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News October 16, 2018

Strong response from exhibitors for Melbourne Synth Festival

Senior Journalist, B2B
Strong response from exhibitors for Melbourne Synth Festival

All the major brands will be exhibiting at the inaugural Melbourne Synth Festival, to be held November 23-25 as part of Melbourne Music Week.

Set up as a younger cousin to the Melbourne Guitar Show, which this ear drew over 5,000 attendees, the synth meet is dedicated to all things in the world of synthesisers, software, DJ equipment and electronic music making.

It is organised by Australian Musician, PBS 106.7FM and MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio).

It is held at the Meat Market 3 Blackwood St, North Melbourne.

The event launches on the Friday night (November 23) with a concert featuring Luke Million, Honeysmack, Chiara Kickdrum, Amelia Arsenic and Ehsan Gelsi among others.

Over the next two days, the monster exhibition will include brands as 1010 Music, Akai, Korg, M-Audio, Moog, Native Instruments, Nord, Novation, Pioneer, Pittsburgh Modular, Propellerhead Reason, Roland, Steinberg, Teenage Engineering, Traktor, Waldorf and Yamaha.

There will be killer product demonstrations from Link Audio, Roland, Yamaha, Steinberg, Moog, Waldorf and Buchla.

Punters get a walking tour through MESS which allows them to try vintage gear as the moog synthesiser.

Rob Walker, CEO of the Australian Music Association says,

“At Australian Musician and the Australian Music Association, we are proud to present and promote the gear that helps to create the music for enthusiasts of all music genres.

“Melbourne will lay claim to being the centre of synth music and the first Melbourne Synth Festival will showcase the latest products and artists in the growing synth and DJ industry.

“We’ll explore vintage and cutting edge, and we’re excited to bring something new to Melbourne.

“We’ve seen great growth in our guitar community as a result of the Melbourne Guitar Show and we have a committed industry sector that supplies electronic musicians, DJs and producers keen to show their wares.

“Demos and seminars round off our great weekend.”


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