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WORKSHOP

I hold a number of different workshops where the participants build and learn about electronics and sound.

A workshop can last anywhere between one hour and several days , and tailored to suit the participants age and ability. From un-initiated 11- year-olds to more experienced electronics hobbyists, the primary goal is always to teach the participants a set of skills with witch they can experiment and explore further. We avoid unnecessarily complicating things, and focus on play rather than theory and maths. For those who are interested, more in-depth information about the theory of what we are doing is always readily available. I have held workshops in schools, at festivals and a variety of different venues. Building MIDI controllers, random music generators, drumming robots and programming software and hardware.

 

Below are some examples of the various workshops available.

 

We build a basic light sensitive drone-synth using a 40106 hex inverter chip. The entire circuit is assembled on a solderless breadboard, so no soldering required. This workshop focuses on experimentation and play and the participants all bet to modify and create their own unique bleepy-bloopy noisemaker. With plenty of tips and tricks to get more interesting sounds. The participants take whatever they have built home with them for fun and further experimentation. The video to the right (in Norwegian) shows the concept that the workshop will be based around.  The idea behind the whole workshop, is to show the audience that electronics aren't necessarily so complicated and inaccessible as they may seem. Once we've learned enough to scrape at the surface, and to avoid dangers like hazardous electrocutions and huge explosions, we can experiment and google our way to the most fantastic inventions.

 

Depending on the age and experience of the participants this typically takes 1-2 hours

This is like the breadboard oscillator mentioned above, only instead of using a solderless breadboard we will use a printed circuit board and solder the components on. Rather than learn experimentation and modification the participants learn to solder and build a fantastic bloopy-bleepy cmos noise synth that boasts four light-controlled pulse -wave oscillators one of witch has sync and two LFOs that modulate the oscillators via LEDs. Its fantastic fun to play with.

 

Depending on the age and experience of the participants this typically takes 1-2 hours

 

I will typically tailor the printed circuit board for each workshop and can include your logo or image on the circuit board, the one imaged to the left was made for Bandorg.

#bloopereel

En video publisert av Daniel (@captain_credible)

BLOOPER EEL

BITMATH MUSIC WEASEL

Oneliner code music

 

We solder together a circuit board hosting an attiny85 microcontroller that we subsequently program using a computer, a usbasp programmer and the Arduino IDE. The main purpose of the board is to experiment with extremely lofi generative 5 bit music, but the atmega can practically be programmed to do anything. The board has a simple pseudo stereo output configuration, or optionally a more complex mono 5bit DAC output. It also has a light dependant resistor, a potentiometer and a tactile switch that can be freely connected and utilized via the pin headers and IDC connectors.

 

 

 

Depending on the age and experience of the participants it typically takes less than one hour to assemble the circuit board and minimum 1 hour to write some code and have fun

 

 

 

I will typically tailor the printed circuit board for each workshop and can include your logo or image on the circuit board.

 

 

 

To the right is an example of the kind of generative music that can be made with this kit, and below it is an alternative more complicated-to-code and arguably more musical alternative.

 

This workshop requires that the participants bring a computer.

Stoked that i got this polyphonic music working! #blakelivingstone #avr #attiny #tinytune #chiptune

En video publisert av Daniel (@captain_credible)

NEWS

Planck Midi/CV controller register interest here

More info on Planck here

Sign up for workshop 2.0 in trondheim here

 

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Mad decent instructional video on how to rinse it out well proper (dance) to the sounds of Sky Barstow, as remixed by Captain Credible here

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   Captain Credible pictures from Øya Festival here

CLASH Magazine pick out Captain Credible as one of the highlights of Øya Day 1! here

A pleasantly confusing article about Captain Credible as though stored on crinkly magnetic tape here

Captain Credible cunningly endows inanimate objects with souls secretly harvested at night from people that "didn't need them anyway" here

Reviews/articles:

A pleasantly confusing article on Captain Credible from dead-brain here

Short review of Captain Credible at By:Larm here

Danish review of Villa gig at By:Larm

Article about Captain Credible on side2 here

Short HG80 article on Captain Credible here

Universitas review a gig with Captain Credible here

Article about Captain Credible in planB

NRK Urørt interview with Captain Credible here

Interview with Captain Credible on NöMusic here

Musiq review Captain Credible at slottsfjell here

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PLANCK

USB/MIDI/CV CONTROLLER

For more specific info on PLANCK see this page

 

Below is more general info about midi workshops:

 

We assemble, solder and program a circuit board that acts as the "brain" in a midi controller. The participants then build or acquire an enclosure to mount it inside. Drill holes and mount potentiometers, LEDs, arcade buttons, distance sensors, light sensors switches, you name it. Until finally at the end of the workshop they have a working midi controller that can control software or hardware synths and effects. The midi controller will also be able to receive midi from and control real world things such as lights, motors, relays and so on.

 

This workshop requires the participants bring a computer, a box/enclosure they want to turn into a midi controller and something that will send and receive midi (although i can always provide the latter if it is problematic)

 

It should take approximately 1hr to build assemble the circuit board, 1hr to build the enclosure/mount pots,LEDs and sensors, 1hr to program it, and then it is good to have an additional hour to muck about/refine and fine tune, or alter the designs

 

 

If you would like to book Captain Credible to perform at your venue/festival/boat, and or hold a workshop/party, please see booking page

or contact me at workshop@captaincredible.com

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