How can we use sound to augment an art piece, or an installation? In this crash course we'll experiment with sound design and learn how to program our own sounds using microcontrollers and sensors. We'll be using the Arduino environment and the Daisy Seed microcontroller to synthesize the sound.
We will start off with learning the basics of synthesis using a program called VCV Rack. We'll learn how sound works, and what we can do with oscillators, filters and noise (hint - quite a lot!).
10:00 - 12:00
Now that we understand the fundamentals of synthesis, let's solder our own interface and run a couple of programs on it. We'll learn how to solder the components and program our sound in Arduino using the Daisyduino library.
13:00 - 17:00
Roey Tsemah is a cross-disciplinary designer, musician, and teacher. Roey is the founder of Synthux Academy, where he runs educational programs on electronic instrument design, sound synthesis, and programming. He is the host of the Synth Design Podcast and the International Synth Design Hackathon and a teacher in the digital focus module at Design Academy Eindhoven. His interactive design programs are used in dozens of academies worldwide.
In 2022 Roey launched the Simple Synth platform, which allows artists and musicians to build their own instruments, and learn programming and design skills using video courses, DIY kits, and community events both online and locally in various cities around the world.