Tuesday, Jul 04, 2023

Beginner Workshop with Girts from Erica Synths @SchneidersLaden

For our next Workshops for Modular Beginners, we are happy to welcome a special guest who will bring a newly developed synthesizer. Girts from Erica Synths will introduce the Bullfrog – a special semi-modular synthesizer designed to teach you synthesis. The Bullfrog was developed by Erica Synths and Richie Hawtin and will be available on 10th of August.

In order to provide a well-rounded understanding of the functionality of this synthesizer and sound synthesis in general, the Bullfrog comes with a comprehensive manual that explains analog synthesis in detail to accompany the learning process. Although the Bullfrog is a semi-modular synthesizer, it is a great device to learn about modular synthesis and synthesis in general.

Here are some more words about the synth: Bullfrog is a classical subtractive synthesizer – it consists of several “modules” for sound generation – VCO, NOISE GENERATOR – and treatment – VCF, VCA/DELAY, as well as “modules” that generate control and modulation signals to control them – ENVELOPE GENERATORS and SAMPLE & HOLD. The Bullfrog will not make the sound on its own unless it is patched – using eurorack patch cables to interconnect the “modules” or by inserting voice cards that create internal connections between the “modules” in a specific way and add extra functionality, like sampler/looper, sequencer, groovebox, etc. This approach better helps to understand functionality of a subtractive synthesizer and the principles of sound design with instruments like these.

We encourage anyone interested in our regular Modular Beginner Workshops to come by, don’t miss this special workshop!

Please check out the official Bullfrog website: https://bullfrog.ericasynths.lv/ 

No registration is required. If it gets too crowded, we’ll have to go on a first-come, first-served basis. See you on Thursday July 6 – 6pm at SchneidersLaden Showroom – Kottbusser Tor Berlin.

Header Picture: Erica Synths


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