Build Your Own Lo-Fi Audio Sampler with Timothy Tate

Sat 21 Oct | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The venerable ISD1820 voice recorder chip has found its way into the heart of many DIY synth projects and is favoured for its crackly, noisy qualities, and it sound-warping capabilities. In this workshop you will build a Lo-Fi audio sampler that can be controlled with touch, sound and light. Workshop attendees will learn about electronic circuit design by assembling their lo-fi audio sampler and unlocking the creative potential within the ISD1820.

Previous electronics experience is not essential. All materials are provided and participants will keep what they make.

About Timothy Tate:
Timothy Tate is a creative technologist, researcher and composer/performer. His work often incorporates modified obsolete recording technologies — magnetic tape, primitive sampling devices, CD Players — which he reimagines, alongside handbuilt/circuit-bent electronics, to create notated compositions, immersive live performances, experimental electronic instruments and site-specific work. He holds a Master of Music in Composition with Distinction, in addition to a second study in Viola, from the Royal Academy of Music, London and is a current PhD candidate at Griffith University (Queensland Conservatorium of Music | Queensland College of Art), where he is also a Sessional Academic, teaching music, sound art and design.