In 2012 founded the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup. I’ve hosted 45+ events in over three years.
We use Meetup.com to organize the event and all events and RSVPs and photos from past events are here http://www.meetup.com/Rocky-Mountain-Synth.
440+ Members All Along the Front Range
The meetup, which started as the “Boulder Synthesizer Meetup”, has grown to over 440+ members all across the front-range. This necessitated a name change and we are now the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup (RockyMountainSynth.com). Typical attendance is usually between 40-50+ people depending on the time of year, weather, and the theme. We’ve had some massive events as well. For example, Ableton chose our meetup as the launch-point in Denver for Live 9.5 and Push 2. We had over 110 people in attendance for that event.
Our members come from diverse backgrounds and interests and include synthesists, musicians (pro & hobbyists), educators, industry folks, producers, performers, engineers…
Focus is Social and Networking
The meetup is a social gathering that allows enthusiasts in the Denver/Boulder area to share their passion for synths, network, learn, get hands on time with gear, tell people about projects and find collaborators. It is not an educational event – although most leave with some nuggets, inspiration, and contacts that will help them create more and better art.
“ Very positive experience, very interesting mix of people, I try to go as often as my location and schedule allows. ”
“ Great vibe and you can meet a lot of awesome musicians and creative people here. Seems like there’s something for everybody here. Check it out! ”
“ I really like this group and what it represents for supporting the artist community. I’m looking forward to meeting more of you at the next event. ”
More reviews here.
2nd Tuesdays at the Amazing Walnut Room
We typically meet the 2nd Tuesdays of each month at the Walnut Room in Denver and sometimes hold special events.
Free and Member Supported
Events are free with a suggested $1 donation.
- Grab your food and drink and drop a buck in the kitty
- Presentation (Rotating theme each month. Some examples include petting zoos, modular synthesizers, Ableton Live, artistic process and more. Check out this Mindmap to see a list of past themes)
- Group Intros
- Mingle and Network
After-Meetup 9:00-10:30pm (21+)
- Performance by Meetup member
- Continue to mingle and network
Our primary sponsor is the Walnut Room 3131 Walnut Street in Denver. The provide a place for us to meet in exchange for bringing in hungry and thirsty people. They have an amazing PA so please make sure in addition to attending meetups you catch some shows here!
Another shout out to Cuttlefish Arts owned by members Victoria and Thomas Lundy who designed our awesome logo.
From time-to-time we do themes aligned with a particular manufacturer and in many cases these companies provided give-aways and swag. Here is a partial list of companies that have sponsored meetup events in this way:
- Cycling’ 74
- The Gig Easy iPad Mounts
- Camel Audio
Here are some highlight photos. To see more photos from past meetups, go here.
Member’s Only Discussion Boards
Once you join the meetup you’ll have access to http://www.meetup.com/The-Boulder-Synthesizer-Meetup/messages/boards/.
Member Soundcloud group
Anyone can listen to the cool music by our members here https://soundcloud.com/groups/rocky-mountain-synth-meetup. Members can add tracks to this moderated group.