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Synthfest 2018

SynthFest UK 2018 takes place in Sheffield on the 6th of October (10:30am – 6:30pm) and has been created by Sound On Sound magazine to give companies of all sizes an opportunity to showcase their synth products in front of the public in what promises to be a great day out for all musicians, whether a pro, semi-pro or hobbyist.

The event features a Manufacturers’ Showcase Village, Modular Meet Camp and related retailers alongside a programme of Q&A Sessions and Seminars.

A Sound On Sound event in partnership with the Sensoria Festival of Music / Film / Digital Media.

2018 Exhibitors confirmed at this time. Keep checking for new additions.

Ableton – Isotonik Studios

Ableton will be represented by Isotonik Studios, a collective of developers committed to extending the use of Ableton Live through a variety of products focusing mainly in the arena of MaxforLive.

Abstract Data

Abstract Data manufactures a range of electronic musical instruments, synthesizers and effects in Eurorack Modular and Desktop formats.

Adam Audio

ADAM Audio is a leading manufacturer of loudspeakers in the Pro Audio market. Founded 1999 in Berlin, Germany, the company’s loudspeakers have set high standards around the world when it comes to precise monitoring and natural sound reproduction.

AJH Synth

AJHSynth is headed up by Allan “J” Hall, who has been involved with synths, electronics and music for more years than he cares to remember!


The world’s most influential manufacturer of music production gear – including the legendary MPC – Akai Professional develops creative technologies to equip music makers with hardware and software tools that are unmatched in expressive capability.

ALM/Busy Circuits

ALM/Busy Circuits is a British manufacturer of electronic musical instruments producing well designed, original and fun devices primarily for the Eurorack Modular synthesis format.

Analogue Solutions

We are a UK company that has been making analogue synths for over 20 years and specialise in vintage sounding non-digital synths, sequencers and Eurorack.


Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, Arturia specialises in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians.


Bitwig Studio is a dynamic software for creation and performance of your musical ideas on stage or in the studio.


Dreadbox is a manufacturer of analogue synthesisers, effects, eurorack size modules and cases. The Dreadbox line-up includes the hugely popular EREBUS and NYX semi modular minisynths and the epic ABYSS polyphonic synthesiser. Come and get hands-on at SynthFest UK and experience these fantastic sounding synths and effects.

Dynaudio Pro

Danish speaker manufacturer Dynaudio produce a range of high quality monitors to suit both the home and professional studio user. With the new and highly acclaimed LYD series and its low volume precision, producers and musicians get an authoritative and powerful studio monitoring tool that excels at low mix volume, while still maintaining the precision and quality Dynaudio PRO is famous for.

Erica Synths

Erica Synths team of visionaries, engineers and musicians have been working hard to bring you modules and instruments that will set your modular system apart from mass in terms how it sounds, looks and functions.


We’ve revolutionized the industry with our H910, Harmonizer, Instant Phaser, and we’re incorporating today’s hardware technology with our extraordinary ‘Factor stompboxes, and the ultra-versatile H9.

Expert Sleepers

Expert Sleepers make hardware and software for tight, two-way
integration of synthesiser hardware (analogue and MIDI) and computer

Future Sound Systems

Eurorack modules for retro-futurists. Unique designs and ideas in sound since 2005.


Since 1978 Genelec has developed high quality studio monitors and active speaker systems.

IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia designs and manufactures apps, software, hardware and accessory products for music creation and playback on computers and mobile devices.

Infection Music

Infection Music design, build and manufacture electronic musical instruments for discerning musicians. Our products are produced in small quantities to the highest possible standard, with a build quality that excels.


Kenton design and build high quality MIDI interface products allowing pieces of equipment to communicate with one another where they otherwise wouldn’t. We also make MIDI retrofits, MIDI to CV converters, MIDI controllers and wireless MIDI systems.

KMR Audio

KMR Audio are the UK’s leading boutique Synthesizer and Pro Audio Supplier. We’re your one-stop shop for all things Synthesis and, the UK’s exclusive supplier of Tom Oberheim and Buchla products.

Korg UK

Founded in 1963, Korg’s goal to create new experiences in music and performance led to them developing Japan’s first synthesizer. Since then, Korg have continue to create innovative high quality instruments that inspire musicians from around the world.

Modal Electronics

Creators of the Modal 002, 008 and Craft Synth Kits, we’re really looking forward to being at SynthFest UK for the second year, showing synthesisers that are actually made in the UK – but used by passionate and professional musicians the World over.

Modor Music

Modor Music is a small synthesizer company from Belgium with a first synth, the Modor NF-1 out since 2015. Modor explores the world of digital sound creation, looking for new, musically useable sounds. We use digital techniques because we feel that there are still lots of creative possibilities to discover in this world.


Moog Music synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and lovingly handcrafted in the Moog factory in downtown Asheville, N.C. Moog Music and its customers carry on the legacy of Dr. Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer and Founder of Moog Music Inc.


Produced of the Nord Lead A1 analog modelling synth and Nord Lead 4 subtractive synth keyboards as well as the Nord Stage and Piano range.


Novation is a British company designing innovative tools for electronic music-makers. Novation designs Synthesizers, Grid-based and Keyboard controllers and Groove-boxes. From the serious hardware-oriented music-maker looking for new inspiration, to electronic music fans looking to start a journey into making their own, Novation seeks to inspire.


Founded in 1995, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware, and related accessories. We’ll be showing Studio One: one of the freshest, fastest and most exciting DAWs available today.

Push Turn Move + Patch & Tweak

Following on from the success of Push Turn Move, publishing company Bjooks will launch the new Patch & Tweak book which is all about exploring modular synthesis. Foreward by Suzanne Ciani and written by Kim Bjorn and Chris Meyer. Signed copies will be on sale at the show.

Radikal Technologies

Radikal Technologies is a manufacturer of hybrid and digital Synthesizers. Best known for their 2004 released Spectralis electronic music studio in a box they started to manufacture high end eurorack modules in 2015.


The REON Corporation is a Japanese boutique synthesizer manufacturer. In 2015, REON underwent a complete change and refreshed its product line-up with a united range of Driftboxes, all retaining the same “Hand-made-in-Japan” quality. Distributed by Korg UK.

Rich Tone Music

Sheffield’s premier music store and online retailer of major Synth brands, inc. Roland, Yamaha, Moog, Korg, Nord and more.


The Seaboard, revolutionized the piano keyboard by replacing traditional keys with a continuous, touch-responsive surface. Their new Block and Lightpad Block take this technology further.

Rubadub Music & Technology

We sell a large range of carefully selected Eurorack Modular, recording software, and studio equipment.

Soulsby Synthesizers

Soulsby Synths manufactures innovative 8-bit instruments including the Atmegatron (desktop synth), miniAtmegatron (Arduino shield kit) and Oscitron (Eurorack module).


Based near Matlock, Soundgas stock a wide range of classic/vintage/rare instruments and effects: synths, guitars, amps, studio/recording gear – all serviced and guaranteed. Tape Echo & Binson Echorec specialists.

Soundtronics stock kits, panels and components for all MFOS / YuSynth 5U synth modules. These are complemented with our solid hardwood cases and cabinets.

Studio Electronics

Manufacturers and designers of Premium Quality Analog synths for over 30 years – SE has an astounding legacy of analog synths in Rackmount, desktop, Eurorack formats. On show will be Eurorack Sensei system – including the new Quadnic and Tonestar modules.

Synthesizer Evolution

Synthesizer Evolution are proud to present the world’s first poster showcasing the golden era of synths from 1960 to 1990. All lovingly hand-illustrated, notated and displayed in chronological order.

Teenage Engineering

Creators of the low-cost bare-bones Pocket Operator sound devices letting you make music in your hand. The range includes a lead synth, bass line, drum machine and sequencer.

Thonk – DIY Synthesizer Kits

Thonk are one of the leading proponents of the exploding synth DIY scene. This Brighton based store sell a wide range of kits to build Eurorack synth modules.


Tubbutec is manufacturer of vintage synth upgrades, MIDI interfaces and the Eurorack module the µTune micro-tonal CV to MIDI converter.

Yorkshire Sound Woman Network

YWSN was set up to inspire and enable more women and girls to explore sound and music technology. They hold regular events include Live Coding workshops and how to use popular DAW software.

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