Advances in technology have made the world of music production more accessible than ever! As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, drop by our studios for the chance to lay down some beats and find out what it takes to create a great sounding track.
Our instructors will be on hand to answer questions and walk you through the basic functions of Ableton Live 9 software. You will also have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of production equipment, including Ableton’s Push controller.
This is an open house style event. Drop by, try out the equipment and meet other science festival goers.
Learn the foundations of CDJ’s at our next free seminar with our very own Charles Mazzola. CDJ’s are one of the most influential tools of modern music because they combine the unique ability of turntables with the ease and convenience of new technology. CDJ’s are specialized digital music players that play digital music files stored on USB keys or SD cards. There are many features that CDJ’s have such as loops and beat analysis that are not present on turntables. CDJ’s are becoming more and more popular in the electronic music scene so don’t miss this chance to learn the basics from the best.
Charles Mazzola got his start in New York, studying audio engineering while DJing on the side and organizing parties in Brooklyn’s rapidly expanding warehouse scene. He later migrated to Boston, where he continued to built a reputation with gigs at local parties. His versatile DJ talents, spanning techno, house and disco earned him quick notoriety.
Mazzola has worked with Mmmmaven and Boston’s Together Festival in the past, both booking and performing at major events across the city alongside huge international talent. He’s currently a producer for Mmmmaven’s weekly #MakeItNew DJ nights at Cambridge’s Middlesex Lounge and occupies a resident DJ spot at Phoenix Landing’s weekly Re:Set Wednesday parties. As a DJ, Mazzola has shared the stage with names including LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Soul Clap, Lee Foss, James Holden, Sian, Falty DL, KON, Maxxi Soundsystem, Dusky, Konrad Black, Fred Falke, Juilo Bashmore and more