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MATTTECH MODULAR Pop-up-shop at Huddersfield University Modular Meet, Sunday 25th February

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Hey all – it’s that time of year again…that’s right, the Huddersfield University MODULAR MEET!

Taking place on Sunday February 25th, 12-5PM, this is organised by Ben “DivKid” Wilson and forms part of the annual ELECTRIC SPRING festival.

The Facebook Event page can be found HERE and you can follow MODULAR MEETS’ Facebook page for announcements and other information: https://www.facebook.com/modularmeets/

We will be running a pop-up-shop and offering TWO options for those wishing to grab modules at the event:

  • Order them in advance via the site, selecting the following FREE shipping option: “Local Pickup: at HUDDERSFIELD MODULAR MEET ” ..and then we’ll bring your order along to the event (we’ll be easy to find)
  • Make a purchase on the day, using Paypal or Cash – we will bring a selection of products, but if there is anything specific you would like, please let us know in advance.

There will be a load of modular and non-modular gear check out, plus a multitude of like-minded folk, gassing away about related topics….hope to see you there!

 

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Huddersfield Modular Meet: Pop-up-shop & WIN a £100 MATTTECH MODULAR Voucher

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Hey all – it’s that time of year again: time for the Huddersfield University MODULAR MEET.

This forms part of the annual ELECTRIC SPRING festival, and takes place on Sunday February 26th, 12-5PM. The Facebook Event page can be found HERE and you can follow MODULAR MEETS’ Facebook page for announcements on raffle prizes and other information: https://www.facebook.com/modularmeets/

We will be donating a £100 VOUCHER to the raffle this time, which can be redeemed against any purchase made from MATTTECH MODULAR – proceeds go to a worthy charity – HOOT

We will also be offering TWO options for purchasing modules at the event:

  • You can order them in advance via the site, and select the FREE shipping option “LOCAL PICKUP” – please put a note in the order notes that you’d like to collect at the meet, and we’ll bring it along
  • Make a purchase on the day, using Paypal or Cash – we will bring a selection of products, but if there is anything specific you would like, please let us know in advance.

There will be a load of modular and non-modular gear check out, plus live performances – not to mention a multitude of like-minded folk, gassing away about related topics….hope to see you there!

 

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Modular Meets @ Electric Spring, Huddersfield 21st Feb

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Modular Meets has again collaborated with Huddersfield University to bring a synth meet to this year’s Electric Spring Festival.

The synth meet will take place from 12.00 until 5.30 on the Sunday of the festival – 21st February – and features live performances by Pixelmechanic and BlueWolfSe7en.

The usual array of fantastical modular systems will be on display, with plenty of time for hands-on experience.

Matttech Modular will be attending, and available for Q&As throughout the day. We will not be taking a pop-up shop this time, but we can take orders for specific modules beforehand, for collection on the day – simply email beforehand to arrange.

See you then!

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Bells & Whistles, Crackles & Pops – Synth Meet featuring Eat Static, Scanner, LMA and more..

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On Saturday 28th November, all manner of oddballs will be descending on Castor (near Peterborough) for a synth meet and evening of performances. The event is co-organised by Ross Lamond of LAMOND DESIGN modular synth case builders, and Ben “DivKid” Wilson – he who has temped many a synthesist with his wonderful modular VIDEO DEMOS.

During the day there will be a synth meet from 11.00 until 5.00, followed by live performances from 6.00 until 8.00. And not just ANY live performances – OH no!! Check this line-up:

EAT STATIC, SCANNER, VCOADSR and LONDON MODULAR ALLIANCE

…..and it’s all FREE!

Matttech Modular will be attending the event in “punter” mode this time, but feel free to come and hit me with any questions you want on the day. However, if anyone fancies saving some shipping, EMAIL me as modules can be purchased ahead of time, and then picked up at the event.

The event is very kindly sponsored by THONK synth DIY, and there will be a raffle on the day with modular-related prizes to be won! Matttech Modular has donated a lovely bag of sexy Mutable Instruments Eurorack Cables to the raffle, so get ya’ wallets out – all money donated to Huddersfield music charity HOOT. Many more prizes to come…

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Matttech Modular Workshop 2 (30.10.15) – Flexible Portable Eurorack Systems

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Following on from out extremely successful workshop with WMDevices back in April, Matttech Modular is back with another modular synth workshop on Friday October 30th, at MADLAB, Manchester City Centre. Proceedings will commence at 7.00, and finishing at approximately 9.00.

This time the focus is on putting together flexible, portable Eurorack systems.

Matttech Modular owner Matt “Matttech” Preston will be joined by Ben “DivKid” Wilson and sound designer Matthew Shaw, with each presenting their own individual take on a portable setup.

This workshop will be of interest to beginners as it will almost certainly touch on modular fundamentals, and its focus on limited sized systems should make it more approachable for those daunted by the initial financial outlay. A system doesn’t have to be large to be endlessly fascinating.

It will also be relevant to more experienced synthesists, as it will touch on designs that are relatively new and assist with folk who have enormous setups, but would like to also put together a separate portable case without losing too much in terms of patching options.

The event will feature explanations of the system planning processes, demonstrations of the cases in action, some hands-on time and Q&A, and time permitting a short jam involving all three setups locked together in (hopefully) perfect harmony!


Entry is FREE, but any donations to MadLab’s running costs would be extremely gratefully received.


Matttech Modular is the North of England’s first Eurorack Modular Synth store, and will be putting on regular workshops in Manchester in order to connect with like-minded souls, and hopefully expand the scene. Please connect with us at:

Ben “DivKid” Wilson is a synthesist, sound designer and producer, well-known in the Eurorack modular scene for producing the best module demo videos out there. Visit his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DivKidVideo

Matthew Shaw is a freelance sound designer and graphic artist, who also runs Polyphasic Recordings, a Canada / UK-base experimental electronic record label: http://polyphasicrecordings.com/about/

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Win a Mutable Instruments Branches!

Matttech Modular will be donating this module to the raffle at the “Modular Meets the Elektrons” event on August 15th at Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds. All funds donated to charity, and lots of other great prizes up for grabs – see the event page on Facebook for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/818224158260158/

We will be at the event with a pop-up shop full of GAS-inducing modules, and Sonicstate will be covering the event.

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Leeds Synth Meet – “Modular Meets the Elektrons” – August 15th

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So what exactly are you going to be doing on August the 15th? – That’s right: coming along to the Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds to feast your eyes, ears and possibly wallets on an appetising array of assembled analogue ‘ardware! This event is organised by Ben “DivKid” Wilson and Elektron supremo Phil “BlueWolf Se7en” Hall, and is gonna be a belter…

There will be live performances, a wide range of modular and non-modular gear to check out…along with pop-up shops from the likes of Matttech Modular and Thonk Synth DIY. Food and drink will be available onsite. Fun will be had.

Matttech Modular will be donating a Mutable Instruments Branches module to the raffle, and – if the last meet was anything to go by – this will likely be joined by many other exciting prizes, until it gets to the point where you’re frankly pretty disappointed if you ONLY win one prize! 🙂

More details to follow as they emerge…

..and if you need any more convincing, here’s some fairly blurry photos taken from a previous event:

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Weapons of Modular Destruction!

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Now – what with the WMD / Bill Mathewson​ workshop coming up next week, it’d be rude not to upload a bunch of synth-porn photos of the modules in question! Ultrafold already sold out!

See you at Madlab, Manchester next week (22nd) http://madlab.org.uk/content/matttech-modular-presents-wmdevices-modular-synth-workshop/

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WMDevices Workshop @ Madlab Manchester

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On April 22nd 2015 Matttech Modular is proud to present a modular synthesizer workshop featuring William Mathewson from WMDevices, makers of exquisite and intriguing Eurorack Synthesizer modules. With names like the “Geiger Counter” and “Micro Hadron Collider”, it’s safe to say that WMD’s devices are at the more experimental end of things. These are truly innovative designs, which really push the envelope in terms of functionality and patch-ability.

Whet your appetite at the following location: http://www.wmdevices.com

The workshop will take place at Madlab in Manchester City Centre, will feature topics on the design philosophy of WMD modules, basics of modern sound generation, the DIY to production line manufacturing evolution, and of course crazy noises and patching!

For anyone with even a passing interest in synthesis, DIY electronics, modular synths or the manufacturing of such devices, this workshop is essential viewing. WMDevices modules will be on demo, as will the entire new range from William’s collaboration with Steady Steady State, another respected Eurorack designer.

Entry is FREE!!