[microsound-announce] Paper-Synthesizer-Workshop, June21, Berlin
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Mon Jun 16 13:22:29 EDT 2014
Paper-Synthesizer 100 - Hard-Sync-Oscillator
by Antti Pussinen, Wolfgang Spahn
Analogue sound synthesis is ""GOOD"" for sound art purposes because of
its infinite resolution and natural way of sounding. Its technology also
makes it easy to modify for added features. In a way one could see this
form of sound generation as a way to sculpt electricity into waveforms.
These waveforms can then be made audible by a speaker that transforms
this waveform into movement in air.
In the workshops we build dedicated sound modules and give insight on
how synthesizers function. The workshops start from beginner level. The
aim of the series is to build a modular environment where one can pick
the desired building blocks and builds ones own sound generator of choice.
In the first workshop of the series we build a hard synced oscillator
consisting of two oscillators in master-slave configuration. This makes
it possible to create waveforms with rich harmonic content. For both
oscillators one has control over both frequency and
pulse-width/ramp-width. The two oscillators are synced together so that
the other one controls the base frequency of the other one. Added
features like individual outputs for different waveforms and other
methods of modulation are marked on the Paper-PCB.
The building system is based on working methods of both of the artists,
in field of sound and visual art. The Basic building block is the
stripboard/prototyping board and the circuit is laid on top of that as a
printed paper sheet. One then assembles all the components per printed
circuit design. In the era of copy-paste also synthesizer circuits can
be produced in large numbers with a help of a printer and easily
All the tools and materials will be provided.
The workshop will be held in German and English.
June 21 2014, 11am - 5pm
Werkstatt Berlin - ThoughtWork
Mühlhauser Straße 6
Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg
Costs: 30,00€ plus 20,00€ for materials.
For registration send a mail to: post at wolfgang-spahn.de
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