I regularly conduct hands-on workshops on various aspects of sound hacking, synth DIY and music electronics. Having conducted around 100 workshops on music electronics, synthesizers and circuit bending I have a lot of experience in conducting workshops ranging from a single hour to courses spanning several weeks.
Look further down for specific workshop examples.
For booking inquiries: valdemar AT ekkoflok.dk or visit the contact section.
(above) Sound hacking workshop at Container By Detours, Nørrebro, 29th of April, 2017 . We had a great day with DIY synth building (mostly CMOS photo theremins) and later DIY pizzas too!
Examples of workshops:
1-hour synth workshop. Build a simple light controlled synthesizer (photo-theremin) with basic analog electronic components on a breadboard. 10 - 15 participants.
1 to 3 hour synth workshop. Build a simple oscillator (tone generator) on a printed circuit board. 15 - 20 participants.
2 to 4-hour synth workshop. Build the Oscitrode, a Hexaphonic, electrode controlled synthesizer and learn how to solder. 15 - 20 participants. See the Oscitrode page for more info on the synth and how it works.
4-hour workshop. As the above workshops but including an hands-on intro to modular synthesizers - I'll bring my self built modular synth which will be the basis of the workshop. Depending on the skill level of the participants there might be time to solder the synth as well.
4-hour workshop. Build your own distortion effects pedal. This one is the guitarists favourite; build a classic fuzz, overdrive or distortion circuit. Sounds good with synths too!
I've been doing several courses in which the students work on larger projects. Each workshop might have a specific theme e.g. a function/ module of the synthesizer (VCF, VCO etc.).
Most of the workshops are easily combined with a small live set to give an impression of the possibilities of (DIY) modular synthesizers.
The workshop examples on this page are mostly examples of workshops - I'm happy to talor a workshop that suits your needs. Get in touch with me and we'll figure out
(above) Synth building workshop at the Trailer Park festival 2015
(above) Step sequencer workshop the weekly synth hacking in the Copenhagen Music Maker Space. Every thursday from 17-21, Blågårds Plads 5.