SAE Institute presented its 2nd annual Synthposium on Monday the 14th of November, 2016 from 9.30am until 9pm, at its Melbourne campus, 235 Normanby Rd, South Melbourne. Following last year’s successful evening event the Synthposium was expanded for 2016 into an all-day academic conference and evening session of workshops, vintage gear demos and jamming.

From 7.30pm to 9pm the Synthposium culminated in a demonstration of vintage gear and an open jam session with hand-on knob-twiddling action. This wincluded the presence of rare 1970s and early 80s synthesizers and other electronic music equipment especially loaned to SAE Institute by collectors and electronic music artists throughout Melbourne for this night only.

Equipment for the event included the early 1970s synths the Arp Odyssey and Roland SH1000 along with the late-70s synth the Roland Jupiter-4, the early 80s Roland MC202 and the 1980s Oberheim DX drum machine.