Photos from Modular Synth Lightning Patch Walkthroughs at the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup

March 2017 Meetup Slides v2

Last Wednesday I hosted the 55th Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup. The meetup now has over 550+ members! This meetup featured the return of a popular theme from 2016, Modular Synth Lightning Patch Walkthroughs.

Here is the format.

Prepare a modular patch prior to the event. 3 days prior to the vent, send me up to 5 photos or screen shots of your patch which I will projected on the big screen night of the event. Bring you modular synth. Provide 1/4″ stereo outs which will patch into a sub-mixer that runs to the PA. You’ll get a mic, a laser pointer, and 6 minutes to talk about your patch. During mingling time, hang out and show people your patches and rigs.

The meetup was well attended and there were some inspiring rigs and patches. Also I performed with the Carbon Dioxide Ensemble. A bit thanks to all those show presented and attended!

Here are some photo highlights.

Want to see more? There are over 50 photos on meetup.com from this event. Check out the photos here.

 

Art + Music + Technology Podcast on Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup

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Meetup Turns 4

4 years and 50 events ago I founded the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup which has since morphed into the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup with over 490 members!  Over food and drink we – share our  passion for synths, build our network, get inspired, get hands-on with gear, tell people about projects and find collaborators. It is synth technology agnostic and features broad variety of rotating presentation topics and experiences each meetup – most presentations given by members themselves. The after-meetup features a performance by a meetup member.

Art + Music + Technology Podcast Interview

I just had the honor and pleasure of being interviewed by Darwin Grosse for his Art + Music + Technology Podcast. It was a great trip down memory lane, and cool to able to some tips on starting and running meetups.

One of the most interesting meetups I've ever attended was the Rocky Mountain Synth Meetup, led by Mark Mosher. Mark started this as an outgrowth of his own desire to meet people, but it has expanded into one of the most active synthesizer-based meetups in the world – and is now a must-visit for anyone that likes (as Mark states) "drinking with a synthesizer problem".

From its humble beginnings in the basement of a Louisville CO restaurant to the huge launch party for the Ableton Push 2 release, the meetup has gone through a number of changes – some of which would hamstring a lesser meetup. Venue changes, personality riffs, people moving in and out of the area; the RMSM has continued to expand, and is healthier than ever.

Thanks to all the of you in our amazing community as well as to people, venues and vendors who have supported us throughout the last 4 years!

Meetup Links

If you are ever in Denver stop by and see us. We are currently meeting the 2nd Wednesday's on Even Numbered Months.