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Getting Confident In VCV Rack 2

Learn to create unique synthesis instruments in VCV Rack 2, the virtual Eurorack studio.

Course Instructor: Phelan Kane

Course level

Music Hackspace

Starts on: 18/10/2022 18:30 BST

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Tuesday 18th October & Tuesday 25th October 6:30pm UK 

In this workshop you will dive deeper into building your own virtual eurorack synthesizers via VCV Rack 2. This free app is an amazing playground to explore creative sound design and synthesis and you will explore sequencing, quantizing, multi oscillator patches, analogue FM and polyphony. This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to further develop your own SW modular synthesis instruments in the VCV Rack 2 environment.

 

What you'll learn

  • Workshop 1: Patch sequencers in Rack 2 and quantize their outputs
  • Workshop 1: Run multiple oscillators in parallel
  • Workshop 1: Use random modulation sources and MIDI CC’s
  • Workshop 1: Create unique SW modular synthesis instruments
  • Workshop 2: Create analogue FM patches
  • Workshop 2: Setup and use polyphony
  • Workshop 2: Build a self-generating patch
  • Workshop 2: Further create bespoke self-designed SW modular synthesis instruments

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A Zoom account
  • A webcam and mic
  • Access to a copy of VCV Rack 2 (i.e. Rack 2 Free suffices)

Course content

  • ---- Zoom links to be added!

Who is this course for

  • Sound designers looking to continue to build eurorack modular instruments
  • Music producers interested in enhancing modular synthesis techniques

About the workshop leader

Phelan Kane is a Berlin & London based music producer, engineer, artist, developer and educator. He is currently running the electronic music record label Meta Junction Recordings and the audio software development company Meta Function. He has released the Max for Live device synth Wave Junction in partnership with Sonicstate. http://metafunction.co.uk/ http://phelankane.com/bio/

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