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Paul Farvour
· December 17, 2017
Hands down the best synth repair shop in the country. Shipped them my precious Logan String Melody II and they brought it back to life. Couldn't be happier with the results! I purchased it on eBay a l...ittle over a year ago and it NEVER sounded this good. Thank You John French and the rest of the friendly staff at Switched On! See More
Zach Boswell
· March 22, 2018
I love that this shop is in my town. Great people, willing to work with you. A synth store by synth needs for synth nerds.
Jordan Stefanelli
· August 15, 2017
Cant say enough good things. So many musicians in Austin havent visited here but need to: its a warehouse of amazing technology and minds to power it. Its an art museum where you can touch the ...When village heroes climb cliffs to consult the elders in time of duress, they actually just go to SwitchedOn and pretend to be out of breath See More
Rich OsBorne
· January 4, 2018
This place is great! Lots to look at and play. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Traded an Ensoniq sq80 for a Korg KARMA. Very easy transaction and I love the karma. Thanks!
Richard G Coy
· August 17, 2017
I just left after visiting for the first time. I traded some Eurorack modules and some old gear (sp505). The store is small but set up very nicely to demo synths and Eurorack. The guys (John and knew their stuff and were great to talk to. I'm now making this a required place to visit when in Austin. See More
Garry Franklin
· August 26, 2017
Hands on synth shop. Nothing better. Staff is friendly and helpful. Great pieces of gear some rare some new. In this guitarist town, not having to drive to Krazy Kat in San Antonio for synths is a bonus.
Jared Mcclelland
· February 19, 2018
Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Highly recommend this shop to everyone.
Brent Hooper
· March 17, 2018
Very helpful and patient. I was in a rush to get some modules and Chad was very informative and enthusiastic!
Timothy Wesley Griggs
· January 5, 2018
Such a cool assortment of vintage keys. Highly recommend.
Michael Hale
· October 27, 2016
Chad and everybody else at Switched On are very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to modular synthesizers and have always pointed me in the right direction when it comes to gear purchases.

On t...op of that, they are friendly and personable, and are happy to talk shop, geek out on new modules with you, or give you time to patch and explore potential purchases

Definitely my favorite store in Austin! A++ would shop again!
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Damon Allen
· August 31, 2017
Amazing place. Highly recommended. I brought my Siel / ARP Quartet here for repair. They went above and beyond and it sounds great! Thank you!
Melissa Nicole Phillips
· February 1, 2016
Wonderful store, excellent staff who were happy to help, and 100% welcoming about us bringing along our young daughter and showing her around. Well stocked in the latest gear and also offering great d...eals on used devices as well. We drove down from Killeen just to check it out and it greatly exceeded our expectations! See More
John Goodman
· October 22, 2016
Had to fly into Austin for work and got some free time and went to visit Switched On. Fantastic staff, great selection. Will definitely be buying from them in the future.
Roger Paul Mason
· July 30, 2017
my tuned up juno sounds better than i thought possible. i love you.
Santanu Rahman
· January 20, 2017
I love this place! It is a godsend for me. I was looking for a very simple drum machine, very basic starter stuff. They introduced me to the Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-550, and I LOVE IT. It is the absolute p...erfect thing for me - I've been making beats on it all night! See More
Breye Sevenex Kiser
· October 20, 2015
The Best Selection of Vintage and New Synthesizers, Drum Machines, and Studio Equipment in the whole State of Texas!!
They do repairs, and have the nicest employees of any musical instrument store I ...have ever set foot in. See More
Patrick Phipps
· May 25, 2014
I bought the beginning of a Eurorack
System at Switched On today. Johnny helped me out and patiently answered questions. Although
I am a complete novice, I never once felt talked down to or ridiculed,... which, let's be honest, can happen
a lot at specialty stores like this. I shall return.
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Joel Henry Blaeser
· March 21, 2015
Travelled from Columbus as a SXSW goer...found an Akai item I have hunted high and low for, and they really helped me out and gave me an incredible deal.
Steven Wilkinson
· January 14, 2017
The best friend a 🤖 could have.

This has to be 50 characters!? Enforced verbosity is not cool fb
Bill Richardson
· August 10, 2016
Dig this shop and the fantastic staff so much I may move there. 5 Stars indeed!
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We recently serviced an extremely rare Wavemaker 4 synthesizer. It has been a pleasure to play with this beauty. #wavemaker #synthesizer #switchedon
We just had to assemble one of the new Korg MS-20 kits. Took about an hour. It was easy and we will be uploading a video of us putting it together soon. Here we have the trigger from a Roland CR-78 triggering the MS-20 envelopes. #roland #korg #ms20 #compurhythm #synth #switchedon

Like new Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard in black. Used only as a demo unit for a few hours.

This Blofeld Keyboard is a fully functional demo unit - in mint condition.

Novation Peak - In stock! The Peak is an extremely flexible new poly synth with a huge sound palette - and it sounds great!

IN STOCK Peak is an eight-voice desktop polyphonic synthesiser with three New Oxford Oscillators for each voice. The oscillators sound completely analogue by being high-quality NCOs (Numerically-Controlled Oscillators), but gain the flexibility of the digital domain with 17 digital wavetables. They....