Artefacts is specialized in the repair, restoration and maintenance of vintage synthesizers, drum machines and outboard gear.
We have a great passion for the sound of these instruments and we would like to preserve them for the future. We understand that it is important for musicians to have a reliable, stable and perfectly tuned instrument. Artefacts can also install midi retrofits and other upgrades to make you instrument future proof.
We are specialized in: - analogue synthesizers - hybrid synthesizers - modular synthesizers - drum machines - analogue fx processor
We do not repair: - fully digital instruments/fx - samplers - tape delays - mixers - electronic organs - electronic pianos - keyboards - guitar/hifi/PA amplifiers
After the instrument arrives in our workshop, we test the instrument and check it thoroughly. We contact you with an indication of the costs. Depending on your budget and preferences we perform the suggested repairs and maintenance. If we come across unexpected problems that will increase the costs of the repair, we will contact you and discuss how to proceed.
Most repairs will be carried out within 3 to 4 weeks if parts are in stock or quickly available. Instruments whit many problems and restorations take more time especially if parts or documentation have to be ordered abroad.
The hourly rate is €59,92 excluding VAT, €72,50 including VAT. Time is billed in 15-minute increments.
Although we prefer personal contact with our clients and that instruments are delivered personally, it is also possible to ship them to Artefacts. Make sure you pack them very well and use insured shipping. Artefacts is not responsible for any damage or loss of your instruments during shipping to or from Artefacts.
Payment and pick up
Payment can be done with debit card, cash, PayPal. We are also open to trade-in of instruments (working or non-working) and parts.
On all work carried out by Artefacts and parts there is a warranty period of 3 months. Warranty applies only to the repairs carried out by Artefacts and not for the complete instrument.
Please contact us for further information or an appointment.
The Artefacts uSync is a small DIN sync converter available for several drum machines. The kit adds a DIN sync input to the drum machine. The kit automatically switches from internal to external clock as soon as an external DIN sync signal is present. The kit is fully assembled, and all needed parts are included. More information can be found in the installation manuals. The kits can also be fitted by us in our workshop, contact us for details. If you are located outside the European Union or have a valid EU VAT number, please do not use the add to cart buttons below and send us an email to order. Shipping costs are €7,50.
Artefacts also sells vintage synthesizers and drum machines. Before we sell an instrument, we fully check it, solve any problems, carry out maintenance, clean it, calibrate to factory standards and test it thoroughly. As a result, the instruments can last for years without any problems. We give a 3-month warranty on all instruments. If you are interested in buying one of the instruments we have for sale, you can make an appointment to come and visit us in Sint-Michielsgestel and try it out in person! Please get in touch if you are interested in any of the instruments we currently offer or have any questions about any of them.
It is also possible to sell your instrument by us in consignment, we sell the instrument for you and carry out all the needed work to sell it. Contact us to discuss the possibilities and conditions.
Sell or trade
We are always looking for synthesizers, drum machines and outboard gear made between 1965 and 1985, working or non-working. We are also interested in vintage parts and service documentation. It is also possible to trade in an instrument for something we currently have for sale.
The first of the Roland Jupiter series. A four-voice classic with 8 memories, an arpeggiator and chorus. It just had a full service and is completely tuned and calibrated. Midi can be installed on request.
Linn Linndrum with Kenton midi. The iconic drum machine from the 80's. This one has all original sounds in the original eproms. All electrolytic capacitors have been replaced, all faders and potentiometers have been cleaned and it has a set of fresh rechargeable batteries.
Started in 2004 in a small room in 's-Hertogenbosch. After a couple of months, we moved to a business park in 's-Hertogenbosch. In the first two years we mostly designed and built electronics for museums, theater companies, artists and musicians. In the years after that we specialized more and more in the repair and restauration of vintage synthesizers, drum machines and out board gear. Since 2013 we are located in a former shoe store in Sint-Michielsgestel.
Owner and technician, started making electronic music in the early 90's. Soon he developed a great passion for analog synthesizers and drum machines. To be able to design and build his own synthesizers he studied electronic engineering at the HTS and earned a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering. Since 2014 he regularly performed with Optical Machines, an audio-visual performance, in the Netherlands and abroad. Meanwhile over 25 years of experience with the repair of vintage instruments.