STEIM & ADE: Workshop

October 21st, 2017 midday 

STEIM and ADE present the workshop:

Introduction in analog modular synthesizer systems

  • Always wanted to know what this hype is about?
  • Want to know what the heck the musician is doing by turning all these knobs?
  • What is so special about ‘analog’ synthesizers!?

If you are interested in sound synthesis but so far have been doing that with ‘software instruments’, you may be interested in learning more about analog synthesizer hardware.

This workshop is about these wonderful machines which don’t come with hundreds of presets, instead they come with a bunch of patch cables, so you have to create a sound from scratch.


In this workshop Frank Baldé and Sybren Danz will teach you the basics of sound synthesis using an analog synthesizer. You will also learn about the history of these machines, west-coast versus east-coast synthesis, the choices that you are faced with today, etc. Of course you will also have time to play with a machine, so don’t forget to bring some recording device and a pair of headphones!

DATE: Saturday 21 October, 2017
TIME: 12:00 – 17:00 hrs.
COST: €20,- (€5 discount for ADE-card holders, contact STEIM for discount code)
Maximum participants: 6
LOCATION: STEIM (Broedplaats Lely), Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam. Map
Please note: Due to lots of building activities the coming months around STEIM, the old directions on how to reach us are not valid anymore. So check our contact page regularly to find the latest guidance!

Later that evening the teachers Frank Baldé and Sybren Danz will present an ‘east-coast versus west-coast’ improvisation concert in the theatre hall of Lelylaan, using lots of analog synth gear.