Be a Mmmmaven for a Day!

boston magazine

Lost on what to do for the summer? Boston Magazine has some tips for fun local activities to keep you entertained. It’s filled with local attractions, good eats, and they also suggest activities to improve yourself.

BE A _____ FOR A DAY. Discover a hidden talent—or rule one out—with a strategically chosen in-town (or close enough) activity.

That’s where we come in! We have a lot of activities planned for Mmmmaven this summer: our classes, a summer camp, workshops… It’s going to be a blast, but don’t just take it from us!

Drop down your beats better after the gratis lesson that comes with a studio tour of Mmmmaven’s DJ and music-production school, in Cambridge. These are skills that, given the right dance-floor situation, might just save someone’s life.

Boston Magazine also mentioned hang gliding, glass blowing, tango dancing, and way more. Luckily, there’s a lot of time left this summer, so come give us a try! Let me restate “gratis lesson.” Who doesn’t want a free DJ lesson? And then our courses can teach you so much more!

 

Together 5 Mmmmaven Events

mmmmaven together festival

Together’s lineup this year is pretty incredible, but if that’s all you know then you’re missing half the fun! During the day, Together will have events here at Mmmmaven studios and at District Hall ranging from talks, to presentations, to workshops, and more!

See below for a highlight of each day, or check out the schedule for the full list of events.

Monday

Mmmmaven Recharge Lounge (5-8PM): Every day you can come to Mmmmaven (614 Massachusetts Avenue #2) to relax, listen to music, charge your phone, and drink plenty of water! On Monday at 6, come see ToUch Performance (pictured below) present a master class on collaboration between DJs and musicians.

Then stick around for a workshop on integrating software and hardware w/ Ableton Live @7PM.

acoustica electronica touch performance

Tuesday

Mmmmaven Recharge Lounge (5-8PM): Come relax and while you’re at it, you can watch Moduloktopus present Keith McMillen Instruments, a leading brand in MIDI instruments (Starts @ 6PM). Listen to Moduloktopus’ latest release:

Wednesday

Mmmmaven Recharge Lounge (5-8PM): You can chill out and  join Mmmmaven instructor Mike McCarthy, on an instrumental processing adventure. Explore ways to sonically shape, modulate, and process live guitar, strings, horns, and vocals. Feel free to bring your musical weapon of choice!

Thursday

Isotope Workshops @ Together Center (12:30-5:30PM): First, come for Drum Design and Music Production. Drums are a vital element to your song, no matter what genre you’re producing. Join experts from Izotope at District Hall to learn about drum design for all different types of EDM. Then come back at 2:30 for a Q+A and again at 4:30 for a workshop on recording vocals!

Friday

Ableton Spaces @ Together Center (1:30-7): First, Natasha Kmeto shows her techniques for editing and adding effects to her vocals while playing live. She will cover the different technologies she uses as well as give a live demonstration at the end.

Then come back at 6PM for a demo with Tensnake!

Mmmmaven Recharge Lounge: Soul Clap Record Fair (5-PM): Boston’s most renowned vinyl collectors, DevNull, Soul Clap, and and Nick Minieri, have collected tons and tons of records for you to dig through! Come  find that classic record you’ve been searching for, or beef up your collection with $1 bins!

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Saturday

Ableton Spaces @ Together Center [cont.] (1:30PM): Generating Music with Plants – Learn how Datagarden uses Ableton Live in tandem with Max for Live to create music from plants’ biological data.

Then at 4, LOL Ableton Push with Jerome LOL and Ableton Certified Trainer Loudon Stearns. Taking an in-depth look at the Ableton Push and the amazing features that completely change music production and performance. Come learn how this instrument can change your workflow both on and off stage.

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Sunday

Beat Academy Live! (12-6PM): Mmmmaven will host an open house with a music tech petting zoo and live demonstrations. Come to our studios and learn about our summer camp Beat Academy, a week long youth DJ program

beat-academy

There are so many more events this week, so check the schedule for a full list!