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This is the overview of all available workshops. Please have a look at the workshop template to learn how to add yours.

You can give hands-on introduction to software, coding practices or hardware?

The workshop timeslots are managed in the Schedule.

Please note: This wiki will be archived by the end of the month (20160430)! Please add your presentations and additionally needed files until then!




Stepp0r a renoise plugin

People: Palo
Room: Soundlab
Day: 1
Start: 10:00
Duration: 00:45
Required hardware: Launchpad or Launchpad mini or Launchpad S (I will bring mine)
Required software: renoise (and the Stepp0r plugin)
Intended audience: step-sequencer and tracker users
Description: This Workshop is in addition to the Lecture, and focuses on LUA scripting to create renoise plugins (like Stepp0r).
Attachment: This event doesn't provide a presentation (yet).






Essential Aspects on Mixing

People: JimsonDrift
Room: Soundlab
Day: 0
Start: 15:00
Duration: 01:30
Required hardware:
Required software:
Intended audience: People with experience in mixing seeking to give advice and people with less experience looking for advice
Description: This workshop, conducted by Gerald Mwangi of Jimson Drift (www.jimson-drift.de) focuses on the early stages of mixing in music production.

I want to share my experiences on initial EQing, Gating and Compressing to clean up the mix and collect the experiences of others. I will supply some gear: 5" monitors, headphones, and a usb soundcard.

The workshop will held as follows:

  • I will first give a 15min talk on initial EQing, Gating and use of Compressors
  • Then persons from the audience shall get time slots of approx 10min on my monitors to show their projects/get impressions on their mix
  • This should allow for 6-7 people on the Loudspeakers. Others have the oppurtunity to use headphones to apply the tips to their mixes
  • As the workshop is focused on the initial mixing, further topics like stereo panning, reverb, accentuation by EQing will be postponed to the end
  • I consider myself in intermediate noob! So I invite the 'professionals' and the other noobs for an open discussion
Attachment: This event doesn't provide a presentation (yet).





OpenAV on Fabla2

People: Harryhaaren
Room: Mainhall
Day: 0
Start: 12:00
Duration: 00:45
Required hardware: OpenAV requirements: None (I will bring gear). Audience: Laptops, headphones
Required software: Fabla2 Install Party will be held :)
Intended audience: Musicians, interested in sampling and beat making, advanced usage of Fabla2 with external FX.
Description:
Fabla2

This workshop, given by Harry van Haaren of OpenAV Productions will introduce the Fabla2 sampler, and its capabilities for studio and live-performance.

  • How to build your own Layered Kit
  • Sequencing Beats in Ardour
  • Setting up for live-performance in Jalv
  • The Mysterious AuxBus feature for FX (and howto with ArtyFX)
  • A Demo - what audio-damage can a sampler even do?
  • Audience hands-on : yes you get to play with it! :D

Any questions about this workshop should be directed to Harry: <harryhaaren@gmail.com>

Attachment: No Slides used, please watch video instead: https://media.ccc.de/v/minilac16-openav





Plugin Programming with Faust

People: Aggraef
Room: Mainhall
Day: 0
Start: 15:00
Duration: 01:30
Required hardware: speaker: data projector, stereo audio; participants: bring your Linux laptop if you want to follow along
Required software: participants: whatever DAW you prefer, Faust (installation of required software will be discussed during the workshop)
Intended audience: DSP developers, (wannabe) Faust programmers, any Linux audio users interested in rolling their own plugins
Description:
Faust VSTs in Bitwig Studio

This workshop (90 min) will give a practical introduction to programming LV2 and VST plugins on Linux using Faust.

Topics:

Slides are also available on Gitbub: FaustPlugins.pdf

Attachment: FaustPlugins.pdf






Physical Modeling using Synth-A-Modeler

People: Edgarberdahl, Peter Vasil, Denis Huber
Room: Seminar room
Day: 1
Start: 10:00
Duration: 02:00
Required hardware: speaker: data projector, stereo audio; participants: bring your Linux laptop if you want to follow along
Required software: participants: Faust, perl, Synth-A-Modeler
Intended audience: DSP developers, Faust programmers, music composers, embedded instrument designers
Description:
Physical modeling in Synth-A-Modeler

This workshop (90 min) will give an introduction to physical modeling using examples that participants are invited to modify in order to create their own new physical models.

Note: Peter Vasil will only be able to attend if this is scheduled on Sunday.

Attachment: This event doesn't provide a presentation (yet).






Yet Same Old Qstuff* (continued)

People: Rncbc
Room: Mainhall
Day: 0
Start: 17:00
Duration: 02:00
Required hardware: speaker: data projector, stereo audio; participants: BYOLD (bring your own Linux device)
Required software: participants: any software you like as long it's Linux-audio/MIDI certified ;)
Intended audience: developers and users
Description:
Qtractor, an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer

The proposed talk/workshop is nothing more than a follow-up to the tradition of LAC2013@IEM-Graz, LAC2014@ZKM-Karlsruhe and LAC2015@JGU-Mainz, as an informal hands-on demonstration to the most relevant issues and not so obvious ones of the Qstuff* software collection. Main subject though shall be Qtractor [4], an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer project which also marks its return to Berlin where it was first announced (cf. LAC2007@TU-Berlin). Developers and users are kindly invited to discuss, complain and more importantly, exchange thoughts about the present and future of all this Qstuff*.

The Qstuff* are, in order of appearance:

[1] QjackCtl - A JACK Audio Connection Kit Qt GUI Interface
http://qjackctl.sourceforge.net
https://github.com/rncbc/qjackctl
[2] Qsynth - A fluidsynth Qt GUI Interface
http://qsynth.sourceforge.net
https://github.com/rncbc/qsynth
[3] Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface
http://qsampler.sourceforge.net
https://github.com/rncbc/qsampler
https://github.com/rncbc/liblscp
[4] Qtractor - An audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer
http://qtractor.sourceforge.net
https://github.com/rncbc/qtractor
[5] QXGEdit - A Qt XG Editor
http://qxgedit.sourceforge.net
https://github.com/rncbc/qxgedit
[6] QmidiNet - A MIDI Network Gateway via UDP/IP Multicast
http://qmidinet.sourceforge.net
https://github.com/rncbc/qmidinet
[7] QmidiCtl - A MIDI Remote Controller via UDP/IP Multicast
http://qmidictl.sourceforge.net
https://github.com/rncbc/qmidictl
[8] synthv1 - an old-school polyphonic synthesizer
http://synthv1.sourceforge.net
https://github.com/rncbc/synthv1
[9] samplv1 - an old-school polyphonic sampler
http://samplv1.sourceforge.net
https://github.com/rncbc/samplv1
[10] drumkv1 - an old-school drum-kit sampler
http://drumkv1.sourceforge.net
https://github.com/rncbc/drumkv1
Attachment: slides: lac2016_qstuff_slides.pdf video: https://media.ccc.de/v/minilac16-yetsameoldqstuff





One Hour Challenge

People: Umcaruje
Room: Soundlab
Day: 1
Start: 12:00
Duration: 01:30
Required hardware: A laptop is required, participants would need to bring their own laptops and headphones
Required software: Participants need to be equipped with a DAW of choice with MIDI importing capabilities
Intended audience: Anyone with love for music, and basic knowledge of music production.
Description: A challenge to produce a music track within 60 minutes. Participants get a short MIDI file as a starting point, and work on their track using the tools and techniques of their choice.
Attachment: MiniLAC One Hour Challange.pdf





Getting to know Yoshimi

People: Folderol
Room: Seminar room
Day: 1
Start: 17:00
Duration: 01:30
Required hardware: MIDI or USB keyboard, Audio system, HDMI monitor. Will bring laptop.
Required software: Will bring all necessary software.
Intended audience: Musicians. Anyone with an interest in Yoshimi developments and roadmap.
Description: An informal demonstration and explanation of some of the less obvious features of Yoshimi, highlighting usability and convenience.
  • Configuration and Recent History
  • Audio and Midi routing
  • Roots, Banks and Instruments
  • Command Line Interface
  • Direct part access
  • Channel switching
  • Vector Control
Attachment: This event doesn't provide a presentation (yet).





BELA - an open-source embedded platform for low-latency interactive audio

People: Giuliomoro
Room: Mainhall
Day: 1
Start: 16:00
Duration: 03:00
Required hardware: We will bring Bela kits for all participants, as well as an assortment of electronic parts and sensors (participants are welcome to bring their own sensors and additional hardware). Each participant should come with their own laptop to program Bela.
Required software: You only need bash, ssh, rsync, python 2.7 and a web browser with javascript enabled ...
Intended audience: Anybody with an interest in embedded audio and/or creating new musical instruments. Previous knowledge of PureData or C++ will help but is not required.
Description:
BELA - open-source ultra low latency embedded audio/sensor platform

This hands-on workshop introduces participants to Bela, an open source embedded platform for ultra-low latency audio and sensor processing based on the BeagleBone Black. We will present the hardware and software features of Bela through a tutorial that gets participants started developing interactive music projects. Bela projects can be developed in C/C++ or Pure Data (Pd), and the platform features an on-board browser-based IDE for getting started quickly. This workshop will focus specifically on using C++ with Bela to create self-contained instruments.

http://bela.io

Augmented Instruments Lab

Attachment: This event doesn't provide a presentation (yet).





Canorus - A next generation open source music score editor

People: Matevž Jekovec, Reinhard Katzmann, Georg Rudolph
Room: Seminar room
Day: 0
Start: 17:00
Duration: 01:30
Required hardware: hardware MIDI synth
Required software: Linux/Windows, Mac OSX builds are currently out of date, you'll have to compile Canorus yourself
Intended audience: Hobby composers and arrangers who seek as close to pencil&paper music score editor, as possible.
Description:
Canorus - A next generation open source music score editor

The workshop will be lead by Canorus developers Matevž Jekovec, Reinhard Katzmann, and Georg Rudolph. Topics:

  • We will start with the history of Canorus
  • Then we'll compose a simple multi-voice, multi-instrument score and present the philosophy behind writing a score using Canorus.
  • We'll present the python-based scripting backend and algorithmic composition.
  • Afterwards we'll present Harmonia, a python-based Canorus plugin used for analyzing the music score.
  • We'll conclude with the roadmap and missing features. Audience will have the opportunity to express their opinion and request new features in person.
Attachment: This event doesn't provide a presentation (yet).






Linux Live on Stage - SuperBoucle, Carla, Faust & LV2 Plugins

People: Vince
Room: Mainhall
Day: 0
Start: 13:00
Duration: 01:30
Required hardware: if you have one, bring a Midi Controller (i.e Launchpad S, Lauchcontrol XL, NanoKontrol, etc...)
Required software: SuperBoucle, Carla, Synths, Plugins, what you want to use
Intended audience: People who want to use Linux on the stage.
Description:
SuperBoucle - Open Source Live Performance Tool

In this workshop we want to show you a complete and fully functional Live Setup for the stage. "Live" means, you can musically interact with the music (by arranging and mixing the tracks on-the-fly) using only midi controllers. It is based on SuperBoucle (for arrangements), Carla (for mixing), a bunch of self-made Faust plugins and applications (Beat Repeater, Cut Sequencer) and a lot of other well-known Linux Audio Software (Yoshimi, SooperLooper, Calf Plugins, etc...) First we want to show and explain the brand new SuperBoucle and the new features we added, then we'll go on Carla and the Faust applications needed for a perfect live mixing environment. This workshop aims also to be an open and interactive discussion about how to use Linux on the stage, so every ideas (dicussions, tests, coding, install-party...) are welcome! Teaser: http://www.sonejo.net/node/81 Github "our" fork repo: https://github.com/sonejostudios/superboucle Github original repo: https://github.com/Vampouille/superboucle

For the people in Berlin who want to see the whole live set in action, we are playing: 07. May. 2016: Berlin, Mensch Meier (Rebellion der Träumer) 12. May. 2016: Berlin, Badehaus More info and concert dates at https://superdirt.net/live/

Attachment: SuperBoucleIdeas.pdf






loop - Open educational instruments made in pure data

People: loop2016
Room: Seminar room
Day: 0
Start: 15:15
Duration: 01:30
Required hardware: Laptop, Mouse, active sound system, (opt. AKAI LPD8 and KORG nanokontrol2)
Required software: pure data extended (available for windows, mac and linux) (http://puredata.info/downloads/pd-extended)
Intended audience: People interested in Open Educational Resources especially music teachers and pd users as well as musicians in general.
Description: We would like to share the results of our master thesis, the loop-Ensemble. We used Pure data Extended to develop three interconnectable musical instruments that are able to self-describe their technical principles via interaction. They are supposed to be used by students in higher secondary levels, but can also be enjoyed by anyone else. The three instruments ADD, DRUMBO and JERRY can loosely be assigned to musical roles: Bass, drums and lead. These borders are surmountable very quickly due to their ambivalent sound production. The interconnection of the three instruments in particular supports loop-based play that reminds of electronic dance music as well as sound experiments. We will give a short demonstration that focuses on open educational resources (OERs), the ensemble itself and its pedagogical possibilities. After that we can fire them up and start making some noise.
Gui of ADD
Gui of DRUMBO
Gui of JERRY
loop in a workshop situation
Attachment: This event doesn't provide a presentation (yet).






Introduction to microphony

People: raven
Room: Soundlab
Day: 0
Start: 12:00
Duration: 00:45
Required hardware: none
Required software: none
Intended audience: People who use microphones, have a technical background but but don't know much about how mics work or how to use them..
Description: I'll go trough all the microphone-basics, from different transducers, transformers and polar patterns up to stereo microphony.[t.b.e]
Attachment: This event doesn't provide a presentation (yet).






Bitwig Studio Updates

People: riot
Room: Soundlab
Day: 1
Start: 17:00
Duration: 01:30
Required hardware: none
Required software: none
Intended audience: Everyone interested in the most recent updates to Bitwig Studio
Description: I'll go trough all the most important updates in Bitwig Studio from last years LAC to this miniLAC. We'll work together and try out things to see, what is possible with the newest stuff. Also, this is my warmup for the later LSN ;)
Attachment: This event doesn't provide a presentation (yet).