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Friday, March 29, 2024

"The Chromed TONTO" - MASSIVE Live Modular Synthesizer w/ P-Thugg from Chromeo

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

Like a modern day TONTO - "The Chromed TONTO"

"Discover the unbelievable as Anthony and co-host Rob Rosen, synth tech to the stars, team up with special guest Patrick Gemayel, also known as P-Thugg from electro-funk duo "Chromeo," to unveil and construct the world's largest touring synthesizer - a towering 18 feet long and 8 feet tall, featuring 6 keyboards, all fully CHROMED! Dive into an epic unboxing and building session, culminating in an electrifying improvised synth jam.
In this captivating video, witness the step-by-step assembly of four colossal custom chrome modular synthesizer towers, drawing inspiration from iconic sources like Stevie Wonder’s TONTO synth, 1984 Bang & Olufsen speakers, and Seventies space-age furniture. Crafted and chromed by the legendary Roger Arrick from, these towers house cutting-edge modular synths with a unique behind-the-modules patching system, ensuring seamless performances with quick sound changes and full MIDI compatibility for patch cord free audience views.
Delve into the meticulous live performance setup of P-Thugg and his duo mate David Macklovitch (aka Dave 1), showcasing their mastery of Ableton Live and AbleSet for music playback, set lists, and lighting cues. Experience the behind-the-scenes magic as you join the conversation with the funk maestro "P" in his warehouse, where dreams of a chromed synth spectacle turned into reality. Don't miss out on this unforgettable journey into the heart of electro-funk innovation!

00:00:00 Intro (music)
00:00:55 Meet P-Thugg
00:01:11 Building the Modules / Jam 1
00:02:53 The MIDI Keyboards
00:04:53 Building the Tiers / Jam 2
00:06:33 Custom system by (
00:12:15 Custom Tuner Module
00:13:10 Synthesizer Tuner Hack
00:14:10 Modular and Poly Synth Output Configuration
00:15:50 Look Mum, no patch cords - Hard Wired Presets
00:17:34 Culmination of a Modular Dream / Monster Polyphonic Dream Next
00:19:07 Building the MIDI / Jam 3
00:22:44 Fully Built Instrument (after 3 hours setting up)
00:24:05 Preset Patching System
00:29:47 Bypassing the Preset Patches
00:30:21 Switching Presets on Stage
00:33:40 Spontaneously Programming Sounds on Stage
00:34:42 P-Thugg's Favorite Sound
00:35:25 Presets Switch between Live Panel Settings
00:36:39 Re-creating the Album in a Live Setting
00:37:35 Changing The Face Panel
00:40:09 Patching the MIDI Polyphonic Synthesizer Keyboards
00:43:15 Tuning Drifting Oscillators - Custom Tuner Module
00:43:51 Connecting All 4 Modular Instruments
00:45:59 Cleaning the Chrome
00:46:35 MIDI Interface Routing
00:48:47 Moog Modular Flexibility with Minimoog Speed
00:49:14 Front Panel Tour
00:51:20 Overriding the Presets with Patch Cords / Multi-Mode Filter
00:53:34 AbleSet by Leolabs - Set Lists, MIDI Patch Changes, Ableton Live Playback connection (
00:56:10 Ableton Light Cues
00:57:02 DAW Software - Cubase, Pro Tools, Ableton Live
00:57:50 Adapting the Show to the Song
00:59:37 Chromeo's Mission
01:01:20 Conclusion
01:01:47 Logo (music)"

Monday, January 15, 2024

Roland Juno-60 61-Key Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Fully Serviced

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"Power section and chorus board fully recapped, brand new battery, factory presets loaded, faders and keybed cleaned. Tape Verify button was non-functioning, replaced with an OEM switch from Rosen Sound.

Overall the unit is in great shape with only one minor blemish on the sideboard. Chorus is clean and strong, no white noise. Preset bank 1 button sometimes needs a bit of a hard push but every other button is working great. Missing the dust covers on a couple switches, as well as a couple exterior screws. Comes with an anvil hard case."

Two pics of the inside below.

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Heavily Modified Oberheim FVS Walkthrough + Demo

video upload by Rosen Sound

"Quick walkthrough of a cool Oberheim FVS we restored and modified (out of necessity) for composer Paul Haslinger. Demos by Benny Bock"

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Anthony Marinelli Dr. Mix Rob Rosen Synth Jam 2 | CS80, EVS, OBX, OB8, Matrix12, Prophet, ARP2600

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Welcome to Synth Jam 2, the finale of the day when I introduced Rob Rosen to Dr. Mix during his visit to me in LA. This video showcases a live AMBIENT IMPROVISATION on monster vintage synths recorded at the Cabin Studio @ Rosen Sound. It features Dr. Mix on Oberheim OBX, OB8, Prophet 5 and Prophet VS, Rob Rosen on Oberheim 8 Voice & CS-80, and me, on CS-80, Oberheim Matrix 12 ands 2 ARP 2600's. Check it out...and please remember to visit Dr. Mix's channel on YouTube for a full tour of the Cabin with Master Synth Tech Rob Rosen. You'll be glad you did!"

Friday, November 10, 2023

Anthony Marinelli Doctor Mix Synth Jam 1 | CS80, 73 Moog Modular, FVS, ARP 2600

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Check out this explosive music track spontaneously created by Anthony Marinelli and Dr. Mix while jamming on some of the monster synthesizers that live in the Rosen Sound Cabin. including: CS80, 73 Moog Modular, FVS, ARP 2600!!!!!"

Welcome To The Synthesizer Nirvana

video upload by Doctor Mix

"Today I get exclusive access to The Synth Cabin room at @RosenSound, L.A.'s leading sythesizer repair and customization lab. @anthonymarinellimusic and I join the legendary Rob Rosen for a in depth studio tour and a dense all-synthesizer jam session."

Also see Rob Rosen Reveals His Ultimate Synth Collection

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Rob Rosen Reveals His Ultimate Synth Collection

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

A look inside the Yamaha CS80, the 14th ever made Sequential Prophet-5, a Rev 1, and a Roland Juno-106, touching on some of the evolution of analog synthesis technology over the years.

"I hope you enjoy this rare opportunity to visit with my close friend Rob Rosen for a deep dive into his ultimate vintage synth collection. Together, we’ll see inside some of the rarest synthesizers of all-time and learn from this master technician how synthesizers have evolved, what makes them tick and why synthesizers make such cool sounds!

I consider Rob’s shop @Rosen Sound ground zero for anything relating to synthesizers. It’s also the biggest wonderland of vintage synths in perfect working order that you’ll ever see .

Rob is a self-taught technician and is now the world leader for repair, restoration, custom manufacturing and sales of vintage synthesizers. He’s also quite an accomplished musician programmer and keyboard player as well."

Chapter Time Stamps:
00:00:01 Intro Anthony on the street in Burbank, CA
00:01:55 Entering Inside Rosen Sound
00:02:06 Meeting “P” from Chromeo and The Rosen Sound Team
00:03:06 Rob shows us his personal work space
00:11:42 Montage of Synths - Start
00:12:35 Montage of Synths - End
00:12:36 Anthony and Rob in “The Cabin” - a wonderland of vintage synths
00:13:42 Anthony explains and demonstrates features on the CS-80
00:20:36 CS-80 “Under the Hood” in-depth tour by Rob
00:53:31 Prophet 5 “Under the Hood” in-depth tour by Rob
01:12:50 Anthony Demonstrates some of the Juno 106 sounds
01:19:27 Juno-106 “Under the Hood” in-depth tour by Rob
01:28:54 One-of-a-Kind Oberheim Modular 8 Voice System tour by Rob
01:35:31 Anthony asks Rob 20 Questions about Synthesizers
01:39:09 Rob asks Anthony some Questions about Synthesizers
01:49:47 Bass Shootout: 1973 Moog System 55 VS ARP 2600
01:54:54 Shoot Out Conclusion and Bass Tips

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

How close does the GForce SEM sound to a real OB-X?

video upload by Polydata

"Comparing a 1-voice OB-X from Rosen Sound to the GForce / Oberheim SEM plug-in. Both are really awesome!

OB-E vs OB-X video: [posted here]

• Can you get OB-X ...

00:00 Intro
01:30 Comparison"

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Roland Juno-106 Vintage Analog Synthesizer Serviced

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This Juno-106 has been serviced to provide another lifetime of functionality.

Service notes include:
- replacing all 6 voice chips with Rosen Sound clones
- replacing all 34 tactile switches on panel board
- replacing a few broken sliders
- cleaning lubricating all sliders
- cleaning lubricating all potentiometers
- cleaning all I/O jacks
- installing new 3-prong IEC receptacle
- installing new battery
- reloading all factory patches
- calibrating Juno to factory specs
- testing Juno for several hours to ensure reliable performance"

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Yamaha CS40M

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"Great condition, pro serviced at Rosen Sound last year….

The CS-40m is a duophonic (2-voice) analog synthesizer that was introduced in 1979. Although Yamaha had already conquered polyphony with their legendary 8-voice CS-80, the CS-40m offered a more affordable approach to something other than a mono-synth. It has a semi-compact 44 note (3 1/2 octave) keyboard, 36 knobs, 12 sliders and over a dozen buttons for easy hands-on performance and editing. There are also 20 patches of memory which can be off-loaded to cassette tape."

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Moog Source with Midi SN 3696

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"Last serviced by Rosen Sound"

Thursday, November 03, 2022


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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Moog Memorymoog w MIDI Vintage Analog Synth (Serviced and Restored!)

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Oberheim OB-8 w/ MIDI

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"If you’re looking for a perfectly functional Oberheim 8 voice polyphonic analog synth to own in stunning condition, this is it.
This unit has just received extensive Service.

Service notes include (10/12/22):

- PSU has been rebuilt and recapped ✅

- Voice cards have been rebuilt and updated with modern caps and resistors where crucial ✅

- The panel switches have been cleaned for good button response ✅

- The Keybed has been replaced with a modern semi-weighted fatar Keybed ✅

- This OB8 has been upgraded with the Oberheim factory midi kit from Rosen Sound so you can integrate this with your modern workflow ✅

- This OB8 has been upgraded with the latest Tauntek OS which solves some bugs and provides updates to the original Oberheim OS ✅

- The battery has been replaced ✅

- Factory patches have been reloaded into memory for classic OB8 sounds ✅

- The OB8 has been completely calibrated, tuned and scaled to Oberheim factory specifications ✅

- The OB8 has been tested for a burn-in period of several hours to ensure hot-off-the-factory-line-new functionality ✅"

Monday, October 10, 2022

EMS Synthi AKS 1970s Synthesizer

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"EMS Synthi AKS 1970s Synthesizer. This listing is for the A unit only. However, the KS (keyboard-sequencer) will be available separately and is currently being serviced by Rosen Sound.

This Synthi was purchased from the original owner who taught sound design with the unit. It is fully functional and sounds absolutely incredible. It is hands down an absolutely beautiful instrument. It is incredible for sound design and re-amping. I’ve used it as a recording tool for the past few years and it’s in studio-ready condition.

The original lid is in good condition and both original latches are fully functional. The original handle is in very good condition. Feel free to ask any questions."

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Oberheim OB-8 w/ Moog Style Knobs & Fatar Keyboard

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"The GOOD!!!
- I just paid $2000 in service fees that include a recapped power supply, deep cleaning, Synthchaser Voice Board Service Kit with extra trimmers, new IC chips / IC sockets / Op Amps / Transistors / Film Capacitors, etc.
- I just bought and installed a brand new (and MUCH better) Fatar Keybed that plays and feels beautiful.
- I just bought (but have NOT installed) a brand new Midi Mod Kit, Battery Eliminator Chips (so you no longer need a battery to save patches!), and wood end pieces from Rosen Sound. These are brand new and in the boxes.
- In all I have put over $3000 into this classic 8 voice, 2 osc, 3 lfo, monster analog synth.

The BAD!
- This synth does NOT like to be cold. When it is cold it sometimes takes 15-20 minutes to warm up and stabilize. When first turned on a couple voices sound terrible and that usually causes some serious panic. After it warms up I just hit the auto tune and it's usually solid after that. The crappy video included shows the synth warmed up after it was cold from a near by AC blasting all night long. The sound is just coming out of a stereo speaker but you get the idea.
- The knobs appear to be Moog style knobs. I think they look great but if you want it all original you will have to track down Oberheim knobs. Personally I don't like the original knobs. I also have the original keybed listed for sale if you want to have that one too."

Monday, June 27, 2022

Vintage Roland Juno-106 Synthesizer

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Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Meris + ARP 2600 Demo

video upload by Rosen Sound

"Eli Goss spends 5 minutes running our vintage ARP 2600 through a quadfecta of brilliantly designed pedals by Meris including the Mercury 7, Polymoon, Ottobit, and Hedra."

Friday, April 08, 2022

Moog Source SN 3696 w/ Encore MIDI

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"To me this sounds better than most late 70s minimoogs Ive used and you can save 256 patches on this! This Source is the one you want and will save you a TON of headache in the future. This source has been serviced in 2021 by the best in the business right now, Rosen Sound, and sounds absolutely fantastic. The fine folks at Rosen sound rebuilt the power supply to help future proof the rest of the components and increase stability. They also installed a new Encore Midi which adds midi sync ability, midi in and out, and expands the memory 16 times the original, these are 325 new plus installation. Please research the encore midi system before purchasing. They also replaced the two light sensors for the control knob with NOS parts and calibrated to factory specs. These all will go and these parts are getting harder to find, like damn near impossible, and very hard to install/calibrate. It took Rosen Sound months to source these parts alone and they probably own the last remaining available for these. This control knob is now ready for another 30 years of use and this synth is impossible to control without it. As it is the membrane works perfectly but it also comes with a spare membrane panel from which is supposed to be the best replace panel available for when the membrane experiences problems in the future (they all go bad eventually). Parts and labor for all of this future proofing on a once very finicky synth was about 1500 dollars. If you buy a different source and want to keep it alive I would expect to pay the same in the near future."

Thursday, April 07, 2022

EMS Vocoder 2000 SN 12037

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"This listing is for an EMS Vocoder 2000 MK1 speech synthesizer. A rare and classic unit, capable of producing very interesting vocal and tonal effects. Recently serviced by Rosen Sound, and in excellent working order."

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Roland Jupiter 4 Legendary Vintage Analog Synthesizer w/ Midi

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"Fully functional and in excellent condition for its age. This Roland Jupiter-4 has been professionally overhauled by Rosen Sound. It includes the addition of CHD Midi Rev 2 for MIDI-IN functionality. The power supply has been rebuilt and runs on US 120V (originally a 220v unit)."


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