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KNOBCON HIGHLIGHTS

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.


Gear, Gear, Gear!

Get your hands on amazing vintage pieces and the latest and greatest boxes. Monosynths, polysynths, modular and more will all be there.


Meet The Makers

Many boutique manufacturers will be on hand demonstrating and even selling the gear they produce.   

Knobcon

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King Rooms or 2 Double Rooms only $95/night

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The moment you step into our Chicago area hotel, you’ll be greeted by a friendly hotel staff dedicated to taking care of all your travel needs. Business and leisure travelers alike will appreciate a host of convenient amenities and services that are guaranteed to enhance your stay in the quiet northwest suburbs of Chicago. Take a dip in our indoor and outdoor swimming pool, or stay fit with a morning workout at our state-of-the-art StayFit™ Gym. Our fully-equipped business center ensures corporate guests get the job done with free Wi-Fi, copy, fax and print services.

Start your morning with a continental breakfast featuring all the morning classics. After a full day of business meetings or leisure sightseeing around town, return to the comforts of your beautifully designed guest room or suite furnished with 42” flat screen TVs, spacious work area, deluxe baths with KenetMD™ products, and plush Hyatt Grand Beds® that offer the perfect night’s sleep. For your convenience we offer a free shuttle service to Woodfield Mall and nearby major business centers.

Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
Hotel: 847-605-1234
1800 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, Illinois, 60173

 

Hotel Parking

Hyatt Regency Schaumburg hotel offers free self-parking in our outdoor parking lot including van parking for groups. Guests may leave their car at the hotel while traveling at no charge. Hyatt Regency Schaumburg is not responsible for car or items left inside your vehicle. 

Driving Directions

From O'Hare International Airport
Take I-90 West to Ill. 53 South (Schaumburg). Exit on Woodfield Rd. Turn left at first traffic signal. At the next signal, turn left onto Frontage Rd. Turn left on Golf Rd. Our Schaumburg hotel will be two blocks on right.

From Expressway I-90
Exit Ill. 53 South (Schaumburg). Exit on Woodfield Rd. Turn left at first traffic signal. At the next signal, turn left onto Frontage Rd. Turn left on Golf Rd. Our hotel will be two blocks on the right.

From Expressway I-290
Take the Higgins/Woodfield/Golf Road exit (Exit 1b). Continue straight on Frontage Road until it becomes Golf Road/Route 58. Turn left onto Golf Road. Our hotel will be two blocks on the right.

Mass Transit from Chicago

Take the Blue Line to O'Hare. Walk to the Rosemont CTA station (about 1 min). Catch the 606 (ha!) Bus and take it to the Walter Payton/West Dr. stop in front of the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg.

 

Getting Around:
By Taxi

  • All Star Cab: 888-533-4240
    • O’Hare Airport-$27
    • Midway Airport-$47
    • Downtown-$54

  • American Taxi: 847-253-4411
    • O’Hare Airport-$31.50
    • Midway Airport-$60
    • Downtown-$58

By Rental Car

  • Enterprise Rent A Car: (630) 350-3220
  • Budget Car Rental: (847) 843-2080
  • Avis Rent A Car: (847) 375-9771
  • Hertz Car Rental: (847) 945-1598

 

 

 

KNOBCON HIGHLIGHTS

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.


Gear, Gear, Gear!

Leave your laptop at home because Saturday and Sunday'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 boutique manufacturers will be on hand demonstrating and even selling the gear they produce.   

 

What is Knobcon?

Knobcon is a one-of-a-kind synthesizer convention now in it's sixth 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 Schaumburg, the entire event takes place under one roof. Enthusiasts travel from all parts of the world 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.


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Feedback from previous Knobcons

As expected, a spectacular event

Learned a lot, laughed a ton, listened to good music, met great people and bought too much new gear. I have no complaints at all!

 

The whole thing was extremely enjoyable

I made more friends last weekend than I have in years that are in to the same stuff as me. Cheers to everyone involved in planning it!

 

Had a great time!

Even though I did not know anyone there, I was made to feel welcome and part of the gang.

 

Thanks for the awesome time everyone!

I saw tons of amazing things for the first time and met tons of cool people, not a bad one in the bunch!

 

Had a great time!

Learned a lot about modular synths and other gear. Enjoyed the "low-key" relaxed environment and the Knobcon staffers were helpful and very professional. Hope to make it back next year.

 

Knobcon was amazing!

Loved getting to try out the new and old gear. Everyone there was super cool, and I will definitely be back next year.

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