Sunday, November 13, 2011

Eugene Chadbourne Workshop

Well at last, Eugene is here again, this time doing a short workshop, or by the looks of it from the short film below, its a masterclass! Subject: Protestsongs.



Lucas Crane (G) in and out of the studio

Meet Lucas Crane, the man from the DIY collective Silent Barn, New York, who's here together with Angela Moore, doing a month long recidency at WORM. One of the projects he likes to present here is called the non amoral surveillance, wich is a set up of microphones thru the building, with wich one can mix his own soundpiece, and put that on cassette.

In the studio he's collecting sounds, to later incorporate in his vivid live shows, mixing with cassette decks.



Thursday, November 10, 2011

Update After the Move

The past 3 months we have been dismanteling en rebuilding the studio. The new studio is nearly finished, and already operational. We're back in business! An update with guests and picts will follow soon. This weeks guest is G Lucas Crane, Artist in residence with WORM's Moddrlab. The End of this month's studioguest will be Italian soundartist Ricardo Senni.
We have a new website also:

more info soon.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

marinus klaassen in the studio

till the very end we keep our studio operational. this week sonology student marinus is investigating some of the possibilties of the serge, and he's orientating on working out some of his plans regarding using SuperCollider and AC-Toolbox to trigger some of the synths, and producing an algorithmic composition.


closing time at the voc

we're in the final stages of moving our venue. worm is to move to the centre of town, and the analogue studio is going to go there too of course. we think to be operational there in the beginning of september....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tojiko Noriko

Last week we welcomed Noriko in our studio where she dug in for a full week experimenting with a lot of the synths, recording tons as she plans to make a new album.

check below for an impression of sounds taken halfway the week.


Monday, May 23, 2011

A Modular Synth Suitcase 2

Floris van Hoof, a regular guest at our fascilities, and a wizzard at the serge, came by and showed us his modular suitcase. This ought to be a bigger trend!

Distant Drummers in the Studio

The past week the studio was packed with people and gear: Dutch group Distant Drummers rehearsed and recorded a whole week long. Some tracks will be on display here soon. Have a look at the preview movie.


14-05-11 De Waard/Jaspers Workshop

 'if you don't have a good idea, you will never create a good composition', 'do more with less' and 'economy rules

Frans de Waard en Wouter Jaspers gave a workshop with these thoughts in mind. Do less with more was a conceptual workshop and covered important issues such as do you work with a score, or improvise, wich choises do you make and why.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tjeerd Schills in the Studio

Coming weeks, HKU student Tjeerd, will be working on a soundpiece, using the midi to cv kenton setup, and the arp 2500,  designed by his collegues from the HKU, Robin&Nick. A good testcase for the manual they made, and the Ableton Live Presets.

Jim Xentos Residency

this week- 29-3/2-4 Jim Xentos was in the studio, working on a radioplay, later to be released here. Jim came, saw and put us all to work!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

PD Workshop finished

The very interesting and well received PD introduction workshop ended. With plans for a follow up next season, and maybe sooner, a PD meeting every month, to zoom in on the specific needs of the users, working with various hardware and pd. You can let us know if you are interested in any way in learning PD. Do see Katja's website for info too! (

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Modular Synth Suitecase

This synth was made by greg zifcak (
Greg is on our wishlist for a studioresidency and workshop for a while now. we keep at it.

Right Side:

PAiA 9700 MIDI-to-CV Converter
PAiA 9710 Triple VCA w/ Looping ADSR
PAiA 9720 Dual VCO w/ Looping AD/R (2)
PAiA 9730 Dual VCF w/ Looping AD/R
Unity Gain 4 Channel Mixer w/ Inverted Output (3)
Output Interface

Left Side:

10 Step Sequencer w/ CV, Gate (legato), Gate (staccato), and Individual Step Outputs
Clock Divide by 2 - 10 (2)
Oscillator w/ Square, Triangle, and Auxiliary Divide by 3, 4, or 6 Outputs
Hex Squarewave Noise Source
Craig Anderton Super Tone Control Multimode Filter
4-Quadrant Multiplier (4)
Gain x2 Amplifier (4)
SSM2040 VC Lowpass/Allpass Filter (2)
Thomas Henry 8038 Audio Generator Linear VCO
AD/R Envelope Generator (2)
Buchla 230 Envelope Follower
Inverting Attenuator with Mix outputs (5)
Yusynth-based Sample/Hold
N/AND Gate
Voltage Source
Modified Realistic Reverb Analog Delay w/ Voltage Controlled Delay Time

Monday, March 14, 2011

Nieuwe Workshop In April

Workshop Computer Controlled Voltage
door Radboud Mens
op 9, 16, 23 en 30 April, 1130h tot ongeveer 2 uur.
schade; ¤ 40 (studenten) ¤ 60 (rest van de wereld)

info en reserveren; lukas at

Computer Controlled Voltage - Workshop over hoe je je (modulaire) analoge synthesizer kan besturen met je computer.

Heb je oude analoge synthesizers en ben je geinteresseerd in het gebruiken van die synths in je muziek? Wil je een analoge synth integreren in je digitale studio set-up?
Oude analoge synths werken met CV en gate of trigger, hebben meestal geen MIDI en kunnen daarom maar moeilijk worden geintergreerd in een digitale studio set-up.  Maar dat is nou net wat je wilt; je oude synth controleren met je computer en combineren met harddisk recording en samples. Deze workshop gaat over het gebruik van synthesizers die geen midi hebben, in combinatie met een computer (die bv Ableton-Live draait).

De workshop bestaat uit 4 delen van ieder ongeveer 2 uur op 9, 16, 23 en 30 maart;

Pure Data

The PD Workshop by Katja Vetter is well under way, and attrackted some 15 people, and rightly so, not only is pure date fascinating stuff, katja is very much specialised in this field, so the workshop knows a thorough theoretical and a very hands on approach.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Benjolin Workshop 26 February 2011

The Benjolin is a ‘noise box’ that is ‘bent by design’, meaning that it always has a definite amount of unpredictability, while it is still intuitive to play.
In a one-day workshop, conducted by the buddies in electronic madness, Rob Hordijk and Joker Nies, participants will build a analogue sound-device, that is very different from what you usually will find with other DIY-kits.
The kit will ONLY be available through attending the workshop, it is not sold separately. The Benjolin DIY-kit will be easy enough to build even for a beginner in electronics. After successfully building the instrument, which is guaranteed with the help of Rob and Joker, the workshop participants will take home a versatile and very unique analogue synthesizer that can can influence the behaviour of other voltage-controlled modules through seven different control-voltages. It is also able to receive control-voltages for filter-frequency and both of it‘s oscillators.


KKNULL 28 FEB 2011

The awesome KKNULL was on tour with DAVE BROWN AND SHAUN BAXTER- aka TERMINAL HZ , in the neighbourhood, and with a few days to spare, to record some material in our studio.
Here's some picts, audiomaterial will follow soon.

The Home Swinger

WORM Presents, yet another workshop, this one held a few months ago, and was very well received by the participants. It was called the Home Swinger D>I>Y workshop, done by Yuri Landman. The movie was done by Maria Botella.


WORM Presents

Here are two clips of workshopstudents listening to the results of their work in our studio.

This Project is called Making Music At WORM and is developed especially for kids. Its a cooperation with SKVR.



Monday, February 21, 2011

super 8

the ever creative and busy Mr Florian Cramer, shot a super8 movie of the studio. Super,


working on the livecast setup

since our venue is in a state of in between new building and old being stripped, i moved the livecast camera installation to the studio for a temporary setup, allowing us to keep developing and testing some features related to camera control and remote control - using PD for control over ip we can practically stay at home livecasting our shows.

here you see the temporal set up and 2 very bright people in the field of code and useful applications development. (marko and dennis are for hire!)