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Winter Sound School: Pedals, effects & loops

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What's a loop pedal & why would I use one? Are they super complicated? What's the difference between distortion, fuzz, & overdrive? Are guitar pedals just for guitars? Can I take one apart & mess with it? Why are they so expensive? Can I make my own? What do you mean I have some in my computer already?

This week the Winter Sound School dives deep into the world of ~effects~ & ~loops~ - take simple sounds from anywhere, layer them, change them, bend them to yr will! There'll be a ton of hardware pedals for you to play with, we'll talk about how to build your own, & we'll show you how to use them in software as well - software you can download for free right now.

If you wanna bring any of your babies in for show & tell, or instruments to plug in & experiment with what we'll have set up, feel free! If you want to know how you can get started in the world of software effects, please download & install Reaper from the link below & bring along your laptop.

This week's workshop will be facilitated by looper/pedal nerds Bridget ChappellDotothy Mengkins-Grimsinion, & Nick Carson. It will be held in the downstairs bandroom of Hotshots - please note that while this space is relatively wheelchair accessible, & there are accessible toilets, access to the building is through a dirt carpark & there is a small step up of about 2 inches into the building. Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.

Later Event: September 20
Winter Sound School: Techno (take 2)