Analogue Heaven North East (AHNE) 2010 is the annual gathering of analog synth fans from around the Boston area. The idea is that it gives people the ability to see, touch and hear many vintage and modern synths that they would not normally get a chance to experience.
AHNE 2010 just took place, and there were a boatload of beautiful synths and sound devices on hand to gawk at. Alt-Mode and Matthew Davidson got some great photos and even some video of the event.
The “Enabler” controller for the Rhodes Chroma looks like it was a beautiful sight. Eric (Alt-Mode) says:
The most amazing thing for me was Randel’s “Enabler” controller for the Rhodes Chroma. It shows you the level of detail in the synth and really lets you get inside what some have referred to as the ‘Steven Hawking’ of synths. An amazing labor of love by Randel.
Here it is:
Matthew Davidson also took some fantastic pictures, but he also took video of the event. He says:
This video was captured using a Canon 5DmkII with the 100mm f/2.8 macro and 50mm f/1.4 lenses. Edited using After Effects. The music is a short section from an as-yet-unreleased long-form composition realized entirely on a modular synthesizer.
Try to gather your jaw up off the floor after watching this:
So beautiful. I only wish that I lived around Boston to experience it.
It’s really too bad I couldn’t attend; That being said, there are synth meetups all over the world – here is an interactive map of all the synth meetups taking place, you can browse the map and even add your own:
It definitely looks like Asia, Africa and South America are badly in need of Synthesizer meetups!
If you’re as a big a fan of analogue synthesizers as I am, you probably already know about the Analogue Heaven mailing list, but if you don’t, then run over there and subscribe. You won’t regret it.
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