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Synthesizer New Zealand
New Zealand's first dedicated (modular) synthesizer store!
Synthesizer New Zealand is an online music store with a physical warehouse and creative space located on the central plateau and shoreline of Lake Taupo.

The idea to start New Zealand's first dedicated modular synthesizer store was a concept established with the community in mind. The store provides artists and enthusiasts alike with easy access to the equipment required to express themselves. Synthesizer New Zealand is commited to provide resources to the community by reinvesting revenue back into the Sine Community.

Synthesizer New Zealand has been involved in laying the foundations for the Sine Synthesizer Community, creating interactive channels for people to socialise and share knowledge.

Currently, Synthesizer New Zealand is working with at least 50 small independent manufacturers of electronic music instruments around the world. We stock hundreds of modules ensuring customers can acquire the technology at a fair price whilst providing quality customer service to individuals in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Visit the online music store here >
SONO Audio Visual
Audiovisual company creating engaging content.
SONO is a media production company, founded by Sebastian Vidal Bustamante, focused on creating media content for social organisations, local communities, advertising, entertainment, art, and culture.

As we know, media is important today to be able to transmit knowledge and information about diversity within our society. Storytelling is the key in order to promote and facilitate cross-cultural learning and sharing of knowledge through media content broadcasting.
The team provides insight in refreshing concepts for our content, whilst ensuring an independent view, incorporating diversity and designed for the community.

SONO has collaborated on projects with organisations such as the Aotearoa Latin American Community Inc. (ALANINC), New Zealand Tag Football Inc. (NZTFI), Foundation North and Freshstart International Education for the last 14 years.

As key stakeholder in the Sine Community project they provide all the expertise required to create content for visual storytelling. From the technical expertise of filming to the resource requirements necessary to develop engaging media.

Visit SONO Audio Visual here >

Meet our Team

The community could not be made possible without the support of these individuals!
Sebastian Vidal Bustamante
Creative Director

Sebastian is a filmmaker & sound designer from Auckland who combines a robust work ethic with effective collaborations and leadership.

With over 15 years of experience in leading video and art projects, Sebastian obtained local recognition and represented New Zealand internationally. His recent short film ’King Tupac’ was nominated for the ‚Show me Shorts international film festival and screened throughout New Zealand.

Bachelor of Media Arts Sebastian carries a wealth of knowledge. He has been teaching in Argentina, Chile and NZ designing the curriculum related to media and arts. He is involved in writing a column for LINK22 about community development and interculteral co-design incorperating media tools.

Robin de Geus
Managing Director

Passionate about creative arts & music. Robin has been touted by colleagues as an expert problem solver and someone with a keen eye for detail.

He has a wealth of experience providing consultancy services and auditing of integrated management systems with the main focus on a variety of high-risk industries. His background lies in the industrial field and Robin has worked all over the world as commercial diver, salvor & rope access supervisor.

Currently he is active as shareholder in the honey industry, he runs a creative agency, is a qualified auditor for integrated management systems, teaches specialised industrial skills for a private training establishment and is the owner of New Zealand‘s first dedicated modular synthesizer store, Synthesizer NZ Limited.

Lee Shelton
PR & Communications

Originally a classical guitarist, Lee quickly transitioned into electronic music with the acquisition of his first synthesizer in 1980. Despite a career in software testing, project management, training, and public speaking, Lee has always been passionate about music production.

Since living and working in England, USA, China, and New Zealand for the last 25 years, Lee has acquired experience as a radio DJ (Groove 88.4), a Sound Engineer for Wellington Repertory Theatre, and is a certified Speechcraft Toastmaster.

Lee records, masters, and publishes music on his Kapiti Coast-based record label Gallipoli Records, and has been a modular synthesis enthusiast for approximately five years.

Don Smith
Technical Writer

Don is a programmer, educator and a synthesis enthusiast. He‘s been a professional software developer for more than 25 years (12 of them at Microsoft) and has lived in Auckland for the past 11 years. Seven years ago Don opened the Auckland campus of Dev Academy Aotearoa where he taught and developed curriculum for 6 years.

Don also uses programming languages to make sounds and has taught a paper at the University of Auckland on algorithmic synthesis using Sonic Pi and Supercollider.

He began playing with modular hardware synthesisers a couple of years ago and uses his background in electrical engineering to build and design modules when he isn‘t making sounds.