MATRIXSYNTH: Reminder: THE ARP 2600 SYNTHPOSIUM is Coming Saturday, September 18TH

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Reminder: THE ARP 2600 SYNTHPOSIUM is Coming Saturday, September 18TH

This is a follow-up to this post. You can purchase tickets at the event page here. For Group rates and free scholorship tickets see the admission section below.

"Join the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation online Saturday, September 18th, for a virtual Festival and Fundraiser honoring the 50th anniversary of the mighty ARP 2600, hosted by The Record Co. in Boston, MA!

This online celebration will feature live performances, live panel discussions, a 2600 synthesizer clinic, premiered videos of performances and interviews, special guests, a silent auction, and more. All proceeds will benefit the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation and the ARPs For All project.
Panelists include:
Alsún Ní Chasaide, Alison Stout, BT, Brian Kehew, David Baron, David Friend, David Frederick Jr, David Mash, DJ Cherish the Luv, EMEAPP, Jack Hotop, Jennifer Hruska, Jean-Michel Jarre, Jon Carin, Korg, Lisa Bella Donna, Marie Ann Hedonia, Phil Cirocco, Richard Boulanger, Richard Devine, Steve McQuarry

New and exclusive content by:
Alex Ball (demo), Berklee Ensemble (video performance), Bill T. Miller (video performance), David Van Pelt (video performance), DJ Cherish the Luv (video performance + interview), Don Slepian (video performance + demo), EMEAPP (video performance + Live Stream), Ernesto Romeo (video performance), Glen Harlock (2600 video patchbook)*, Jennifer Hruska (video performance with ensemble), Jim Mitchmerhuizen (interview excerpt), Lisa Bella Donna (video performance), Marie Ann Hedonia (video performance + interview), Steve McQuarry (video performance + interview)

The ARP 2600 is one of the most influential synthesizers ever created and has been played by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Edgar Winter, Joe Zawinul, and sound designer Ben Burtt (as the voice of R2D2). Recently brought back into production by Korg, the ARP 2600 is once again a beacon of unlimited possibilities for a whole new generation of musicians.

The event will live stream from Boston’s own The Record Co, a community music workspace with professional recording and rehearsal studios. The event will focus on the ARP 2600, the iconic synthesizer that brought semi-modular synthesis to performers and educators around the world. It will feature panel discussions, performances, and interviews with world-renowned artists, technicians, engineers, and more. Participants will be able to interact live with panelists via Zoom.

Proceeds will benefit ARP Foundation initiatives, including The ARPs For All project, a joint effort by The Record Co. and ARPf, enabling anyone who rents studio or rehearsal time to use these incredible instruments at no additional cost.

Come join us!


There will be an approximate 5-minute break after panels.

11:00am – Berklee Synth Ensemble (opening music)

11:30am – Opening Address

12:00pm – Panel 1 - ARP 2600: The First 50 years

1:00pm – Intermission (videos)

1:30pm – Prerecorded- The Next Fifty Years (remaking, restoring and reimagining)

2:00pm – Panel 2 – Maintaining Vintage 2600s in a Modern World

3:00pm – David’s 2600 Tutorial/Demonstration – A comparison of the original ARP2600, the new Korg ARP2600 FS, and the upcoming Korg ARP2600M Module. Demonstrations of some of the more esoteric capabilities of the 2600.

3:30pm – Intermission (videos)

3:45pm – Lisa Bella Donna

4:15pm – Panel 3- Artists using ARPs

5:15pm – Jennifer Hruska Group

5:45pm – Finding a New Voice

6:15pm – Live Stream from EMEAPP

6:30pm – Results from Silent Auction and Closing Remarks!

Students (Only): $10.00

Access to the Synthposium
Price of admission will increase to $12 on Sept 15th
General Public:


Access to the Synthposium
Price of admission will increase to $25 on Sept 15th

Access to the Synthposium
10% Discount off a t-shirt at our store
Special access to full length interviews & concerts

Access to the Synthposium
10% Discount off a t-shirt at our store
1 ARP CD Download
Special access to full length interviews & concerts
Special access to tutorials

Synthposium Scholarship: In light of our challenging times, we can provide access to free scholarship tickets if circumstances dictate. Please send an email to

Group Rates: For group rates, please email

Interested in being a sponsor: For inquiry please email"

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