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In the Workshop: PATCH / WORK with Abby Echiverri

Abby Echiverri ( musician, sound engineer, DJ/VJ) will give an introductory talk & demonstration on patching the modular synthesizer. Curated by gfx, this workshop series highlights instruments from the Musical Instrument Lending Library at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The Library will also be on hand with instruments for hands-on noodling. After making new sounds of your own, stick around to hear […]

In the Workshop: Master Trax w/ Madeleine Campbell

Madeleine Campbell (sound engineer and editor of Women in Sound Zine) teaches this beginner-level workshop on mastering tracks. We will discuss turning your demos into mixes and how to prep those mixes for a mastering engineer. Madeline will use Pro Tools to demonstrate methods of transforming raw demo tracks into fully-formed mixes and discuss various […]

In the Workshop: Synthesizers & Effects w/ Lisa Belladonna

Instruments-of-the-Month: Moog Mother 32 & Korg Arp Odyssey Lisa will demonstrate the magical synergy between analog synthesis and effects pedals by pairing synthesizers with an array of EarthQuaker Devices gear. Curated by gfx, this hands-on workshop series takes inspiration from electronic and underground pioneers, past and present. Each session will highlight instruments from the Musical Instrument Lending […]

In the Workshop: Live Sounds w/ {arsonist}

Instruments-of-the-Month: H4N Zoom Recorder Inspirational Artists: Holly Herndon Inspired by experimental female composers who blend analog & digital, {arsonist} will demonstrate how to collect live sounds with the Zoom H4N recorder and manipulate them using Tidal Cycles, live coding software that allows you to make musical patterns with text. {arsonist} is the solo musical project of […]

In the Workshop: Moog Minataur & Theremini w/ TzT

Instruments-of-the-Month: Moog Minitaur & Theremini Inspirational Artists: Stereolab & Broadcast Influenced by 90s avant-pop bands Stereolab & Broadcast, TzT is a musician and healer who styles toward the everyday psychonaut with spacey originals & beat-driven experimental pop and hip-hop mixes. In this workshop, she’ll show you how pocket-sized instruments like the Moog Minataur and Theremini […]

Musical Instrument Lending Library

Browse our online catalog or visit the Music Department at CLP – Main to find your instrument of choice. Available Instruments & Gear: Synthesizers Beatmakers Sequencers Effects Pedals Digital Theremin Recording Equipment Ukuleles Borrow and Play Once you’ve selected your instrument of choice from our online collection, start playing, learning, composing, or performing! To borrow […]