Next week-end (April 1/2/3) the Synthfest France will go on in Nantes. It's a small thing, but if anybody is around, please come by and say hello!
I'll be tehre as a visitor on saturday, and I think about bringing my AEM with me, just in case some people over ther are interested in this little format, I can show them what it is all about, who know might interest people!
Looks good fun. I'm surprised that this is now allowed in France 'cause they went quite all-in when the pandemic hit. No face masks etc, the germophobic in me wakes up seeing those photo's but I'll get over it. One day I'll stop carrying my 10 ft cattle prod when going outside, I promise.
looks and sounds like a lot of fun. I've never been to an event like this. Are the wait times reasonable and do you get allocated a time limit for each synth or does it just work.
No real waiting time, no queue either. You just wait for somebody to leave the synth and try it, if you want to spend 1 hour on the synth, you can, but nobody does that though I think the longest i've seen sombody on one synth was something like 30 minutes.
On the stage there was only vintage synths, all of them were lend to the synthfest by artist from diffrente places. there was a sequencer from jean-Michel jarre, from what I understood it's a unique machine, made especially for him in the 70's. But there was lot nad lots of good stuff, Jupiter 8, Minibood, pro-one, ARP 2600, PPG,... There was a Mogg one if I recall correclty....
And also "new" syth, such as tyhe novation Peak or Sumit, Korg volcas, Minilogue, Arturia's Polybrute and so on.
As for the pandemic, here I feel like most of people think covid is gone and we're safe now. When we didn't had to wear masks 90% of people start doing what they were doing before, being close to eachother, kissing, hugs, and so on. I think most of french are vaccinated now, so we feel safe. Lets hope it will not strike again as it did, we'll see.