SMEM - a living archive of synthesizers


Not affiliated to the project but enthusiastic about the idea, I would like to introduce to the lines community this amazing project based in Fribourg, Switzerland. I’ll just copy/paste the about section from their website:

SMEM (swiss museum for electronic music instruments) aims to establish as the worlds first platform for electronic music instruments. The first base of this project was laid by the incredible collection of Klemens Niklaus Trenkle who for the last 35 years collected numerous and valuable synthesizers, organs, keyboards, effects- and studiogear. SMEM is located in the innovation center of the “BlueFactory” in Freiburg-Fribourg (Switzerland). It will gradually build up its different activities on an international level while increasing its current collection.

They are right now running a kickstarter campaign to set up a playroom, a place where you could go to play and record some of the synth. More info here: