Stumbled upon this article from last year on S1’s initiative to host a Synth Library at their space in Portland. Looks like a cool spcae and cool initiative – they host events like a recent synth workshop too.
From the keyboardmag article:
Portland’s Synth Library is on a mission to make modular synthesis accessible to everyone. The studio, housed in the S1 nonprofit arts center, offers a community space where anyone can explore synthesis through educational workshops and hands-on studio time.
The Library strives for inclusiveness: Class fees and library membership are offered on a sliding scale, and nobody is turned away for lack of funds. The organization makes a special effort to engage women and non-binary people through dedicated courses.
Alissa teaching the students of Intro to Synthesis how to get extraterrestrial ✨ pic.twitter.com/k4UJfQ9pTA
— S1 (@S1portland) September 21, 2017
S1 describe the library:
The Synth Library was created in Spring 2016 in partnership with 4MS Company. It is a unique resource at S1 for hands-on access to eurorack modular synthesizers, modular synthesizers, dj gear, recording equipment and other electronic musical instruments for people of all experience levels. Regular introductory courses are offered to get started and facilitated working hours for exploration and experimentation are available 4-5 days of the week.
Check them out here.