Maybe you've seen a modular music synthesizer with its alluring tangle of patchcords, and wondered: How does it work? What do all those knobs do?
How do I get started? This workshop is for you! Using the free and open-source VCV Rack digital audio workstation, you will learn the principles of analog audio synthesis and how to create new sounds using voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers. No hardware required, but once you understand the principles you will be ready to start playing Eurorack or similar modular synthesizers, and a new sonic world will be at your fingertips!
Instructor: Jonathan Foote
Jonathan Foote is a recovering scientist, lapsed musician, and electrical engineer from San Francisco. Understanding the principles of analog synthesis helped him study for his Ph.D. in signal analysis. Jonathan has had the pleasure of playing analog synthesizers for a concert audience.