Session:ArduTouch music synthesizer

Description Learn to solder together a cool, powerful music synthesizer,
       and learn to make cool music, sound, and noise!

(This is one of many cool things happening throughout CCCamp 2019 at the Hardware Hacking Area!)

This workshop will be given:
   Day 4: 30-Dec, 1pm - 4pm
Type Workshop
Kids session No
Keyword(s) hardware, software, music, embedded
Tags Arduino, solder, microcontrollers, electronics, beginners, newbies, noobs, soldering, ArduTouch, hardware, music, synthesizer
Processing village Village:HardwareHackingArea
Person organizing User:Maltman23
Language en - English
en - English
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Starts at 2019/08/24 13:00
Ends at 2019/08/24 16:00
Duration 180 minutes
Location Village:HardwareHackingArea

ArduTouch music synthesizer workshop -- Music Generation for Newbies:

ArduTouch music synthesizer kit


Learn to solder together a cool, powerful music synthesizer,
       and learn to make cool music, sound, and noise!

ArduTouch workshop at EMF Camp 2018

ArduTouch is an open source Arduino-compatible music synthesizer kit with a built-in touch keyboard, and with built-in speaker/amplifier.

This workshop is for total newbies to learn to solder and make their own ArduTouch music synthesizer.

The ArduTouch comes pre-programmed with a way cool synthesizer. And I will show you how to re-program it with other way cool (and totally different) synthesizers.

Full Description:

Participants will all learn to solder and make an ArduTouch music synthesizer from a kit.
           I guarantee it will work when you're done!

The ArduTouch comes pre-programmed with a really nice music synthesizer (a 4-voice sawtooth waveform generator) -- called "Thick", that makes super phat sounds.

ArduTouch currently has 9 totally different synthesizers available! Synth sounds include way beautiful to metal to noise to drones, and also a drum/bass machine sequencer. The newest synth is the about to be released, "Quadrant" synth, which makes spacey psychedelic music or harsh musical sounds reminiscent of The Residents.

An ArduTouch Arduino library is available for programming in more super nice synthesizers, with lots and lots of features. The library also comes with many way cool example synthesizer sketches that also serve as a tutorial for making your own ArduTouch synthesizers (which are Arduino sketches).

For those who want to learn more, the documentation teaches the basics of Digital Signal Processing for audio generation.

This workshop is for total newbies!

Taught by Mitch Altman.

Mitch gave a talk on his ArduTouch music synthesizer kit (including a tutorial on Digital Signal Process for total newbies) at The Circle of HOPE and at EMF Camp 2018.


     What: Make an ArduTouch music synthesizer
     When: 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Day 4, Saturday, 24-August

     Where: Hardware Hacking Area (in the Belgian Embassy Village and Milliways Cluster)

Map of Hardware Hacking Area /
             Belgian Village / Milliways

     Who: Anyone and everyone can have fun making the ArduTouch music synthesizer Ages 10 to 100
     Max #: 50 participants
           -- No need to register -- just show up early and get a kit to take the workshop
     Cost: €30 for materials -- (€35 if you also want a USB-Serial cable for re-programming the ArduTouch)

     Instructor: Mitch

     website: ArduTouch music synthesizer kit

     You do not need to register in advance to take this workshop -- just show up early and get a kit.:

Optional: Bring your laptop if you want to go home with the free Arduino software installed on it.
Arduino software runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux.

Location of workshop (Hardware Hacking Area)

Location of Hardware Hacking Area in Belgian Embassy Village / Milliways Cluster

Here's a link to the CCCamp 2019 map:


ArduTouch music synthesizer kit
Ardiuno website
ArduTouch Github page