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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.

Upcoming events (3)

#74 Special Event: Beat Cypher Halloween Collaboration + Intro to SP-404

The Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup and madelife are joining forces to host a special Halloween Edition of the Beat Cypher monthly open stage night. The event will feature live performances on a signup basis (more on this below). Costumes are encouraged. The event also features a brief introduction to the SP-404 by madelife’s J.L. Kane. SCHEDULE 7:00PM-7:15 Arrive, get name tags, sign up for a Beat Cypher slot in person. ** Must be RSVD to meetup.com invite be eligible for a slot. Of course you can also come and listen and mingle. 7:15-7:30 Welcome and announcements 7:30-8:00 Intro to SP0404 & performance on machine by J.L. Kane 8:00-10:00 Ten Beat Cypher Performances (10 minute sets with some extra room for setup). Halloween vibe performances encouraged. MORE ABOUT HOW THE BEAT CYPHER WORKS All styles welcomed and invited. The purpose of this event is to gather music producers/performers in the Boulder/Denver area and build community. Each performer gets a 10 minute time slot. Sign up is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE so get here on time to get a spot and you must ALSO be RSVP’d to the MEETUP.com invite to be eligible. As transition times are fast, small rigs or grooveboxes are encouraged. More on Beat Cypher here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1980133178941598/. ABOUT J.L. KANE - DJ and Producer. Drummer and Collector of sounds. Knower of Musical History. Justin Kane Forthuber, also known as musical beat creator, JL Kane grew up in Tampa, Florida in a music loving home. Justin currently lives in Boulder, CO as a music educator, audio engineer and musician. J's weapons of choice are the Akai MPC & SP-404, a dusty drum kit and any synthesizer he can get his hands on. soundcloud.com/j-l-kane magicdegree.bandcamp.com

#75 Petting Zoo / Used Gear Swap


The epic petting zoo event is back! As we are getting close to the holidays and Black Friday I thought it would be interesting and helpufl to combine this with a used gear swap (buy / sell / trade). Performer is TBA. GENERAL LOGISTICS • WMD is providing the room and rectangular folding tables. • These events are usually quite popular so if you are bringing gear to show off at the petting zoo or items for the gear swap, ** please limit table space you'll need to around a 61 key controller wide so we can fit at least two people per table **. If you have more stuff than will fit on the table you'll need to set it on the floor. • Bring your own chair. As this is a warehouse they don’t have chairs so bring a folding chair if you plan on taking a seat. • It’s BYOB and snacks and we’ll have a cooler. • The petting zoo / gear swap is a headphones only event. EVERYONE bring headphones. I recommend an adapter so you can check out instruments with 1/4" and 1/8" headphone outs. This is a habit you should get into for every meetup :^) PETTING ZOO LOGISTICS • This is an "anything goes" petting so keyboards, drum machines, desktop synths, eurorack… • Bring an extension cord and power strips if you are not running on battery. USED GEAR SWAP (BUY / SELL / TRADE LOGISTICS) • If you want to use all or part of your table space for the gear swap please keep your items synth or audio related. Things like mics, stands, cases, cables, hardware effects are welcome in addition to synths. If you are selling something that needs power I recommend you bring an extension cord and power strip. • It's up to the buyers & sellers to sort out transactions for gear. • If you want to transact with something other than cash you might want to have some app setup and ready to go for that before the event so your not say fumbling around trying to remember your PayPal password. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 7:00-7:30 Arrive, get name tag, consider a donation, petting zoo / gear swap participants setup your gear 7:30-7:45 Meetup kickoff and announcements. 7:45-9:00 Petting Zoo / Gear Swap / Mingling 9:00-9:30 Performance TBA 9:30-10:00 Petting Zoo / Gear Swap / Mingling / Load Out

#76 Intro to Deluge Synth, Sampler, Sequencer + Performance Matthew Yost

This month we'll feature a presentation on the Deluge Portable Synth, Sampler, Sequencer Performance by Matthew Yost. Matthew will also perform a set using the Deluge. He performs under then name DJ Montra. Clancy's has a great traditional pub feel upstairs with a separate stage and bar down a set of stairs in the basement that will be great for performances. They offer a full pub menu and a variety of beers. They are offering us the room for free in exchange for you coming hungry and thirsty :^) Checkout pics and menus here https://iloveclancys.com. Agenda: 6:30-7:30PM We'll be in the upstairs dining room for those who want to eat. 7:30-10:00PM We'll adjourn to the the basement space from 7:30-10:00 for presentation / performance, mingling, and beer.

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