makers.ie intro - modular system
Andy Wilson - maker.ie
Andy Wilson and Thom Conaty from maker.ie will give a short demo of the maker.ie modular system which is currently in development, and the maker B.I.Y. guitar pedal. The maker modular system consists of a mix of classic analog functions and also some programmable multi-functional A/D modules. As much of the system as possible is being designed as DIY modules with small HP sizes, in this way we think that combined with some programmable aspects it is possible to combine many different synthesis functions in a small portable system. The maker B.I.Y. pedal is a unique take on the DIY guitar pedal which offers the possibility of including different designs on the same PCB, and is designed to increase flexibility and maximise long term build reliability. Most maker.ie designs are released with open source / open hardware licenses, allowing users to further customise the modules or pedals by altering the schematics and board designs.
In Hall 1, various Artists, Musicians and Developers will present short concert/presentations up to 20 minutes long. During the presentations, other than performances, presenters will explain the technology or instruments used and answer questions. A maximum of one half of the time (10 minutes) will be for speaking or explanations.
The Gespraechskonzerte will also be presented over video monitors and projections so one can view the very finely detailed products and technical usage. The edited recordings of these events will also be available online for future use.
The term and concept of Gespraechskonzerte or "Discussion Concert" was coined by the late German Physicist and pioneer of electronic music, Oskar Sala. He used this phrase at times when he would perform on the Trautonium with discussion to follow the concert.