Seattle-based Eurorack module manufacturer Synthwerks has announced on social media and their website that the company is shutting down due to supply chain issues.
Senior Partner James Husted‘s statement reads:
“After 11 years or so of doing this, and with many mixed emotions, I am announcing Synthwerks, LLC is leaving the Eurorack module business. We have been selling niche modules in a niche business, and it is time to move on. Controllers and [standalone] utility modules seem to be the last thing people buy for their rigs… Their money always usually gets spent on the newest sexy modules, and I don’t blame them. With the latest disruptions in the parts supply chain, many parts now are not in stock at the vendors we use, or have minimum quantities that are beyond the finances and sales flow of small companies… Synthwerks being one.”
Synthwerks will still offer customer support for their products, with Husted writing on the Modwiggler forum, “If you have any problems with them, don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.” As for the final supply of modules, Husted states that he will ”have some parts that will go to auction sites eventually, and some PCBs and front panels for the more obscure modules.”
Synthwerks, LLC was launched in 2010. It mainly specialized in the creation of Eurorack modules.
Find more information on the Synthwerks website.