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We will talk about analog and modular synthesis,
 
We will talk about analog and modular synthesis,
 
starting with the components of the basic '''subtractive synthesis''' signal path, '''oscillators, filters vca's, envelope generators''' and '''lfo's''' and then possibly get into more complex synthesis skills with '''sequencers, slope generators, clock dividers'''...ect..ect.
 
starting with the components of the basic '''subtractive synthesis''' signal path, '''oscillators, filters vca's, envelope generators''' and '''lfo's''' and then possibly get into more complex synthesis skills with '''sequencers, slope generators, clock dividers'''...ect..ect.
We will talk about '''control voltage, triggers, gates''', and how these are used to create simple to complex and dynamic sounds.
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We will talk about '''control voltage, triggers, gates''', and how these are used to create simple to complex and evolving dynamic sounds.
  
  
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Pictures of the modular synth rig from the fundraiser can be seen on flickr [http://www.flickr.com/groups/noisebridge/pool/].
 
Pictures of the modular synth rig from the fundraiser can be seen on flickr [http://www.flickr.com/groups/noisebridge/pool/].
  
==Topics of discussion ==
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== Topics of discussion ==
  
 
'''characteristics of sound and hearing'''<br>
 
'''characteristics of sound and hearing'''<br>
 
*range of human hearing
 
*range of human hearing
 
*pitch, timbre, amplitude
 
*pitch, timbre, amplitude
'''history of modular synthesizers'''<br>
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'''history and philosophy of modular synthesizers'''<br>
* Moog modular
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* Moog modular [http://moogarchives.com/]
*Buchla
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*Buchla [http://www.buchla.com/]
*Serge
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*Serge [http://www.serge-fans.com/]
*Synthesizers.com
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*Synthesizers.com [http://www.synthesizers.com/]
*Doepfer
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*Doepfer [http://www.doepfer.de/home_e.htm]
 
'''Components of a typical analog subtractive synth'''<br>
 
'''Components of a typical analog subtractive synth'''<br>
 
*oscillator
 
*oscillator
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* envelope generator
 
* envelope generator
 
*Control voltage, and gates.
 
*Control voltage, and gates.
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==Tools of this workshop ==
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*We will be working on large Moog format style  modular synthesizer.
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*Workshop will be divided into sections, a discussion followed by 1-1 time for participants with the modular to patch up your own sounds.(depending on attendance)
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'''Help with the following'''<br>
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== Future plans, optional discussions (maybe) ==
* Attend this class
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*Synth Diy!!
* ''Please help expand this (as of 3/28)''
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* basic soldering skills
* Help Douglas with having more classes (see discuss)
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* synth module building
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*analog circuits
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*different chips and thier uses, ex. tl074 quad op-amp
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*different styles of synthesis/techniques, FM, Additive, Wavetable...
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*Midi
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*DAWS
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*Ableton Live skills
 
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== If You Would Like to Join Us ==
 
== If You Would Like to Join Us ==
  
'''Learn the basics''' on Saturday, May 4th from 12pm - 6pm.  Please add your name to the list.
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*1st class to held on '''Saturday, May 4th from 12pm - 6pm''' in the church.
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*Next workshop TBA.
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* Email douglas at '''greenshoos at gmail dotcom'''
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*bring headphones if you got em
 
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== '''Reserve Your Spot''' ==
 
== '''Reserve Your Spot''' ==
 
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! Your Name
 
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! Whole workshop or Just Part time
! E-mail
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|Douglas
 
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| Your Name
 
| Your Name
 
| Attending or Maybe
 
| Attending or Maybe
 
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| Whole Time or Just Part
| E-mail
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To get involved, subscribe & post to [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/Sound-hacks Sound-hacks]
 
To get involved, subscribe & post to [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/Sound-hacks Sound-hacks]
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or send an email to Douglas at greenshoos at gmail dotcom

Revision as of 19:59, 6 May 2013


Contents

Modular Synthesis Workshop

Learn the basics of analog and modular synthesis


a biweekly/weekly workshop We will talk about analog and modular synthesis, starting with the components of the basic subtractive synthesis signal path, oscillators, filters vca's, envelope generators and lfo's and then possibly get into more complex synthesis skills with sequencers, slope generators, clock dividers...ect..ect. We will talk about control voltage, triggers, gates, and how these are used to create simple to complex and evolving dynamic sounds.




Pictures of the modular synth rig from the fundraiser can be seen on flickr [1].

Topics of discussion

characteristics of sound and hearing

  • range of human hearing
  • pitch, timbre, amplitude

history and philosophy of modular synthesizers

Components of a typical analog subtractive synth

  • oscillator
  • filter
  • Voltage controlled amp
  • Low frequency oscillator (lfo)
  • envelope generator
  • Control voltage, and gates.


Tools of this workshop

  • We will be working on large Moog format style modular synthesizer.
  • Workshop will be divided into sections, a discussion followed by 1-1 time for participants with the modular to patch up your own sounds.(depending on attendance)


Future plans, optional discussions (maybe)

  • Synth Diy!!
  • basic soldering skills
  • synth module building
  • analog circuits
  • different chips and thier uses, ex. tl074 quad op-amp
  • different styles of synthesis/techniques, FM, Additive, Wavetable...
  • Midi
  • DAWS
  • Ableton Live skills



If You Would Like to Join Us

  • 1st class to held on Saturday, May 4th from 12pm - 6pm in the church.
  • Next workshop TBA.
  • Email douglas at greenshoos at gmail dotcom
  • bring headphones if you got em



Reserve Your Spot


To get involved, subscribe & post to Sound-hacks or send an email to Douglas at greenshoos at gmail dotcom
Your Name Attending or Maybe Whole workshop or Just Part time
Douglas Guaranteed Whole



Your Name Attending or Maybe Whole Time or Just Part
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