Éclat Crew is a Berlin-based Electronic Music Collective for female, trans and non-binary musicians.
We meet fortnightly in Berlin to make music together. We also throw parties, and collaborate with other collectives and events around Berlin and Europe.
We’ve made this page to provide you with all the information you might need to attend our events in one accessible page.
Who can participate?
Our collective is for music-makers from under-represented genders – female, trans and non-binary people. If you feel you belong, you are welcome.
How do I participate?
In order to participate in our online workshops, you need:
- a laptop with music-making software installed
- an internet connection
Please sign up for our workshops in advance. To sign up for the next workshop, please email eclatcrewberlin [at] gmail [dot] com with “WORKSHOP SIGNUP” in the Subject Line. I’m afraid we do not offer signups by telephone at this time.
We are not currently holding in-person workshops due to Covid Restrictions.
Which music-making software should I choose?
Many “Digital Audio Workstations” (DAWs) are not currently accessible.
You can find more information about accessibility features of the following DAWs at these links.
Reaper Accessibility Wiki – a very comprehensive overview of the accessibility of Open-Source DAW Reaper.
OSARA is an Open Source Accessibility Bridge for Reaper
Reapers Without Peepers is a list where users of the Reaper DAW who require accessibility to get stuff done can discuss it.
Native Instruments Maschine is due to be made screen-readable and accessible from later 2022. More information about Native Instruments Accessibility can be found on their blog KK-Access.
Logic AppleVis Forum – a user-generated forum on Accessibility in Logic (last updated 2017)
Dancing Dots – a website devoted to Vision-Impaired Music Makers
Wekinator is free, open source software which allows anyone to use machine learning to build new musical instruments, gestural game controllers, computer vision or computer listening systems, and more
EyeHarp is a gaze-controlled or head-controlled digital musical instrument. With eye tracking software, users are able to trigger different sounds with their gaze.
Sound Control is a piece of software that can be used to create new musical instruments and sounds using different movements.
Creative United has put together this great guide on purchasing accessible instruments.
Jason Dasent is an educator and accessibility advocate and consultant. He offers one-on-one courses for visually impaired music-makers on a variety of topics.
Here is a playlist of tutorials on various DAWs made with accessibility front of mind.
If you have suggestions of more information you would like to see from us, or ways we can make Éclat more accessible, please use the contact form below, or email us on eclatcrewberlin [at] gmail [dot] com.