The London Synth & Pedal Expo will return to London on March 16-17 – stay tuned for more information.
A Recap of the 1st London Synth & Pedal Expo
The launch edition of the London Synth & Pedal Expo, hosted on Saturday, March 18 at Hackney’s two-room venue Motel Studios, was attended by more than 1,200 visitors.
The Synth & Pedal Expo is a free entry, centrally located, big-city gear party we hosted since 2014 in North American cities like New York, Los Angeles and Toronto.
At the time, we used to have a magazine covering emerging NYC bands called The Deli, which is why this page is hosted on The Deli’s website.
Stefan Karlsson, whose pedal blog GuitarPedalX was one of the event’s media partners, posted a very detailed report focused on the pedal room here, while Jules Standen of Gearspace.com, also a media partner, posted this report mostly focused on the synth room.
Thanks to all the visitors and vendors, we’ll be back in 2024 in a bigger venue and a two-day event!
Delicious Audio, KMR Audio, Regent Sounds, and Blicken Synths were the proud sponsors of the 1st edition of The London Synth & Pedal Expo, a free for all interactive marketplace of synthesizers and guitar effect pedals.
There were small workshops and product clinics in the small room at the end of the pedal area, schedule below.
The first workshop was by Mar Jenkin, about the Synthesizer Secrets of Krautrock.
Here’s the list of confirmed vendors:
PEDAL EXPO SPONSORS
Chase Bliss Audio
Crazy Tube Circuits
Death By Audio
Old Blood Noise Endeavors
Rabbit Hole FX
ASM (Ashun Sound Machines)
KMR Audio brought some of the boutique synth builders they represent, including:
Northern Light Modular
Blicken Synths brought a wide collection of Eurorack modules to try from brands they carry, such as:
Apollo View Modular