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!
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.