in February I hosted two live virtual sessions with Music Hackspace, focused on cheat codes 2 workflows.
i was really inspired by @tyleretters’s arcologies workshop, which gave a dozen+ artists the excuse to take some time to dig into a common tool together, sharing their discoveries with each other in realtime, and clarifying snags with the script’s author directly. it was super fun, connective, and helpful.
the only equipment requirements for either workshop is access to a norns or norns shield. if you have a grid or arc, great! if you have a MIDI controller or Launchpad, dope! but don’t feel like you won’t be able to engage with the script or workshop without these tools. i want these sessions to be accessible to as many folks as possible.
each session is $10 (£7.90) and are hosted through Music Hackspace’s learning portal
getting started with cheat codes 2 <~~ recorded version, about 60 mins!
this session is for folks who have either never touched cheat codes, or have tried and gotten stuck and didn’t feel like they had the resources necessary to try again. in this one, we’ll go through:
- navigating the interface
- setting up loops
- manipulating audio
- building and saving a collection for post-workshop fun
going further with cheat codes 2 <~~ recorded version, about 90 mins!
this session is for folks who have a handle on the script’s mechanics and want to start exploring the outer edges. we’ll focus on structuring your playgrounds to keep you in the flow, with the goal of extending your use of the script into new and rewarding territory. this one will be a bit more open, to allow the participants the freedom to learn from each other, but we’ll be sure to cover:
- methods for both clocked and asynchronous / free compositions with the script
- building bases from which to improvise and find compelling pockets
- incorporating external gear into your experiments
please lmk if y’all have any questions or concerns!