Save the Date! July 13th “Summer Camp”

Want to get away and dedicate some time to Synth DIY, talking electronic music craft, and electronic music shows? North Coast Modular Collective is partnering with TinkerTech and Riverside Arts Center to bring you a full day of making and music!

SYNTH DIY WORKSHOP

July 13th, 1-5pm at TinkerTech

Down for some Sumer Camp Synth DIY? Drop by the TinkerTech maker space from 1 to 5 pm. You can be one of the first to solder up the new 2hp Flint Fader or make a Lodi Mult.

Workstations and kits are included in the registration, so just bring yourself! Even if you’ve never made a module, but have been interested in getting started, this is the perfect low-pressure learning environment to do it! We’ll have live and DJ’d electronic music and plenty of time and space to hang out and chat.

LIVE PERFORMANCES

July 13th, 7-10pm at Riverside Arts Center
Lineup coming soon!
After a day of building, walk down to Riverside Arts Center and grab a show with plenty of electronic music. You’ll have a chance to meet and chat with the artists.

January 5, 2019 Meetup: Getting Started

Save the date! The next North Coast Modular Collective meetup will be:

January 5th, 1-4pm

Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch: West Side Room
2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Theme: Getting started

The new year is a great time to get started with new things. Come to this meetup if you’re relatively new to electronic music, if you’re new to one of the topics listed below, or if you’re experienced and can support others who are just getting into electronic music! Topics for our presentations are listed below.

Presentation 1

Getting started with Ableton Live with Graham Franz

Presentation 2

Getting started with classic synthesis techniques with Bill Van Loo

Presentation 3

Getting started with modular synthesizers with Arthur Durkee

 

October 27th, 2018: 2nd Annual North Coast Modular Collective Showcase Show

When

Saturday October 27, 2018: 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Where

Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch: West Side Room
2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

What

Members of North Coast Modular Collective will perform short musical sets. There will be some Q&A and discussion between sets.

Some clips from last year:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by North Coast Modular Collective (@northcoastmodularcollective) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by North Coast Modular Collective (@northcoastmodularcollective) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by North Coast Modular Collective (@northcoastmodularcollective) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by North Coast Modular Collective (@northcoastmodularcollective) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by North Coast Modular Collective (@northcoastmodularcollective) on

September 29, 2018 Meetup: Turning Chaos Into Music

Theme

Chaos! How do you turn chaos into music?

When

Saturday September 29, 2018: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Where

Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch: West Side Room
2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Agenda

  1. Presenter #1: Nick Gaydos breaks down the Turing Machine eurorack module and pairs it with precision adders to show how to create melodies out of randomness.
  2. Presenter #2: Dan Blades will use white noise with sample and hold to produce signals that control and shape sounds.
  3. Around the room updates (shout out any opportunities, projects, etc.)
  4. Socializing time*

 

*Do you turn chaos into music? Bring a (small) example with you! Socializing time this is a great opportunity to show and talk with others about what you do!

June 23rd North Coast Modular Collective Meetup: Save the Date!

Save the date!

North Coast Modular Collective is hosting another meetup, where you can see what others are doing and share your interests, questions, curiosities, or ideas!

Who: Open to the public. If you’re into making sounds with electronic things, this is for you. If you’re into making electronic things that make sounds, this is for you. If you’re curious but have never done it before, this is for you.

Date/Time: Saturday June 23rd, 1pm – 4pm

FREE

Location: Menlo Innovations, 505 East Liberty, LL500 (downstairs), Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Theme: Programming

Agenda

  • Presentation/performance #1 (TBA)
  • Presentation/performance #2 (TBA)
  • Around the room updates (shout out any opportunities, projects, etc.)
  • Socialize

Programming Theme

Our March Meetup generated some great ideas for upcoming topics. Since the June meetup will be held in a software factory, we thought it would be fitting to have the theme be “programming”. We’re applying some creative license to the interpretation of this theme, so you could see presentations or show-and-tells on anything from programming beats and melodies (sequencing) to DSP (Digital Signal Processing). Details will come soon, stay tuned! Comment below if you have other future topic suggestions, or ideas for presentations (including your own presentation or show-and-tell!).

 

North Coast Modular Collective Meetup

North Coast Modular Collective is hosting a meetup, where you can see what others are doing and share your interests, questions, curiosities, or ideas!

Date/Time: Saturday March 10, 1pm – 4pm

Location: A2 STEAM School, 912 Barton Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Who: Open to the public. If you’re into making sounds with electronic things you’ve made, this is for you. If you’re curious but have never done it before, this is for you.

Theme: Maker/SDIY (Synth DIY)

Agenda:

  • Presentation/performance #1 – Joe Bauer
  • Presentation/performance #2 – Steve Curtin
  • Around the room updates (shout out any opportunities, projects, etc.)
  • Socialize