After many a recording session, struggling with drifting oscillators, Felix started sketching up his ideas about a synth and founded Synton in 1973. Syrinx’s features: two-voice-split-keyboard, state variable filters and unconditionnaly stable VCO’s… Halas, Syrinx never left the drawing board and ended in a drawer, its dummy in the dumpster. The undercapitalized start-up, veered off to 19” special effects outboard gear such as phasers, filters, noise limiters and sound mixing consoles and vocoders. It took almost a decade before a Curtis chip landed on Earth and fueled a new Syrinx design which was released in 1982. Too late, or still too early? No, just not well timed.