Synthstrom Audible Limited is a boutique electronics manufacturer from Wellington, New Zealand. We are New Zealand-owned.
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You can find out all about our debut product Deluge here.
Rohan has been tinkering away with computers, electronics and music since a young age. In 2011 he completed a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington. As a musician performing solo and in several bands, Rohan began to apply his tech background by creating hardware for use in his own musical projects, seeing new possibilities in technology as an aid to the live performer.
In 2014, one ambitious idea began consuming more and more of Rohan’s time, and before long it became clear that the concept was worthy of development as a commercial product. Over the following years, through a process of tireless development, experimentation and learning, that product materialised as the Deluge, leading Rohan to found Synthstrom Audible as a vehicle for his vision of innovative music technology.
Ian is a vastly experienced project manager having organised, promoted and produced a dozen multi-stage music festivals, including the renowned “Camp A Low Hum” and produced and managed 560+ concerts in New Zealand, touring close to 100 bands throughout NZ, also tour-managing multiple artists through a further 25 countries.
As a record label and publisher he has released over 50 albums in various formats and published over 50 books (and authored 15 of those).
Friends through the Wellington DIY music community, one day Ian saw Rohan sharing pictures of an early prototype of what would become the Deluge on Facebook. Reaching out, Ian borrowed one for a night and immediately saw potential and asked if he could help Rohan take this bedroom project to the world.
Ian performs live on his Deluge as “IAN JORG”, you can watch videos of previous performances here. You can also view a playlist of Deluge home recordings here.
Anthony has been a part of the Synthstrom Audible team since 2017, after graduating with a Bachelor of Audio Engineering from the Southern Institute of Technology.
His role at Synthstrom includes managing the production line and team, as well as Deluge repairs.
Anthony enjoys photography, brewing beer, drinking a damn fine cup of coffee, and operating noisy power tools in his spare time.
Anthony on Instagram
Deanne has worked as a professional songwriter, session musician and performer for the past twelve years in various Wellington bands. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Music majoring in Jazz vocals from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music, and a Master of Fine Arts focusing on electronic composition and production.
When she’s not hanging out at the Synthstrom headquarters you can find her watching tiny home videos on youtube, drinking coffee, feeding her cat, and scouting bargains from thrift stores.
Deanne on Instagram
Kaysha joined the Synthstrom team in early 2020 after receiving her Master of Creative Enterprise from Massey University’s College of Creative Arts, where she specialised in developing her own custom hardware and software for experimental audiovisual and music production.
When she is not soldering Deluges, Kaysha can be found pestering her coworkers with her boundless supply of memes. In her spare time, Kaysha enjoys making decent brews of pour over coffee, exploring running trails, and spending quality time with her beloved cat, Princess.
Fraser is our Quality Control person and this is their pupper, Theda. Fraser has been with the company a while, worn many hats, and stared diligently at many Deluge. Historically they have played in bands with many of those tours/shows put on by Ian.
These days they can be seen playing in their band Slow, skulking in and out of Wellington’s used book stores, and pleading with Theda to be chill while they order a coffee.
Theda on Instagram