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Inside Thomann’s Synth Reactor 2019

Last year, Thomann hosted a get together with some of YouTube’s hottest guitar stars to collaborate on creating video, with the German retailer’s rammed warehouse of gear at their disposal.

Wanting to build on the success of the Gearhead University event, Thomann decided to create a similar environment aimed at the synth-lovers of the world and so Synth Reaktor was born.

Once again, a large contingent of YouTubers were invited to come to Thomann’s Treppendorf HQ with the chance to meet, create and play. A tent was erected in the shop car park where YouTubers and brands were able to meet up and hatch some creative video plans.

Of course we had to see what all the fuss about and so MusicRadar descended on the Franconian village to witness the Thomann matriarchal home converted into three fully-functional video studios, complete with crew and live-streaming facilities.

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Alesis Andromeda A6

Alesis Andromeda A6


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Arturia's Brutish display

Arturia's Brutish display


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Roli Blocks and Seaboard Rise

Roli Blocks and Seaboard Rise


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Oberheim Xpander

Oberheim Xpander


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Korg Volcas

Korg Volcas


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Roland System-500 and friends

Roland System-500 and friends


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All bases covered from Jomox

All bases covered from Jomox


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Moog DFAM and Mother-32

Moog DFAM and Mother-32


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Behringer and TC Electronic's latest offerings

Behringer and TC Electronic's latest offerings


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Novation's SL Mk3 in control

Novation's SL Mk3 in control


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Elektron's new Model army

Elektron's new Model army


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Steinberg Cubase

Steinberg Cubase


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Waldorf Kyra and Quantum

Waldorf Kyra and Quantum


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Yamaha CS-30

Yamaha CS-30


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Yamaha latest generation of DXs, CPs and CSs

Yamaha latest generation of DXs, CPs and CSs


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ARP Instruments Avatar

ARP Instruments Avatar


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 Oxford Synthesiser Company OSCar

Oxford Synthesiser Company OSCar


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Sequential Circuits Prophet-5

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5


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Palm Products GmbH Wave 2.2

Palm Products GmbH Wave 2.2


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Palm Products GmbH 1020

Palm Products GmbH 1020


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IK Multimedia Uno Synth

IK Multimedia Uno Synth


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Softube Parallels

Softube Parallels


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Roland Promars

Roland Promars


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Korg MS-20 and the latest 'logues

Korg MS-20 and the latest 'logues


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Korg Polysix and Maxi-Korg 800DV

Korg Polysix and Maxi-Korg 800DV


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The one and only Moog One

The one and only Moog One


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Modal Electronics Skulpt

Modal Electronics Skulpt


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Modal Electronics Craft Synth 2.0

Modal Electronics Craft Synth 2.0


Synth Reactor is an event like no other. With zero ‘tradeshow’ vibes, it was plain to see that everyone was relaxed and the place abuzz with excitement, at the prospect of taking apart various instruments and taking part in some cross-brand jamming. 

Of course all of this collaboration will mean that there's going to be a ton of video content coming out of each 'Tuber's respective channels over the next week and beyond, so be sure to check back with us soon.

In the meantime, check out Thomann's t.blog and YouTube channel for more.

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