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The ArduTouch comes pre-programmed with a way cool synthesizer.  And I will show you how to re-program it with other way cool (and totally different) synthesizers.<br>
 
The ArduTouch comes pre-programmed with a way cool synthesizer.  And I will show you how to re-program it with other way cool (and totally different) synthesizers.<br>
  
This workshop will be given twice<br>(both identical):<br>
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This workshop will be given:<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Day TBD: ?-???, ?pm - ?:30pm<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Day 8: 1-August, 2:00pm - 4:30pm<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Day TBD: ?-???, ?pm - ?:30pm<br>
 
 
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<span style="color:orange">'''NOTE:  You will need to REGISTER beforehand to take this workshop.'''<br>
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<span style="color:orange">'''NOTE:  You do NOT need to register to take this workshop.'''<br>
Please see registration link, given below.</span><br>
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[https://workshops.hope.net/b/mit-flc-wi0 link to the workshop]<br>
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Please see registration info below.</span><br>
 
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<span style="color:orange">'''NOTETo do the hands-on portion of this workshop, you will need to order MATERIALS.'''<br>
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<span style="color:orange">'''OPTIONALYou can do this workshop without materials.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;But if you would like to do the hands-on portion of this workshop, you will need to order MATERIALS.'''<br>
 
Please see the materials section, given below.</span>
 
Please see the materials section, given below.</span>
 
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[[File:ArduTouchWorkshop36C3.jpg|left|500px|ArduTouch workshop at 36C3]]<br>
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[[File:ArduTouchWorkshop36C3.jpg|left|500px|ArduTouch workshop at 36C3]]
 
== Full Description ==
 
== Full Description ==
Participants will all learn to solder and make an ArduTouch music synthesizer from a kit.  I guarantee it will work when you're done!<br>
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Participants will all learn to solder and make an ArduTouch music synthesizer from a kit.  I will also give an overview of how it works.  I guarantee this kit will work after you solder it (during the workshop, or later, at home)!<br>
  
 
The ArduTouch comes pre-programmed with a really nice music synthesizer (a 4-voice sawtooth waveform generator) -- called "Thick", that makes super phat sounds.<br>
 
The ArduTouch comes pre-programmed with a really nice music synthesizer (a 4-voice sawtooth waveform generator) -- called "Thick", that makes super phat sounds.<br>
An ArduTouch Arduino library is available for programming in more super nice synthesizers, with lots and lots of features. The library also comes with many way cool example synthesizer sketches that also serve as a tutorial for making your own ArduTouch synthesizers (which are Arduino sketches).<br>
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An ArduTouch Arduino library is available for programming in more super nice synthesizers, with lots and lots of features. The library also comes with many way cool example synthesizer sketches that also serve as a tutorial for making your own ArduTouch synthesizers (which are Arduino sketches).  In the last part of this workshop I will show you how to re-program the ArduTouch synthesizer.<br>
  
 
ArduTouch currently has 10 totally different synthesizers available! Synth sounds include way beautiful to metal to noise to drones, drum/bass machine sequencer, to spacey psychedelic music or harsh musical sounds, . . .
 
ArduTouch currently has 10 totally different synthesizers available! Synth sounds include way beautiful to metal to noise to drones, drum/bass machine sequencer, to spacey psychedelic music or harsh musical sounds, . . .
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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''What''': Make an [https://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/projects.php#ardutouch ArduTouch music synthesizer]<br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''What''': Make an [https://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/projects.php#ardutouch ArduTouch music synthesizer]<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''When''': ?:00pm to ?:30pm, Day TBD, ???day, ??? ??th<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''When''': 2:00pm to 4:30pm, Day 8, Saturday, August 1st<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;and<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Where''': link will be emailed to all who participants who registered in advance<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;?:00pm to ?:30pm, Day TBD, ???day, ??? ??th<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://workshops.hope.net/b/mit-flc-wi0 link to the workshop]<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''both days are identical<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;link will also be posted in the HOPE Matrix Workshop room and Announce room<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Where''': link will be emailed to all registered participants<br>
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Who''': Anyone and everyone can have fun making the ArduTouch music synthesizer Ages 10 to 100<br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Who''': Anyone and everyone can have fun making the ArduTouch music synthesizer Ages 10 to 100<br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Max #''': 15 participants'''<br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Max #''': 15 participants'''<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:orange">''' -- You must register to take this workshop -- please see REGISTRATION link below.'''</span><br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:orange">''' -- You do NOT need to register to take this workshop -- please see REGISTRATION info, below.'''</span><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:orange">''' -- You must also order and receive materials to receive this workshop -- please see MATERIALS section below'''</span><br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:orange">''' -- '''OPTIONAL''':  To follow along hands-on during the workshop, you must also order and receive materials before the workshop<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-- please see MATERIALS section below'''</span><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Cost''': $30 for materials -- ($36 if you also want a USB-Serial cable for re-programming the ArduTouch).<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Cost''': $30 for materials -- ($36 if you also want a USB-Serial cable for re-programming the ArduTouch) ''plus shipping''.<br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:orange">'''Please see MATERIALS section below'''</span><br><br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:orange">'''Please see MATERIALS section below'''</span><br><br>
  
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''website:''' [https://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/projects.php#ardutouch ArduTouch music synthesizer kit]
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''website:''' [https://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/projects.php#ardutouch ArduTouch music synthesizer kit]
  
== Registration ==  
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== Registration -- NOT required ==  
<span style="color:orange">'''You need to REGISTER in advance to take this workshop:''':</span><br>
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<span style="color:orange">'''You do NOT need to REGISTER in advance to take this workshop:''':</span><br>
[RegistrationLink registration link info]
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'''''To take this workshop, simply go to the workshop room url before the workshop begins.<br>'''''
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[https://workshops.hope.net/b/mit-flc-wi0 link to the workshop]<br>
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If you registered in advance, you will be emailed with the workshop room url.<br>
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The link to the workshop room will also be posted before the workshop in the HOPE Matrix Workshop room and the HOPE Matrix Announce room.
  
 
== Materials ==
 
== Materials ==
<span style="color:orange">'''To do this workshop you will need to order and receive workshop MATERIALS''':</span><br>
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<span style="color:orange">'''OPTIONAL: To follow along hands-on during the workshop you will need to order and receive workshop MATERIALS''':</span><br>
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'''NOTE:''' You can do this workshop without the ArduTouch kit.  The workshop gives enough info so you can solder and re-program an ArduTouch kit later, at home.<br>
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'''If you want to order an ArduTouch music synthesizer kit, please order one here:'''<br>
 
[https://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/products/buy.php?productId=synth ArduTouch music synthesizer kit]<br>
 
[https://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/products/buy.php?productId=synth ArduTouch music synthesizer kit]<br>
 
'''Cost: $30 + shipping'''<br>
 
'''Cost: $30 + shipping'''<br>

Latest revision as of 18:11, 28 July 2020

ArduTouch music synthesizer workshop -- Music Generation for Newbies

ArduTouch music synthesizer kit



Abstract

Learn to solder together a cool, powerful music synthesizer,
       and learn to make cool music, sound, and noise!

ArduTouch workshop at EMF Camp 2018


ArduTouch is an open source Arduino-compatible music synthesizer kit with a built-in touch keyboard, and with built-in speaker/amplifier.

This workshop is for total newbies to learn to solder and make their own ArduTouch music synthesizer.

The ArduTouch comes pre-programmed with a way cool synthesizer. And I will show you how to re-program it with other way cool (and totally different) synthesizers.

This workshop will be given:
   Day 8: 1-August, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

NOTE: You do NOT need to register to take this workshop.
link to the workshop
Please see registration info below.


OPTIONAL: You can do this workshop without materials.
       But if you would like to do the hands-on portion of this workshop, you will need to order MATERIALS.

Please see the materials section, given below.



ArduTouch workshop at 36C3

Full Description

Participants will all learn to solder and make an ArduTouch music synthesizer from a kit. I will also give an overview of how it works. I guarantee this kit will work after you solder it (during the workshop, or later, at home)!

The ArduTouch comes pre-programmed with a really nice music synthesizer (a 4-voice sawtooth waveform generator) -- called "Thick", that makes super phat sounds.
An ArduTouch Arduino library is available for programming in more super nice synthesizers, with lots and lots of features. The library also comes with many way cool example synthesizer sketches that also serve as a tutorial for making your own ArduTouch synthesizers (which are Arduino sketches). In the last part of this workshop I will show you how to re-program the ArduTouch synthesizer.

ArduTouch currently has 10 totally different synthesizers available! Synth sounds include way beautiful to metal to noise to drones, drum/bass machine sequencer, to spacey psychedelic music or harsh musical sounds, . . .

For those who want to learn more, the documentation teaches the basics of Digital Signal Processing for audio generation.

This workshop is for total newbies!

Taught by Mitch Altman.

Mitch gave a talk on his ArduTouch music synthesizer kit (including a tutorial on Digital Signal Process for total newbies) at The Circle of HOPE and at EMF Camp 2018.

Summary

     What: Make an ArduTouch music synthesizer
     When: 2:00pm to 4:30pm, Day 8, Saturday, August 1st
     Where: link will be emailed to all who participants who registered in advance
          link to the workshop
          link will also be posted in the HOPE Matrix Workshop room and Announce room
     Who: Anyone and everyone can have fun making the ArduTouch music synthesizer Ages 10 to 100
     Max #: 15 participants
           -- You do NOT need to register to take this workshop -- please see REGISTRATION info, below.
           -- OPTIONAL: To follow along hands-on during the workshop, you must also order and receive materials before the workshop
                    -- please see MATERIALS section below

     Cost: $30 for materials -- ($36 if you also want a USB-Serial cable for re-programming the ArduTouch) plus shipping.
               Please see MATERIALS section below

     Instructor: Mitch

     website: ArduTouch music synthesizer kit

Registration -- NOT required

You do NOT need to REGISTER in advance to take this workshop::
To take this workshop, simply go to the workshop room url before the workshop begins.
link to the workshop
If you registered in advance, you will be emailed with the workshop room url.
The link to the workshop room will also be posted before the workshop in the HOPE Matrix Workshop room and the HOPE Matrix Announce room.

Materials

OPTIONAL: To follow along hands-on during the workshop you will need to order and receive workshop MATERIALS:
NOTE: You can do this workshop without the ArduTouch kit. The workshop gives enough info so you can solder and re-program an ArduTouch kit later, at home.
If you want to order an ArduTouch music synthesizer kit, please order one here:
ArduTouch music synthesizer kit
Cost: $30 + shipping
Optional: USB-Serial Cable (for re-programming the ArduTouch with other synthesizers)
Cost: additional $6
     NOTE: If you have one, you can use any FTDI equivalent cable to re-program your ArduTouch music synthesizer.
IMPORTANT: To receive the materials in time for the workshop, you must use EXPRESS Shipping.

Required Software

Please download the free and open source Arduino software before the workshop -- Windows, Linux, or MacOS are all fine!:
Arduino software

Links

ArduTouch music synthesizer kit
Ardiuno website
ArduTouch Github page