Starts:
Oct
09
2010
Workshop:

Proto-Chiptunes - A DIY digital synthesis Workshop

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POSTED BY: Phillip Stearns | Fri Oct 1st, 2010 10:28 a.m.

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Proto-Chiptunes are the ancestor of modern-day 8-bit video game music, known as “Chiptunes”.

In this workshop we’ll use simple digital logic microchips to make an complex, rhythmic pattern-generator to control a square-wave oscillator. In the process we’ll cover the basics of using CMOS microchips to create oscillators, frequency dividers, and sequencers. A demonstration on how to expand the circuit into a complex music generating machine will close out the workshop.

You keep the final circuit and materials! No former knowledge of electronics is required and only a minimal amount of soldering is necessary.

Demonstration of the circuit built in the workshop:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7WmatstYDw

Example of music made with the expanded circuit:
http://www.art-rash.com/pixelform/music/protochiptunes-001-master.mp3

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http://machineproject.com/events/2010/10/09/proto-chiptunes/

Link:
http://machineproject.com/events/2010/10/09/proto-chiptunes/