Advanced Synthesizers for Women & Non-Binary Folks

Victoria Gibson

Thu, May 28, 2020

Synthesize fresh sounds with the help of recording engineer Victoria Gibson.

Sign up:


4 hours total // $41, or $28 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST)

Prerequisite: Must complete the introductory version of this workshop, or have basic experience with synthesizers.


The introductory version of this workshop runs on May 7:


Extended subsidy available for this workshop. See registration page for link to application.

This advanced workshop is designed for women and non-binary folks who want to further their understanding of synthesizers and already have some experience with them. Have you played around a bit and are ready to take it to the next level? This is for you!

It combines theory and hands-on practice of audio synthesis. Deepen your understanding of synthesizer equipment and signal flow, and learn how to program sounds and sequences from scratch. Discover the science behind the sound as you modify and modulate the waveforms and build your individual custom patches.

The necessary equipment is provided, but you are encouraged to also bring your own synthesizer, headphones, audio equipment, and laptop with software, and learn how to make them work during the workshop. This is what makes this workshop special -- Victoria will meet you where you’re at! The focus will be on making meaningful sounds using your own ears and whatever is on hand.

Responding to participants’ needs, the format for this workshop will include a lot of open time for you to ask questions and try your hand at experimenting with synthesis. Victoria will provide technical and creative assistance.

You've fiddled aimlessly for hours, maybe gotten a few interesting sounds by accident. Presets get boring after while. This workshop will empower you to create your own unique sounds!


Bring a USB memory stick or other external storage device if you want to take home any sounds that you might record.


The introductory version of this workshop runs on May 7:

Session Dates
Session 1
Thu, May 28, 2020 6pm—10pm
Instructor Profile

Victoria Gibson

Victoria Gibson is an Integrated Media Artist who blends sound + light + motion to create amazing art experiences. Making magic from advanced techniques to spark curiosity. Involving audiences with interactive technology such as gesture control resulting in complex, experimental works that emerge from the nexus of art and technology, but remain accessible and fun. Gibson holds a BA in Music from the University of British Columbia.