Synth House Chicago Museum

Synth House Chicago Museum SH312 is a shared workspace for electronic musicians and sound designers. We provide the synthesizers; you bring your headphones, recording gear, and your creativity.
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Operating as usual

08/08/2020

Happy 808 Day!!

Music: Situation by Yazoo (12” Remix)
Synth in photo: Roland TR-808
Created with @storybeat

Check out this new podcast from @synth_historyThe first episode was great and now we can’t wait for the next one! This i...
08/07/2020

Check out this new podcast from @synth_history

The first episode was great and now we can’t wait for the next one! This is what they have to say about it ...

Synth History: E01 - Wendy Carlos ⁣

Well, after months of research, recording and editing - Synth History E01 on Wendy Carlos is out.⁣

Wendy Carlos is a musician and composer, best known for her electronic renditions of classical music and film scores (A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Tron). She paved the way for synthesizers with her 1968 Grammy award winning record Switched-on-Bach. She was also one of the first openly trans musicians. A pioneer in more ways than one, in Synth History’s first podcast episode we recount Wendy's impressive history and contributions to the world of synthesizers and music in general.⁣

Lots of hours were spent on this episode and I truly hope you enjoy it. Available now on @spotify , @apple Podcasts, @stitcherpodcasts (and more soon). A full transcript with references is available on Synth History’s website.⁣

If you enjoy it make sure to subscribe, leave a nice review and share with your friends!⁣

Thanks,⁣

Synth History⁣

References : Photo via Se y Haz.

Link to podcast in bio.

Posted @withregram • @synth_history

08/06/2020

❤️

08/06/2020

@pointlobo testing out their GR-1 granular synthesizer from @tastychipselectronics.
So beautiful 🙌

The GR-1 is on display in the lobby at @musicgarage
Book Workstation 4 and request to use the GR-1.

Link in bio to schedule your visit online or call Music Garage Chicago at (312) 997-1972 to book by phone.

08/05/2020

Roland Juno-6 | Get Your Love Through the Radio by Alex Ball @alexballmusic

Book Workstation 5 for your next 80s inspired track!

Link to full video in bio.

Roland Juno-6 & Juno-60 [1982]⁣⁣⁣⁣According to Vintage Synth Explorer and Enmore Audio, both the Juno-6 and Juno-60 soun...
08/05/2020

Roland Juno-6 & Juno-60 [1982]⁣⁣
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According to Vintage Synth Explorer and Enmore Audio, both the Juno-6 and Juno-60 sound almost identical!⁣

The first from Roland's Juno series, the Juno-6 was released in February of 1982. It was the first of the polyphonic synthesizers to be sold for under $2000 (that is equivalent to about $5,342.94 in 2020).
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Essentially an analog synthesizer with digitally controlled oscillators, the Juno-6 lacked MIDI control and more importantly patch memory storage.⁣

At the same time, Roland was losing market share in competition against Korg’s Polysix. The Polysix was around the same price range but featured programmable patch memory, and well, Roland needed to tweak the Juno-6.⁣

Roland ceased production just a few months later in August, and the next generation Juno-60 was born in September. Roland added 56 patches of memory storage to the Juno-60.⁣

The Juno-60 is considerably more popular than the Juno-6. Most notably being used on hits like Pet Shop Boys’ “West End Girls”, A-Ha’s “Take on Me” and Duran Duran’s “Save a Prayer”.⁣ ⁣

References: Vintage Synth Explorer, Enmore Audio, Wiki, Attack Magazine, Retro Synth Ads (edited photo), eBay.

Posted @withregram • @synth_history

Gary Numan’s Minimoog Model D and other memorabilia at the Hard Rock casino at Lake Tahoe. (@garynuman)Marked Photos by ...
08/04/2020

Gary Numan’s Minimoog Model D and other memorabilia at the Hard Rock casino at Lake Tahoe. (@garynuman)

Marked Photos by @obliterations_rml

08/04/2020

Gary Numan: “... but it all started with that machine there [Minimoog Model D]. So for me, it’s quite special.” @garynuman

Our goal is to make these types of instruments accessible to everyone in Chicago. So when you visit SH312 to have fun with all these beautiful instruments, you’re also supporting the musical growth of others around you ❤️

The Minimoog Model D is available at Workstation 1

Link to full video from @moogfest is in bio under Extra Content.

We hope you had a great day! Happy Minimoog Monday!Painting by @lucyeldridge 🎨🎹 Posted @withregram • @moogsynthesizers
08/04/2020

We hope you had a great day! Happy Minimoog Monday!

Painting by @lucyeldridge 🎨🎹

Posted @withregram • @moogsynthesizers

08/03/2020

LYRA-8 and Minimoog Model D by fraktskepp

LYRA-8 droning and processing the external audio source of the Minimoog.

Book Workstations 1 & 3 to explore these two beautiful instruments (either together or separate)

Link to full video in bio.

08/03/2020

Moog Music original documentary, composer Daniel Lopatin (@eccopn) details his creative journey with the MoogOne on the soundtrack of #UncutGems.

We’re thankful to have had the opportunity to showcase the MoogOne to our visitors last summer. Also, check out the beautiful LYRA-8 by @somasynths at the end of the video ❤️

Link in bio to watch the full documentary (video is under Extra Content).

Posted @withregram • @moogsynthesizers

Check out this beautiful setup that @drumandlace put together for @thesonicopenorchestra show last summer! ❤️The GR-1 gr...
08/02/2020

Check out this beautiful setup that @drumandlace put together for @thesonicopenorchestra show last summer! ❤️

The GR-1 granular synthesizer by @tastychipselectronics is on display right now in the lobby @musicgarage

Posted @withregram

08/02/2020

The Fusebox by @analogue_solutions

Available @ Workstation 4 ⚡️⚡️🎧

08/02/2020

TECHO JAM ON DFAM ONLY (2X) by EY

Book Workstation 3 to explore the world of syncing two DFAMs together.

Link to full video in bio.

⚠️ First person to visit for 3 or more hours wins an official The Rise of the Synths 27x39” Poster ⚠️@theriseofthesynths...
08/01/2020

⚠️ First person to visit for 3 or more hours wins an official The Rise of the Synths 27x39” Poster ⚠️

@theriseofthesynths is a documentary about the synthwave music scene: the old soundtrack of a new generation.

Link in bio to schedule your visit online or call Music Garage Chicago @ (312) 997-1972 to book by phone.

Offer expires Saturday August 15th, 2020

08/01/2020

@felix_ennui released a great tutorial on how to control the Moog DFAM using the Arturia Beatstep Pro. The Beatstep Pro can really change the way you play the DFAM, allowing you to create different rhythms and sounds.

Link to full tutorial in bio.

08/01/2020

@vicecooler just released a semi modular sample pack of 337 original one shots & loops all sourced from the Moog DFAM for $28.

Wanting to create your own sample pack?
Book some time and let’s get started.

07/31/2020

When you hear @moogsynthesizers for the first time in front of all your friends 🤣🤣😂

07/31/2020

Dubler Studio Kit is a real-time vocal recognition MIDI controller. It offers up a never seen before way to translate your musical ideas into reality, using the one instrument you’ve been practising since birth— the voice.

With Dubler Studio Kit you can hum a melody or synth pattern, beatbox to trigger a virtual drumkit, or manipulate effects and filters with a “hmmm”, “laaaa” or “oohhh” sound— all in real-time.

So imagine controlling the Minimoog Model D or the Roland Juno-106 with your voice? Purchase the Dubler Studio Kit and play the instruments here @ SH312 like no one ever has before.

Schedule your visit today!

Posted @withregram • @vochlea

07/31/2020

Check out this neat little trick!

Posted @withregram • @moogchile

07/30/2020

The main synths that Kevin Parker from @tameimpala used on Currents are the Roland Juno-106 and the Roland JV-1080, two very different synths from different eras. The Juno-106 is a beautiful 80s synth, with a lush, chorused sound. The JV-1080 is more of a 90s digital synth, capable of producing a variety of realistic patches.

Check out this ‘Synth Sounds’ video from @reverbmachine

The track ‘Nangs’ was recreated using the TAL U-NO-LX, which is a software emulation of the popular Juno 6/60/106. Getting familiar with this plugin’s user interface is a great way to learn how to use the Roland Juno-6 & 106 before visiting. The plugin is compatible with all major DAWs and there is also a great iPad app as well!

Link to article in bio.

07/30/2020

#FourTruths: Paris Strother of @weareKING exploring the Moog Matriarch. So beautiful!

Book Workstation 2 to embark on a creative journey with the Moog Matriarch. Link in bio.

Posted @withregram • @moogsynthesizers

Learn how @Ableton CV Tools can empower creative collaboration between the Moog DFAM and your DAW. Link in bio. Book Wor...
07/29/2020

Learn how @Ableton CV Tools can empower creative collaboration between the Moog DFAM and your DAW. Link in bio.

Book Workstation 3 to explore the Moog DFAM

Posted @withregram • @moogsynthesizers

Patch CV: Controlling Voltage is a documentary film focuses on the rapidly growing modular synthesis movement, the diver...
07/29/2020

Patch CV: Controlling Voltage is a documentary film focuses on the rapidly growing modular synthesis movement, the diverse artists creating soundscapes of emotionally charged content, and the developers pushing the boundaries of sonic invention with their community driven creations. This is not your typical 'history of technology' based series.

It’s A MUST WATCH if you have an interest for modular synthesis! @patch_cv_film is now available for rent and purchase on VIMEO and Amazon Prime Video! Link to documentary and their site in bio.

@plant.candy stopped by for nice father and son synth session ... how cool is that? 😎 THIS JUST IN! SH312 is fun for the...
07/29/2020

@plant.candy stopped by for nice father and son synth session ... how cool is that? 😎

THIS JUST IN! SH312 is fun for the whole family, schedule your visit today @Music Garage Chicago

BTS: Moog during their pilot production for the Moog Matriarch. They were hand building these beauties @Moogfest 2019. C...
07/28/2020

BTS: Moog during their pilot production for the Moog Matriarch. They were hand building these beauties @Moogfest 2019. Check it out!

Explore the sonic capabilities of the Moog Matriarch at Workstation 2

Posted @withregram • @moogsynthesizers

The LYRA 8 is a special instrument. @somasynths released a DIY kit for the LYRA 8. Here’s a few cool examples of what’s ...
07/28/2020

The LYRA 8 is a special instrument. @somasynths released a DIY kit for the LYRA 8. Here’s a few cool examples of what’s been done! 😎

LYRA 8 is available at Workstation 3

Just a friendly reminder that the Minimoog Model D iOS app is still free to download. Exploring the app is a fun way to ...
07/27/2020

Just a friendly reminder that the Minimoog Model D iOS app is still free to download. Exploring the app is a fun way to get familiar with the instrument’s user interface before visiting to play the real deal 😉

Don’t miss out!
https://linktr.ee/SH312

Posted @withregram • @moogsynthesizers

07/27/2020

the electronic sound playground

music by @therealmikedean
synth in photo: matriarch by @moogsynthesizers
created with @adobespark + @storybeat

List of Workstations:1. Minimoog Model D (Reissue)2. Moog Matriarch (w/ plenty of patch cables)3. SOMA LYRA-8 & Moog DFA...
07/26/2020

List of Workstations:

1. Minimoog Model D (Reissue)
2. Moog Matriarch (w/ plenty of patch cables)
3. SOMA LYRA-8 & Moog DFAM (x2) (w/ plenty of patch cables)
4. Fusebox by Analogue Solutions (w/ plenty of patch cables)
5. Roland Juno-6 & Roland Juno-106

$12/hour, per person
11am-10pm, 7 days a week

Link for booking plus YouTube tutorials for each instrument here @ SH312: https://linktr.ee/SH312

Call Music Garage Chicago
@ (312) 997-1972 to book by phone.

07/25/2020

after you pick the workstation and the time you would like to visit, you will be asked to create account. here is a quick walk-through of the process. and that’s it! you’ll receive a confirmation email shortly after.

07/25/2020

Even though you can call to schedule your visit, booking time online is very simple. Here is a quick walk-through of the process.

The end of this video shows when you are prompted to create an account to continue. In our next video, we will show you how easy that is as well! 🤘😷🤘

Dan Haigh of Gunship Presents His Top Synths (2018)Fusebox by @analogue_solutions - “This thing is a current favorite. I...
07/25/2020

Dan Haigh of Gunship Presents His Top Synths (2018)

Fusebox by @analogue_solutions - “This thing is a current favorite. It’s one of those beasts that will always surprise you. You’ll go to it with an idea in mind, and almost always come away with something completely different, but better. Its Patternator function is simple, but an amazingly powerful ideas generator. Plus it’s orange.”

Explore the Fusebox at Workstation 4.
Only $12/hour per person.

Schedule your visit today!
https://linktr.ee/SH312

Call Music Garage Chicago
@ (312) 997-1972 to book by phone.

Welcome to the Music Garage!When you schedule a visit, head towards the office to check in. Walk-ins are welcome as well...
07/24/2020

Welcome to the Music Garage!
When you schedule a visit, head towards the office to check in. Walk-ins are welcome as well.
Come on in! 😷

Address

345 North Loomis Street
Chicago, IL
60607

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 22:00
Thursday 11:00 - 22:00
Friday 11:00 - 22:00
Saturday 11:00 - 22:00
Sunday 11:00 - 22:00

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Music Garage Chicago Presents: Synth House Chicago Museum

Synth House Chicago (SH312 Museum) is a space dedicated to electronic musicians and sound designers. We are a shared workspace located inside Music Garage Chicago housing a collection of high end electronic music instruments that are available for our guests to use. Think of us as an interactive museum fused with a self-guided music studio. The idea is that you book a workstation, bring your own recording gear, and work in headphones. The museum has a total capacity of 5 Workstations (5 bookings per Session).

Whatever you record, is yours to use.

OPEN JULY - AUGUST 2020

Museum Sessions: Museum Sessions are fixed at 3 hours and the museum will have 3 sessions each day (morning, afternoon and evening). Museum Sessions cost $35. Booking a workstation grants you (+1 GUEST) exclusive access to that workstation for the reserved Museum Session. Think of a Museum Session as one 3-hour self-guided class/time slot.

Want to try other workstations during your Museum Session? No worries - you and your guest are welcome to move to another UNOCCUPIED workstation at any time. You and your guest may ONLY OCCUPY ONE WORKSTATION PER BOOKING. Reserve more than one workstation to combine gear.

Booking a Workstation: Booking will be available soon

More Questions? Feel free to message us! We’d like to hear from you!

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