June 15, 2019

Austin, Texas

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A full day of events and music!



Daytime events are 10am to 6pm at
Austin School of Film
2200 Tillery St. Austin, TX 78723
Expo, talks, and Modular On the Spot are free!



Synth Expo

Experience a wide variety of synthesizers and electronic music gear. Manufacturers will show their products, and musicians will share their setups. Buying, selling, and trading are welcome.
Table space is limited, so sign up now to reserve a table and show your gear in the expo.
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Kit Building Workshop

Build the Division 6 Business Card Synthesizer
Perfect for beginners. Tools, materials, and instruction will be provided. Kit costs $40. Seats are limited.
UPDATE: The workshop is sold out. Thanks to everyone who signed up. See you at the workshop!


Synth Expert Talks

Mostly True Synthesizer Tales

Paul Schreiber will tell historically accurate but slightly embellished stories about his early dealings with the synthesizer community/social media back when he was a complete n00b.

Paul is the founder of Synthesis Technology. Started in 1986 doing work on the Speak & Spell products, he designed the MOTM line of 5U modules (1997-2006) and is now known for innovative wavetable VCOs in Euro format (Morphing Terrarium family).

Cracking Ray Tubes: A/V Synthesis for Hackers, Benders, and Breakers

Kyle Evans (Cracked Ray Tube / pulseCoder) talks through his process for creative interfacing, video synthesis, and hacking together an immersive A/V performance.

Modular 101

Bradford Kinney will teach the basics of modular synthesis. He will demystify terms like patching, control voltage, modulation, VCO, VCF, VCA, and will explain how to make sense of the myriad of modules on the market.

Bradford is an electronic musician and the founder of module manufacturer Warm Star Electronics.


Modular On the Spot

Free outdoor performances by modular synth virtuosos at The Museum of Human Achievement.


Synth Fest After Dark

At The Museum of Human Achievement
Doors at 8:00pm
Sliding scale donation in advance, or at the door, starting at $10

    Dylan Cameron
    Acid Jeep
    The Viewer
    Visuals by Neil Ebbflo

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Map to Austin School of Film and Museum of Human Achievement



Southwest Synth Fest is a brand new annual synthesizer event happening on June 15th, 2019, focusing on creating community and education among synthesizer manufacturers, enthusiasts, and artists. In 2019, Southwest Synth Fest will feature a full day of activities and performances - with a goal of growing to meet the demands of the regional and global enthusiasm for synthesizers and synth based art and performances. Daytime activities include a synth kit building workshop, talks by synth experts, and a gear expo where manufacturers and attendees can showcase systems, learn about new technology, and connect with other members of the synthesizer community.

Evening events will commence at 6pm at the Museum of Human Achievement. Modular On The Spot will present performances by modular synth virtuosos, and will be free and open to the public.

At 8pm, synthesizer powerhouses Dylan Cameron, Acid Jeep, Bragglights, and The Viewer will begin at the Museum of Human Achievement. Sliding scale donation admission. Tickets will be available at the door.



Southwest Synth Fest embraces and values the diversity of our community. It is our policy to be inclusive and mindful of this diversity with those who attend our events and in our interactions with others. We affirm that all people, regardless of their age, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status, are welcome in our spaces.

As a part of our commitment to developing and sustaining a vibrant community, we strive to create an environment of inclusivity through these principles:

  • We respect and affirm the dignity of each member of our community, and all members are welcome in our spaces to learn, participate, and be respected.
  • We are committed to providing and promoting a bias free environment and a safe space for all.
  • We will not tolerate any treatment that goes against our policies of inclusion - including, but not limited to, hate speech, bullying, and inappropriate conduct of any kind. Anyone with conduct against our policies will be asked to leave our spaces and be removed from our online communities.



We are an all volunteer-run, no-profit organization running on assistance from community members like you! Please donate and help us grow Southwest Synth Fest for the future!

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