18 Modular Synth Makers, 1 Room: Machines In Music Synth Fair 5 Minute Video Walkthrough

What do you get when you put 18 of the hottest modular synthesizer makers under one roof in Brooklyn on an October weekend? A synth fair called Machines In Music. Here's a video of the event.

In case you missed it–and to be fair if you weren’t in New York last weekend you probably did–here’s a five minute video by boxoftextures from the Machines in Music synth fair, Brooklyn New York 2015.

Verbos Electronics at Machines In Music, NY 2015.


Consider this more of a “wish I was there” style video in a real-time stroll through the exhibitor area rather than a “this is what synth X and modular synth Y can do or sound like” kind of video. Despite being a walk-through, I was very keen to get a look at the new Critter & Guitari Organelle synth being played… and even to hear just a second or two of its sound palette. 


As it happens, at 3:01 in the video, that’s pretty much what we get: a full 5 seconds. However, there’s plenty more to see. Here's a complete list of all the exhibitors captured in this video to whet your synthesizer-fuelled appetite... 

  • Monome
  • Steady State Fate
  • Synthesis Technology
  • Low-Gain Electronics
  • Verbos Electronics
  • Endorphin.es
  • Doepfer
  • Zlob Modular
  • 2egress.com
  • Control
  • Snazzy FX
  • Korg Little Bits
  • Critter & Guitari
  • Make Noise
  • Qu-Bit Electronix
  • WMD
  • 4MS
  • Pittsburgh Modular


At many of the exhibitor stands you’ll likely notice the Arturia Beatstep Pro being employed as the sequencer/controller of choice. With the Squarp Pyramid and, more recently, Social Entropy’s Engine and the Arpeggio being announced, the future looks bright for hardware sequencer controllers too.


Critter & Guitari at Machines In Music, NY 2015.


If you were at the synth fair drop us a comment below and let us know your highlights. If, like me, you weren’t but are keen to learn more about the new Critter & Guitari Organelle, fear not… we’ll let you know more as soon as we can.

Snazzy FX at Machines In Music, NY 2015.


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