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Leaf Audio Noisefoc DIY workshop

Leaf Audio Noisefoc DIY workshop  ·  Source: Leaf Audio

The DIY area is a big part of Superbooth, and sadly it’s not happening this year. But Leaf Audio didn’t want to let Superbooth 20 Home Edition pass by without offering something for the DIYers. They invite you to join them online and build a Noisefoc experimental oscillator. You’ll need to be quick, though: registration is only open today.

Leaf Audio Noisefoc DIY workshop

Leaf Audio is traditionally in charge of organising the DIY area at Superbooth, which obviously isn’t happening this year. But what would Superbooth 20 Home Edition be without a proper DIY workshop? That’s why Leaf Audio has decided to move the workshop to the internet, just like the news and performances.

Here’s how:

  • Sign up today (April 23rd) at this link.
  • The kit will be shipped out to you tomorrow.
  • On April 30th at 7 P.M. CEST, Leaf Audio will host a live stream, during which they’ll give soldering advice and guide you through assembling the module.

Leaf Audio says that all you need is a soldering iron and side cutters. The kit includes all required parts, even solder.

The Noisefoc kit for the workshop costs EUR 75. To participate in the workshop, you should live within the EU, to make sure the kit reaches you in time.

Leaf Audio Noisefoc DIY workshop

Leaf Audio Noisefoc DIY workshop

Leaf Audio Noisefoc: an experimental oscillator

According to Leaf Audio, Noisefoc is an experimental “chaos oscillator”. They say that it’s great as a basis for hi hats and other percussive sounds, but can also be used as a unique CV source. The circuit is based on three CMOS NAND gates controlled by pots and a photoresistor. Two separate mix circuits provide different sounds. The module also has a power starving feature, which leads to even more craziness, Leaf Audio says. There’s a CV input labeled “Pitch Influence”, but the developer points out that it has nothing at all to do with 1V/oct. It sounds like an interesting sound source – and a great DIY project for self-isolation.

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