I Hear Your Signals is album #2 in a series of alien invasion concept albums containing original electronica, dark ambient, and experimental tracks. This second album in the series, released in 2010, is a retelling of Album #1 – but – from the alien point of view inverted emotional curves!
This month we’ll feature a presentation on the amazing Elektron Analog Rytm MKII analog/digital beat making dream machine by Eddie Corcoran. Eddie will also perform a set using the Rytm. He performs under then name Méchant Métrique
It’s hard to believe it’s been 7 years since I founded the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup. Since then we’ve grown to over 800 members all along the Front Range surrounding the Boulder and Denver area, won “Best Music Meetup in 2017 by Westword Magazine, and have hosted 70 events!
The Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup is where synth enthusiasts of all levels meet to share there passion for synths, 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. Many meetups feature a performance by a meetup member.
In this post I’m going to offer some info on our upcoming 7th Anniversary event.
I’m working on a follow-up post on the origins of the meetup. So if you want to know how first Denver Ableton User Group, a Synthtopia Post, a Laurie Anderson commencement speech, and a Tom Hodgkinson book lead to the creation of the meetup stay tuned or subscribe to my blog to get email notification for future posts :^)
7th Anniversary Party Tuesday July 9th at Tilt Pinball Arcade in Louisville
In celebration of the 7th anniversary of the meetup I’m very excited to announce we’ll be meeting at the amazing Tilt Pinball on July 9th from 7-10PM. Yes that’s right it’s the return to the city of Louisville where it all began 7 years ago!
This event format is a party focusing on mingling in the main arcade and bar with some giveaways and some short synth performances featuring arcade and video game sounds by Dino J.A. Deane, Mike Metlay, J.L. Kane, and yours truly.
We’ll be doing some drawings for giveaways at next Tuesday’s meetup. A Huge thanks to Isotonik Studios for providing 3 copies of Arcade Series Ultimate Max for Live sequencer Packs for drawings.
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!
If you are ever in Denver stop by and see us. We are currently meeting the 2nd Wednesday's on Even Numbered Months.