CUSTOMER REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK
Tracy O. - 2823 Lumina installation:
Absolutely beautiful !!! Great work!!! I'm ready to do the sequencer when you are? Any of these on YOUTUBE yet? I can't stay away from this thing it's great! I have rediscovered how great that little machine is! You are the ARP King ! Thanks...Tracy----
Brent S. - 2600:
Just wanted to say I got it just fine and it does sound wonderful. I couldn't be happier- excellent job.
Brian R. - 2600:
just a quick note to say thank you very much for an outstanding job on my 2600 refurbish job.
It works fantastic and the tuning is spot on. I kinda forgot how great this unit sounds. It will be a great addition again to my rig and it will be kept in top notch condition. Sincerely, brian.
Zig M. - 2600:
From Zig's wife Vida: Zig is Crazy! He cannot be contained. Anyway he is so happy so thank you. He thinks you are a genius! I think you already know that you are a smarty pants with this stuff but I think compliments help boost our lives and make us feel worthy of the hard work so once again Thank you very much. Vida
Matt S. - 2600:
I got the 2600 today and took it straight to the studio.
I cannot believe my ears. This 2600 sounds like it is from another planet. It is so punchy and beautiful, I have been playing with it for about an hour now. Unreal!
Thank you so much for doing this - you are a rare-breed.
Matt's posting to Analogue Heaven:
I got my 2600 back from Phil today, and after playing with it for an hour or so, I feel I owe a "thank you note" to AH on his work.
I got the Audio Path upgrade, VCA upgrade, new noise module, filter error correction, 17 inch reverb tank, new PSU and new jack washers on my 2600.
How does it sound? Absolutely amazing. I have owned three 2600's in my life, and I have never heard a 2600 sound this good. Ever.
It has a punch to it now, and a life to the sound that is hard to describe - almost like when I listened to it before upgrade, I was listening through a paper bag. I feel like I could destroy worlds with this thing...
On top of an amazing result on the audio side, it looks like Phil went in and cleaned EVERYTHING. The panel looks brand new, and all the sliders have a really nice feel to them. You can tell Phil loves what he does.
I know I probably sound like I am wetting my pants over here - but..... I AM WETTING MY PANTS OVER HERE.
I am absolutely sure I now have the queen bitch 2600 town, and I love her.
Thank you Phil.
Dennis C. - 2600:
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
I will continue to say nice things about you!!!
Keep up the great work.
Leon L. - 2600:
...I'm super stoked with the upgrades and repairs you did on my 2600. It has great punch, super low end, ear-splitting highs. I have to be careful to not blow my studio monitors. Some of the functions had not worked in years so I'm re-learning about the lag processors, etc. Thanks for fixing the joystick, plus taking out the thump and slight hum. The ARP is really quiet now, with no clicks or thumps. Nice and stable too. When I run a solo through reverb and delay it sounds awesome. The machine looks and sounds really great.
Thanks so much, Phil. You're the best!
Matrixsynth - 2823 Lumina installation:
Hi Phil, the Odyssey arrived. It is absolutely spectacular. Thank you so much. I am completely blown away. It feels like a brand new synth, not just in the metaphorical sense, but really, it's like it was still being produced and just came out of the box. I wish I could do that to all my vintage synths.
You really do magic!
Here is a recent follow-up from the Matrixsynth website:
Phil Cirocco of C.M.S. does fantastic work. If you have an ARP that could use some work, you owe it to yourself to consider him having a look over. My ARP Odyssey had some stiff sliders so I sent it in for the Lumina upgrade and decided that if it's going to be away for a bit I might as well go all out. It came back in unimaginable shape. It was beyond what I expected. It literally seemed like I bought it from ARP today and just took it out of the box. It wasn't just a repair, it was a complete rejuvenation of the synth. I highly, highly recommend Phil's work. It's worth noting, Phil did the Hammond Novachord Restoration as well.