Come design your own flavor of audio effect at Stanford Universityʼs Digital Stompbox Design workshop. We will teach you a new platform for implementing audio effects in hardware that not only allows you to recreate classic types of sound effects but also enables the creation of new sound effects. Our resources for new media design are also at your fingertips if you would like to re-design the concept of a guitar stompbox of effects unit: for example, design the layout and control interface of your effects unit, add accelerometers on your guitar or your hand and use it to control the parameters of an effect, or use some LEDs to simulate the glow of vacuum tubes or fire!
This workshop is intended for musicians interested in exploring new possibilities in digital audio effects in a hands-on and technical way; makers, engineers, computer scientists, or product designers interested in exploring artistic outlets for their talents and collaborating with musicians; and/or anyone looking to gain valuable skills in basic audio signal processing and human-computer interfaces, with a focus on invention.
EFFECTS UNIT KIT
Participants are required to buy a $170 lab kit included in the registration price. The kit contains Satellite CCRMA platform featuring Arduino and the Raspberry Pi 2 as well as a miniature audio I/O digital interface, knobs, buttons, footswitches, a number of other sensors, and a customizable acrylic enclosure. All this leading to a custom programmable effects unit to bring home after the workshop! Participants are encouraged (but by no means required) to bring their own laptop computers (with Ethernet support) and/or musical instruments, so that they bring home a working platform and the associated toolchain configured in their laptop, ready for deploying new effects and control paradigms.
Music 152A Careers in Media Technology Music 192A Foundations of Sound Recording Technology Music 192CSession Recording Music 201 CCRMA Colloquium Music 220AFoundations of Computer-Generated Sound Music 220DResearch Topics in Comuputer Music: Digitally Mapping Culture Music 250APhysical Interaction Design For Music Music 256AMusic, Computing, and Design I: Software Paradigms for Computer Music Music 319 Research Seminar on Computational Models of Sound Perception Music 320AIntroduction to Digital Audio Signal Processing Music 351A Research Seminar in Music Perception and Cognition II: Musical Gesture Music 451A Auditory EEG Research I
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