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 is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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