Make Noise Music headed by Tony Rolando and Kelly Kelbel, were one of the first more experimental based Eurorack manufacturers to push the boundaries of synthesis. After teaching himself about electronics, Tony started out working at Moog Music, before setting out with Make Noise.
With forrays into touch control, following in the footsteps of Buchla systems, their Black and Gold Shared System has found its way into the hands of pioneering synthesists Richard Devine and Allessandro Cortini and formed the basis of recordings made for their Make Noise Record Records releases.
In these photos Mike and Lee start the life of a Make Noise module. The first step in the production line takes the populated boards for the modules which are built in either Atlanta, GA. or Los Angeles, CA. and mates them with metal faceplates fabricated in Cincinnati, Ohio and rubberized control knobs that are manufactured outside Chicago, Illinois. If there is firmware required it will often be installed at this station along with any other hardware such as screws, nuts and spacers. Conversation is always lively at this station!
Girts shows off some of the new Erica Synths range, including the Graphic VCO, Black DSP 2 and the Resonant Filter