FOLD / Bastl Instruments Modular Synthesizer Workshop

  • Venue
    • Gillian House, Stephenson St, London E16 4SA, UK
  • Date
    22 Nov 2019
    Fri 18:00 - Sat 17:30
  • Promoter
  • Attending
    • 25
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    David Strobach OGJ John Dee 7XINS
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  • We are teaming up with Bastl instruments to run our first Modular Synthesizer Workshop. Bastl Instruments (Est 2013) is a community-driven company with a main focus on development and production of electronic musical instruments from portable sound boxes, studio instruments or utilities to fully-featured modular synthesizer systems. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE PRICE FOR SATURDAY'S WORKSHOP INCLUDES A NEW KASTLE V1.5 SYNTHESISER. ONLY 20 SPACES AVAILABLE. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Timetable: Day 1 Friday 22nd November / 18:00 - 21:00 We have invited four Artists who work with Live Modular Synthesizer Systems to perform for the workshop participants. Performing Artists include: 18:30-19:10 David Strobach 19:10-19:50 OGJ 19:50-20:30 John Dee 20:30-21:00 Ewa Justka ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day 2 Saturday 23rd November / 11:00 - 17:30 · Soldering Workshop KASTLE Kit [Bastl Instruments] · Pop-up shop from Blicken Synths and Live Synth demonstration. · Ewa Justka will talk about her practice as a sound artist & her relationship to DIY synth design. · Q & A session ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Modular Kit KASTLE V1.5 Mini Modular Synthesizer You Can Play Everywhere Kastle is a mini modular synthesizer with a headphone output, 2 in/out ports for interfacing other gear and it runs on just 3 AA batteries. It is DIY friendly and ideal for beginners in modular synthesis, but it will add some quite unique functionality to any modular synthesizer system. It delivers the fun of modular synthesis at a low cost and fits into your pocket so you can play it everywhere! It has a unique digital lo-fi sound and it can be melodic as well as very noisy and drony, soft or harsh. It is designed to be fun on its own but it is most powerful when combined with other modular gear. Kastle is an open-source DIY project which runs on two Attiny 85 chips that can be reprogrammed with an Arduino (google: “programming Attiny 85 with Arduino”). One chip is dedicated to sound generation while the other one handles modulation. Several firmwares for the Attiny chips are available through gitHub. The v1.5 version combines a complex oscillator and LFO with stepped waveform generator.
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