10:30 am - 6:30 pm
The Octagon Centre. See venue details and map...
Manufacturer Exhibition \\ Modular Meet \\ Retailers \\ Education \\ Seminars & Demos
Come and see the biggest range of synthesizers in the UK, try them and buy them on the day!
Over 45 companies will be exhibiting at the event, ranging from the boutique Eurorack Modular brands such as AJH Synth, Analogue Solutions, Expert Sleepers and Dreadbox to keyboard brands such as Yamaha, Korg, Roland, Moog, Nord, Arturia, Novation and Udo-Audio, plus a range of soft-synth and virtual instrument developers.
* See website for full list.
Ticket price includes free entry to Seminars and Demos.
- Composing With Tape
Engineer and producer Marta Salogni will use her Revox and Akai reel-to-reel tape machine setup to demonstrate the compositional element of tape within electronic music creation. Based on a live performance, she will talk about tape machines as musical instruments whilst showing different forms of creative processing such as tape loops, feedback and cross-routing sends and returns.
Marta has worked with artists across a range of styles including Björk, Bon Iver, Goldfrapp, Frank Ocean, and Holly Herndon.
- Fairlight @ 40
Fairlight CMI Owner, enthusiast and some-time restorer, Rob Puricelli (aka Failed Muso), will take you through the 40 year history of this ground breaking instrument, dispel some myths, reinforce others and demonstrate why this machine, 40 years ago this year, changed the way we make music to this day, and is as important to electronic music making as the the Minimoog.
- A Guy Called Gerald
We’re excited to announce that Gerald, recognised as the man who kick started Europe’s acid house movement with his ’88 classic ‘Voodoo Ray’ and ‘Pacific State’ (as a founding member of 808 State), will be on the seminar stage talking about and demonstrating how he puts a track together.
- Getting Started With Modular
Everything you always wanted to know about building a Eurorack Modular but were too afraid to ask! Join SOS author and the man behind Molten Modular, Robin Vincent for an in-depth ‘beginners guide’ to building a system from scratch. How to choose a case, which modules to start with and how to put them together! Robin will explain the process as he goes about building up a system live on stage. This will be followed by a Q&A session to give you the opportunity to ask those burning questions before running back into the exhibition hall to buy your very own system!
Free entry to Talks and Demos included in the ticket price.
Buy your ticket in advance (£11) and save on the £15 door price.
Concessionary prices available.
Adult and Concessionary ticket prices include SynthFest UK bag for life (pictured below).
Children under 14 years of age are welcome free of charge.
If you would like to make a group booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number in your party and to discuss this in further detail.
SynthFest UK has been created by Sound On Sound magazine, in partnership with Sensoria Festival.
Please note tickets cannot be refunded once a transaction has been completed. Programme running order and start times of the talks will be announced in September. We reserve the right to change the programme at short notice.
- Sensoria are programming a series of events around SynthFest UK. Tickets now on sale for Creep Show on Saturday 5 October at The Foundry (from 7.30pm).