Befaco Modular Synth Workshop, 14th and 15th May 2016

Join us for a weekend of DIY modular synth making on 14th and 15th May 2016!

HANDS ON WORKSHOP: build your own synth modules on eurorack format. We provide all the necessary components to build your device from scratch. Each participant builds her/his own machine during the workshop.

REGISTRATION. Please note a minimum number of participants is required for this workshop to take place, so please book your place asap!

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With this item you will be booking a spot in our workshop.Please send an email to workshops@stagingmhs.local indicating which module/s you want to build. This £20 booking fee will be deducted during the workshop from the price of the kit of your choice.

Please note there will be no refunds in case of cancelling / not showing. Thanks for the reservation and see you soon!

Required skills: interest and patience. No previous experience in electronics is necessary.

Required materials: Fine tip soldering iron less than 25w is recommended (we can provide some soldering irons and hand tools for participants who don’t have their own).

When: Sat 14th  and Sun 15th May 2016, 11am to 7 pm.

Where: Music Hackspace @ LimeWharf Yard. LimeWharf, Vyner Street E2 9DJ London

If you have any questions please email us at: workshops@stagingmhs.local

Befaco is a Synth DIY/open hardware platform focused on designing modules and organizing modular synth workshops regularly in Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin and London. Befaco Workshops FAQ’s.

Available modules:

Spring reverb …………………150 GBP
Even VCO ……………………130 GBP
BF22 VCF……………………..140 GBP
Rampage…………………………….170 GBP
Instrument Interface………..125 GBP
Output module……………….. 70 GBP
Mixer………………………………55 GBP
Crush Delay……………………130 GBP
Hexa VCA………………………150 GBP
power supply + power bus……90 GBP
Power Bus………………………..50 GBP
Dual Atenuverter………………55 GBP
Joysitck controller…………….120 GBP
Slew Limiter ………………………….60 GBP
Sampling Mod………….130 GBP
Midi thing……………..125GBP
A*B+C…………………95GBP

If you have any questions please email us at: workshops@stagingmhs.local


The Music Hackspace programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

This activity is part of the workshop series #SoundUnfolded, curated by Susanna Garcia. #SoundUnfolded brings together action-based ideas about sound and explores the relationships we can establish with sound through the act of making.

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DIY Modular Synth workshop with ‘000’ – 16 and 17 April

DIY workshop about percussion and distortion lead by øpen-hardware team “000

April 16 – April 17

LimeWharf,

Vyner St,  London,  E2 9DJ

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• Aberrant analogue distortion and percussion modules

Modules are both stand-alone and Eurorack.
The workshop will cover both theory and practice about analogue circuit design, percussion and noise. No previous experience in electronics is needed but interest and patience is mandatory.

Please book your place using the button below. The booking price will be discounted from the module at the workshop. We will get in touch with you after the booking about the module you will choose. For any questions please contact workshops@stagingmhs.local

 


Both days are independent so participants can choose when to join the workshop.

Modules available are:

TOMS of Finland *NEW* (Workshop price: £135)

BSDM Bareback Kick (Workshop price: £105)

SCAT 0-logical distortion (Workshop price: £85)

Snore Fist Drum (Workshop price: £125)

WHIP MIDI to trigger interface (Workshop price: £130)

This is the first time the module “TOMS of Finland” is available, both as as Kit and already assembled.

  • New percussive tool designed by 000 with a special subsonics Twin-T core (similar to the 808/606), including special and extended controls on panel, a second precision FM oscillator and noise control able to perform a big variety of sounds – from metallic, to bass and drone sounds (and a special push button),
    to change from High to low pitch sounds.
  • The module includes a hand trigger push button and cv control for the accent of the trigger.
  • The Output has a bast voltage to make strong percussive sounds.
  • Eurorack and Banana compatible
  • +/-12v power supply – 10HP
  • Control for Pitch, P.Envelope, FM pitch, FM amount, Decay, Envelope decay, FM Decay, Noise and Volume with potentiometer.
  • Custom light buttons: High/Low TOM selector and a Trigger/Whip.
  • The Input section offers trigger/gate in

 

This workshop is part of the series ¨#SoundUnfolded¨,  which brings together action-based ideas about sound. It proposes an exploration of the relationships we can establish with sound through the act of making. To patch, to code, to reveal, to sonify. This is a workshop series about modular synths, audio synthesis, the electromagnetic spectrum, the transmission of sound and the digital.”

 



This programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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Signum device with Victor Mazon – Sound Unfolded series, April 2016

Two day workshop and artist talk led by artist Victor Mazon 

Workshop Date: 9 / 10 April, 11am to 7pm.
Location: Cafe OTO Project Space
Cost: £95 (Keep your device! All electronic materials and documentation included)

REGISTER TO THE WORKSHOP

Artist Talk Date: 11 April, 7pm to 9.30pm
Location: LimeWharf Yard, Vyner Street
Cost: Free

REGISTER TO THE TALK

Listen to electromagnetic waves caused by modern devices and natural forces. Hear the patterns of ultraviolet and infrared light; the vibrations of ferric objects; the friction caused by insects and underwater sounds. Listen to the noise of tectonic movements, or of lighting phenomena thousands of kilometers distant.

Participants in the SIGNUM workshop will build and take home their own device, which is designed to record and listen to sounds hidden in the electromagnetic spectrum: those invisible frequencies, electromagnetic fields and signals that constantly surround us but that we are usually unable to hear.

The workshop will be lead by Victor Mazon Gardoqui, who’s the author of the workshop’s concept, electronics design and documentation.

The device includes a transducer, opticals, coils, germanium diodes and a small loop antenna, which coheres sonically and allows users to listen to surrounding signals that would fall out of the human hearing range. The workshop will also introduce participants to using the electromagnetic spectrum within artistic practices.

No previous experience in electronics is necessary, but interest and patience mandatory.

More info and bookings here!

Additionally you can register to the free follow up artist talk taking place at Music Hackspace (in LimeWharf) on April 11 where we will have the chance to see the Signum device in action, exploring how different artists use the device during a practice based event lead by Víctor Mazón Gardoqui and with composer Neil Kaczor as special guest.

SIGNUM device is a translator – it uncovers the encrypted codes of information and the language of man/machine communication- which remain unintelligible without technical aid. Sharpening our awareness about what surrounds us, we will capture radio waves, FM/AM, ultrasounds, translocal network connections, personal broadcast spaces, inaudible electromagnetic fields, photoelectric effects, etc, read with a micro controller like an Arduino, Pic or a raspberry pi. SIGNUM can be used for various applications and in different environments: for the measurement and analysis of different signals through its 8 sensors and inputs, for field recordings, music composition or for aesthetic purposes within the sound or visual art praxis, as it has the unique ability to provide a wide sound palette and hard-to-identify sounds. The device is intended as an experimental tool for educational purposes and artistic practice.

 

The Music Hackspace’ programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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SuperCollider workshops at Machines Room – full series offer

 

Register to all of our four upcoming SuperCollider workshops taking place from April to July one Wednesday per month at Machines Rooms, with a 15% discount. BOOK HERE (£100)

You can also make a booking for each class individually. Links and dates below.

 

SuperCollider with Shelly Knotts

13th April 19:00 – 21:00 @MachinesRoom
Learn the basics of setting up a live coding session and making soundscapes and beats with sound synthesis and patterns in SuperCollider. BOOK HERE (£30)

 

SuperCollider with Alo Allik

11th May 19:00 – 21:00 @MachinesRoom
Sound synthesis and interactive algorithmic composition with machine learning. BOOK HERE (£30)

 

SuperCollider with Holger Ballweg

8th June 19:00 – 21:00 @MachinesRoom
Collaborative live coding. BOOK HERE (£30)

 

SuperCollider with Les Hutchins

13th July 19:00 – 21:00 @MachinesRoom
Using SuperCollider for installations. Raspberry Pi, recovering from crashes, and interacting with physical devices. BOOK HERE (£30)

 


SuperCollider is an incredibly powerful, open-source, cross-platform, audio engine and programming language, used not only to create music, but also for machine listening, audio/music reactive installations, performance, interactive systems, research, live-coding and much more.

You will need your own computer (OSX / Windows/ Linux), and a pair of headphones.

This workshop is part of #SoundUnfolded and will be the first of a series of software sessions taking place in the Machines Room classroom.

For any questions please email workshops@stagingmhs.local

“Sound Unfolded brings together action-based ideas about sound. It proposes an exploration of the relationships we can establish with sound through the act of making. To patch, to code, to reveal, to sonify. This is a workshop series about modular synths, audio synthesis, the electromagnetic spectrum, the transmission of sound and the digital.”

#SoundUnfolded 2016 is a workshop series curated by Susanna Garcia.

For any queries please contact workshops@stagingmhs.local

 

This programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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Magnetic Signals and Radiophonic Soundscapes Workshop – Sound Unfolded Workshops 2016

Music Hackspace presents: Magnetic Signals and Radiophonic Soundscapes Workshop
Part of the new series of workshops “Sound Unfolded

Location: Hub 67 – 67 Rothbury Road. London E9 5HA (Hackney Wick station)
When: Sat 26th March 12 to 4 pm
Bookings: 50 GBP

 


Join sonic adventurer Dan Tapper to discover a world of sound inaudible to our naked ear. The workshop involves creating a large wire loop antenna to tap into the electromagnetic spectrum allowing us to listen to a variety of strange and exciting sounds; from natural radio emanating from lightning and more exotic sources in the VLF band to the electromagnetic saturation of man made technology generated from household appliances, the London Underground and the electric grid.

 

The workshop will involve creating large loop antenna coils to allow these electromagnetic sounds to be heard as well as looking at the basic theory of how the antennas work, how best to record and amplify signals and how these sounds can be used in an artistic context.

 

The workshop will be lead by artist Dan Tapper, who’s been researching Very Low Frequency (VLF) electromagnetic sound for the past three years and utilizing this rich sonic environment to create installations, radio works and compositions. This interest has led him to publish two editions of “VLF: A Sound Artist’s Guide” which provides information for artists and enthusiasts new to the scene to begin their own sonic journeys with electromagnetic sound.

 

Workshop attendees take home:

  • Your own loop antenna, built during the day
  • A PDF version of “VLF: A Sound Artist’s Guide”
  • Some Call it Noise – an audio-documentary developed as an artistic and informative introduction to the sounds of VLF.
  • Several maxMSP patches developed for artistically working with and filtering electromagnetic audio.

 

 

This workshop is part of the workshop series ¨Sound Unfolded¨, curated by Susanna Garcia.

Sound Unfolded brings together action-based ideas about sound. It proposes an exploration of the relationships we can establish with sound through the act of making. To patch, to code, to reveal, to sonify. This is a workshop series about modular synths, audio synthesis, the electromagnetic spectrum, the transmission of sound and the digital.

For any enquiries please email workshops@stagingmhs.local

 

 

This programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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Rebel Technology Workshop – DIY Eurorack Modular Synth, Sunday 13 March

Build your own Rebel Technology synthesizer at the Music Hackspace!

Date: Sunday 13th March, 11am-7pm

Location: Music Hackspace LimeWharf, Vyner Street, London, E2 9DJ

The workshop is free of charge, you only pay for what you build and take home with you. It’s relatively easy, no previous soldering experience is required. If you are a keen solderer you should be able to build two modules in one day. We will be on hand to help throughout, should you have any problems.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome, under 12s should be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION. Please note a minimum number of participants is required for this workshop to take place, so please book your place asap! The booking fee will be deducted during the workshop from the price of the kit of your choice.


Module Details:

1. Stoicheia : dual Euclidean gate sequencer 90 GBP

Στοιχεῖα is our famous Euclidean gate sequencer. It generates rhythmic trigger sequences, from very simple beats to complex polyrhythms. Never boring, always musical.

2. Logoi : voltage controlled clock divider and delay 95 GBP

Λόγοι is a voltage controlled clock divider, counter, and delay. It subdivides and adds time, creating organic, evolving signatures. Λόγοι brings movement and life to the trigger signal, from a subtle swing to bizarrely complex and intricate rhythms.

3. Klasmata : voltage controlled Euclidean gate sequencer 95 GBP

Κλάσματα is a single channel, voltage controlled version of Στοιχεῖα. It offers a range of 1-32 steps, opening up more possibilities for complex patterns. With voltage controlled sequence length and fills, Κλάσματα transposes, shifts and modulates rhythmic patterns.

4. PowerKit : small PSU 45 GBP (AC adaptor £10 extra)

Combined busboard and power supply. +12/-12/+5v rails, 200mA per rail. Compact and suitable for small to medium sized cases. Powered with external AC adaptor (not included, available for £10 extra).

5. Phoreo module : brand new (not yet released!) 95 GBP

φορέω is a multiplier, repeater and modulator. It packs three different trigger processing functions:

– modulate pulse width from 0 to 100%

– multiply rate by 1 to 16 times

– repeat trigger 1 to 16 times

All three functions have CV control and dedicated inputs and outputs. By combining the multiply and repeat functions you get a burst generator: fully CV controlled and perfect for drum rolls, arpeggios and for injecting life and movement in hats, beats and synth lines. Go on, give us a snare rush!

Phoreo is 10HP wide, requires +5v, and is the new addition to our Euclidean series of trigger processors.

If you have any questions please email us at workshops@stagingmhs.local

 

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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Befaco Modular Synth Workshop, 6th and 7th Feb 2016

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We welcome Befaco for the first of our 2016 Music Hackspace workshops at Limewharf. Join us for a weekend of DIY modular synth making on 6th and 7th February 2016!

HANDS ON WORKSHOP: build your own synth modules on eurorack format. We provide all the necessary components to build your device from scratch. Each participant builds her/his own machine during the workshop.

REGISTRATION. Please note a minimum number of participants is required for this workshop to take place, so please book your place asap!


With this item you will be booking a spot in our workshop.Please send an email to workshops@stagingmhs.local indicating which module/s you want to build. This £20 booking fee will be deducted during the workshop from the price of the kit of your choice. Please note there will be no refunds in case of cancelling / not showing.Thanks for the reservation and see you soon!

Choose which Befaco module/s to build:

Spring reverb – 150 GBP

Even VCO – 130 GBP

BF22 VCF – 140 GBP

Rampage – 170 GBP

Instrument Interface – 125 GBP

Output module – 70 GBP

Mixer – 55 GBP

Crush Delay v2 – 130 GBP

Hexa VCA – 150 GBP

Dual Atenuverter – 55 GBP

Slew Limiter – 65 GBP

Sampling Mod – 130 GBP

Power supply + Power bus – 90 GBP

Power Bus – 50 GBP

Required skills: interest and patience. No previous experience in electronics is necessary.

Required materials: Fine tip soldering iron less than 25w is recommended (we can provide some soldering irons and hand tools for participants who don’t have their own).

When: Sat 6th  and Sun 7th February 2016, 11am to 7 pm.

Where: Music Hackspace @ LimeWharf Yard. LimeWharf, Vyner Street E2 9DJ London

If you have any questions please email us at: workshops@stagingmhs.local

Befaco is a Synth DIY/open hardware platform focused on designing modules and organizing modular synth workshops regularly in Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin and London. Befaco Workshops FAQ’s.

Music Hackspace at LimeWharf – Launch Party

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We are moving to the creative lab and cultural innovation centre LimeWharf! Which means celebration is in order! Join us for the inaugural event at our new space, a launch party to celebrate our new partnership with the awesome LimeWharf.

Just a few minutes from our former home at Containerville, we’ll form part of the cultural innovation hub and artistic laboratory that is LimeWharf, surrounded by awesome people, with a larger space to host events & seminars, and even a fully licensed bar.

THURSDAY 17TH DEC – 7pm to 10pm at Limewahrf (Vyner St, London E2 9DJ)

Featuring performances from:

~7:30 – LESLIE DEERE:
Originally from Tennessee, Leslie moved to the UK to study Sonic Art, continuing from a performing arts dance background in NYC. One of the current Music Hackspace artists in residence, Leslie’s live performances use analogue and digital audio equipment alongside field recordings and her lo-fi video projections, to make abstract and absorbing drone collages.

~8:15 – TOM FOX:
Tom Fox is a craftsman, maker and pioneer in the search for new sounds and the development of truly unique instruments. Many of you probably know Tom’s project, Vulpestruments – a collection of hand-built noise machines fashioned from as much recycled and reclaimed materials as possible. From the strings to the pickups and the tuning pins, these unexpected sources make genuinely remarkable sounds.

~9:00 – ADAM JOHN WILLIAMS:
A familiar face at Music Hackspace, curating this evening we have Adam John Williams, who will also perform some psychoacoustics-infused-electronica from his current project, Research-Driven Dance Music.

+ Special guest DJ: ELECTRONIC ELEMENT
Electronic Element a.k.a. Ivaylo Chichanov will be our DJ for the evening, shepherding us through the void between live performances to keep everybody dancing.

This is the start of a fantastic new chapter for us. Music Hackspace was founded as a creative & social hub for the community that surrounds it, and without that amazing community we simply would not exist, so let’s all celebrate together.

Entry is FREE!

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Percussion and distortion modules – talk and workshop in December

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We welcome the øpen-hardware team “000” for the presentation of their new aberrant analogue distortion and percussion modules, which are both stand-alone and Eurorack.

The Spanish/German team will present at the London Music Hackspace their new set of analogue percussive tools (talk/demo on Thurs 3rd Dec at 7pm), followed by a DIY workshop (on Friday 4th December and Saturday 5th Dec) where participants can build their own modular drum system.

TALK/DEMO

Thursday 3rd December, 7 pm
An introduction to analogue percussive synthesis, concept and module design of an aberrant modular drum machine. The talk will also cover the ethos and philosophy of the open hardware team. Come ask questions and test the modules!

Eventbrite - Percussion and distortion modules - Talk and demo

WORKSHOP
Friday 4th December from 11 am until 7pm

Saturday 5th December from 11 am until 7 pm

Both days are independent so participants can choose when to join the workshop.

This is DIY workshop about percussion and distortion lead by øpen-hardware team “000“. The team is presenting a new set of aberrant analogue distortion and percussion modules, which are both stand-alone and Eurorack.

Modules available are:

BSDM Bareback Kick

SCAT 0-logical distortion

Snore Fist Drum

WHIP MIDI to trigger interface

This is the first time this workshop is taking place and modules have a promotional discount price.

The workshop will cover both theory and practice about analogue circuit design, percussion and noise. No previous experience in electronics is needed but interest and patience is mandatory.

WORKSHOP BOOKINGS

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Only 11 places are available for this first edition of the workshop, so hurry-up and book your place!

In order to register please book the kit/s you would like to build during the workshop: http://mhproduction.wpengine.com/events/percussion-and-distorsion-modules-workshop/

If you have any questions please email us at workshops@stagingmhs.local

Prices includes all materials, pcb, front panel, knobs and custom light button, to be assembled during the 2 days workshop.

The team “000” will also bring some assembled modules and prototypes on our system, for testing and selling purposes.

 

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This programme is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Nebulullaby workshop: lullabies and consciousness altering music, Nov 28

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Saturday 28th November 2015 at Music Hackspace
11h to 18h (with a lunch break)

The workshop will be led by Eleonora Oreggia aka xname.

With assistance by Chris Wood.

After a short introduction, participants will experiment with different
instruments and techniques in order to create sleep inducing sound
culminating in a short composition. The field of lullabies, far from being
saturated, will be left opened for others to reflect and respond.

Selected readings will be delivered beforehand. Individual projects can be
discussed in advance.

Basic guidance available on aesthetics, electronics, circuit design,
physical computing, Arduino/Beaglebone/Gumstix, software programming
(Java, C/C++, PD) and DSP.

Simplicity is encouraged. Focus is the electronic lullaby. Electroacustic
pieces are also welcome.

Some materials will be provided but you can bring your own. You’ll take
your final track with you.

The day will end with a public presentation of NEBULULLABY, a small
preview from the upcoming compilation and the participants performances.

Saturday 28th November 2015
11h to 18h (with a lunch break)

This workshop is funded by Arts Council England.
Participation is free. Places are limited.
Donations will support Music Hackspace.

Eventbrite - Nebulullaby workshop: lullabies and consciousness altering music

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