Fawning fanboys (and fangirls) of analog synths may want to hold onto their wigs and keys before laying eyes on synth pioneer Vince Clarke’s “cabin” in Maine. Clarke was a founding member of Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and Erasure. In this vid, he gives Motherboard the grand tour of his studio in the woods and his impressive thirty year collection of synthesizers. Drool.

Electric Independence: Vince Clarke and the Temple of Synth

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.