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Intro to Synthesizers for Women & Non-Binary Folks (May 28)

VIVO Media Arts Centre

Thursday, 28 May 2020 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Intro to Synthesizers for Women & Non-Binary Folks...

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee GST
Regular rate   more info Sold Out 7 May 2020 $41.00 $2.43 $2.17
VIVO Producer Member rate   more info Sold Out 7 May 2020 $28.00 $1.97 $1.50

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Intro to Synthesizers for Women & Non-Binary Folks

Intimidated by all those knobs on your synthesizer? Let recording engineer Victoria Gibson help you get started!


4 hours total // $41, or $28 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST)

  Thu May 28, 6pm-10pm


One extended subsidy available for this workshop:


No experience neccesary.

This hands-on introduction is designed for women and non-binary folks who want to play with synthesizers but are just beginning their explorations. Curious but don't know where to start? This is for you!


It combines basic theory and practice to introduce you to audio synthesis. Learn how to connect your equipment and understand signal flow. Find out how to identify each type of synthesizer and what sounds you can expect it to produce. Discover what type of synth makes the sounds you like by exploring the presets. Start to shape the sounds to create your own voice. This workshop will let you approach any synth with confidence because you'll understand the controls, dials, and sliders and what they are doing.


The necessary equipment is provided, but you are encouraged to also bring your own synthesizer, headphones, audio equipment, and laptop with software, and learn how to make them work during the workshop. This is what makes this workshop special -- Victoria will meet you where you’re at! The focus will be on making meaningful sounds using your own ears and whatever is on hand. 


Responding to participants’ needs, the format for this workshop will include a lot of open time for you to ask questions and try your hand at experimenting with synthesis. Victoria will provide technical and creative assistance.


Bring a USB memory stick or other external storage device if you want to take home any sounds that you might record.


Victoria Gibson is an Integrated Media Artist who blends sound + light + motion to create amazing art experiences. Making magic from advanced techniques to spark curiosity. Involving audiences with interactive technology such as gesture control resulting in complex, experimental works that emerge from the nexus of art and technology, but remain accessible and fun. Gibson holds a BA in Music from the University of British Columbia.



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If you're taking even a couple of workshops, it's worth signing up for a Producer Membership (Basic or Extended):

Or redeem the Video Bucks you earned by volunteering:


Refunds: Class sizes are small, and our instructors need to be paid–if you can’t make a class that you’ve signed up for, we need time to alert wait-listed participants. VIVO presently asks that withdrawals from workshops be requested by emailing at least 12 days prior to the workshop date, if you would like to receive a refund minus a $5 administration fee. Thanks!


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VIVO Media Arts
2625 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 3G9

Thursday, 28 May 2020 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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VIVO Media Arts Centre

VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE, incorporated in 1973 as the Satellite Video Exchange Society (SVES), is Vancouver’s oldest media arts access centre. VIVO continues to fulfill its founding vision by directly supporting independent artists, community-based producers and activists to develop and exchange their skills in a supportive environment. Our members gather around the tools and material means of production to invent new understandings, new genres and new friendships. Reflecting both the diversity of contemporary technologies and the symbiotic communities that coalesce around new forms of knowledge and creativity, our programming fosters formal, aesthetic and critical approaches to media arts practice. VIVO builds an audience of makers, organizers and critics through artists in residence, lectures, workshops, performances, exhibitions and curatorial and archival research. As an integral artist run centre in Vancouver, our resources and facilities will continue to inform and influence engagement in all levels of media art investment.

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