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About Marsynth


Marsynth is a small, independently owned and operated electronic musical instrument company based in Lawrence KS. It all basically developed from my interest in designing, building, and using unique musical instruments. I have a technical background in engineering, but in mechanical rather than electrical. A majority of my electronics background has been self taught. Marsynth essentially came out of my interest in instrument design; not only from the technical point of view, but also from the conceptual and aesthetic points of view. The very first Marsynth product was made as a gift for a friend in December of 2009, and the company has grown ever since.

I feel that electronic instruments should have as much organic character as their acoustic counterparts, and so I spend a great deal of time making sure that my designs exhibit similar traits. Such traits include expressive control options with intuitive layouts, the widest possible sonic palette, and pleasing aesthetics.

I build a line of "standard" Marsynth products and also do custom work. The "standard" line of products includes a wide variety of instruments, each with their own unique character and sound. These instruments are commonly housed in various enclosures: tins, cigar boxes, tool boxes; basically anything I can find at the local antique malls. Some products are also housed in more typcial enclosures. As far as custom work goes, the sky is the limit, and I'm open to pretty much anything. Check out examples of some previous custom work on the products page. If you are interested in having custom work done, feel free to get in touch at the email given below.

Ultimately I aim to produce unique, high-quality instruments that will stand the test of time. I intend to follow my own path and stay true to my concept of what musical instruments can be.

Aside from running Marsynth, I am also an electronic musician working on solo projects as well as on some collaborative efforts; check out some of my work on the links page.

If you would like to get in touch, please email me at marsynth-at-gmail-dot-com.

Damon Mar