Synthplex

Exhibits + Seminars + Live Electronic Music + Pop-Up Synth Museum + DIY Synth Workshops + Synthplex Golden Ear Award® Dinner Banquet

Synthplex® 2020 is back. Please come and join in on the fun that will be had in Burbank at Synthplex®, the “All Things Synthesizer” electronic music festival & gear expo. Synthplex has it all; Trade Show Exhibits (Open Friday thru Sunday), Educational Seminars, Technology & Product Seminars, Synthesizer History Seminars, Master Sessions & Key Note speeches with Industry Legends, DIY synth building workshops, Live Synthesizer and electronic music concerts all weekend long (Thursday night thru Sunday night), the Synthplex® Pop-up Synth Museum and on Saturday night the 2nd annual Synthplex Golden Ear Awards® Dinner Banquet.



What to Expect at Synthplex

Even in this age of online social media, with myriad synthesizer-related social groups, YouTube performances and tutorials, there is still no substitute for having a physical location where like-minded, synth people can come together and meet face to face/ear to ear. The West Coast has an amazing (and LARGE) community of synthesizer enthusiasts, who all look forward to the times when we can meet up, hang out, break bread and learn new things about synthesis. Enter Synthplex®.

"Synthplex will be an incredible bonding experience for the whole synth community. I can't wait for it!" ~ Skyler King, Analogue Haven
“We’re looking forward to finally having a synth event of this scale in our area”. ~ Nate Jasmin, Novation

Electronic Music In Many Genres

At Synthplex® we are all about synthesizers and electronic synthesizer music… We strive to book artists in a wide variety of genres such as; Ambient, Breakbeat, Berlin School, Chill Wave, Disco, Downtempo, Drum and Bass, Dub, Electro, Electroacoustic, Electronic Rock, Electronic, Ethnic Electronic, Experimental, Hardstyle, Hi-NRG, Hip Hop, House, Industrial, IDM, Jungle, Modbap, Modular Noise, Post-disco, Psy Trance, Synth Pop, Techno, Techno-Pop, Trance, and whatever else you may desire.

Synthplex® Friends are Electric!

Interpersonal relationships are the primary reason for Synthplex® to exist and our Synthplex™ friends are electric! Here on the west coast, we have arguably the world’s largest community of synthesizer enthusiasts when you combine the music business element, the movie business element and the gaming industry elements of sound/ music creation… and we all look forward to the time when we all get to meet up, hang-out, check out the latest gear & software, listen to great electronic synthesizer based music, see some amazing classic vintage synthesizers in the Pop-Up Synth Museum, and we get to learn new things about synthesis! Synthplex® is the place where our synthesizer community gathers together once a year, and the place where you are sure to meet new people and reconnect with your longtime synth friends. Synthplex® has already become the new hot spot where likeminded synth people come together… for the love of All-Things-Synthesizer.

We Welcome Everyone

At Synthplex® we will not discriminate against anyone. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our events or operations… We love everyone the same! We strive to create a unified & loving community of synthesizer fans, who are all working together and are kind and tolerant.

Hands-on Experiences

There will be many opportunities at Synthplex® to get hands-on with a lot of synthesizer gear and much more. In the exhibit halls you will discover new products and you will get to dive deep into these products and experience them for yourself. All weekend long there will be equipment vendors giving demonstrations, and there will be daily DIY synthesizer building workshops (modular and other formats) going on in the morning and the afternoon.

Furthermore, Synthplex® has an extremely special Pop-Up Synth Museum, where you can experience firsthand many rare and valuable synthesizers with the guidance of museum docents. You don’t just get to listen and see these instruments, you actually get to tweak some knobs and play them! Note: Admission into the Pop-UP Synth Museum is a separate pass from the Synth Expo pass, as all profits from the Pop-Up Synth Museum will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation. Each year we will feature a new recipient for this donation.

Networking

Synthplex® is all about networking. You’ll meet countless people who will inspire you and give you encouragement. Synthplex® will have several music industry associations and their staff present to help you with understanding why joining their association will be beneficial to your success. We will also have professors and faculty members from various music education institutions, to help you cultivate your creativity and expand your knowledge of synthesis. This is the place where you can learn about getting your music out to the masses.

Great Fun!

Synthplex® 2020 is going to be high voltage fun! We have many live performers that are synthesizer based & DJ style electronic musicians/ bands that will entertain you all weekend long on three stages. We also have Dublab spinning electronic music and interviewing our special guest artists and presenters. For the exhibition portion of Synthplex® 2020, we expect to have 150+ vendors, all exhibiting their latest products, and many will be AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE at the show! We will also have our Saturday night Gala Dinner Banquet with an industry giant performing an intimate set (Artist TBA). You can also take part in one of our DIY synth building sessions and don’t forget to visit our Pop-Up Synth Museum to see some incredibly rare vintage synthesizers.

Great Food!

Synthplex® will have an outdoor cook-out each day during lunchtime in the courtyard area, where you can sit outside in the sun and enjoy the live broadcast from Dublab, who will have their DJ's on-site spinning electronic music. In the hotel complex there are multiple bars, coffee barista, snack shop, and we have the Synthplex® Swag Shop located in the convention center lobby. The Marriott is also home to two quality restaurants and there are other breweries, pubs, restaurants and fast food joints right nearby. On top of all that, Saturday night is the Synthplex® Gala Dinner Banquet with an amazing live electronic music performance (Artist TBA).

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Attendees

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Speakers

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Artists

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Countries

Event Schedule

Synthplex

Schedule updated 03/10/20

Thursday, October 29th

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Exhibitor registration and check in (badge pickup)

These are the hours that registration will be open for exhibitors.

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Exhibitor booth setup (EXHIBIT HALLS ARE CLOSED)

All exhibitors will set up their booths at this time.

3:00PM - 7:00PM

Attendee registration and check in (badge pickup)

These are the hours that registration will be open for attendees.

5:00PM - 10:00PM

Dual Stages with Quad Soundsystem

Keith Emerson Tribute Night.

Friday, October 30th

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Event registration and check in (badge pickup)

These are the hours that registration will be open for attendees.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibit halls open for sales & demos

Visit our exhibit halls which will be open for sales.

10:00AM - 12:00PM
Dr Bob's Soundschool

Dr. Bob’s Soundschool for local school children

Presented by the Bob Moog Foundation.

10:00AM - 6:00PM
Pup-Up Synth Museum

Pop-Up Synth Museum

Open for visitors. Proceeds benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Educational & other seminars

Educational & other seminars will be in the Marriott Hotel in the Pasadena, Hollywood/Glendale & Burbank rooms.

11:00AM - 2:00PM
Dublab

Dublab Radio Live Broadcast

Dublab will be broadcasting live from Synthplex..

11:00AM - 2:00PM

Lunch in the Courtyard

Choices include BBQ or various food trucks

1:00PM - 3:00PM
Dr Bob's Soundschool

Dr. Bob’s Soundschool for local school children

Presented by the Bob Moog Foundation.

4:00PM

TBA

Keynote Speaker

7:00PM - 11:00PM

Dual Stages with Quad Sound-System

See the artist page for full schedule and stage locations.

Saturday, October 31st

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Event registration and check in (badge pickup)

These are the hours that registration will be open.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibit halls

Open for sales & demos

10:00AM - 6:00PM
Pup-Up Synth Museum

Pop-Up Synth Museum

Open for visitors. Proceeds benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Educational & other Seminars

Educational & other seminars will be in the Marriott Hotel in the Pasadena, Hollywood/Glendale & Burbank rooms.

9:00AM - 12:00PM

DIY Synth build with Delptronics

Delptronics WiiChuck Eurorack Module in room 123

11:00AM - 2:00PM

Lunch in the Courtyard

Choices include BBQ or various food trucks

TBA

DIY Synth build with TBA

Synth Unit to be announced

11:00AM - 2:00PM
Dublab

Dublab Radio Live Broadcast

Dublab will be broadcasting live from Synthplex.

4:00PM
Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre

Keynote Speaker

We are honored to have Jean-Michel Jarre give the keynote presentation on Saturday, 28th. He will be personally interviewed by Synthplex's co-founder Michael Lehmann Boddicker.

6:30PM - 9:30PM

Synthplex® Golden Ear Dinner Banquet

Jean-Michel Jarre is this years recipient of the Golden Ear Award

7:00PM - 11:00PM

Dual Stages with Quad Sound-System

See the artist page for full schedule and stage locations.

Sunday, November 1st

9:00AM - 1:00PM

Event registration and check in (badge pickup)

These are the hours that registration will be open.

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Exhibit Halls

Open for sales & demos.

10:00AM -3:00PM
Pup-Up Synth Museum

Pop-Up Synth Museum

Open for visitors. Proceeds benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Educational & other Seminars

Educational & other seminars will be in the Marriott Hotel in the Pasadena, Hollywood/Glendale & Burbank rooms.

11:00AM - 2:00PM

Lunch in the Courtyard

Choices include BBQ or various food trucks.

11:00AM - 3:00PM

Modular on the Spot

Modular on the Spot will be performing in the courtyard. This event is open to the public.

3:00PM - 7:00PM

Dual Stages with Quad Sound-System

See the artist page for full schedule and stage locations.

Sponsors & Partners

These companies help make Synthplex Burbank a reality.

Venue Information

2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Location

Synthplex® is taking place in beautiful Burbank, at the Marriott Convention Center, which is conveniently located adjacent the Hollywood Burbank Airport (previously known as Bob Hope Airport). The Marriott Hotel and Convention Center provides gorgeous facilities and rooms in addition to great bars and onsite restaurants. You are going to love this place. See map below for location.

Transport

Walking distance from the Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), which is relatively small, extremely convenient, and easy to get in and out of quickly. Los Angeles Int’l/LAX (28mi) or Ontario CA Int’l/ONT (52) can be a one-hour Uber or taxi ride away depending on traffic. The Hollywood Burbank Airport is so close you will not need a rental car. Everything you need will be right at the Marriott which offers a complimentary shuttle.

Hotel

At the LA Marriott Burbank Hotel, we have secured special discounted room rates of; $179 for a standard room or $229.00 for a suite (single or double occupancy). Click the appropriate link to select your desired room type. If you happen to call in to make your reservations at (800) 736-9712, you must mention Synthplex® to receive this special discount and please note that you are seeking reservations at the Burbank Airport Marriott (BURAP). All reservations must be made on or before Friday, October 16, 2020. Don’t delay, rooms will sell out quickly!