In the mid-70's Roger Arrick began learning electronics and building his first computers, while at the same time becoming interested in synthesizers. His first synthesizer were built from from Paia kits. In 1987 he started Arrick Robotics with the goal to make a full time living building robot-related products. After some years he acquired the synthesizers.com domain name and began building a product line, choosing a more vintage design style, with solid wood cabinets, and focusing on making cost-effective products so that many people could afford them. By June 2000 his product line was about 95% complete. He didn't want people to know about Synthesizers.com until actually able to ship products.