Synthesized - 22 & 23 July 2017
A weekend of retro synthesizers, drum machines and samplers ...
Come and try the synthesizers, samplers and drum machines that changed the way music is created. This weekend will explore how computers and digital equipment changed the music industry. With classic keyboards, Raspberry Pi computers running Sonic Pi, BBC Micros with sound programming guides, and Apple Macs that let you remix music with bananas… there’s something for all!
Bring your own headphones!
3rd Event Technologies - Advanced Music Creation System
3rd Event Technologies will be demonstrating their AMCS (Advanced Music Creation System) a MIDI/Audio live music production sequencer for the Acorn Archimedes A3000 and Wondermedia (WM8650/WM8850) Netbook. They'll also be bringing an Roland MC-303 Groovebox, Quasmidi 309 Groovebox and GEM PX-7 Music Keyboard. Come and checkout their Advanced Music Creation System in action! 3rd Event Technologies will be at the event on Saturday only.
Come and take a look at the awesome Atmegatron Synth - a mini 8-bit synth based around an Arduino! They'll also be bringing along some fantastic retro gear including a Mac Plus running Trax, Fostex R8 8-track, Emu Drumulator, Sequential Pro One, Yamaha DX7 IIFD, Roland Juno 60, Ensoniq ESQ1. Soulsby will be at the event on Saturday and Sunday.
Equipment on Display
Come and experience some classic machines of the 80s and 90s including as well as some modern gear :
Time: 10am - 7pm.
* Concessions include Students, OAPs, Disabled and Carers.
Talks & Demos
Ian tells demonstrates and tells us about the Modular Synthesizer and specifically his Digisound Modular 80 synth. Quite a spectacular vintage synth.
This talk will focus on using your iPad/Android device to make electronic music using Nanoloop.
Martin (of mpegasus) will take one of his non chiptune tracks and build a chiptune version of it with sound flavours from classic chip sets like the Nintendo Gameboy, Sega Megadrive and Commodore Amiga.
Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!