MATRIXSYNTH: Soundmit 2019 Set for November 2nd & 3rd in Turin, Italy

Monday, July 29, 2019

Soundmit 2019 Set for November 2nd & 3rd in Turin, Italy

You can find full details on the upcoming event at

The following is the initial press release announcing partnerships, a new location, and what to expect from this year's event:

"Soundmit ​is the ​international trade fair specialized in electronic musical instruments and new audio technologies ​that takes place annually in Turin​.

The event, with a history of ​eight ever-growing editions​, hosted ​exhibitors from 11 countries in 2018, welcoming ​over 800 visitors​ and 170 ​operators in the field​ in the two days of the event.

It has obtained the patronage of the​ Italian Trade Agency​ (, the ​Polytechnic of Turin​, the ​Polytechnic of Milan​, the ​University of Rome Tor Vergata,​ the ​DAMS of the University of Turin ​and​ ARDUINO​.

In addition to the exhibition part, the programme includes the inclusion of ​workshops​ and training sessions​ in collaboration with major ​international schools​ and companies in the sector.

The programme is enriched with talks and panels with the sponsoring Universities and international guests​ of the sector.

Soundmit is also a chance for visitors to meet sector companies and apply for ​job opportunities.​ Engineers, software developers and graphic designers are currently among the most requested profiles in the music sector and the presence of universities and performers such as Arduino exponentially increases the possibilities of developments in this direction. Soundmit has also the support of 17 international media industry partners who will cover the event with articles, interviews and reports.

A complete report of the last two editions can be seen at the following addresses

Soundmit is among the founders, together with the ​SynthFest France​, of ​E.M.E.A. - Electronic Music Events Associations​ (, a ​European consortium​ created to support events similar to the Soundmit, to provide a quality brand to participating companies and the public, as well as to coordinate similar events and thus avoid overlapping and guarantee always the highest quality standards.


New Location

Soundmit 2019 returns to the ​centre of the city of Turin​ in a breath-taking historic location: over ​1000 square meters of exhibition space​ within the ​ARSENALE DELLA PACE​, a building from the 1700s that housed the military industry of the First World War, now a point of multicultural meeting and Italian headquarters of Sermig - Youth Missionary Service.

The Programme

The strength of the Soundmit is the rich programme that will characterize the two days.

The timeline of the event is being defined but we can anticipate that it will be full of appointments, among which we point out:

- ​Awarding​ of the international contest ​"Soundmit & Hackability Music Prize​"

- ​Presentation​ of the University courses related to the world of technology and sound - ​Workshop​: Sound Design with Microphonic Soundbox

- ​Workshop​: Sound Design with Ableton Live
and more:

- ​Showcase​ and previews with companies and with the best endorsers and product specialists. - ​Workshops​ and seminars made with our content partners

- ​Talk & panel​ with international guests, the protagonists of the sector talk about themselves at Border Radio, our media partner, with a series of unmissable interviews.

- Live performance.

International partners


This edition mark the beginning of a interesting partnership with the Italian Trade Agency.​ - ​ITA - Italian Trade Agency​ is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy.

Thanks to this partnership, we will host ​international buyers​, ​international journalists​ and the influencer BoBeats​ from Sweden.

This year, the partnership with ​ARDUINO​ is strengthened - it will be present with an exhibition space and some related initiatives.

With this collaboration, Soundmit wants to give greater visibility to all the Makers of the music sector. New musical instruments and new interfaces are at the centre of the partnership with the Turin company that invented the world of Makers.

An opportunity for the public to discover ​new solutions and new musical instruments​ and an opportunity for the Makers​ to confront themselves with musicians, receive feedback and suggestions and ​meet the big companies in the sector​.

The Makers and companies that use Arduino technology in their projects will have the opportunity to use a discount to participate in Soundmit.


Last year we had two guitar effects producers at the fair, Eventide and Zirante. The success was so unexpected and surprising that we decided to include effects producers in a systematic way to meet the demands of those who use them with synthesizers.

To do this we have created an important partnership with the "Effects Database" community, the largest online catalogue of producers and effects with a community of over 410K followers! If you are a pedal manufacturer, it's time to conquer the world of synthesizers! Come to Soundmit with your effects! ​


This year ​Soundmit​ has collaborated with ​Hackability​, the Italian association to bring together the world of ​Makers​, ​designers​ and ​digital​ ​artisans​ with the needs and inventiveness of people with disabilities or special needs
Soundmit and Hackability announce the first Soundmit - Hackability Music Prize​ to promote ​and circulate​ technological, ​design and service​ solutions that facilitate​,​ ​in all its forms​, the musical practice for people with disabilities ​and special needs​.

The purpose of the award​ is​ to identify projects and technologies ​that can enable people with disabilities to the world of music.

The call is international, open to all and participation is free.​"

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