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Patch-Building Friday: Drones & Tones
Fri 24 March 2017, 14:00 – 17:00 GMT
Now in its 2nd year, we run a monthly free synthesis workshop called ‘Patch-Building Fridays’ lead by Jake Williams - electronic musician, producer and Course Leader of our unique Electronic Music & DJ Practice BA (Hons) degree. The point of these sessions is to explore and de-mystify the often prohibitively expensive and complex world of modular synthesis.
We teach you how to build different kinds of synth sounds, FX chains, drum kits and more, so that attendees will have their own selection of new, individual sounds, systems and techniques at their finger tips when they next sit down to make a track or meet up to jam.
Each student will have an opportunity to get hands-on with our Doepfer A-100 Eurorack analogue modular system and our Rebel Technology OWL (a digital modular unit that’s functionality is programmable with a computer) as well as practice on their own workstation. Each workstation is equipped with Max for Cat’s fantastic Oscillot modular environment for Ableton Live which is a very affordable and wonderful-sounding access point and learning tool for those interested in synthesis of all kinds.
Often with the help of industry guests, each session is loosely based around a particular process, type of synthesis or sound creation but the tutors are very open to questions, exploration and experimentation of all kinds.
We only have spaces for 12 people on each session and which you can sign up for on Eventbrite on a first-come-first-served basis when each event is announced. You can check this page and the SSR social media channels for information on each month’s session.
NEXT SESSION FRIDAY 24th MARCH
Drones + Tones. This session will focus on creating evolving soundscapes, hypnotic synth textures and powerful full range noise.