July 24th and 25th
During this hands-on workshop we will survey Arduino platforms, libraries, shields and programming techniques for a broad range of musical and sound applications. We will learn how to synthesize useful wave shapes including square, sine, triangle and pulses, how to manage polyphony and timing and how to playback and record sampled sounds.
We will write software to move gestural data from sensors to synthesis software and hardware via MIDI and Open Sound Control.
We will look at effective techniques for building musical gesture sensors including piezoelectric disk triggering, piezoresistive etextiles for pressure and touch sensing and build examples of capacitive proximity sensing for Theremin-like interfaces.
We will review my extensive collection of augmented instruments and new controllers with an eye to what techniques you can adapt to your own projects.
For more information and to sign up:http://www.adrianfreed.com/content/arduino-music-and-sound-weekend-workshop-berkeley