This year’s GearFest--a weekend of panel discussions, hands-on demos, and exhibits at much-respected musical instrument retailer Sweetwater, spotlighted synths more than any previous show has done. Though keyboard players know that the “synth renaissance” has been brewing for more than a decade now, mainstream media and culture is just catching on that synths are back.
One certainly doesn’t need to tell these three gentlemen that. One of the highlights of GearFest was a panel discussion in which Dave Smith, Tom Oberheim, and Roger Linn discussed their own work as well as the past, present, and future of synthesizers and electronic musical instruments in general. We present the panel in its entirety here. CLICK HERE to see it hosted on Sweetwater’s website.