NYC Masterclass: Freaky sounds you can dance to – An introduction to modular without any gear needed.
June 2, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Eurorack modular can be a great way to explore the power of signal and voltage in music-making – but that requires hardware to carry around and buy. Music tech journalist and artist Peter Kirn has made software modular a big part of his practice in techno and experimental music – and built a passion around teaching and writing about free and free-to-start tools, including recent workshops in Berlin and Beirut, Lebanon.
Come with your laptop and get hands-on using all-free modules in Reaktor Blocks, which you can then load into a host like Ableton Live. No Reaktor license is required; we’ll use Komplete Start. And no, we won’t be doing any of the usual synth patches. Let’s get completely freaky for percussion and synth design and make some dark, weird techno. Peter Kirn is in town from Berlin on a brief US tour, between appearances at CTM Festival, Suicide Club, and Tresor.