wednsDAYS 6PM — 9PM

from September 27
to November 8

$250.00

7 class sessions
+ student exhibit

east side collective

2400 E. Cesar Chavez #302
Austin, Texas 78702

 
 
class information
 
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WHY WE <3 DIGITAL SOUND SYNTHESIS

Digital experiments with sound push the boundaries of timbre, perception, new instruments & performance
techniques.

 
 
 
 

CREATE DIGITAL SOUNDS / MUSIC

Learn to design sounds from scratch

This class will guide you through the basics of digital synthesis, sound sample manipulation, and live audio processing inside the Max programming environment. We'll take these techniques into the real-time by learning how to use performance tools such as MIDI instruments, video game controllers, and mobile apps to control your creations.

You will receive hands-on training in Max, a programming environment specifically designed with artists and musicians in mind.

Kyle will guide you in developing your own project through hands-on workshopping and in-class experimentation.

 
 
 

WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?

This course is designed for artists and musicians looking to expand their work into the world of creative coding.

 
 
 

The class culminates with each student creating an individually or collaboratively designed digital performance or interactive work to display at the dadageek showcase. You can check out past showcase performances here.

 
 
 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Key skills 

 

001.

Hands-on experience in the Max programming environment

002.

Designing and building Max patches for live performance or installation

003.

Understanding the MIDI protocol

004.

Using various sound synthesis and processing techniques

 
 
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WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Materials

 

laptop with Max installed (30-day free trial)

We will provide each student with an Arturia MiniLab Universal MIDI Controller for class use (available for purchase at a discounted cost)

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WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Requirements

 

An interest in sound and/or electronic music

No prior coding experience necessary

 
about your instructor
 
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"I consider myself a musician & a new media artist. I incorporate sound and composition into my installations and my performances."

— KYLE EVANS

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Kyle Evans is a new media artist, sound designer, electronic instrument creator, educator, and performer. His collective work ranges from music technology development to new media installation.

He has invented many electronic musical and video instruments ranging from studio-based synthesizers to performance-based computer interfaces.

 
 
 
 
 
 

He has performed and presented his work throughout the United States and Europe including Transmediale in Berlin, the International Computer Music Conference at Columbia University, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the GLI.TC/H festival in Chicago.

 
 
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