Live Blog: Studio Stekker - A Week Long Meet For Synth Nerds

Utrecht's Kytopia hosts a week long collaborative event      21/07/15

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You may have seen our piece from Kytopia earlier in the year - where we were given a tour of the epic studio complex in the heart of Utrecht - also home to Sonar Traffic's enormous working synth collection. This week Studio Stekker is on - its a large collaborative event where electronic musicians and producers spend the week creating and performing together - frankly a synth nuts dream. It all culminates at the weekend with the Stekker festival event held at Park Voorveldse Polder.

With artists from around Europe attending, we are there and will be filming a bunch of interviews and rig tours from the event. On this page, we'll be posting in a live blog format - stay tuned!

Attending will be: Richard Devine, Mark Verbos, Sonar Traffic, Matt Didemus, Stimming, Deadbeat, Howie B and many more..

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26/07
04:16

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A bit more Moog from Bowers and Wilkins

26/07
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And in other news Moog at Womad on Bowers and Wilkins stage

25/07
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Wouter from @koma_elektronik showing off the Komplex sequencer.

25/07
03:42

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Big sounds from the Kyteman

25/07
03:09


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Colin Benders aka Kyteman giving it some on the modular!

25/07
02:47

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Richard giving it some at the end of his set…

25/07
01:48


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Mr Richard Devine people. Live stream links on our Facebook.

25/07
00:40


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Mark Verbos stepping up! Live stream links on our Facebook page!

25/07
00:03


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First performance of the night is under way!

Modulation is under way!

24/07
23:05

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Almost ready to roll! @sonartraffic

24/07
21:20



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Getting ready for modulation tonight! @sonartraffic

24/07
20:27



Richard Devine patch notes. Check out those BPMs.

24/07
19:38


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Wouter of KOMA elektronik getting hi set together for the modulation event.

24/07
18:30

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Persephone

24/07
18:30

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Rusty…

24/07
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Dr bohm

24/07
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You don’t see one of these everyday

24/07
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Space time!

24/07
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Epic jam session in the old bar last night.

24/07
14:57

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Arjan getting some dulcet tones on the synthex

23/07
23:14

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Look what has arrived!

23/07
23:11



Look what arrived today.

23/07
23:09



Look what just arrived at Sonar Traffic

23/07
23:09



Moog source classic. One of two in the building

23/07
22:18


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Mr @richarddevine on the #mutable_instruments #Elements #ssf15

23/07
20:10


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@verbos explaining his modules #studiostekker #ssf15 #modular #synth

23/07
18:57



Waldorf Q

23/07
18:57



Poly 61

23/07
18:56


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How many 106’s do you need? I’m sure there are more here too!

23/07
18:55

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More love for the system 700

23/07
18:05


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Dub fx session #recording #album #johannesbrecht

23/07
18:03


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Goosebumps - now we’re recording the strings #recording #album #johannesbrecht

23/07
04:41

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Pps3 custom sound lad

23/07
04:41

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Erm… Big ass 303! @sonartraffic

23/07
04:41

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Lots of love for the verbos system.

22/07
23:01



Dinner time.

22/07
22:46


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@francescotristanoofficial and @edopietrogrande are back and rocking the @moogmusic #sub37 #studiostekker #ssf15 #synthesizer #studio

22/07
22:42



Thijs from noisia, BT and Richard Devine

22/07
22:12

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More acid!

22/07
22:09

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Acid cat says hello

22/07
22:08

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Ben hearing shuffle on his 808 for the first time.

22/07
16:18

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It all starts at the Octocontroller!

22/07
16:18

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Linn drum vs system 700

Linn drum and the system 700 play nicely

22/07
16:07

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Xylophone recording in the live room

22/07
16:02



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Sequential circuits pro fx, not sure this ones on the market anymore!

22/07
16:02

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Awesome vintage revox tape machine.

22/07
16:01


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Richard Devine and Ben Spaander

22/07
16:00

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Programming one of the rarest synths in the world. Only 75 ever made. The Synton Fenix!

#ssf15

22/07
14:14


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Sonar Traffic on Instagram: @ginobombrini of @skipndie getting crazy on our modular

22/07
01:55

Still room for a real piano, room could do with a hoover though…

22/07
01:27

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Programming one of the rarest synths in the world. Only 75 ever made. The Synton Fenix!

#ssf15

22/07
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Together at last…

22/07
00:52


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Programming one of the rarest synths in the world. Only 75 ever made. The Synton Phoenix!

22/07
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21/07
22:19


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808 727 jam. Nice

21/07
22:14

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Good old Korg vocoder

21/07
22:13


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Sh101 + delay= porn

21/07
21:57


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Day 2 fully underway -we suspect some late nights to follow

21/07
21:47


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Day 1 from Studio Stekker  - more to come…

21/07
21:30


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Richard Devine schooling mr Kyteman and Thijs from noisia on a few bits of his live system

21/07
20:07

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Everyone seem to love the 808 system 700 combo. #ssf15

21/07
19:58


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Nice patch on the verbos system from the mole.

21/07
19:29


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21/07
19:26


21/07
19:21

Where to start?

21/07
19:07


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Yes, you probably are..

21/07
19:01


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Mark Verbos needs his weiner melange!

21/07
17:18


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Mark Verbos needs his weiner melange!

21/07
17:16



Nice way to use up your old books.

21/07
17:15


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Now I know I’m in the Netherlands! #ssf15

21/07
16:35

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Now I know I’m in the Netherlands! #ssf15

21/07
15:53


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Jeff Mills signed 909 at Sonar Traffic.

21/07
14:29


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Mr Kyteman giving it some on his giant modular. #ssf15

21/07
14:17

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Day 1 of #ssf15 and people are already jumping straight on the syrinx!

21/07
14:15


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What better way to start the #SSF15 blogging than with a giant 303! 

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