The Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup - founded in 2012 - is the home of 800+ Denver & Boulder Front Range synth geeks. It was winner of Best Music Meetup (http://www.westword.com/best-of/2017/arts-and-entertainment/best-music-meetup-8919194) in 2017 by Westword Magazine. We have 75 or so active members at any one time and meetup sizes range from 25-65 people depending on topic. It's a community where synth enthusiasts of all levels meet to:
· Share their passion for synths · Network · Get inspired · Get hands-on with gear · Share info about projects · Find collaborators
A typical meetup features a presentation selected from a broad variety of topics ranging from reviews of new synths, overviews of synth technology, how-to lectures on synthesis and performance technique, and fun community events like Synth Petting Zoos, and Modular Synth Lightning Patch Walkthroughs. This is followed by socializing and often a performance by a meetup members.
In February, we'll be getting caught up on the current state of affairs in the iOS music world -- Mike Metlay will bring us up to date. Mike will also play live (as Mr. Spiral) in an ambient electronica improvisation done entirely on iOS devices.
La Vita Bella Cafe is located is between 4th and 5th Avenue in downtown Longmont located on the West side of the street in the Experience Building. Our event will be in the back in The Renaissance Room. They have coffee and espresso drinks all day and tasty tapas to pair with cocktails and the kitchen is open till 9pm. More at http://Longmontcoffee.com.
- 7:00 PM Arrive, get name tags, order food and drink
- 7:20 PM Welcome & announcements
- 7:30 Presentation
- 8:00 Mingle
- 8:30 Performance
- 9:00-10:00 Mingle
TOPICS COVERED IN THE PRESENTATION:
With the introduction of iOS 13 a few months ago, some of the oldest and best-established ways of creating music on iPhones and iPads have changed, and there are a lot of very cool new ways to create music. Here's a rundown of what we'll discuss.
- Intro discussion on iOS music making
- A quick rundown of the hardware choices today
- Traditional music methods in iOS 12 and earlier
- iOS 13: What's gone? What's new? What's changing?
- The future (some wild guesses and predictions)
- Q&A on anything and everything relating to the topic
The Q&A will be a significant part of the presentation; please feel free to bring your iOS devices, hardware, or anything else, and ask Mike for advice or suggestions. He's looking forward to being able to help you out.
ABOUT MIKE METLAY
In 2019, Mike Metlay retired as the Editor of RECORDING Magazine to focus more closely on his love of music topics beyond pro audio recording, including synthesizers, the general Musical Instrument market, and Internet broadcasting and content creation. His new firm, Atomic Words, is provides writing and editing for a variety of industry clients. His most recent major project is PEDAL CRUSH, a coffee table book about guitar effect pedals. He's been making music under various names for 40 years, and helps to run RadioSpiral, an Internet electronica radio station. Learn more at https://mrspiral.com and https://radiospiral.net.