Synth Library NYC is a lending library of synthesizers, recording equipment, modular gear and other electronic musical instruments. We are committed to democratizing access to music technology and putting the means of production into the hands of those under-represented in these fields/who may not otherwise be able to afford. As a membership organization, NYC Synth Library seeks to facilitate connection and learning amongst its members.
We are open to all with priority access to those who have been traditionally marginalized from the fields of music production, and/or have faced long-standing economic and opportunity inequalities: including BIPOC and individuals of all marginalized genders (including but not limited to trans women, cis women, trans men, non-binary, intersex, gender nonconforming, two-spirit and questioning folx.)
We owe special thanks to the founders of Fem Synth Library in LA who have consulted with us along the way and POWRPLNT, a network of Brooklyn artists dedicated to providing equal access to digital arts education, where we are currently residents.
We are currently seeking partners - either in the form of donations of electronic instruments, help with service repairs, providing virtual tutorials on how to use gear, or any other ideas you might have! Please reach out if you would like to get involved. If you have the means, we are also accepting financial donations (button below) which helps us purchase synths, cables, cases and other program supplies.
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