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Thursday, May 18 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Building Your Own Synthesizer... for fun (if not for profit)

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Have you ever wanted to build your own synthesiser? You can -- and there has never been a better time to do it. Join Moog engineer Michael Ashton as he tells you all about "rolling your own", and about his own adventures from the days when he had no money, little knowledge, and lots of ideas and desire. You'll learn about how to get started, from concept to circuit board to front panels. You don't need an engineering degree -- just enthusiasm and sleeves that roll up

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Program Themes
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Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate all cultures. Once instrument builders first began to harness electronic technologies into new possibilities for instrument design, the door opened to radical innovations in performance, creation, and control. These are boundless tools: from the first synthesizers to the... Read More →
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Hacking Systems

The resurgence of a technological Maker Culture is undeniable, and Moogfest is a gathering for all those enthused by new tools for creative expression. Conversations, workshops, and installations will not only explore hardware and physical computing, but also reflect on how the l... Read More →

Talent
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Michael Ashton

Michael Ashton is a senior firmware developer and system architect at Moog Music Inc. Having worked in the musical instrument industry since 2007, he’s been responsible for various implementations of firmware, hardware, and DSP technologies in numerous musical devices. He holds... Read More →
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Moog Music

Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The employee-owned company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer Dr. Bob Moog. All of Moog’s instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of do... Read More →

Partners
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Moog Music

Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The employee-owned company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer Dr. Bob Moog. All of Moog’s instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of do... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

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