Synth DIY workshop

Sound device building session to take place during second part.

Electronic Music Malta’s DIY Synth Workshop returns after last year’s success. The first part will consist of a presentation and demonstration; the second part will consist of a workshop where the participants will be guided how to assemble an electronic musical device.

The first part of the workshop will be a presentation by Christian Attard (a.k.a. Gh⊕s††) who will be presenting several self-built performative MIDI controllers which he named ‘ĊuqlAIta’ (Maltese for wooden clapper). In the past year, Christian has used the help of common AI online tools, together with past skills in soldering and use of Arduino kits and their programming to devise his first prototype ĊuqlAIta devicer.

He went on to build a number which he is now using as performative MIDI Controllers. Christian will be presenting the steps of his journey into building his fist ever own-designed and built MIDI controllers and will be demostrating the ĊuqlAIta to those present.

The second part will be a DIY sound device building workshop which will be hosted by Mike Desira. During the workshop, participants will be building a Dub Siren device on a breadboard. This device is named ‘Balomba’ (which is the Maltese name given to the dockyard plant siren which used is rung at the start and ending of work shifts).

Participants need to pre-book the kits which will be mounted on a breadboard (hence, no soldering skills will be needed) by following simple instructions and also an instructional video. The kits will be distributed at the workshop and can be purchased at a nominal price from the Circuits Malta website shop.

Attendance to this event is free, however for the workshop part the DIY kits need to be pre-purchased by sending an email to electronicmusicmalta@gmail.com. Electronic Music Malta is Supported by the Arts Council Malta. This event is part of the Circuits 2024 and Spazju Kreattiv programmes.

The workshop takes place at Spazju Kreattiv on March 7 at 6.30pm.

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