Knobcon organizers have shared the workshop lineup for Knobcon 2017, scheduled for Sept 8-10 in the Chicago area.
The event will feature two days of seminars and workshops, ranging from question-and-answer sessions with synth pioneers like Tom Oberheim to learning how to solder and build your own synthesizer. And whiskey tasting.
Knobcon tickets are available for US $40 through the end of August and are $50 after that.
Here are the details:
Saturday, September 9 2017
The Basics of Synthesis
Youtube video guru Marc Doty offers his take on the basics of synthesis.
Random Applications in Electronic Music
Jon Sonnenberg demonstrates ways that randomness and probability can be harnessed in electronic music production and performance.
Michael Boddicker: Ask Me Anything
Mr. Boddicker has been a session musician and film composer for over four decades, working on countless recordings you’ve certainly heard from Michael Jackson to No Doubt. Moderated by Suit & Tie Guy.
Whiskey Tasting: A Primer
Winston Edwards of Texas-based Balcones Distilling gives a crash course in how to taste whiskey in a critical environment. Must be 21 to participate.
Sunday, September 10 2017
Harald Bode: Innovator Unsung
Marc Doty presents an exploration of one of the lesser-known pioneers of electronic music technology.
A History of Reverberation in Recorded Music
Chicagoland-based plate reverb craftsman William Beith maps out how reverberation developed in recorded music in the twentieth century and describes the mechanics behind the ambience.
Tom Oberheim: Ask Me Anything
Synth pioneer Tom Oberheim asks your questions in an open Q&A session. Moderated by Suit & Tie Guy.
BBoy Tech Report LIVE
Corry Banks takes to the digital airwaves for a live broadcast of his music production podcast.”