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SynthFest UK 2023 Announced

Octagon, Sheffield - Saturday 7 October 2023

SynthFest UK 2023 synthesizer event show

SynthFest UK, the largest synthesizer event of its kind in the UK returns to the Octagon, Sheffield this October on Saturday 7th October from 10:30am to 6:30pm, with 60 manufacturers already confirmed to be exhibiting along with seminars and product demo workshops running throughout the day. Some of the industry’s top retailers will also be at the show, stocking a wide range of synths and related products for you to buy and walk away with on the day!

Advance Tickets are now on sale, priced at just £13.00 (usual price £15).

SFUK is a Sound On Sound event in partnership with the Sheffield Sensoria Festival of Music / Film / Digital Media.


Come and get 'hands-on' with all the latest synths from Arturia, ASM Hydrasynth, Korg, Kurzweil, Moog, Nord, Novation, Oberheim, PWM, Rhodes, Sequential, UDO and Yamaha. Plus desktop and Eurorack modular synths from Analogue Solutions, AJH Synth, Allen Synthesis, AM Synths, Buchla, Exclusively Analogue, Expert Sleepers, Moon, Motas, Synclavier, Teenage Engineering and a range of soft-synth and virtual instrument developers.

The full list of exhibitors can be found on the SynthFest website.

Free Seminars

Lydia Kavina SynthFest UKFrom Leon Theremin to Bob Moog

We are privileged to present a talk by Lydia Kavina, who was taught by Leon Theremin himself and represents a living connection back to the inventor. Lydia will demonstrate the T-vox and Claravox instruments, and will then be joined by Roy Palmer, who will demonstrate the Moog Theremini with its library of sounds and MIDI control.

The talk will end with a prize draw where one lucky member of the audience will win a Moog Theremini. Be there to get a prize draw ticket. 

Yamaha DX7 at 40From DX7 to MODX+ - 40 Years of FM Synthesis

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Yamaha DX7, Sound On Sound podcaster and music technology journalist, Rob Puricelli, will reflect on the history and legacy of this game-changing instrument.

Rob will be joined by Dr. Manny Fernandez, a celebrated FM programmer from America who will demonstrate the impact of FM synthesis and how it has been implemented over the last four decades using a range of classic and modern FM synthesizers.

MIDI Innovation Awards SynthFest seminarMIDI Innovation Award Winners

In this two-part presentation, the MIDI Association fly in from the USA to showcase some of this year's MIDI Innovation Award Winners. Expect to see some interesting, weird and highly innovative hardware and software instruments at the cutting edge of music technology.

In part two, members of the MIDI Association will be talking about 40 years of MIDI and what's new in MIDI 2.0.

Check out the free seminar and product demos.

Beat the price rise!

Advance Tickets are available now priced at just £13.00 until 31st August (usual price £15).

Free Tote Bag on the day for all Adult ticket holders. 


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