vintageTEK made an equipment donation to S1 in Portland. S1 is a non-profit artist and volunteer-run center for contemporary art in Portland, Oregon. In addition to performance and education programming, they have a publicly-accessible modular synthesizer and music production library that is a resource in partnership with 4MS and a wide variety of local and international synthesizer companies and makers.
The museum donated two Instek GOS-620 20 MHz oscilloscopes, a 200C Scope-Mobile, four P6061 10X probes, a TM503 mainframe with a DC504 Counter/Timer, a DM501A 4.5 Digit True RMS Multimeter, and a FG502 Function Generator along with equipment manuals. The equipment will be used in education programming, synth DIY workshops, and creative visual works in the Synth Library.
Volunteers Matthew Rempes and Daniel M. Landolt-Hoene visited the museum for a tour by President Dave Brown and to receive the equipment. The museum is proud to be able to contribute to educational opportunities in our community.
They sent us this message with photos of the equipment in use at their facility. For more information about S1 and their programs, please visit their website at s1portland.com/
"I got all the equipment hooked up and it's already come in handy! We put all three of the analog scopes we now have to use this past Saturday in our monthly Intro to the Synth Library workshop. They were all hooked up to the multiple stations we set up for folks to explore patching after I finish waxing lyrical about signal flow. In the past, I've had to keep our one scope up front for initial demos so that was great to be able to display waveforms in real time while folks were taking those formative steps in exploring the timbre of different waveforms. For me, using a scope was a breakthrough to understand what I was doing when patching so I'm glad we don't have to rely on one scope so heavily now."