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24.06.2017

SPICE UP YOUR MUSIC – CREATIVE WORKFLOWS FOR PRODUCERS

Ever wondered what parallel compression was ? Or why your track sounds a bit too thin or lifeless ? In this workshop, Franz Matthews will help you unleash your production and mixing skills with a demonstration of tips & tricks that will help you getting from production zero to production hero. Using Ableton Live's powerful features, you will learn in practice a variety of "swiss knife" techniques that producers use to beef up their tracks, dynamise their music, give character to a lifeless sounding tune... All in all, you will learn how to to improve your track and go from an initial idea to a good sounding production, with road tested experience tips.
In 2 sessions of 4 hours each, we will go through the different steps of the production of a track, each time focusing on each step's key elements & techniques, that you will then be able to use in your own productions in order to push your track to the next level.
Each participant is invited to bring a rough demo of his own (as an Ableton Live project) that we will use as real-case examples during the workshop.

Kurs-Bausteine

PROGRAM :

INTRO :
Listening to each other’s demos to enhance each other’s listening skills and get constructive feedback.

PRODUCTION :
Working with scales, to develop new ideas and find interesting harmonies
Using original samples to create interesting beats.
Layering elements to create a bigger sound texture.
Bringing in looped samples
Doubling a lead line in the lows for extra power
Beefing up with Saturation / Overdrive
Vocal production tips :
Doubling for more fattness
Pitched recording for more weirdness
Playing with vocals in Simpler for more originality

COMPOSITION / ARRANGEMENT / HARMONY :
Breaking the harmony of a looped track.
Creating a quick arrangement
Giving a life to kicks & hi hats

Dynamics :
Sidechain Compression / Ducking for Groove and Clarity
Parallel Compression for fatness
The power of filters

Effects :
Gated Reverbs aka “the Phil Collins Sound”
Slap Back Delay aka the “Elvis Presley Sound”
Stereoizing a mono file with Delays
Delayed & Saturated Reverb
Using your effects differently : The Auto-Pan
Chorus for fattening a Bass.

Automation :
Concrete examples
Automated EQs for more life
Reverb + Delay hints for keeping the listener’s attention.
Creating reversed filter sweeps for Breakups & Buildups.

Mastering :
Adding some mixbus compression for a bit of glue.
Multiband compression for extra richness

Level
Beginner / Intermediate with first experience with Ableton or another DAW

Preis 249 €

8 (Stunden)


Start 24.06.2017Location noisy Academy | Maclab Termine 24.06.2017
25.06.2017

jeweils 12-16 Uhr
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