“More people. More Excitement. More Synthfest.”
What can I expect at Synthfest 2022?
We got you covered
It doesn’t matter if you’re a “synth-noob” or one of the “Lords Of Synth” – there is plenty see, hear and try at the Festival! Visit our next event:
New England Synthfest 2022
October 29th – 12pm-6pm
Lectures & Workshops
Interested in listening to a speaker or taking a class on synth-related topics?
We have a solid day of lectures and workshops for you.
If sitting back and hearing new performances from some of New England’s most amazing synth performers and visual artists is your thing then you’re in for a great afternoon!
From Noon till 6pm can expect a new act every thirty minutes…which means an ever-shifting collection of new sounds, new visuals and new aural experiences. If you can’t make it to the live show, you can view the stream on our YouTube Channel.
BUILD-A-SYNTH: Moffenzeef Jarmageddon – 2:00pm
Join us for a guided workshop building the Moffenzeef Jarmageddon. This module is battery powered and fits in jar. Its only goal is to be unpredictable!
Purchase the kit to reserve your spot in the workshop @ 2:00pm Saturday!
This workshop is designed for beginner electronics experience. Some basic soldering experience is helpful but not required. If you have never soldered before— get a good quality inexpensive iron and check out one of the many soldering tutorials on YouTube or your favorite channel. Great for STEM education and a fun parent-child activity. During the workshop, the instructor will build the project to demonstrate the steps and provide help and guidance while you build your own.
Walk out with a completed Jarmaggedon module, ready to create the most unpredictable sounds!
The Jam room
Do the words “groove boxes and synchronization” make you happy?
We have a room dedicated to letting people jam…with clock sync provided! Work together to get a synth groove moving with new friends from the synth community.
Our friendly Jam Room Leaders will set you up on one of our provided systems, get you synced and then you can contribute the sonic mayhem in real time with others. There are even slots for you to hook into the sync if you bring your own gear*.
If collaborative jamming is something you want to learn about, this is the place for you!
*Space is limited, so keep it small and portable please.
Jam room infrastructure/leadership kindly provided by Circuit Happy and Synthcube!
Synthesizer Petting zoo
Have you ever wanted to touch everything in the museum? You can!
Come check out our “petting zoo” where local community members have setup a collection of their favorite synthesizers and (if you bring headphones) you can plug in and try everything!
If you get lost or need help, our staff of “synth handlers” will be there to give you a hand.
PLEASE NOTE: Bring your own headphones (mostly 1/4″ jacks – 1/8″ adapters too) in order to hear the synth. With so much in one room, we don’t use amplification…that would bring down the house!
Appropriate disinfectant materials will be on hand.
(Got a cool synth you want to bring to the zoo? Let us know!)
Exhibits & Vendors
Under the spell of a little Gear Acquisition Syndrome?
We’ve got vendors with awesome synths and synth-related gear as well as exhibits of new futuristic techniques and classic synths from days of yore.
Photo Credits: Jonathan Beckley jonathanbeckley.com