Custom Shop @ Rosen Sound

The finest keyboard custom shop in Los Angeles

To go alongside our repair department, we also feature a custom shop specializing in all things synth!

Cabinet Refinishing  Is your vintage Minimoog or other wooden synth looking a little too worn and vintage? We can finish your cabinet to it’s original splendor or even a custom finish. We have all standard finishes for all the common wood cabinets for vintage synths as well as a plethora of other finishes that might turn your synth into the sexiest thing in your studio.

Custom Side Panels – We have stock and can also make all types of wood sides for your instruments. This is especially nice for older Korg and Roland synths that used particle board.. Real wood just looks that much better.

Replica Panel Graphics – No Decals, no spray paint. Just good ol’ powder coating and silk screening. We have silk screens made for many common synths and can either restore your panel graphics to their original look or offer a custom color pallette. Again, no stickers, no vinyl cutouts, this is the real deal.

Custom Housings – Make your instrument fit your style. The only limit if your imagination. We can make your Juno look like a Prophet 5, operating on knobs and all, with panel graphics to match.

New Replica Cabinets – If your wood is just too far gone, we are able to fabricate a new cabinet for you to meet the original specification. This also applies to small wooden pieces you may be missing. We guarantee they are just as good and stable as the originals!

 

Electronic Customs

It does not end at wood and housings! We are capable of building custom electronic modifications in the garage as well.

Spring Loaded Wheels – We hear it all the time – you get your first vintage synth and you are in shock that the wheel is not spring loaded like the keyboards of today. We can add spring loaded wheels to any vintage synth not featuring a springed wheel. Yes, we can make them glow in different colors too.

Controller changes –  Some are wheel people, some are joystick people. Don’t let your controllers control you. We can change your left hand controls to one or the other, with modulation options you didn’t even know were possible. Left hand controls are vital to expressive playing, and we can help you unlock your true expression.

Custom Patch Panels – We’ve turned many subtractive synths into full-blown 2600 style modular systems. We have also added extra envelopes to patch with. Supercharge your synths or interface them with your modular system!

Internalize your external mods – Live without the dongle! Your external midi kits can often be integrated inside of your machine, power and all.

Customs Gallery

Norlin era minimoog refinished from extremely worn light color to a much a darker finish.

EMU Emulator II w/ USB port to facilitate sample loading via computer.

ELKA Synthex w/ added internal midi.