Build your own AV Synth ­ “The Simulacrum Machine” with Ewa Justka


During this 2 days workshop we will build “The Simulacrum Audio­Visual Machine” which will bring you to the constantly fluctuating feedback loop between auditory and visual cathartic noise.

The workshop is suitable for musicians, VJs and anyone else interested in making audio­-visual noisssse. It’s suitable both for beginners in electronics as well as for more advanced participants. You will learn reading schematics, soldering techniques and principles of video and audio signal processing.

During the first day you will build an audio synth based on weird watery unpredictable sequencer(ish) that you can plug directly to R (red), G(green) and B(blue) of the video synth. You can decide which sequence you want to be played by means of patching. The synth can be quite noisy and unpredictable depending on the patch you make. There is also CV input and frequency control (3 pots).

During the second day you will build a video synth based on Arduino that you can plug to LCD screen or CRT with VGA input. You can use an audio synth that we built during the first day as an input as well as any other audio input.

Things that happen when experimenting with CRTs are weird. You can interact with the screen by moving the colors on the screen…


Workshop Host

Ewa Justka is a polish electronic noise artist, self taught instruments builder and electronics teacher based in London. She currently studies MA Computational Arts at Goldsmiths. She performed and taught at Sonic Acts Academy Festival, Supernormal Festival, CTM, STEIM, Loop Festival, Incubate Festival and more.



All workshop materials are included in the price and the device which you will build is yours to keep. You can bring your own soldering iron if you have one. This workshop is happening in New River Studios next to ExFed, so after the first day of workshop you can easily attend AV Depot.



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