DIY Synth Building Workshop
Introducing: the ‘Storbju Noise Monger’ – a simple electronic noise generating device designed by Mike Desira and Frank Cachia.
Mike and Frank will be presenting a workshop on how to build the Storbju Noise Monger – a DIY synthesizer kit built around the Texas Intruments CD40106 chip. The chip consists of 6 Schmitt-trigger circuits and with it, our designers managed to invent a 6-oscillator noise device – with 3 high speed and 3 low speed oscillators.
This baby can be powered by a range of DC voltages of up to 9 volts. Its oscillators can be connected in a modular fashion; using small jump leads in a series of small connectors. A series of 7 potentiometers are used to control the main and individual oscillator frequencies and an optical detector can also be used to change the overall frequency.
The aim during the workshop will be to provide users with basic soldering skills as well as the knowledge of how to build this specific kit. So, participants will be required to bring with them their own Storbju Noise Monger kit.
Soldering iron stations will be made available during the course of this hybrid event which will also be streamed online.
In the past days, our stock of kits have been snapped up but don’t worry! You may still pre-order your kits from our online shop and send an email on email@example.com by latest midday of the 10th December 2020 to be provided with an online link to the live-stream.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SESSION AT STUDIO A IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. THOSE BOOKING FROM NOW ONWARDS CAN STILL ATTEND ONLINE TO THE WORKSHOP VIA ZOOM. PARTICIPANTS ATTENDING ONLINE WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS DURING THE WORKSHOP. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ZOOM STREAM WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO OWNERS OF THE STORBJU NOISE MONGER KIT, EVEN IF THEY HAVE THE ITEM ON PRE-ORDER (AS IT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT).
The workshop will be subject to COVID-19 health protocols in place at the specific time of this event.
Electronic Music Malta is Supported by the Arts Council Malta.
This event is part of the Spazju Kreattiv programme.
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