San Francisco Electronic Music Shop, RobotSpeak Announces a Special Event With Dave Smith and Roger Linn

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RobotSpeak, San Francisco’s independent electronic music shop, is proud to present a special in-store event with two of the most prolific electronic musical instrument designers in the world, Dave Smith and Roger Linn.

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A special event at RobotSpeak with Dave Smith and Roger Linn on Saturday, October 15th

RobotSpeak offers the sensible alternative to expensive certificate schools. Our classes are designed to empower the home and project studio musicians with real-world skills so they can start making better music now with the gear they actually own

Dave Smith, the founder and brains behind Sequential Circuits, brought musicians the Pro One, Tetra, Mopho and the Prophet series of Analog Synths (to name a few). He is also responsible for the Korg Wave Station and the first software synth Seer Systems Reality. Smith also coined the acronym MIDI.

Roger Linn’s Drum MPC 60 and MPC series ‘production stations’ played an undeniable part in helping shape the sound of hip hop and other electronic music genres.

San Francisco electronic music shop, RobotSpeak announces Smith and Linn will be at RobotSpeak Saturday, October 15th at 11:00 a.m. to discuss and demonstrate their just released collaboration, The Tempest. After waiting for many months, The Tempest is finally in stock in limited supplies at RobotSpeak.

“Please join us for a get together with these legendary electronic musical instrument designers and have The Tempest you buy signed by Dave and Roger,” invites Steve Taomina of RobotSpeak. “Please RSVP info(at)robotspeak(dot)com and order your Tempest before the first allotment is gone.”

San Francisco DJ equipment provider, RobotSpeak is also offering two new classes: Ableton for DJs, Advanced Ableton (Ableton 202) and Building an Arduino-based MIDI Controller. Please visit http://www.robotspeak com for more class details.

The Ableton for DJ classes are scheduled on November 14th and 16th at 7:00 p.m. The two 2-hour classes will give students all the tips and tricks needed to understand the best and most efficient way to prepare a DJ set in Ableton. Students should bring their laptops with the tunes of their choice. While plugged in to a projector, they will receive instructions about how to prepare songs for maximum usability in a DJ set.

Advanced Ableton Ableton 202 is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 7 At 7 p.m.

This class consists of two 2-hour classes and delves into tips and tricks that are beyond the scope of our Ableton 101 class. Including:

The power of Racks, Designing Dummy clips, Getting more out of built in Live Devices, Advanced Looper technique and hacks and Effective mapping strategies.

The Building an Arduino-based MIDI Controller class is designed for anyone wanting to learn how to design and build their own MIDI controller. No soldering or programming experience required. Participants will learn basic electronic signal flow and simple applications of the Arduino platform, and will leave the class with a custom 8 knob /8 button MIDI control surface. Students will provide an enclosure of their choice – anything from a cigar box, old radio or toaster – whatever can be easily accessed and fit the internal wiring. This class is scheduled on December 3rd, 10th and 17th at 1:00 p.m.

“RobotSpeak offers the sensible alternative to expensive certificate schools. Our classes are designed to empower the home and project studio musicians with real-world skills so they can start making better music now with the gear they actually own,” says Steve Taomina of RobotSpeak.

For more information on RobotSpeak, call (415) 230-0840 or visit them online at http://www.robotspeak.com. RobotSpeak is located at 589 1/2 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117.

About RobotSpeak

Established in 2002 by Alan Stewart and Steve Taomina, RobotSpeak caters to the Bay Area’s expanding electronic music production and laptop performance scene. In addition to offering top-notch gear, RobotSpeak provides education and technical support to computer musicians of every technical background. They also host free clinics with software specialists and industry icons, and offer classes in various programs, including musical instruments, DJ equipment, DJ classes and music production schools.

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