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May 14 Boulder Synthesizer Meetup - Happy 30th Birthday MIDI

*** Update... if your bringing a MIDI device don't forget to bring cables (spares would be handy as well) to connect your device via MIDI or audio ***

 

MIDI recently turned 30! Rick Reid had a fantastic idea for a birthday bash as the theme for the next meetup. Here is how it’s going to work.


7:00-7:15 Welcome + Order Up Food and Drink

7:15-7:30 Announcements

7:30-8:15 MIDI Device Show-and-Tell - Each person brings 1 MIDI enabled sound source or controller or sequencer. So anything with a MIDI IN/OUT including a laptop or mobile solution as long as you can accommodate a MIDI cable for connectivity at the event. We don’t have room for too much gear so I’ll ask you to pick 1 fav. You should also plan to be able to setup the device very quickly. We'll go around the room and do a rapid-fire show-and-tell which each person will 2 minutes to describe what they brought and why they like it. I’ll have a timer :^)

8:15-8:50 The Great Boulder Synth Meetup Device Chaining Extravaganza + Socializing - After show-and-tell, Rick and I will lead a group exercise to brainstorm some fun devices chains and we'll make some noise through the meetup PA. I say group exercise because I thought it would be more fun to do a group project rather than just have a cacophony of sound coming from every corner of the meeutp.


8:50-9:00 Wrapup, Voting & Giveaway - I'll have official swag from the MIDI Manufacturer's association store on hand – so after the show-and-tell we’ll vote on the following and award prizes:
• Best DIY MIDI device
• Oldest MIDI device (determined by any date markings on the item or its manual)
• Weirdest MIDI device
• Most innovative MIDI device

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun stuff!

    1 · May 15, 2013

    • Mark M.

      Thanks for the theme and organizing the patch fest!

      May 15, 2013

  • Corey B.

    Good group of interesting people, well organized meeting, felt very welcome as a first-timer. The MIDI-orgy was fun and cake was a nice touch. I got a spiffy MIDI mug as a memento!

    May 15, 2013

  • Terry S

    Midi is 30?!? Man, I'm getting old! Thanks, Mark that was fun and interesting!

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Curtis P.

    I'm planning a move to Colorado this summer, I joined this meetup because it seems to be closest to what I'm currently interested in musically. Also, looking to meet some like minded folks. I'm not so much interested in composition/performance these days...simply more so interested in meeting people who are interested in syths and relating equipment/techniques. I'm going to be visiting Colorado in the next few weeks, don't have a date set...but maybe I can plan it to happen during the next meetup...otherwise it may be later...

    April 15, 2013

    • Mark M.

      Chris, I think you'll really enjoy the meetup and look forward to having you at a future meetup.

      May 15, 2013

  • John M.

    Looking forward to it.

    April 10, 2013

    • Mark M.

      Nice to meet you John. Thanks for bringing MIDI controller. It came in handy.

      May 14, 2013

  • Corey B.

    This'll be my first meeting; looking forward to meeting you all.

    April 9, 2013

    • Mark M.

      Thanks for coming by great to meet you.

      May 14, 2013

  • Victoria L.

    That was fun! But I left my MIDI mug behind!

    May 14, 2013

    • Mark M.

      I have it. I'll hold on to it for you.

      May 14, 2013

  • Mark M.

    Great fun hooking up all the MIDI devices!

    May 14, 2013

  • John

    I look forward to seeing all of you guys again!

    May 3, 2013

  • Terry S

    As an early adopter of midi, I'm looking forward to seeing what equipment everyone else has.

    April 30, 2013

  • Mark M.

    Just to be clear this meetup is on MAY 14th

    April 9, 2013

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