Join us Saturday Evening for our annual Golden Knob banquet featuring our esteemed guest of honor Gil Trythall. Admission includes catered buffet with vegetarian options, and each ticket is an entry into the door prize drawings.
Enjoy live music by the Knobcon Supper Club All Stars featuring Ed & Judy Howard and Cory Flanigan.
If you have already purchased admission tickets and would like to additionally purchase banquet tickets, simply click the tickets link and you will be able to purchase them separately.
Our Guest of Honor: Gil Trythall
Gil is responsible for one of the most unique contributions of the Moog records craze of the late 1960s. His Switched-On Nashville album is singular among Moog-driven pop records due to both its country and bluegrass source material and the total focus on the Moog synthesiser itself, in contrast with its contemporaries’ method of combining the system with traditional session instrumentalists. But he didn’t stop there. His textbook, Principles and Practice of Electronic Music, is one of the few books that elegantly bridges the worlds of tape music and voltage control synthesis.
Knobcon is proudly partnering with TASCAM to rev the Demo Derby into high gear!
TASCAM is providing DP-006 Digital Pocketstudios for Knobconners to record 4 track demos at the show!
Manufacturer-specific rigs will be set up in the Demo Derby room, and since the Pocketstudios are battery powered, you can actually take them from station-to-station and multi-track record a demo using all the various instruments. State-issued photo ID deposit required to walk around with the Pocketstudio, you understand.
After you record your tracks, take the Pocketstudio to our mixing station. TASCAM Demo Derby mix engineer (and Youtube talkbox king) Moot Booxle will gladly help you finish your demo with a Track Factory turnkey PC DAW.
If you make a demo and allow us to make it available for download, you'll be entered into a very exclusive drawing to win one of several TASCAM recorders.
Don't be shy. Make a demo, be a winner!
Want to Curate a Demo System?
We aren't limiting demo systems to manufacturers - anyone can curate a system for the Demo Derby! There are a few special requirements listed below. If you are interested, please contact us!
The entire system must fit on one table or in a 6’ x 6’ area (you must provide all stands)
Systems must be set up before the show begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and remain available until Sunday at 5 p.m.
Have provision for mixing/headphone monitoring
Provide final stereo output for connection to Pocketstudio
System must contain needed accessories (patch cables, head phones etc)
Must have quick start sheet explaining the basics of the system
Manufacturers: Get in touch if you're interested in curating a demo system for 2017.
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