SYNTH BUILD & JAM - LEVEL 1
Geared towards beginners, our "Synth Build Jam" is a unique workshop we are now offering in two different formats, one for parent/child duos, and the other for adult pairs. You and your child/friend will build a light controlled analog noise machine synth. The synth has two triangle wave oscillators and a square wave LFO. During the workshop you & your child/friend/partner/pal will learn to solder capacitors, resistors, photocells and more onto a circuit board and create your own little gem of a synth. You will then be able to plug into our PK sound system and jam live with our in house software and hardware based effects.
Included: This class is meant to be experienced with 2 people. Registration includes 2 people and 1 kit. You can also purchase extra kits if you would like.
Ages: We have parent and child classes as well as adults only classes
Time: 3 hours
Instructor: Brandon Smith
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
- Anyone new to, and interested in electronics and soldering
- Parents and Kids (Ages 6 and up)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- We provide all the tools necessary
- Please bring your own safety goggles. Or purchase at Beat Drop for $7 each.
WHAT ARE WE MAKING?
We will be making the Pico Paso (watch video) which has two oscillators, 2 buttons and 2 optical sensors.
I'VE NEVER SOLDERED BEFORE!!
Perfect! Then this is the class for you. We teach you how to solder and use the tools necessary to create this great little noise maker.
1:00 pm - LEARN
- Learn what the Pico Paso can do and how it works
- What is soldering?
- Learn to solder and practice soldering on scrap circuit boards
1:30 pm - CREATE
- Organize parts and separate pieces
- Learn the geography of the circuit board
- Begin placing parts and attempt your first working solder
- Continue soldering parts and learn the different functions of each piece
- Add buttons and battery container
2:45 pm - TEST
- Begin your final assembly and test your synth
- Fix any issues and soldering problems
3:15 pm - JAM TIME
- Plug your new synth into our PK Soundsystem
- Interact and connect with Ableton Live and learn about effects
- Jam with others, listen to your synth through our effects chain
- Go on the road and show your friends