Using a small Dr. Blankenstein synthesizer kit that will be provided to you, Drew Blanke will bestow upon you both a crash course in the art of soldering, as well demonstrating the basic principles of how a simple oscillator becomes a voltage controlled synthesizer. We do this together by building a small but powerful and highly customizable mini 8 note stylus synthesizer. With less than 20 components and a 1” x 1” circuit board, Blanke demonstrates how a small circuit can easily be built out into a much larger and exciting musical instrument.
Everyone will leave the workshop with the experience and skill of soldering a printed circuit board, a fully functional voltage controlled mini stylus synthesizer they built themselves, and, most importantly, the understanding that they are always just a handful of electronic components away from making a fun and creative synthesizer!
Basic proficiency in soldering is helpful, but not required. Please bring a 9 volt battery and a love of synthesizers.
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