Updated: 20th December 2015
As we approach the end of another year the RL Music business activities are drawing to a close as our minds switch to family and Christmas.
We would like to thank our customers for their support in 2015, and all you synth fans who have contributed to the RL Music Facebook Page this year and made it so popular, with now over 24,600 fans!
It’s a privilege working in this most unusual business and our heartfelt thanks also go out to all our Service Partners, who make everything we do possible – thanks guys!
Anyway, we hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and enjoy your New Years celebrations, and we wish you all a prosperous, happy and healthy 2016.
Updated: 22nd December 2014
We can’t believe another year draws to a close already, but a great year it has been, and it’s now time to take a break and enjoy Christmas with our friends & families.
2014 has proved to be a truly international affair, and thanks to the reach of the internet we’ve been able to welcome new customers from all over the world, including: Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, USA, the EU, Turkey, Switzerland, Norway, South Africa, Israel and even the UAE. It would appear that synth lovers truly span the globe, and although still a small community in real terms, it’s one that the internet draws together in mostly a positive way we have found, and without which we could not run RL Music.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for supporting us in 2014, and also a huge thanks to all the synth fans who have contributed to the RL Music Facebook Page this year, and helped it grow to over 24400 fans!
It’s always a great pleasure and privilege running RL Music, and we couldn’t do it without the dedication and professionalism of my Service Partners. So, my sincere thanks also go out to Kent at KSR, Ross at Lamond Design and Jeff at Customsynth – Thanks guys!
We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and enjoy your New Years celebrations, and wish you all a prosperous, happy and healthy 2014.
Updated: 26th August 2014
So here we are at the end of August 2014 already, and this month has us celebrating 12 years in business! We’ve have had many very memorable moments, and the best part has always been about the people involved in this incredibly specialised business. It’s been an education, and at many times, a steep leaning curve in the complex business mix of electronics, art and history. Above all, it’s been a privilege of doing something I love, with passionate people, for passionate customers.
A huge thanks goes out to to all our customers, friends/supporters & business partners, suppliers, and last but certainly not least, the fans of the RL Music Facebook Page. It’s been a real blast, and long may it continue.
We’ve had another very positive year, selling a really interesting mix of highly restored vintage synths, and our Synth Brokering business has gone from strength to strength.
The summer period is always a quieter time for us generally as many of our music-pro customers are either away on tour, or people are generally taking time away on holidays etc. However, behind the scenes it’s really hectic as we, and our Service Partners, prepare all our current stock ready for sale, and the restoration process is always slow and meticulous. We have a very impressive range of fine vintage synths available, and recently added a stunning Andromeda A6 to our Brokered sales line up.
There’s a possibility of a very large vintage synth collection coming up for sale though us this year, and that’s going to fill our sales pages to the gunnels if it all goes ahead, so our fingers are crossed!
We do plan to run another Synth Give-Away competition in the next couple of months, so please watch this space for news on that.
Don’t forget that though our Service Partners, we are able to offer a extensive range of services for your own synths, so please contact Richard Lawson if you need anything.
Updated: 20th December 2013
As we approach the end of the year the RL Music business activities are drawing to a close as our minds switch to family and Christmas.
We would like to thank all our customers for their support and business in 2013, and also a huge thanks to all you synth fans who have contributed to the RL Music Facebook Page this year and made it so popular….over 20,000 fans!
It’s a great pleasure and privilege working in this niche business and our sincere thanks also go out to all our Service Partners, who are so dedicated and often work way above and beyond what is needed to do the best job possible – thanks guys!
Anyway, we hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and enjoy your New Years celebrations, and we wish you all a prosperous, happy and healthy 2014.
Updated: 17th September 2013
Hey everyone, we have some really great news for all you synth fans!
We have today announced our latest FREE synth give-away competition, and it’s for a professionally restored Roland SH101, with mod-grip and strap.
We’re excited to be offering such a beautiful condition and sought after Vintage Analogue Synth, and for many, perhaps a chance to own your first proper vintage synth!
If you want to enter the competition then you need to visit the RL Music Facebook Page and find out the details.
The FREE Roland SH101 Giveaway Competition is open to everyone (world-wide) so don’t delay, join our Facebook Page to find out more.
Updated: 27th July 2013
Here we are past the half year mark and it’s been quite a year for us already, what with the variety of Vintage & Classic synths coming through our business. Another big success for us in 2013 has been the Synth Brokering service which we re-launched in August 2012.
The number of customers looking to sell high-quality examples of their own synths through RL Music has increased considerably this year, and very recently we were commissioned to sell-off an entire analogue synth collection.
We will be updating our website with all the new instrument/pricing details in the coming week, but we wanted to mention today that the list will include one of these pictured here.
The Mk1 Arp Odyssey pictured was actually sold to the customer we are now Brokering it for some 8 years or so ago, so was a beautiful condition example. Everything we Broker is fully serviced by KSR prior to shipping/delivery to the new owner, and sold with a 3 month warranty.
So, if you have a synth that you want to sell but don’t want all the hassles in finding a new buyer then all you need do is email us and we will Broker it for you. The full details of our Synth Brokering Service are found on our website here: http://www.rlmusic.co.uk/rlm3/brokering-service/
Updated: 25th January 2013
Hey – exciting news synth fans!
We have today announced our latest FREE synth give-away competition, and it’s for a professionally restored Moog Prodigy.
We’re very excited to be offering such a wonderful and much loved Vintage Analogue Synth, and for many, perhaps a chance to own your very first Moog!
If you want to enter the competition then you need to visit the RL Music Facebook Page and find out the details.
The FREE Moog Prodigy Give-Away Competition is open to everyone (world-wide) so don’t delay, join our Facebook Page to find out more.
Updated: 14th January 2013
It’s mid-january already, and getting very cold outside, but we’re keeping warm by turning on a few vintage analogue synths and browning some toast off the heat from the power-supplies.
The picture featured here is a clue to the most asked for synth in the last 2 weeks! has there been something on TV, or a blockbuster film with a Pro-One in that we missed, as the interest in these models has suddenly gone through the roof!
As always, and only on our Facebook Page, we announced our 2013 ‘Synth Giveaway Competition’ that’s coming shortly, so if you want the chance to win a vintage synth FOR FREE then you need to become a fan of the page and find out how to enter. The full competition details will be announced only on our FB Page shortly.
Lots of work going on behind the scenes right now and we’re hotting up the year with some exciting new synths coming into stock. Number one on the list of things to do right now is to probably buy in some Pro-One synths…!
Updated: 23rd December 2012
Hope you like the picture…we thought you would appreciate a little Crumar – sorry, Christmas Spirit!
We made it…all the way to Christmas 2012 and what a year this has been, and full of mostly super highs! What with becoming parents, the RL Music business flourishing, but then then Richard loosing 4 weeks to serious illness, it’s been quite a ride. Those of you who follow us on Facebook will have seen some interesting synths coming through our hands, and 2013 is already looking to be very busy with pre-orders for some very nice synths, plus a number of complex restorations projects being completed for January.
Our plans for next year are to keep focus on what we do best and try to build our offering across more variety of equipment. Also, we will be getting round to producing the next Newsletter for you as well, which is a little overdue, but this year just got a little crazy!
Most importantly though, we wanted to say thank you to all our customers who have supported us in 2012, all the hundreds of new people that have signed up for our Newsletter and everyone who made enquiries generally. With the interest and support of the synth community we continue to be able to do what we love, so to you all – thank you & we wish you a very Happy Christmas and a great 2013.
Updated: 31st October 2012
It’s been over 2 months since our last news update, and what a 2 months it has been. Since the 16th August (last post), Richard became a father of a beautiful daughter and took some time out from RL Music to be with his new family – mum & baby are doing really well. Normal operations (well…kind of) recommenced on 15th October with more than a few outstanding things to deal with, but it’s been a good month getting back to the business of synths and balancing that with living with a few week old baby & learning how to be a parent, so very interesting & wonderful times ahead!
Lots of enquiries for various items continued to pour in since August, and the Newsletter subscriptions increased significantly to well over 1100 registrants by mid October. The matter of pulling together the next edition of the VCS Newsletter is one of a few things to get sorted out but we did announce the winner of the SH101 Free Draw on our Facebook Page on 18th October, and congratulations again to – Michael Bernhardt, as the winner!
The last couple of weeks have been pretty intense and one of the key activities has been re-stocking our Vintage & Classic synths offerings. August and September saw a significant amount of sales of our pro-restored instruments and, as always, created a vacuum in our for sale list…which is a great problem to have. As you can imagine, re-stocking rare instruments is neither simple or cheap so that’s been an interesting challenge, but for November we have some very nice items coming into stock now that we’re sure will really wet your appetite.
Our Synth Brokering Service has seen strong some take-up since its launch in August and we may have some very exotic instruments to offer in the form of big Moogs and ultra cool EMS synths very soon….watch this space!
All the Juno 60 VSE (Very Special Edition) synths were successfully sold, along with the Oberheim OB-Xa VSE as well, so this was exciting and has encouraged us to go ahead with another Juno 60 VSE project (underway now). The feedback from synth enthusiasts about our Custom-finished vintage synths is very positive & some very good vibes about the work and our efforts etc. definitely more of these projects will be done in the future.