Meetings & Events

Meetings: Mondays 7-8 PM at 108 West Village G

Arduino Instrument Workshop

Come build your own instrument using an Arduino and Processing!

In this workshop, you will create an instrument that can play sounds with capacitive touch sensors, much like an Ototo. At the end of the night, you will be able to bring your instrument home with you! There is no experience required for this workshop, however, you will need to bring a laptop running Mac OS, Windows, or Linux (Sorry, no Chromebooks). If you want to save time you can install the Arduino IDE and Processing IDE on your own before the meeting.

RSVP for the meeting at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKUnKGYiaZhGYXd0_g8HXPpNHUmxwbWPrLJt3E8NguMZJmKg/viewform?usp=sf_link and invite your friends!

When: Monday, February 5th 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Where: 233 Ryder Hall

Learn How To DJ!

Come learn how to DJ! At this meeting, you’ll learn how to mix tracks together, add effects, and make better sounding playlists using some simple acoustic techniques.  By the end of the workshop, you’ll have the software and the skills you need to make mixes on your own computer.  Bring a laptop, some headphones, and some music you’d like to mix!

When: Monday, October 16th 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Where: 233 Ryder Hall

Design your own Audio Visualizer!

Hey everyone, welcome back! We hope everyone is enjoying the fall semester. Our first meeting of the year is going to be an audio visualizer workshop! You might remember the visualizer as the cool colorful thing you looked at when you were bored and playing around with iTunes. The visualizer is generated in real-time to produce stunning imagery synchronized with music. The images change with changes in loudness and frequency. We will guide you with some basic programming so that you can create your very own visualizer!

We ask that you bring your own laptop! We will provide the programs, and as always, pizza. And for returning members, please note that our meetings are in a new location this year. We are looking forward to seeing you on Monday!

Example code can be found here.

When: Monday, September 25th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: 233 Ryder Hall

Music Production w/ The Arcitype… & Eboard Elections!

We are very excited to announced our final guest speaker, The Arcitype! He is a Boston-based hip hop producer, who has produced for Action Bronson, Chiddy Bang, and Michael Christmas, among others. Get an insider’s view of music production and the industry as a whole!

Since this is our final meeting of the semester, we also are having Eboard Elections! We have the following positions open: Vice President & Outreach Coordinator, Treasurer, and Webmaster. If you want to help set up meetings and bring change to the club, the eboard is right for you! Reply to this email if you are interested in any of the positions, or have any questions regarding them. Prepare a short talk for tomorrow about why you want to join the eboard. We welcome all students to apply!

Please note that we are meeting in Snell Library #013 instead. We wanted to work around the holiday weekend. Thank you for making this such a successful semester; we had a blast and we can’t wait to bring you more meetings in the fall!

When: Tuesday, April 18th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Snell Library #013

Featured Speaker(s):
The Arcitype is a Boston based Hip Hop producer who formed his own label, AR Classic Records, and opened his own studio, The Bridge Sound & Stage. He has produced for Action Bronson and many other hip hop artists, MTV series’ MADE, Catfish, and ESPN specials.

Eboard Positions Available:
Vice President & Outreach Coordinator: aid the president with their responsibilities, reach out to fellow student chapters of ASA in the Greater Boston area and coordinate events with those chapters, coordinate collaborative events with fellow organizations within NEU, maintain current connections especially with the Greater Boston Regional Chapter of ASA

Treasurer: in charge of finances, keep track of receipts, file expense papers with the Student Activities Business Office, attend all SABO required meetings, file a financial status report to ASA each January, in charge of purchasing with club funds (but can delegate purchasing tasks)

Webmaster: maintain student chapter website (neuasa.org) by uploading event information, pictures, free concerts, acoustics events, interesting acoustic related videos, etc, update the website during the same time the Secretary sends out the newsletter

Soundscape Productions, 3D Sound, & More w/ Berklee Prof. Michael Moss

We are excited to announce our next speaker, Berklee College of Music Professor Michael Moss! He is the founder of Soundscape Productions, a sound production company who provides services for various fields and companies, such as Warner Bros and NPR. He is giving a talk about the work he’s done, as well as demonstrating 3D sound with the Morrow Sound 3D Sound Cube Speaker. Join us tomorrow to get a look into one of the more exciting acoustic fields!

When: Monday, April 3rd 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: 108 West Village G

Description:
Soundscape Productions is an in-demand project studio in Boston that provides production and sound services for education, industry, advertising (Gillette & Coca-Cola), and audiobooks (The Polar Express). Prof. Michael Moss will be giving an overview of the company and the work they do. He is discussing music live video streaming equipment, and showing studio mixes and excerpts from TV shows. He will also demonstrate 3D sound with the Morrow Sound 3D Sound Cube Speaker array.

Featured Speaker:
Michael Moss is an assistant professor in the Department of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music. His diverse resumé includes three Grammy Award nominations for audio books; a prestigious Audie Award from the Audio Publishers Association; a long history as a saxophonist touring with the Cab Calloway and His Orchestra; extensive performances in the studio and on stage with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Gil Evans, the Four Tops, Frankie Valli, and Bo Diddley; and a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory.