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Liebig12 Liebigstrasse 12, Berlin, Germany

Gate Schmitt Trigger (CD4093) ... for modulation
Hex Schmitt Trigger (CD40106) ... for polyphony

3 day workshop for starters

Mon 5th May 16:00-22:00
Tue 6th May 16:00-22:00
Wed 7th May 16:00-22:00

registration until April 29th!!!!!

For any questions regarding workshop, tools & registration please contact Andrea at:


In that circuit bending workshop we will build experimental sound machines on the basis of digital logic chips that were not made to create sound, anyway we do it. And it just can sound beautiful.... noisy!

We will start with a Hex Schmitt Trigger (CMOS 40106). With different resistors, capacitors, diods, potentiometers and switches we can create up to 6 different voices - seperate and mixed (polyphony).
After that we use a CMOS Quad NAND Gate Schmitt Trigger (4093). Now we create 4 oscillators that modulate each other.

We start with the basic circuits and I will show how the different electronic elements influence the sound. Then everybody will experiment with different values of the pots ect until you find the sound/modulations you like. You will learn how to use a breadboard and how to solder (if you do not know yet).
Step by step you learn about more possibilities how to change the sounds - to get ideas how to proceed.

No experience or knowledge is needed!

These CMOS produce square waves...but they are not really clean.

workshop expenses:
for the workshop 70 Euro
for materials 20 Euro

What will be provided:
Some components to get started:
resistors, capacitors, potentiometers, switches, battery clips, an audio outputs, the solderboard .... and most important the chips

What the participants should bring:
a solder gun, solder, a breadboard (if u have one), nippers,
wire, a small amplifier (or computer speakers), headphones, croco clips,
a 9 Volt battery (very important)

about the host:
AA..LL is a Berlin based artist, she studied Fine Arts here till 2009. In her experimental sound collages with self built electronics and taped reality she responds to the movement of body and mind, affected by our rushing era.
(....people call it minimal, noise, drone, a telling of a story... )

AA..LL played at international festivals like WRO 09 (Wroclaw,PL), re:new (Copenhagen, DK), transmediale.10 (Berlin, DE)... as well she was performing at Loos Foundation in The Hague (NL), Laznia Art Centre in Gdansk (PL) and at Goethe-Institut in Dhaka (Bangladesh)...


For any questions regarding workshop, tools & reservation please feel free to contact Andrea at: a_l_workshop@gmx.de

payment information:
Everybody who likes to participate needs to pay in advance till the 29th. If you cancel before the 3rd (may) you will get half of the money back.
If we cancel the workshop for any reason you would get the whole amount back!

Number of participants: 6-8

The workshop will be hold in German and English.

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from 5 to 7 May 2014



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