San Franciscos ROBOTSPEAK Announces Special Goal For Modular Synth Building Workshops

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

ROBOTSPEAK, the premier San Francisco music production school for electronic music, is beginning build sessions that concentrate on the construction of a historically accurate modular synthesizer from the early 1970s. This month’s module is the classic 1973 Serge Multimode Filter, a powerful and very flexible synthesizer module originally created by Serge Alexandrovich Tcherepnin during the 1970s.

As the summer progresses, we’ll be focusing on these elegant and unique Serge designs, both from the standpoint of circuitry and user interface, Steve Taormina of ROBOTSPEAK said. Upcoming builds will focus on several other unique Serge modules that together comprise a compact modular system. By fall 2012, we anticipate having several of these ‘replica’ CGS Serge Modular Systems nearing completion and being used in our modular analog synthesis theory classes that occur every few months.

The 1973 Serge Multimode Filter, which is the focus during June, has a very bright, somewhat acoustic sound quality. It features a range switch that kicks it into subharmonic mode for filtering low-frequency oscillations (LFOs), controlling voltages, etc.

Although the circuit can be built into most modular formats or a stand-alone box, the music production school has chosen to honor its heritage with a limited run of Serge-style face panels done with 1973-inspired panel graphics and banana-jack patching.

ROBOTSPEAK’s modular synth build sessions are conducted with a guest lecturer and utilize open class formats that encourage participants to work socially and co-operatively.

Joining a ROBOTSPEAK modular build session will not only provide you with a useful self-built tool to enhance your music making but will also allow you to become aware of the experience of creative and enjoyable problem-solving completed within a team, Taormina said. Each session will be overseen and advised by a different synth designer/builder, who will offer their expertise and time to bring back the communal modular synth building mind set from the past.

The workshops cost around $ 175 per session and the PCB and most of the supplies are included to build one module. Depending on what the workshop is building, the cost of materials and details may change. Be sure to check the blog for current information at

We will build one every month, Taormina said. This is more than a product-based workshop. We want to build a monthly group where we can hang out and solder, and learn and share do it yourself (SDIY). Whatever system you have, we can help get your module regulated and paneled up. If you want to start a system, we can help get a case and power supply unit (psu) sorted.

Participants will be able to take their module home.

For the most current information about the workshops, visit ROBOTSPEAKs Facebook page.

To reserve a spot or for more information about any of ROBOTSPEAKs products or services, call 415-230-0840, or view the music production specialist on the Web at or on Facebook. ROBOTSPEAK is located at 589 1/2 Haight St. in San Francisco and is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ROBOTSPEAK is also available by appointment.


ROBOTSPEAK is a school located in San Francisco that specializes in teaching basic to advance electronic music and DJ classes, such as handling different DJ equipment to learning music production. Its classes are designed to empower the home and project-studio musician with real-world skills, enabling them to make better music now with gear and musical instruments they actually own.

Four In-Depth Workshops at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo

Corona, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

Elearning! Media Group, the exclusive industry trade brand serving the enterprise learning market, will host its annual Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE) on September 25-27, 2012 in Irvine, Calif., where four in-depth workshops will tackle learnings hot topics of fundamentals, social, mobile and video. Attendees will learn from industry experts who are transforming enterprise learning, sharpen their skills and walk away with an immediate action plan.

Beginning September 24th, ELCE will host a two day E-learning Fundamental Workshop. Joe Ganci, CEO of Dazzle Technologies will focus on the practical steps to establishing, designing and developing e-learning. Whether an attendee is new to e-learning or the appointed Guru, everyone will be surprised by how many decisions are made around migrating to e-learning. In fact, take the right steps right from the start and deliver stellar e-learning that actually works. Attend this workshop to become the hero who managed to weave through the still live mines to get to the end result on time and under budget. Have learners praise your name for delivering engaging, challenging experiences, free from the dreaded “Hit Next-Next-Next” Syndrome.

In this workshop, Ganci will focus on the practical steps to establishing, designing and developing e-learning. In the process, attendees will learn to:

Ask the three crucial questions at the very start
Form a checklist of important tasks that must be accomplished
Prototype and design an e-learning lesson – your own or one that will be provided
Decide which tools will help you best in developing your lesson
Develop your working lesson using one or more e-learning tools.

Creating a Social Learning Hive will be hosted by Vicki Tambellini, President and CEO of The Tambellini Group on September 25th, 2012. In this half day workshop, Vicki Tambellini, CEO of Tambellini Group, will share the strategy, decision points and implementation of an engaging social learning environment. Vicki has successfully built edu1world, the largest social hive for educators and technologists. She shares her secrets and strategies in this workshop including: Introduction to social learning, key features of a great social learning network, the business case for a social learning network, dos and donts, tour of a social learning ecosystem, user case studies, review of the social learning network checklist and next steps for implementation.

Mobile learning is being adopted by 68% of enterprises. John Moxley, Director of Leadership Development at Cricket Communications and Thomas Archibald, Operations Director, ADL Initiative from the Department of Defese will guide you through mobile learning planning stages, best practices, development options, design considerations and mobile learning tools available. Every attendee will receive a copy of The ADL Mobile Learning Handbook.

Over 4 billion videos are viewed on YouTube per day. On Friday September 28th, ELCE will host a post-conference offsite workshop. Lights, Camera, Action Workshop will take place at Ferrari Studios in San Diego, CA. Attendees will have the ability to take content to this next level and learn the dos and donts of video production from a professional producer. Attend this workshop and learn the dos and donts of video production from a professional producer. Phil Ferrari, Producer, will lead a team through the process of creating a video commercial. From script writing, talent recruitment, live video production, editing and collaboration, participants will experience both sides of the camera.

ELCE Workshop passes start at $ 99. Register now for any of these workshops and save up to $ 300. Special discounts are available for government, education and non-profit organizations, as well as groups of three or more. Add a workshop to your conference attendance, and save more. Early bird discounts expire soon, so register today at For sponsorship or exhibitor information, contact sales (at) 2elearning (dot) com or call 888-201-2841 x845.

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