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Switched On
Musical Instrument Store
Today 12:00 – 6:00 pm
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2400 E Cesar Chavez St #200 Austin, TX 78702
2400 East Cesar Chavez Street #200USTexasAustin78702
Musical Instrument Store, Used Musical Instrument Store
Musical Instrument Store
Used Musical Instrument Store
Music Instructor
Musical Instrument Repair Shop
Musical Instrument Rental Service
Today 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 12:00 – 6:00 pmWednesday 12:00 – 6:00 pmThursday 12:00 – 6:00 pmFriday 12:00 – 6:00 pmSaturday 12:00 – 6:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Switched On is a musical instrument store specializing in music electronics and vintage equipment. Repair, rental, consignment, and classes support Austin's electronic musicians.
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Music shop boasting vintage & new electronic equipment like synthesizers, drum machines & keyboards.- Google
"Electronic synth paradise."
4 reviewers
"I recommend a pocket piano for on the go or the theremin if you can afford."
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Matt Seikel
8 months ago
Aye yai yai. Brought a Pro One and a Jupiter 6 in for repair... Requested to be contacted if the repairs were going to go over two hours on both items. they went ahead, without a heads up, and did something like fifteen hours of labor on the synths combined. Cost me loads of cash, over $1,200. Not even sure i believe these repairs could have taken that long. Somewhere around five hours for bushings and wired it for some feedback loop that didn't exist and wasn't discussed. Gonna go throw up now...
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Response from the owner - a month ago
I am very sorry you were disappointed with your experience. You originally wanted to sell us your gear, but then requested that your items be repaired and consigned. My priority was to make your synths as valuable as possible so as to get you as much money for them as possible. Both synths needed a lot of work. If I can make a synthesizer work, instead of leaving it broken, I will go the distance to make sure that will happen. I always make sure not to go over half the value of the instrument, unless we have discussed otherwise. Work performed on the Pro One: - Rebuilt keybed w/ new bushings. - Replaced 2X: 16P sockets on keyboard and main board. - Cleaned all pots & switches. - Cleaned key contacts. - Rewired transformer secondary circuit to eliminate ground loop hum. - Fully calibrated unit. PARTS; 37X Pratt Read bushings = $34.50 2X 16P sockets @ $1.50/ea. = $3 TOTAL PARTS = $37.50 LABOR = 6 hours - capped @ 5.5 hours @ $75/hour Work performed on the Jupiter 6: VCO 1 voice C on 4 VOICE module board inaudible. Replaced dead BA 662 VCA IC (VCO mixer). NOTE: This probably not likely to have been caused by mod installation. Intermittent detuning traced to dirty BEND WIDE switch. MOD LFO-2 button not functional - replaced w/ rebuilt used switch. Repaired cold solder joints on modulation/bender board. ENV-1 invert switch broken and would not activate when pressed very lightly, sometimes @ random. Replaced tactile switc w/ used part. Replaced master tune pot. No correct knob on hand. Replaced 3X keys w/ cigarette burns. Unit was filthy - cleaned internally & externally. Replaced battery (low voltage). VCO fine tune pot had loose bushing - epoxied back in place. PARTS: BA 662 IC = $50. Roland Push switch = $10. 3X keys @ $10/ea. = $30. 1X JP6 tact sw = $5 TOTAL PARTS = $95 LABOR = 8 hours @ $75/hour
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Khary Alexander
a year ago
Austin - already known for it unique niche markets and boutiques. If your a musician, this is one that you have to visit. And, it's not just a known spot by Austinites, if you hang around this spot long enough, you'll catch the occasional touring artist coming through to visit cause they know what's up! This place you can play that vintage $4000 Moog that you'll never own, or chat with the staff about what should be your next synth purchase. If you consider yourself a musician and come to Austin, i need to visit here
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Danielle McMillen
a year ago
Staff is very zolo! They do repairs as well as sell the best electronic gear in town! Although this place is dangerous for my wallet it is stupendous for my musical heart. I recommend a pocket piano for on the go or the theremin if you can afford.
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Damon D
a year ago
not just a store. its the museum of the future. chill staff willing to teach you about any piece of equipment. a great spot if your looking to get wierd with some futuristic sounds.
Michael Scordo
a year ago
Dropped off some equipment w them and they said it would be a 2-3 weeks and id be contacted. 2 months went by and i never got call. I called a few days ago and they gave me a number to call. Called the number and it went to some music voicemail (had no idea if it was even the right number w the 12 year olds voicemail). Anyway i left a message and after 3 days he didnt respond to the call. I called back at the shop mainly concerned that they misplaced my gear. He said call that number again, so i did and he answers to tell me they wont even look at it for a few more weeks. The amount of time doesnt even concern me as much as the lack of communication of the course of that time.
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Response from the owner - a month ago
Apologies for the missed communication. I asked that you bring the power supply for your tube mic and I am still waiting for it. Once I have the power supply, I can work on your mic. Hope to see you soon.
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Deborah Coley
3 years ago
Oh my goodness! I was blown away when I laid my hands on the most amazing electronic keyboard there. I was literally given free rein to play any of the instruments that were plugged in; and let me tell you, it was LOVE at first play. I haven't played a piano in years so I am very rusty, but my gracious, I fell right back into it. Thankfully the clerk informed me about the headphones so the rest of the store was spared the cacophony that this particular keyboard no doubt emitted (I am sure about that). On my end, though I was able to produce sweet sweet music on this instrument. I am going to ask Santa to bring me a keyboard!
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Gregory Gressett
2 years ago
one of the most tastiest music stores in austin! electronic synth paradise. crunchiest keyboards around. fried wave forms and smooth oscillations. if you are hungry and want an affordability. go to switched on. not to mention, repair!!!
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Hang-Zac Ingram
2 years ago
so freaking cool!


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