ArduTouch music synthesizer workshop -- Music Generation for Newbies:
Learn to solder together a cool synthesizer,
and learn to make cool music, sound, and noise!
ArduTouch is an Arduino-compatible music synthesizer kit with a built-in touch keyboard, and with built-in speaker/amplifier.
This workshop is for total newbies to learn to solder and make their own ArduTouch music synthesizer.
The ArduTouch comes pre-programmed with a way cool synthesizer. And I will show you how to re-program it with other way cool (and totally different) synthesizers.
(This is one of many cool things happening throughout EMF Camp in the huge Hardware Hacking Area!)
Participants will all learn to solder and make an ArduTouch music synthesizer from a kit. I guarantee it will work when you're done!
The ArduTouch comes pre-programmed with a really nice music synthesizer (a 4-voice sawtooth waveform generator).
An ArduTouch Arduino library is available for programming in more super nice synthesizers, with lots and lots of features. The library also comes with many way cool example synthesizer sketches that also serve as a tutorial for making your own ArduTouch synthesizers (which are Arduino sketches).
For those who want to learn more, the documentation teaches the basics of Digital Signal Processing for audio generation.
This workshop is for total newbies!
Taught by Mitch Altman.
Mitch will give a talk on his ArduTouch music synthesizer kit (including a tutorial on Digital Signal Process for total newbies) on Sunday evening at EMF.
What: Make an ArduTouch music synthesizer
When: 1:00pm to 3:30pm, Day 3, Sunday, September 2nd
Where: The Hardware Hacking Area is a huge area in the Belgian Embassy Village bus tents (in Camping: G) (map)
Who: Anyone and everyone can have fun making the ArduTouch music synthesizer Ages 10 to 100
Max #: 50 participants
-- No need to register -- just show up early and get a kit to take the workshop
Cost: £25 for materials -- (£30 if you also want a USB-Serial cable for re-programming the ArduTouch)
website: ArduTouch music synthesizer kit
You do not need to register in advance to take this workshop -- just show up early and get a kit.:
Optional: Bring your laptop if you want to go home with the free Arduino software installed on it.
Arduino software runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux.