Intro to Analog Audio Electronics
Sundays 10AM — 1PM
from October 7
to November 18
for 7 weeks of classes
+ $45 course supply
+ Student Exhibition on November 24
east side collective
2400 E. Cesar Chavez #302
Austin, Texas 78702
“It's never too late to learn something new or reignite an old passion or hobby. As I always say... keep imagining, keep inventing, stay ingenious!”
RAY WILSON, DIY SYNTH PIONEER AND FOUNDER OF MUSICFROMOUTERSPACE.COM
BUILD YOUR OWN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
In this 7-week class you will learn how to build your own electronic musical instruments.
This course is designed for musicians, sound artists, new media artists, and anyone with an interest in learning electronics and building their own instrument. You will learn how synthesizers work, basic electronics, soldering, and everything else you need to know to build electronic sound circuits.
This course will focus on helping each student to build their own unique electronic instrument soldered to a circuit board which is yours to keep at the end of the course. You are also encouraged to build an enclosure around your synth (but a bare board is still playable).
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This course is designed for musicians, sound artists, new media artists, and anyone with an interest in learning electronics and building their own instrument.
The course culminates in a public exhibition of the students’ work and the opportunity to participate in a solo or collaborative performance with your new instrument. You can check out past exhibitions here.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
001. ELECTRONIC LITERACY
Learn to identify basic electronic parts and their function.
Learn how to read a schematic circuit diagram – the visual recipe of a circuit.
003. CIRCUIT PROTOTYPING
Learn how to build and troubleshoot circuits on a solderless breadboard.
Learn proper soldering technique, and get plenty of practice as you build your project.
the following materials are included and yours to keep:
+ Breadboard and jumper wires for prototyping
+ Printed circuit board for final design
+ All necessary electronic parts (including knobs, switches, resistors, etc.)
Interest in electronics and/or electronic music
No prior electronics experience
No programming required
Artists Working in this Medium
“Mickey is great at distilling ideas down to the most important take-away. This is helpful when you’re a beginner and don’t know what data to pay attention to.”
— dadageek student
Mickey Delp is an electrical and computer engineer with expertise in analog and digital circuit design and embedded systems programming. He is the founder and Chief Inventor at Delptronics, a maker of unique electronic musical instruments.