Australian control voltage
AU-CV is a monthly remote meetup focusing on electronic music and Eurorack technology. We had our first meeting in March 2021, and have subsequently continued the meetings on a monthly basis. The sessions usually run between 2 and 2.5 hours, and the agenda goes something like this:
- Product Demonstration
- Chat about the product and related topics
- Performance by an AU-CV member
- Discussion around the performance
- General chat
Performances are recorded and published to YouTube. General chat is not recorded.
The AU-CV mission is to erase the walls between electronic music studios, and create an inclusive and respectful environment where artists and music can breathe.
See the YouTube channel to view individual performances.
- March 2021: Pusha - Jake Richards
- April 2021: Age Rachele
- May 2021: _bleakerest (currently being edited)
- May 2021: Steve Turner (as part of the DNI Pro Dot demonstration)
- June 2021: Symatic Star - Simon Walsh
I am extremely grateful to the above performers who gave this concept a go while we were still learning the process. Thank you for making the sessions a success!
The inspiration for this meetup was my own attendance of the NM-CV (New Mexico Control Voltage) sessions. Yes, I stole the name format. After participating in that fantastic group I figured that with all the great talent we have in Australia we should try something similar.
The group spun out of the Aussie Wigglers Facebook Group and I am very grateful to Marty for creating and maintaining that hugely helpful and friendly environment.
We use Zoom to meet up presently. If you are an Australian electronic musician who uses Eurorack and related technologies to make music you might consider attending as a:
Guest - Sit back and listen or join the conversation. All you need is the Zoom app on your PC, Mac or Smartphone and you are good to go.
Product demonstrator - You have a module in your rig that you want to tell everyone about, or are a product designer with something to share.
Performer - Play a piece of music live. Times range between 10 and 20 minutes per performance. After the performance we will talk about your process and approach to music. Performances are recorded and loaded to the AU-CV YouTube channel.
If you would like to perform, there are many solutions to help you get your audio from your studio and into the Zoom session. If you have not done this before, we can help. When performing you should record audio on your own system. We can then merge your locally recorded audio with video to get the best possible representation of your performance. If you can not record your audio locally, then we will simply use the stream audio and video.
You can find some Zoom Audio and Video streaming resources here. This list is by no means exhaustive, and we are adding to it as we learn.