Category Archives: Workshops

June 15, 2017 by

Atari Punk Console workshop w/ Sam Battle (Look Mum No Computer)

The Atari Punk Console – what a great name. It evokes lovely lo-fi glitchy sounds, from cheap components, knocked together with a DIY sensibility. I’ve read and heard lots about this famous circuit, so it was great to get down and dirty and put one together myself – under the guidance of the lovely Sam “Look Mum No Computer” Battle.

APC unboxed

APC unboxed

February 2, 2017 by

“Electronic Music Production and Performance” w/ Brian Dillon from Meltybrains?, week 2

This is the second in my series of of two posts about the 2-day workshop on “Electronic Music production and Performance” by Brian Dillon from Meltybrains?, hosted in Block-T in Dublin 8. You can catch up with my musings on day 1 here!

Day 2 covered two main topics, Real Time Audio Processing, and Interaction Design. We did loads more with our live sets in Ableton (I had lots of questions about things I’d not been able to figure out when I was doing my homework during the previous week, Brian ably answered them), and the day culminated in a short performance of each of our Ableton sets, with live elements.

January 24, 2017 by

“Electronic Music Production and Performance” w/ Brian Dillon from Meltybrains?, week 1

So, as the self-appointed power supplyologist at myVolts, it’s my job to know the power requirements of all devices, ever. But I’m always trying to learn more about what, exactly, what devices *do*, and how users interact what they’re powering: when, where, and why.
This helps me understand new ways in which myVolts can solve the power problems that plague creative people, especially mobile ones. The best way to understand the needs of the creative is to get creating, so I’m doing just that.