Australian Musician is proud to present the 2018 Melbourne Synth Festival

The Melbourne Synth Festival (Nov 23-25, 2018 Meat Market, North Melbourne) is Australia’s premier event dedicated to all things in the world of synthesisers, DJ equipment and electronic music making. See, try and buy the latest in music technology. Complete the experience with workshops and seminars and live performances from Melbourne’s cutting-edge scene, the Melbourne Synth Festival allows for a fully engaging experience for the electronic musician, DJ and producer.

Patrons can experience an incredible amount of music technology and gear and talk directly with suppliers, retailers & builders of some of today’s most innovative synthesiser and electronic music products and tour the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio to immerse themselves in the history of synthesis and attend seminars and demos.

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• Friday 23 November 7-11pm
Festival Launch Event:

Featuring Luke Million + Emah Fox + Beatrice + Honeysmack
• Saturday 24 November 10am-6pm and Sunday 25 November 10am-4pm

Exhibition, Pop Up Shop for Gearheads, MESS Tours, Seminars & Workshops and Live Sets all weekend featuring: Chiara Kickdrum, ACM, Emah Fox, Honeysmack, Amelia Arsenic, The Oddness, Sadiva, Ehsan Gelsi + Sergio Selim and more.

• Saturday Nov 24 and Sunday Nov 25
See, try and buy the latest in music technology, as well as vintage and boutique gear from brands such as: 1010 Music, Arturia, Avid, Bitwig, Buchla, Elektron, Ferrofish, Focusrite, IK Multimedia, Korg, M-Audio, Moog, Native Instruments, Nektar, Nord, Novation, Pittsburgh Modular, Propellerhead Reason, Reference, RME, Roland, Steinberg, Teenage Engineering, Tendrils (eurorack), Traktor, Waldorf, Yamaha and more.

• Saturday Nov 24 and Sunday Nov 25


Come down and educate yourself at our product demonstrations, performance and recording advice sessions and think tanks.

Saturday November 24

Synthesiser Worship with the Reverend – a guide to synthesis types. Presented by Chris Stellar

The Fundamentals of Signal Flow – And other DAW must dos like compression Presented by Simon Moro

The Emergence of Electronic Music in Melbourne – Presented by Byron Scullin

Performing live electronic dance music with synths and drum machines- Presented by David Haberfeld aka Honeysmack

BUCHLA Synthesiser session – Presented by Sound & Music

Integrating live electronic performance into a hybrid DJ set – Presented by Roland’s Dave Whitehead

Waldorf Qantum Tutorial – Presented by Christopher Stellar

Steinberg Cubase Masterclass – Presented by Yamaha Music

Moog One Session – Presented by Presented by Ehsan Gelsi


Sunday November 25

MESS – The History of Synthesis & the MESS Philosophy – Presented by Byron Scullin

An Introduction to Wavetable Synthesis – a first look at the wonders of wavetables.

An Introduction to modular synthesis.

Yamaha Synthesiser Session – Presented by Yamaha Music

Integrating hardware and software (featuring Roland TR-8S and Ableton) – Presented by Davey Norris aka Dizz 1

DAWless Composition masterclass-Presented by Ehsan Gelsi

Waldorf Qantum Session

• Saturday Nov 24 and Sunday Nov 25 


Take advantage of his wonderful opportunity to view and try the amazing vintage and 
state of the art gear at the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio.

Meat Market, North Melbourne
3 Blackwood St, Melbourne, Victoria 3051