I will be attending Synthplex 2020 in Burbank on March 27-29 of this year, presenting a seminar or two and hosting a booth for my Internet radio station RadioSpiral.net. At the booth, one attraction will be a “petting zoo” of alternative controllers hooked up to simple audio stations where people can try them out.
Here’s the list of controllers that I’d like to display. The first part of the list are the ones I’ll be travelling with to Synthplex, that I own and will be showing all through the convention:
Roger Linn Design LinnStrument
Novation Launchpad X
CME Xkey Air
Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1
Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board Pro 4
Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board
Keith McMillen Instruments 12 Step
ROLI Lightpad Block M (possibly, mine is currently with a friend)
Then there are the devices that I do not own but would still like to feature:
ROLI Seaboard Block or Seaboard RISE (and Lightpad M if I can’t bring mine)
Eigenlabs Eigenharp (could be an Alpha, Tau, or Pico)
Haken Continuum and ContinuuMini
Madrona Labs Soundplane
I can’t afford to buy these just for the show…
So my question is: is there anyone who owns one or more of these devices who is planning to attend Synthplex anyway, preferably in the LA area, who could bring one by my booth for a demo sometime during the weekend?
Or, is there anyone who would be interested in doing this in exchange for a free one-day pass to the convention?
Or or, for the less expensive devices, is there anyone who would loan me one for about a week and ship it to me? I am familiar with the ROLI gear, for example.
I would really appreciate any help I can get. Michael Lehmann Boddicker, the founder of Synthplex and a wonderful fellow, was very excited at the prospect of trying these alternative controllers, many of which he’d only ever seen in pictures and wasn’t sure about the existence or abundance of. When I commented that I’d like to have an Eigenharp on hand, he looked at me in naked shock and asked if I thought there actually WAS one in that part of the United States. I assured him that I thought there was likely more than one… and I’d love to be able to back that up with one in the booth, if only for an hour.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. Please direct message me to discuss this if you think this is something feasible.