish and two tone screen print black on black with silver text and legends.
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