DivKidVideo‘s Ben Wilson shared this look at building a modular synthesizers for kids.
“I was recently working at the Science Tent at Deer Shed festival,” he told us, “and put together a Eurorack system specifically for kids to come and play on.”
Deer Shed is a family-friendly festival, with a large number of kids and parents. The Science Tent gives kids a chance to come and try soldering, make slime, chemistry workshops, build raspberry pi units and come and make music on modular gear.
“I tried to put together the best Eurorack synthesizer that I could that was a mean little groove box of beats, melodies, bass, FX and some more ‘out there’ fun stuff. So, here’s what I used, how I patched it and how it went.”
As the pint-sized modular guru Caitlin aptly demonstrates, young people can get deep into synths, and modular synthesizers mix science, technology and art in a way that’s fascinating to a lot of kids.
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