New for this year, we have a great line-up of presentations from leading manufacturers and synth YouTuber Mylar Melodies.
Second annual SynthFest is a huge success
The UK’s biggest synthesizer event returned to Sheffield on Saturday 7 October with a 30% higher attendance than last time. Now in its second year, SynthFest UK, organised by Sound On Sound magazine, is a celebration of all things synth, with an exhibition hosting manufacturers, retailers and universities, as well as a seminar programme with big names in the synth world and a Modular Meet where people could show off their own rigs.
Now in its second year, SynthFest UK has been created by Sound On Sound to showcase analogue, digital, modular, keyboard and software synthesizers. This time, it’s not only bigger but it’s more diverse too. Building on the success of last year’s event, there are over 30 companies exhibiting, ranging from the boutique Eurorack modular brands to mainstream keyboard manufacturers, along with soft-synth and virtual instrument makers. Among them you’ll find the likes of Moog, Korg, Roland, Arturia, Roli, Dreadbox, AJH Synth and Soulsby. British brand Modal Electronics will be showing their new CRAFTrythm drum machine/sampler for the first time at SynthFest, too!
The biggest dedicated synthesizer event in the UK is back!
Following the success of last year’s first event, SF-UK is set to grow and feature even more manufacturers and a programme of music industry celebrity talks and demos.
UK’s first synth festival is a huge success.
Sheffield was alive with the sound of electronic music on Saturday, as the inaugural SynthFest UK got underway at the university’s Octagon Centre.