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First Track

An Introduction to Making Electronic Music

One x 2 hour workshop: $33

  • What is First Track?

    First Track is a 2 hour workshop designed specifically for people that want to explore creating and producing electronic music. No experience is required and participants have been as young as 8 years old (she produced an amazing track btw) and over 60.  The objective at the end of the session is that you will have created your first electronic music track a solid 2-3 minute track utilizing the: TR 8 Drum Machine; MX 1 Performance Mixer with elements from the TB 3 Bassline and possibly the System-1 Synthesizer.

    The workshop is limited to 9 participants and each participant has exclusive use of  their own studio “pod” consisting of 4 professional grade electronic music devices.  No equipment is required of the participants and you will have fun… Guaranteed!

    Who should attend?

    1. Anyone with an interest in electronic music or just curious about all those blinking lights and knobs…(we will make it simple for you).  No previous experience is required and no musical knowledge or skill is expected
    2. Anyone who has used ABLETON Live or FL Studio and wants to explore the dynamics of music production with hardware devices.
    3. Anyone who has traditional musical knowledge or training and wants to explore electronic music production
    4. Anyone looking for a first date idea that is very different or anyone organizing a birthday party.

    A Few Details

    • TR-8 basics,
    • 16-part step sequencer basics, pattern making
    • Real-time recording,
    • Step time reverb/delay & accent
    • TB 3 basics and patterns
    • System-1- patches and banks, basic features as time permits

FuseBreaker

4 Session AIRA Workshop Over 4 weeks; Includes First Track Content

Four x 2 hour weekly sessions:: $139

  • What is FuseBreaker? 

    FuseBreaker is an intensive 4 session workshop over Four weeks, designed specifically for people that want to jump in and immerse themselves over one week in learning how to create and produce electronic music.  No experience is required and the objective at the end of the session is that you will have a solid 2-3 minute track utilizing the complete suite of equipment including: TR 8 Drum Machine; TB 3 Bassline; System-1 Synthesizer; MX 1 Performance Mixer and Ableton Live.  The workshop is limited to 9 participants and each participant has exclusive use of  their own studio “pod”.  No equipment is required of the participants.

    Who should attend?

    1. Anyone with a keen interest in electronic music.  No previous experience is required and no musical knowledge or skill is expected
    2. Anyone who has used ABLETON Live or FL Studio and wants to extend their creative canvas and integrate software with hardware
    3. Anyone who has traditional musical knowledge or training and wants to explore electronic music production
    4. Anyone wanting to extend a first date over three consecutive days.

    A Few Details

    • TR-8 basics,
    • 16-part step sequencer basics, pattern making
    • Real-time recording,
    • Step time reverb/delay & accent
    • TB 3 basics and patterns
    • System-1- patches and banks, basic features
    • Synchronizing AIRA hardware
    • Ableton Live+ System 1 midi/audio setup
    • System 1 + Tr8 patterns together, recording controller changes,
    • Recording audio/ mixdowns, MX-1 basics, effects from MX-1 & Ableton Live

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Your Instructor

Kevin Mah is a performing artist, producer, and teacher with over 10 years of experience from working at traditional recording engineering schools to crafting new music curriculums at Vancouver’s premiere dj and electronic music schools. His experience encompasses many areas of music production, song writing, mixing and recording, engineering and related areas. Furthermore, Kevin has provided support and studio services to much of Vancouver’s up and coming talent, including artists such as dj hubbz, dj marvel, Kytami, dj  u-tern. His act, Love and Electrik collaborated with Vancouver’s Chin Injeti and received support from Redbull Music, Fenchurch Clothing and has toured Canada, performing alongside Little Dragon, Chromeo, La Roux, The Very Best, Keys n Krates, and others.

Kevin Mah

Kevin Mah is a performing artist, producer, and teacher with over 10 years of experience from working at traditional recording engineering schools to crafting new music curriculums at Vancouver’s premiere dj and electronic music schools. His experience encompasses many areas of music production, song writing, mixing and recording, engineering and related areas. Furthermore, Kevin has provided support and studio services to much of Vancouver’s up and coming talent, including artists such as dj hubbz, dj marvel, Kytami, dj u-tern. His act, Love and Electrik collaborated with Vancouver’s Chin Injeti and received support from Redbull Music, Fenchurch Clothing and has toured Canada, performing alongside Little Dragon, Chromeo, La Roux, The Very Best, Keys n Krates, and others.
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