Synthesizers, Workshops, Synthesizers, Performances and more Synthesizers!
Friday night is a party!
Hang out with other knobcon attendees, have a drink and catch gear-centric performances by Todd Barton, The Synth Freq, Suit & Tie Guy, Cory Flanigan and more! Featuring Incredible live visuals by brownshoesonly.
Gear, Gear, Gear!
Leave your laptop at home because Saturday's synth meet allows you to get your hands on some REAL KNOBS! Amazing vintage pieces and the latest and greatest boxes. Monosynths, polysynths, modular and more will all be there.
Meet The Makers
Many botique manufacturers will be on hand demonstrating and even selling the gear they produce. View the entire list of vendors being represented on the Marketplace page.
What is Knobcon?
Knobcon is a one-of-a-kind synthesizer convention now in it's second year. Complete with performances, workshops and vendors, Knobcon allows for a fully immersive experience. Attendees can get their hands on an incredible amount of equipment and talk directly with designers of some of today's most innovative synthesizer products.
Held just outside Chicago, Ill., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Schaumburg, the entire event takes place under one roof. Enthusiasts travel from all parts of North America to attend this yearly event. Direct access to all major forms of transportation make this an easy destination for those traveling.
Who should attend?
If you are interested in electronic-based or experimental music and the tools used to create it, this is the place for you. The diversity and passion of those at knobcon make it enjoyable for all experience levels.
The fun starts Friday evening at the reception featuring gear-centric performances and a cash bar. Doors open at 7pm and continues to around midnight. Saturday is the main event with a wall-to-wall synth meet and marketplace. There is also a full day of workshops where you can learn a thing or two. Both the Reception and synthmeet/marketplace are held in the "Slate" banquet room with the workshops adjacent in "Cyan".