Jonathan Foote is a recovering scientist, lapsed musician, and electrical engineer from San Francisco. Understanding the principles of analog synthesis helped him study for his Ph.D. in signal analysis. One of his qualifications for running this workshop is that he has played analog synthesizers in front of paying audiences.
Introduction to Modular Synthesis Using VCV Rack
Maybe you've seen a modular music synthesizer with its alluring tangle of patch cords and wondered: how does it work? What do all those knobs do, and how might I get started? This workshop is for you! Using the free and open source VCV Rack digital audio workstation, you will learn the principles of analog audio synthesis and how to create new sounds using voltage controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers. No hardware required, but once you understand the principles, you will be ready to start playing Eurorack or similar modular synthesizers, and a new sonic world will be at your fingertips!