Who We Are
Where We Are


New England Synthesizer Center (NESC) grew out of a desire to create a brick-and-mortar place for synthesizer enthusiasts, hobbyists, musicians, engineers, experimenters, and everyone else to get together.
Our heritage is do-it-yourself electronic modular synthesizers. Our current environment is one of creativity, exploration, education, inclusivity, and acceptance through the magical medium of electronic audio waves.


NESC is a place to come and start to learn, pursue, satisfy and obsess about electronic music synthesizers. We are home to

  • synthCube: One of the world’s largest on-line selections of DIY synthesizer panels, pcbs, kits, parts and accessories, synthCube operates out of NESC.
  • Music From Outer Space: the legacy of synth guru Ray Wilson continues on- analog synth noise boxes, modular synthesis projects, standalone synthesizers and Ray’s master work Make: Analog Synthesizers
  • MOTM Analog Modular DIY: the large format legacy of Paul Schreiber of Synthesis Technology, MOTM is a modular synthesizer format, brand, and series of amazing modules.
  • NESC Retail Discovery Center: come browse over 100 synthesizer projects representing some of the best makers in the world
  • NESC Synthesizer Classes and Events: check our calendar for synthesizer discovery events, workshops, performances, maker introductions and more!


We are located behind and above the Dunkin Donuts/Northside Convenience Store at 44 Great Road, Bedford, MA. We are 25 minutes outside of Boston via Route 128/US95 exit MA-4 west towards Bedford. Parking is available along the back of the building. Please respect our neighbors and do not park in spaces for the DD/Convenience store. Enter through the doors on the back of the building and find us up the stairs on your left or via elevator to the second floor.

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Where We Are

  1. hay you guys are doing DIY synths? do you have any particular target hardware? ARM? SHArC?

    i have some serious SHArC experience, algorithm experience, math experience. very little specific ARM experience, but i have written C code for reverbs and such that ended up in an ARM device somewhere.

    would you like any free material from me? probably the first thing that comes to mind is a MIDI 1.0 parser written entirely in simple C without need of any library. it does not *dispatch* MIDI commands (that’s what your synth has to do) but it takes the stream of MIDI bytes going in and turns them into complete MIDI messages coming out.

    somewhere i have some old wavetable synthesis code, but it’s stale enough that it should be rewritten.

    i used to work for Kurzweil Music Systems and i would be interested in participating in this DIY project and i could likely teach a few techniques.

    lemme know.

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