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Synthesized 2024 @ Centre for Computing History

29 – 30 June 2024, Cambridge, UK

Centre for Computing History Synthesized 2024

The Centre for Computing History have announced the return of their Synthesized event, which will be taking place on 29 and 30 June 2024 at their premises in Cambridge, UK. 

This year’s event promises to be even bigger and noisier, with a wide variety of synthesizers and music computers being shown by a wide range of exhibitors. Music technology journalist [and SOS Electronic Music channel Podcast presenter] Rob Puricelli will be present under the banner of his Pro Synth Network YouTube channel, and will be displaying an extensive collection of gear in celebration of the 40th anniversary of E-MU’s legendary Emulator II digital sampler — there will be one of every model made, from the very first iteration through to the final software-only version. Rob will also be bringing along a selection of old and new synths, including the JUNO-106 used by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and Arturia’s brand new PolyBrute 12.

Other exhibitors include Dr. Alan Ip, who will be showcasing a pair of vintage ARP 2600s; Eduardo Garcia-Nava, AKA FRoze, a collector with a full complement of Roland’s JV line-up; Matt Evans, with a MIDI setup comprising a 1980s computer, an Akai sampler and a range of modern 303/808 clones; Colin Piggot, who will be demonstrating a revised version of the Quazar Surround soundcard for the SAM Coupe; and many, many more! 

There will also be demonstrations of classic synths and computer systems from the '80s and '90s, as well as examples of the latest developments in technology. Spaces for hands-on demonstrations are limited, so the Centre for Computing History recommend booking a place in advance to avoid disappointment. Anyone who’d like to bring along their own synths, music computers, drum machines and so on are invited to contact the company via their website for more details on how to get involved.

A full list of exhibitors and details on how to purchase tickets can be found via the link below.

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