Machina Bristronica Has NI, Ableton, Bastl, Moog And Many More In Bristol On March 30th 2019

Meet musical legends as well as some of the world's leading synth designers at this unique event in Bristol, UK on March 30th, 2019. Tickets are going fast...  

Bristol, a city with a rich musical heritage in the South West of England, has a special place in the hearts of several of us here in the editorial department of Ask.Audio. And now, it's getting its very own synth festival. On Saturday March 30th 2019, Machina Bristronica comes to Bristol. And as well as some of Bristol's native musical legends, there's a really strong lineup of exhibitors as well. Bristol's renowned music hardware store Elevator Sound, based in Stokes Croft is behind Machina Bristronica and has a packed programme of live sets, panel discussions, demonstrations, and giveaways at Motion and The Marble Factory.


  • Novation
  • Native Instruments
  • Focusrite
  • Allen & Heath
  • Moog
  • Ableton
  • Expert Sleepers
  • Signal Sounds
  • Future Sound Systems
  • Bastl Instruments
  • Bubblesound Instruments
  • Befaco Barcelona
  • Roland
  • Teenage Engineering
  • Dove Audio
  • Error Instruments
  • Joranalogue
  • Arturia
  • Dreadbox
  • Instruo
  • Patching Panda
  • Music Thing Modular
  • Transient Modular Barcelona
  • Soulsby Synthesizers
  • XOR Electronics
  • Thonk
  • AJH Synths
  • Rebel Technology
  • Cymru Beats
  • ALM Busy Circuits
  • Korg
  • Brighton Modular Meet
  • Livestock Electronics
  • U.D.O Synthesizers
  • Isotonik
  • Sixty4Pixels
  • Damaru Cases
  • Bugbrand
  • Rakit
  • Lateral Sound

DIY builds from

  • Thonk
  • Patching Panda / Befaco / Transient Modules
  • Bastl Instruments
  • Error Instruments
  • Bubblesound Modular

Here's what the organisers said about the event.

"We will have a full day of live modular/hardware sets in the "Old Marble Factory" area, whilst the "New Marble Factory" space will host the main arena to loads of our favourite synthesizer companies. Come and chat to the actual people behind the building of these machines and get "hands on" with their new bits of gear.

In the build workshop area, Bastl, Error, Thonk and Patching Panda will be hosting a series of DIY modular sessions. These will be a separate pre-purchased ticket where build revenue will go direct to the company and you walk away with your own fully built module at the end of the session. Further details of each workshop and the specific modules available soon.

Ableton will also be running 2 workshops throughout the afternoon. A "beginners" session designed to get you started with Live; building sounds, loops, sequences, FX chains and using the Push controller. The later session will be focusing on Max For Live, showing how you can expand and alter Live for your personal project, idea or style. By the end of the workshop we aim to have built a simple Max for Live device with ideas of how to expand it further yourself at home. Bring your laptops to these sessions!

Native Instruments Product Specialist, Anna Disclaim shows you how to transform your productions using Komplete Kontrol’s Scale, Chord and Arp features. This smart controller keyboard harnesses the full power of Komplete to create professional sounding music with any plugin."

Price: £22.40 per ticket


Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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