Benjolin Workshop, with Rob Hordijk (4th June 2011)

Benjolin Workshop, with Rob Hordijk (4th June 2011)

Build your own electronic fun-box

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150,00 € VAT incl.

In a one-day workshop conducted by legendary synth builder Rob Hordijk , participants will build the Benjolin, an analog sound-device that is very different from what you usually will find with other DIY-kits. This kit will ONLY be available through the workshop, it is not for sale separately. The class cost is just €70, plus a materials fee of €80. You will bring home an analog synth, and you can tell everyone that you`ve build it yourself!

The Benjolin is a ‘noise box’ that is ‘bent by design’, meaning that it always has a definite amount of unpredictability while it is still intuitive to play. The Benjolin features two eighteen-octave range voltage controlled oscillators that drive a ‘rungler’ circuit, circuitry that in essence uses a special interference technique feeding back into the oscillators to force them into wild chaotic behaviour. A special slightly chaotic filter is both excited and modulated by the signals from the rungler circuitry processes, producing sounds between fat drones to grungy noise havoc. The kit is somewhat challenging to build, but with a little patience and accuracy a beginner in DIY can definitely do it successfully.

Note: You can only be sure of a place in the workshop after ordering in this site. Payment can be done by creditcard or Paypal through our online store or by bank transfer.