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Founded in 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Synth Fest MKE is an annual weekend exploring synthesized sound. Identifying a large overlap in summer festival booking in the city and the deficit of electronic musicians, the fest seeks to fill a void by pushing the subgenre into the mainstream. Ranging from techno to experimental, to everything in between, the lineup and event schedule promises to be unlike any festival in the city. The latest inclusion of educational workshops and presentations add a learning element to the fest.

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Night One - Friday 7.21.17

Venue: Cactus Club • Time: 9pm • Cost: $15 door / $12 web single night
$30 full fest passes available in limited quantities
Meet the people who are going to take your business to the next level.
Sheila Teruty
Sheila Teruty

Modular Synth Twiddler

• Milwaukee

    Orange Drink
    Orange Drink

    All Genres Forever

    • Milwaukee

      Milwaukee Drum Machine Quartet
      Milwaukee Drum Machine Quartet

      Live Machine Performance

      • Milwaukee

        Stave
        Stave

        Industrial Style Techno

        • Chicago

          Seducer
          Seducer

          Industrial Style Techno

          • Milwaukee

            Day Events

            Multiple Venues
            Friday - 7.21 Build Session - 5pm @ Modular Addict • Cost: Free to enter / $29.99 to build (includes kit) The “MSG” (Mini Søund Generatør) is a desktøp device whøse brain is a small, swappable cømputer chip (Attiny85). The maker can interchange chips tø alter the behaviør øf the instrument. Each chip cøntains a different synthesis technique: granular, phase distørtiøn, amplitude mødulatiøn, and frequency mødulatiøn. Saturday - 7.22 Build Session - 10am @ Modular Addict • Cost: Free to enter / $39.99 to build (includes kit) Slimmed down version of his Eurorack Karplus Strong module Karp, with integrated keyboard, speaker, and line out - all running off of USB power! A super simple build, perfect for beginners that yields a playable Karplus Strong synth! Saturday - 7.22 Multiple Events - 3pm @ Club Garibaldi • Cost: $10 / Free w/ full fest pass • Synth Meet - Show & Tell courtesy of Synth Meet MKE. • Synth Fest open mic - Contact us below or via Facebook if interested. Space is limited! Performers TBA • Talks/discussions - Q&A with multiple musicians & producers about their process. Speakers TBA • Free pile - Have parts you don't need? Manuals? Schematics? Jacks? PCBs? Toys? Bring some/take some! Only caveat: if your stuff isn't taken by the end of the meet, you need to take it back with you.

            Night Two - Saturday 7.22.17

            Venue: Cactus Club • Time: 9pm • Cost: $15 door / $12 web single night
            $30 full fest passes available in limited quantities
            Meet the people who are going to take your business to the next level.
            Sample and Fold
            Sample and Fold

            Quad Modular Experience

            • Milwaukee

              adoptahighway
              adoptahighway

              Experimental/Enveloping/Cathartic

              • Milwaukee

                CCDM
                CCDM

                Ritualistic Drone Rhythms

                • Chicago

                  Baseck
                  Baseck

                  Freaky Electro Scratcher

                  • Los Angeles

                    Doormouse
                    Doormouse

                    Fuck Shit Up

                    • Miami

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                      2633 S Kinnikinnick Milwaukee, WI 53207
                      E-mail: press@synthfestmke.com Phone: nope