MMMMaven Alumni Mix: DJ Ericcc

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We present to you DJ Ericcc!

Erlon Araujo (AKA DJ Ericcc) is a Mmmmaven graduate with published mixes on soundcloud and a good ear for Tech House music. Before Mmmmaven, Erlon, was Djing a few gigs and decided to expand his horizon with our DJ class. Since then, he has performed at some birthday parties, and wishes play more gigs and host more parties.

I learned a lot and also i met some nice people. – DJ Ericcc

Below is his latest set called “Carioca’s Bday Set – 03/07/15” It features cool, new beats and smooth transitions.

To learn how to transition, mix, and/or create you own DJ set, contact Sarah at (617) 849-9321 and learn how Mmmmaven can be the perfect DJ & Audio Production School for you!

Free DJ Lesson Form HERE
DJ Ericcc’s Soundcloud

Mix by MMMMaven Graduate Pink0

Recent MMMMaven graduate KC Mackey, who goes by the name Pink0, released her first  mix on MMMMaven’s Mixcloud. It’s a diverse 13 minute mix with 7 tracks, ranging from the gritty Foreign Beggars, to the Bloody Beetroots, and also including Dog Blood, the Skrillex and Boys Noize side project. Be sure to check it out and support the graduates!

Mix by Pink0 by Mmmmaven on Mixcloud

 

Tracklist:
Take Me to the Club – Mannequin
Next Order – Dog Blood
Don’t Dance – Hot Chip
Contact – Foreign Beggars feat. Noisia
Fuck the Pain Away – Peaches
Bo$$ A$$ BXTCH – Nicki Minaj feat. PTAF (Uniiqu3 Remix)
Runaway (feat. Greta Svabo Bech) –  The Bloody Beetroots

Interested in learning how to record your own mix? Be sure to check out MMMMaven’s DJ courses!

It’s Graduation Day for The Beat Academy

After a long week of rigorous scratching and mixing, it’s finally time for the young DJs of the Beat Academy to show everyone what they’ve got. Join us tonight for Beat Academy’s Final Performance at the Mmmmaven Project here in Central Square! Campers ages 10 – 14 will show us what they’ve got before graduating from Mmmmaven’s inaugural summer camp.

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Over the course of the week, campers learned the ins and outs of industry standard equipment, got their hands dirty in some new technology, and produced their first six-song mini-mix. They learned how to organize their favorite tracks and get in the mix with different styles, and now is their opportunity to see if they have what it takes to play in front of a crowd of screaming fans!

Come out and support the new generation of DJs at 5PM, you’ll be blown away.

Mmmmaven Mixdown Workshop

Join Mmmmaven and Berklee-trained instructor Nick Garcia on Saturday, troche December 7th from 11:00AM-5:00PM as we delve into the world of mixing electronic music.  This workshop, designed for the beginner to intermediate level producer, will teach you tips and skills that are applied in any pro-level mix to help you get your tracks ready for mastering.  Through one day and five cores of intensive mix work, you’ll learn everything you need to create a high quality, professional sounding mix. Tickets to the event can be purchased here. There are a very limited number of seats so get yours before we sell out! Prices are $50 for Mmmmaven students/alumni and $75 for non students.

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This course will be taught using Ableton Live, so it is recommended that participants have a familiarity with the program, but they are encouraged to work in whatever software they prefer.  The concepts being explained are not software-specific, but participants will gain the most from this workshop if they can easily understand the topics being explained and demonstrated in Ableton.

We’ll focus on five cores of instruction that are each essential to creating a great mix.  First we’ll focus on monitor setup and how to treat your home studio for efficient monitoring.  The space in which you mix is just as important as the speakers you’re mixing on!

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Next we’ll talk about balancing frequencies, getting your individual track levels right, and how to effectively pan tracks for optimal mix placement.  This core will be followed by the essentials of digital signal processing (or DSP); gating, compression, equalization, and limiting.  We’ll look at each of these signal processors and how to get the most out of whatever software plug-ins you’re working with.

Our fourth core will focus on the stereo image and how to effectively enhance each part of the stereo field to create a lush, wide mix.  We’ll discuss multi-band stereo imaging as well as advanced topics like using delay lines to create extreme width of a signal.

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Finally, we’ll talk about audio routing, bussing, groups, and sends.  We’ll look at how a digital mixer works and how to effectively route audio to create an organized, well-structured session.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and follow along! Core 1 lasts for 30 minutes and cores 2-5 last for 45 minutes each for a grand total of 4.5 hours of mixing knowledge! The class takes place on Saturday, December 7th from 11:00AM-5:00PM and tickets can be purchased here.

Learn more about music production with our Ableton Live classes!