Introduction to Modular Synthesis with Hiro Kone and Synth Library NYC

Synth Library NYC and Music Resident Alum Hiro Kone will guide participants through the fundamental concepts of modular synthesizers. In this introductory workshop, participants will gain insight into synthesis, build and analyze relationships in a patch from scratch, and discuss how to integrate modular systems into their creative practices.

Date: This in-person workshop will meet once on Saturday, September 4 from 1-3pm.

Price: $50

Audience: Open to all. No prior knowledge of modular synthesizers is necessary.

Materials: None.

Hiro Kone is the alias of Nicky Mao, a New York City based musician and producer. Her forthcoming LP, entitled “Silvercoat the throng”, will be released on Dais Records September 24, 2021. Taking a deconstructive approach to music, she is known to draw upon a combination of modular synthesis, noise, field recordings, and her once abandoned violin training.

Synth Library NYC is a lending library of synthesizers, recording equipment, modular gear and other electronic musical instruments. We are committed to democratizing access to music technology and putting the means of production into the hands of those under-represented in these fields/who may not otherwise be able to afford. As a membership organization, NYC Synth Library seeks to facilitate connection and learning amongst its members.

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.