Well, Another Synth DIY UK meeting has been and gone. This year was a bit more low key than previous years and we had fewer people, but the caliber of the items being shown was far from low key.
We had a superb mix of analogue and digital technologies and some new exhibitors. Plus the usual suspects. There was also the usual copious amounts of curry and beer involved!
Exhibitors this year included :-
- Paul with a 3 row Oakley/MOTM system,
- Keith with a Moog ladder filter module which he had restored and modified,
- Finlay with a circuit bent TR-505,
- Alan with his ETI 4600 and EMS Synthi A,
- Tim with his Doepfer system and custom modules,
- Chris was showing off the FPGA polysynth,
- Pete bought his Monome,
- George bought his XL8 polysynth project,
- Martin Brought his USB/Bluetooth digital glove,
- Richard brought his modified Jupiter 4 and CS50,
- Seb’s quad flanger and
- yours truly with Phoenix.
I was really pleased to see more digital items, the FPGA polysynth which sounded great, the Monome which looks like hours of fun and the USB/bluetooth glove controller. I also enjoyed the work that George had done with miniaturizing the SSM2040 filter clone and fitting it in such a small space!
Thanks to everyone who came along, either just came to look/tinker or to demonstrate their latest gadget/gizmo. I would especially like to thank Neil and Yulia Johnson for organising the rooms and breakfast!
We’re planning a bigger, better publicized event next year and we hope to see lots of new faces and new toys to play with! And as next year is the 10th anniversary of Synth DIY UK meetings we’re planning on doing something special, if you have suggestions for what you’d like, then please add a comment.
You can find pictures on these pages -
- Synth DIY gallery pages.
- Matrix Synth pictures on Flickr
- Chris Stellis’s Pictures
- Chris’s Videos
- Gert Van-Santens Pictures
- Sonic State Videos
- Finlay’s pictures on OVI
- Michael Zacherl’s Video