This hands-on workshop introduces Bela (https://bela.io), an embedded maker platform for responsive audio and sensor processing. Bela can be used to create digital musical instruments, synthesisers, and other interactive projects, which can be developed in C/C++, Pure Data (Pd) or Supercollider, amongst other languages. The platform features an on-board browser-based IDE and oscilloscope, a browser GUI integration customisable with p5.js, onboard examples and documentation, and online community resources.
This workshop will focus on creating interactive music projects using Pd and/or C++, bridging the gap between powerful audio processing and physical computing.
During this workshop, you will be guided through some simple circuit-building and programming activities. Bela kits, breadboards, sensors and other electronics will be provided for use during the workshop.
Participants should bring their own laptop (any platform) with a working browser and a pair of headphones.
No experience with electronics is required