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GNAR is Noisebridge Audio Research.
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{{headerbox}}'''GNAR''' is Noisebridge Audio Research.
  
 
GNAR is Not Audio Research.
 
GNAR is Not Audio Research.
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The primary objective is to provide community resources to conduct research and experiments on the subjects of sound, signal and noise. The secondary objective is a commitment to a Free/Libre Open Source FLOS approach. This is rolled up into a patchwork called Gnar/Linux. It is based on Debian testing with package repos from KXStudio.
 
The primary objective is to provide community resources to conduct research and experiments on the subjects of sound, signal and noise. The secondary objective is a commitment to a Free/Libre Open Source FLOS approach. This is rolled up into a patchwork called Gnar/Linux. It is based on Debian testing with package repos from KXStudio.
  
 
The toolchain begins with the [[computer music workstation]] and expands out to software and hardware synthesizers, DSP plugins and analysis tools. Studying source code on the software layer is crucial. Studying circuits on the analog layer is required.
 
The toolchain begins with the [[computer music workstation]] and expands out to software and hardware synthesizers, DSP plugins and analysis tools. Studying source code on the software layer is crucial. Studying circuits on the analog layer is required.
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There's a blog at [https://gnar.lol/ gnar.lol]
  
 
== Instruments We Have ==
 
== Instruments We Have ==
  
* [[Guitars]]
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* Fretted string instruments...
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** Fender Squier Stratocaster, one humbucker / two single-coil
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** Fender banjo
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** Fender "California Series" acoustic guitar, formerly acoustic-electric
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* A borrowed [https://monome.org/aleph/ Monome Aleph]
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* A borrowed grayscale 128-button [https://monome.org/grid/ Monome grid]
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* A 19" rack, featuring...
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** [[Yamaha TX81Z]] FM synthesizer module
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** [[Passac Unity 8]] 19" rack mount mixer
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** A [http://www.tiptopaudio.com/hek.php Tiptop HEK] eurorack case
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*** A borrowed [https://nonlinearcircuits.blogspot.com/2017/03/null-a2.html NLC NULL-A 2]
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*** Some more stuff, soon
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opcode_Systems Opcode Studio 4] MIDI routing unit
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* [[Mod 2 Duo]], generously provided by Mod Devices
 
* [[Akai APC40]]
 
* [[Akai APC40]]
 
* [[Nord Micro Modular]]
 
* [[Nord Micro Modular]]
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* [[Roland TR-505]] drum machine
 
* [[Roland TR-505]] drum machine
 
* [[Yamaha MU100R]] sound module
 
* [[Yamaha MU100R]] sound module
* [[Yamaha TX81Z]] FM synthesizer module
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* [[Vinyl cutter]] (it sounds like square waves).
* [[Passac Unity 8]] 19" rack mount mixer
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* Assorted electronics test bench equipment, notably a function generator.
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* Anything is a percussion instrument if you hit it hard enough.
  
 
== FAQ ==
 
== FAQ ==
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== Instruments to build and admire ==
 
== Instruments to build and admire ==
* DIY guitar amplifiers
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* [https://www.monome.org/aleph/ Monome Aleph sound computer]
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* [http://moddevices.com/mod-duo DIY guitar amplifiers and effects processors]
 
* [http://www.illucia.com/ Illucia control surface]
 
* [http://www.illucia.com/ Illucia control surface]
 
* [http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-MS-Alice-Stereo-Microphone/ DIY Mid/Sides Microphone]
 
* [http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-MS-Alice-Stereo-Microphone/ DIY Mid/Sides Microphone]
 
* [http://www.musicainformatica.org/topics/sequential-drum.php Sequential Drum]
 
* [http://www.musicainformatica.org/topics/sequential-drum.php Sequential Drum]
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* [http://www.humbletune.com/phase/ Phase synthesizer] for the CHIP pocket.
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* [http://synthmall.com/ synthmall] and in particular the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UrteFb3R9M shnth], found in the shbobo stores at a synth mall near you.
  
 
== Reading List ==
 
== Reading List ==
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* How to understand the [http://www.phon.ox.ac.uk/jcoleman/LOGARITH.htm non-linear scales of various acoustic properties like frequency and amplitude].
 
* How to understand the [http://www.phon.ox.ac.uk/jcoleman/LOGARITH.htm non-linear scales of various acoustic properties like frequency and amplitude].
 
* [https://books.google.com/books?id=_Zs_CQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Composing Electronic Music]
 
* [https://books.google.com/books?id=_Zs_CQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Composing Electronic Music]
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* [http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/electronics/ Concise Electronics for Geeks] is a very dense introduction to electronics. Set aside a few hours to read it the first time and then a few days to understand it.
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* [https://jackschaedler.github.io/circles-sines-signals/ "Circles, Sines, and Signals"] is an easy read about sound and digital signal processing.
  
 
== Notable Figures ==
 
== Notable Figures ==
  
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_Carlos Wendy Carlos]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_Roads Curtis Roads]
 
* [https://soundbutt.com/secondseasons/max-mathews-research-and-modern-technology-interview-with-miller-puckette Interview with Miller Puckette on Max Mathews innovations]
 
* [https://soundbutt.com/secondseasons/max-mathews-research-and-modern-technology-interview-with-miller-puckette Interview with Miller Puckette on Max Mathews innovations]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Mathews Max Mathews]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Mathews Max Mathews]
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== Play List ==
 
== Play List ==
  
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75WFTHpOw8Y Bjork talking about her TV]
 
* [https://soundcloud.com/minimalwave Minimal Wave]
 
* [https://soundcloud.com/minimalwave Minimal Wave]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFcOQuilOPk Units - Digital Simulation]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFcOQuilOPk Units - Digital Simulation]

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GNAR is Noisebridge Audio Research.

GNAR is Not Audio Research.

The primary objective is to provide community resources to conduct research and experiments on the subjects of sound, signal and noise. The secondary objective is a commitment to a Free/Libre Open Source FLOS approach. This is rolled up into a patchwork called Gnar/Linux. It is based on Debian testing with package repos from KXStudio.

The toolchain begins with the computer music workstation and expands out to software and hardware synthesizers, DSP plugins and analysis tools. Studying source code on the software layer is crucial. Studying circuits on the analog layer is required.

There's a blog at gnar.lol

Instruments We Have[edit]

FAQ[edit]

Q. How do I get the computer music workstation to make sounds?
A. It depends.

Instruments to build and admire[edit]

Reading List[edit]

Notable Figures[edit]

Play List[edit]