Intro to Synthesizers for Women*
Intimidated by all those knobs on your synthesizer? Let recording engineer Victoria Gibson help you get started!
This hands-on introduction is designed for women (cis, trans, and genderqueer) who want to understand how to use synthesizers. It combines theory and practice of audio synthesis. Learn how to connect your equipment and understand signal flow. Make the sounds you’ve been hearing in your head. This workshop will let you approach any synth with confidence because you’ll understand the controls and what they are doing.
Minimum equipment is provided, but you are encouraged to also bring your own synthesizer, headphones, audio equipment, and laptop and 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 getting your equipment to work, with Victoria providing you assistance.
You’ve fiddled aimlessly for hours, maybe gotten a few interesting sounds by accident. And 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.
4 hours total // $40, or $28 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST)
Tue May 14, 6pm-10pm
This workshop also takes place on Tue May 21:
One extended subsidy for this workshop available:
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.