Did you ever wonder how modern electronic music is made? Curious about the tools musicians and DJs use? Have an interest in music technology? Just want to make some noise?
This introductory workshop will cover VCV Rack, a Virtual Modular Synthesizer. VCV stands for virtual control voltage. VCV Rack makes possible what previously was only possible with expensive hardware.
VCV Rack can be used in both the studio and in live performance. We will cover a broad range of patching techniques for the beginner through intermediate user. By the end of this workshop, students will know how to build a patch in VCV Rack using countless community-created and supported audio modules. Prior knowledge of DAWs (digital audio workstations) is helpful, but not required. The course will be tailored to the class participants whenever possible.
This workshop will include several demo projects for you to get started and teach you the building blocks of modular synthesizers so that you can create your own unique patches and sounds.
About the workshop instructor: Jeremy dePrisco (aka Shivasongster) is a Pennsylvania musician, composer, performer, and sound artist using improvisation, collaboration, and noise to examine and recontextualize the alienation inherent in media influence, socially constructed reality, conspiracy, and myth. He works with field recordings, guitar, electronics, synthesizers, radios, found sounds, home-made gadgets, and processed video. A fixture in the electro-music community for the past decade, Jeremy currently presents solo and collaborative sound explorations throughout the Tristate area.