An introduction the Bespoke Synth, a very powerful free software synthesiser available for Mac, Linux and Windows. 6 places on this workshop
It is enormously powerful, but you might need a guide to get going with it.
It is free to download and use, and updates are free as well.
If you are already a whizz at it you probably don’t need this workshop, but we hope having been on it, you’ll be one in a short space of time!
Please note you will need to bring a few things to the workshop – see below.
Your workshop leader will be Richard Bolam.
Tickets available for £16.96 at
Bespoke Synth uses
– Complete digital audio workstation
– Rhythmic and tonal music
– Beat / loop-based music
– Live looping
– Generative music
– Sound design
– Midi routing
– VST / AU / LV2 plug-in host
Equipment required to be brought by workshop participants:
– Windows or Linux laptop with audio capabilities or a MacBook.
Anything made in the last ten years should run it, but if you want to test it before the workshop just to check, download the software and try a demo form this link and get the version for your o/s by clicking on Assets https://github.com/BespokeSynth/BespokeSynth/releases
– Midi keyboard
– 3 button mouse with scroll-wheel
The interface can seem daunting, but it is very sophisticated and Richard will guide you though the processes to create your own track.
You will learn:
To navigate the interface
To create your own rhymic sounds/voices
To create sequences
To join sequences together to create songs/tracks
To insert and use effects plugins
Nightly builds – there are regular updates
Ryan Challinor – the author of the software
Adam Ribaudo – some excellent demonstrations – no talking
Free drum samples
Audio editing software
Audacity – free, open source
Ocenaudio – free
Free VST / AU / LV2 plug-ins
Full Bucket software
Cardinal modular synth