In this workshop, we are going to explore the basics of Ableton Live. We will be focusing on different ways to use the built in Audio Effects to enhance your productions and step up the quality of your
mixes. We will take an in depth look at several of Live’s Audio Effects including EQ, Compression, Delay, Reverb, and Saturation. Examples will include a processing drums, enhancing vocal chops, and gluing together a layered synth bass sound.
Instructor: Jason Petrin
Working as a freelance producer/engineer and club DJ, viagra buy Jason has built a career in the audio world both in the studio and on the stage. After graduating from Berklee in 2004, Jason began his career working in studios in and around Boston producing and engineering records for a variety of bands, artists, and rappers. In 2005, Jason became one half of the DJ duo Jefr Tale. As part of Jefr Tale, Jason hosted a weekly radio show on SiruisXM, performed at some of the biggest festivals and venues across the North America and Brazil (including Ultra Music Festival, Red Rocks Colorado, and Burning Man), and produced a string of successful original releases. Following up on the success of Jefr Tale, Jason plunged deeper into electronic production, working with several other DJ and producers and branching out into hip hop production and pop songwriting. Jason continues to split his time evenly between producing, engineering, writing, and performing.
When we think of sound design, we usually think of working with synthesizers, but we can use samples too! In this workshop we will focus on making an entire drum kit from one sample, utilizing fun techniques with Sampler, Corpus, Saturator, and other effects. I want to empower Ableton users to make their own unique sounds using field recordings. We will learn how to incorporate the soundtrack of our lives into our own productions!
Daniel Babai is a freelance recording engineer and producer fresh off of a post-master’s fellowship at Berklee College of Music. He got into audio through making beats, but now loves all things sound!
Make It New with Jacques Greene (LIVE)
+ special guest Vittoriano Di Vaio
Thursday August 3, 2017
What is Ableton Push?
Ableton Push is an instrument that puts everything you need to make music in one place—at your fingertips.
Making music is hard. To stay in the flow, you need to be able to capture your ideas quickly, and you need technology to stay out of the way. Computers make it possible for one person to create whole worlds of sound. But instruments are where inspiration comes from. Push gives you the best of everything. It’s a powerful, expressive instrument that gives you hands-on control of an unlimited palette of sounds, without needing to look at a computer.
Who is Billy Martin?
From the roots of the downtown scene he emerged with Medeski Martin and Wood, bridging the harmonic complexity of jazz, the conversational fluency of free improvisation, and the groove and swagger of classic R&B and funk. A series of albums and high-profile collaborations with John Scofield, John Zorn, Iggy Pop, Natalie Merchant, and others, brought the band international acclaim.
What began for Martin as tireless enthusiasm for music, percussion, and improvisation evolved into a wide ranging search for the roots of inspiration. Among the most valuable undertakings in this ongoing exploration is teaching. “When I teach,” he explains, “I learn and discover methods to build my vocabulary and style, and I love to help others do the same”
What is Mmmmaven?
Mmmmaven is a Cambridge-based Music and Technology School offering part-time DJing and Music Production courses for people of all ages.
This workshop will go over the fundamentals of Djing in Serato Dj. Learning to keep organized using crates when dealing with a library filled with tracks is essential to creating an optimal and proactive workflow. Transitioning between tracks on both decks will be made easier after observing a few tricks to help with blending track frequencies and learning how to navigate through differing BPMs. Looping stands as a vital tool for situations in live performance that display extremely fast sampling transitions. Other topics that will be demonstrated include: cue points, and linking iTunes music to Serato DJ. After this workshop each student will attain helpful tools to help them work towards mastering these beginner techniques in Serato DJ.
DJ Rugged One has been in the game for many years and has firmly established a name for himself as a professional deejay and producer. Spinning at numerous bars, lounges & clubs, he effortlessly creates a vibe that keeps the dance floor packed and continues to be recognized for his style and grace. His passion for music naturally led him into the realm of music production, where he actively takes on remix projects and creates brand new material with a plethora of skilled artists. Rugged One earned his stripes during his years as a competitive DJ, placing as a finalist in many battles, never failing to intimidate and turn heads! He continues to be sought after and commissioned to create mix CDs for respected organizations in the hip hop realm (including Undergroundhiphop.com, Brick Records and others) all while juggling his own independent releases. Receiving notable praise in a vast array of publications & websites, Rugged has evolved over the years to become the “total package,” a DJ who can satisfy the purest of hip hop heads, the wildest of college club-goers and everything in between – taking you on a musical trip in the process. He enjoys what he does and is a true entertainer. DJ Rugged One…the man, the myth, the DJ… go on, go on and GET DOWN!
For this workshop, we are going to explore the paths and techniques of taking a finished project and making it sound as good (if not better!) then commercial songs in the EDM industry. We will begin with listening and metering the finished track on both a frequency analyzer and a Peak/RMS meter, and comparing what we hear and see with commercial reference tracks that we want our record to sound like. We will then begin the process of matching (both visually and audibly) our track to the reference track with the sound we prefer the most.
We start by covering how to group our tracks into busses, and then we will mix the stems within each bus. From there, we will mix each bus to get us ready to master the record. I’ll talk about shaping your song for the master session using headroom, EQ, Expanding/Compression/Limiting, Saturation and Imaging/Stereo Delay. At the end we will speak about bouncing your audio and what settings to use.
Once our project is mixed down, we will cover mastering techniques to get our track ready for release. We will once again cover EQ, but we will talk about Multiband Compression, Excitement, handling the mids and sides, Post-EQ, limiting/clipping, differences between analog and digital, and within this, some cool secrets!
At the end of this workshop you will have a strong foundation of how to take your music and make it stand out from your competitors. So let’s do it!
About the Mmmmaven Instructor:
Justin Maribito is an electronic music producer, singer, DJ and audio engineer from Boston. His passion for music stems from a young age, and he transferred this passion into music production in college after realizing how much can be made “in the box” with software. Justin was never a strong instrumentalist (though he plays guitar, bass and piano), so electronic music gave him the ability to express the rhythms and melodies that are always playing in his head.
While he works in many different genres, Justin is mostly interested in creating hard-hitting and vocal-driven melodic dubstep that fuses essences of alternative and post-hardcore rock music. He is always pushing to innovate with his sound which he calls NuBass. He is relentless in finding new and unique ways to explore music, both in production, mixing/mastering, and exposure.