Patch Friday - Working with Noise
SSR London run a monthly free synthesis workshop
called ‘Patch Friday
’ lead by Jake Williams - musician, producer and Course Leader of our unique Electronic Music & DJ Practice BA (Hons)
degree. The point of these sessions is to explore and de-mystify different types of synthesis and sound design, both in and out of the box.
We teach you how to build different kinds of synth sounds, FX chains, drum kits and more
, so that attendees will have their own selection of new, individual sounds, systems and techniques at their finger tips when they next sit down to make a track or meet up to jam.
Each student will have an opportunity to get hands-on with our Doepfer A-100 Eurorack
analogue modular system and our Rebel Technology OWL
(a digital modular unit that’s functionality is programmable with a computer) as well as practice on their own workstation. Each workstation is equipped with Max for Cat’s
modular environment for Ableton Live
which is a very affordable and wonderful-sounding access point and learning tool for those interested in synthesis of all kinds.
Each session is loosely based around a particular process, type of synthesis or sound creation but the tutors are very open to questions, exploration and experimentation of all kinds.
We only have space for 12 people on each session
and which you can sign up for on a first-come-first-served basis when each event is announced.
In this session we will be exploring the use of noise in synthesis.
Looking at white, brown and pink noise we will see how they can be harnessed to create rhythm and texture.