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Gear Shift electronic music jam session at Loop, Melbourne

Throughout 2014 Clan Analogue has presented the monthly Gear Shift series of electronic music jam sessions at Loop on the last Wednesday of each month. The series draws to a close with a final jam on Wednesday the 26th of November. Bring your laptop, smartphone or noise-making hardware and join the sonic mayhem one last time this year!

Gear Shift will end with a set from Koshowko playing tracks off the new It’s Time Now EP and other hits from his electro-pop back catalogue before jetting off to Oslo the next day to address the Art of Record Production Conference.

Gear Shift has seen jammers turn up with classic and new hardware items such as the TB303 Devil Fish, Elektron Monomaschine, Arturia Monobrute, Roland MC505, SH101, MC202 and a stylophone. Homemade synths, theremins, Atari consoles and Mattel syntronic drums have made appearances on stage. iPhones and iPads have been plugged in running apps such as SoundPrism, Gyromin, Vogel CMI, TonePad and Samplr. Multiple laptops have been synchronised in a LAN for an Ableton Live orchestra. And a selection of the greatest electronic music acts in Melbourne have played sets, including Black Lung, Friendships, Audiomulch, Vicmod Ensemble, Zen Paradox and Oolluu, Don’t miss the most legendary Gear Shift of them all!

Anyone is welcome to join in at Gear Shift. Just bring a synth, laptop, drum machine or any kind of electronic music-making gadget. The night is a great opportunity to play electronic music with other people, learn different techniques and try out new gear.

The Gear Shift jam starts at 7pm at Loop, 23 Meyers Place, in the Melbourne CBD. Arrive early for participant registration. Video artists Object_State provide a live behind-the-scenes projection mix of the knob-twiddling action. Koshowko play at 9pm.

Gear Shift is supported by the City of Melbourne through its 2014 Arts Grant Program and takes place at Loop on the last Wednesday of each month.

3 thoughts on “Gear Shift electronic music jam session at Loop, Melbourne”

  1. Can I bring an effect unit(or 2) with my synth (and I’m guessing my own CV/Audio/MIDI cables)? Is the night going to be broken down into several small jams (depending on numbers) or one long epic jam?

  2. You’re welcome to bring gear like that. Best to bring something you can set up reasonably quickly though. The night will most likely be broken up into 3 or 4 shorter jams.

  3. can I bring a pioneer ddj – sb, speakers, laptop. and will the event already have power plugs?, because the turntable uses a lot of my laptops power

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