Synthesized - 22 & 23 July 2017

Synthesized - 22 & 23 July 2017
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Adult (One Day) £8.00
Adult (Weekend Pass) £12.00
Child (One Day) £6.00
Child (Weekend Pass) £9.00
Family (One Day) £24.00
Family (Weekend Pass) £36.00
Concession (One Day) £6.00
Concession (Weekend Pass) £9.00
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Description :

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.
Website :

Soulsby Synthesizers

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.
Checkout the Atmegatron and other Soulsby synths here :

Equipment on Display

Come and experience some classic machines of the 80s and 90s including as well as some modern gear :

  • Roland D-50
  • Roland S-750 Sampler
  • Roland MC-202
  • Roland TB-303 (THE Acid Box)
  • Roland TR-505 Drum Machine
  • Roland SH-101
  • Roland Alpha Juno-1 with PG-300 Programmer
  • Yamaha SY-85
  • Yamaha CS5
  • Yamaha TX7 (Module version of the classic DX7)
  • Akai S1000 Sampler
  • Akai S5000 Sampler
  • Akai MPC Touch
  • Casio FZ-1
  • Casio CZ-101
  • Casio VZ-1
  • Korg T3ex (Studio version of the classic Korg M1)
  • Korg Prophecy
  • Ensoniq EMU-32 Sampler
  • Kawai K4R
  • DR-550
  • Yamaha RX
  • Casio RZ-1
  • Casio DD-5
  • Yamaha MSX Computer with Keyboard
  • Commodore 64 Computer with Keyboard
  • PC with Gravis Ultrasound Card (Running Demoscene Software)
  • Akai SynthStation 49 with Apple iPad
  • Simmons DrumX
  • Simmons Kit with Alesis D5


  • Korg MS20M (Desktop)
  • Arturia Mini Brute (Desktop)
  • Dreadbox Erebus (Desktop)
  • Moog Slim Phatty (Desktop)
  • Elektron Analog Rytm
  • Elektron Analog Four
  • Arturia Beatstep Pro
  • M-Audio Axiom 49 controller keyboard
  • Korg Microkeys controller keyboard
  • Reason 8 DAW
  • iPad w/ Rebirth, Arturia iSEM (Oberheim SEM)


Time: 10am - 7pm.

* Concessions include Students, OAPs, Disabled and Carers.
* Family entry is for 2 Adults and 2 Children.


Talks & Demos

Saturday 2:00pm
Ian Taylor - The Digisound Modular Syntheizer

Ian tells demonstrates and tells us about the Modular Synthesizer and specifically his Digisound Modular 80 synth. Quite a spectacular vintage synth. Cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Saturday 5:30pm
Nathan McCoy - "Making electronic music on your mobile device with Nanoloop"

This talk will focus on using your iPad/Android device to make electronic music using Nanoloop.
Nanoloop is a minimal music making environment originally released on the Gameboy but has gone through multiple permutations and is available for any iOS and Android device. It is a minimal interface for making electronic music on the go. Bring your smart phones, tablets, questions and curiosity and start composing!


Sunday 2:00pm
Martin Binfield - "Chip Tune Mash-Up"

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!


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