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Workshop “___LOFIA” I June 22, 2024

Build your own sampler with Giorgio Alloatti

June 22, 2024
12:00 - 19:00
Location: SGMK, Zürich Bitwäscherei, Neue Hard 12, 8005 Zürich

___LOFIA is a little sampler that uses a chip called ISD1820. The purpose of this circuit is voice recording and mangling of the sound in a lofi environment, due to its little amount of memory the sample recorded as a fixed size about 20 sec. The aim of the workshop is to hack the board and control the pitch with an analog sensor like a potentiometer or a light sensor or even a rain sensor. Then instead of using the built in buttons, we’ll use some nice arcade buttons and instead of the electret mic we’ll use a piezo or a standard jack or mini jack as input.

During the open workshop you’ll learn how to build the instrument, how it works and how it can be used for creating strange loops with voice or sampling other sounds. This is the second in a series of workshops called Audio DIY Lab, a series dedicated to creating your own electronic and electroacoustic instruments and developing your own sound self-expression. These one- or two-day evening workshops are open to everyone, regardless of previous experience in electronic design, programming or soldering. For a sliding-scale participation fee of 20-50 euros, plus the cost of materials tailored to your chosen project, you will have the opportunity to build your own instrument from both a hardware and software perspective. Participants do not need to worry about tools because all basic ones will be provided. However, we encourage participants to bring their own tools or implements, or previous or ongoing projects.

Image credits: Swiss Mechatronic Arts Society (SGMK)

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