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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Future of Audio Consumer Technology w/ Tivoli Audio

*RESCHEDULED* Everyone likes listening to music! That’s why you should to come to our meeting with Tivoli Audio next Monday! They are a Boston-based company who make speakers and radios, and will show off some of their newest creations. They will also discuss the audio industry, its exciting future, and innovations. Grab a slice of pizza with us, hear some of your favorite songs in great sound quality, and get an insider’s view of acoustics! When: Monday, March 27th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM *NEW TIME* Where: 108 West Village G Description:  Tivoli Audio makes elegant, functional radios and speakers.  Come hear Paul De Pasquale, Vice President of Product Design, speak about the future of the consumer audio […]

Acoustic Consulting & Careers with Cavanaugh & Tocci

Have you ever thought about a career in acoustics? Join us tomorrow to learn about jobs in the field, and more from Cavanaugh & Tocci! They are an acoustic consulting company based out of Sudbury. Engineers, contractors, and architects work together to solve acoustic problems. They work in many different fields, including environmental, industrial, and architectural acoustics. When: Monday, February 27th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Where: 108 West Village G Description:  Ted, Kent, and Andy from Cavanaugh & Tocci Associates (http://www.cavtocci.com/) will present on their own unique perspectives and experiences working as acoustical consultants. Each presenter will discuss the types of projects they work on, and discuss the path(s) that led them into […]

Artificial Intelligence in Music Software with iZotope

We are excited to announce that our next meeting will be with iZotope! They are a music software company based out of Cambridge. Two research members, Gordon and Matt, will be discussing their new, innovative software, Neutron! This essentially uses signal processing and machine learning in order to automatically master music tracks. Come grab a slice of pizza and learn about the future of making music! When: Monday, February 6th, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Where: 108 West Village G Description: Izotope is a music software company from Cambridge, MA which is using machine learning to change the way music is made. Their latest product, Neutron, automatically picks presets based on how a track […]

Build Your Own Arduino Synthezier!

Happy new year, and we hope you all are enjoying this semester! Come join us next Monday, and create your very own Arduino Synthesizer! This synthesizer generates professional-quality instrument tracks and sound effects. The process is quite simple, and we will provide everything you need to complete the project.  All you need to bring is a laptop, and when you’re done you can even keep your project! Feel free to check out the instructions and videos of the synth in action at the bottom of the email! Description:  In this workshop we will be making 4 voice synthesizers which you will be able to take home with you. The synthesizers […]

Create Your Own Single-String Instrument!

Have you ever wondered how your electric guitar turns the vibration of a string into a signal that travels through the cable? Have you ever wanted to do it yourself? Then we have the workshop for you! Join NUSound in our final meeting of the year next Monday, where we will make a simple electric string instrument from materials you can find around your home. It’s totally free, along with the awesome food we will have! We will also have Eboard elections, so come out and vote! If you’re interested in running, please prepare a short speech about why you think you would be a good fit. We will have […]