Open House + Taster Courses [Sat 04/28]

On Saturday the 28th of April, MMMMAVEN School Of Music will open our doors for an open house and a taste of what we do. We invite you to come in and mingle with other music enthusiasts while sampling our DJ and Production programs. The classes will be very hands-on – you will learn the basics of DJing with vinyl and Serato in our state of the art studio and work on Ableton Push to create your own music.

Instructors: Kareem Clarke and Greg (DJ Rugged One)

New York native Kareem Clarke, has been a musician for most of his life. After DJing for many years in college, Kareem has decided to pursue a full time music career. He spent two years in Valencia and got two Master’s Degrees; one in Music Business and one in Music Production Technology and Innovation.

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Along with teaching at Mmmmaven, Kareem is currently a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston and runs his own record label called Digital Den Records.

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. 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.

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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.

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Sidechain Compression: Part 1

Sidechain! Everyone loves it…

Even if you don’t think you know it, you’ve heard it: it’s that pumping sound when the kick drum hits and everything else makes way.

In this Ableton blog series, David Abravanel takes us on a journey through the history and applications of sidechaining, with some tips to boot.

Want to get your hands dirty in this awesome technology? Weeknight music production courses beginning 4/7 are almost full. But, we still have some spots in the weekend courses beginning 4/1.

Call today to save yr spot for April! 617.849.9321 or drop a line: tours@mmmmaven.com

RA Chimes in on Ableton 10

Our favorite music website of record, Resident Advisor, routinely reviews tech of all stripes.

After clicking around for the last few weeks, they’ve come to the conclusion that the landmark Ableton 10 deserves a 4.4 / 5. As they say:

Ableton’s stated goal with Live 10 is to remove barriers between the musician and the music. So while the headlines surrounding the update announcement centred on a range of new devices, the decidedly less sexy truth is that removing barriers to creativity requires a ream of small workflow improvements.

Read their take on the rest of the new features in the program, including Capture, Chase MIDI Notes, Pedal, and much more, here.

Here’s our Ableton instructor Subalias talking about Ableton Live 10.

Ableton Live 10 Is Out Now

Live 10 is out now!

Live 10 comes in three editions: Intro, Standard and Suite. They share common features, but Standard and Suite have additional features, instruments, Packs, and effects.

For the full scoop, including system requirements, head to ableton.com.

Here’s our own Ableton instructor talking about Live 10: