StudioMaster

Enhance your production skills: 4 session intermediate level workshop over 4 weeks that will provide a better understanding of using Ableton Live with various hardware synthesizers and sequencers.

Four x 2 hour sessions: $139.00

  • What is StudioMaster?

    StudioMaster is an Intermediate Level workshop over 4 weeks (one evening per week) that will provide participants with a better understanding of using Ableton Live with various hardware synthesizers and sequencers. In addition, learning how to maximize the use of a keyboard controller (how to utilize all those knobs and sliders) as well as an introduction to PUSH 2.0 will be explored. Midi routing, channel routing, sidechain, re-sampling, midi clock and sync setup will also be taught.

    Four (4) free DayPasses to use our Studio Pods are included as part of this workshop so you can refine and develop what you learn if you do not have access to adequate gear at home. More info here: www.wiredmusic.ca/use-our- gear

    The workshop is limited to 6 participants and each participant has exclusive use of their own “pod”.  No equipment is required of the participants.

    Who should attend?

    1. If you have taken our SessionMaster or BeatMaker courses and are familiar with Ableton Live at a basic level, this workshop is for you. You will get to experience the depth and power of Ableton Live first hand.
    2. If you have a solid working knowledge of Ableton Live but want to push your knowledge constraints, this workshop could be for you.
    3. We do not recommend this workshop for anyone younger than 16 years old, a casual user or a date.

    A few details:

    1. setting up, understanding workstation, midi channels, setup of synths, overview of synths; their strengths, unique features.
    1. channel routing, freezing, instrument and  drum racks, sidechain.
    2. arrangement, song structure basics, automation, audio racks, macro controls, midi learn, midi controls, push 2 overview, control surface basics.
    1. mixdown, work on track, basic mixing tricks, compression and eq.

DJ LIVE!

2 Session DJ and Ableton Intermediate Level workshop Over 2 Weeks

Two x 2 hour weekly sessions: $89

  • What is DJ Live?

    DJ and Ableton: DJ Live is an Intermediate Level workshop, one evening per week for two weeks, that will give participants a better understanding of how to utilize Ableton Live and build more interesting sets. Participants will also learn:

    • techniques to create intro edits, where no instrumental exists, to improve song matching
    • mash-ups
    • warping  
    • DIY vocal adjustments
    • ghost tracks
    • acapella tempos and
    • shortcuts

    Four (4) Free DayPasses to use our Studio Pods are included as part of this workshop so you can refine and develop what you learn if you do not have access to adequate gear at home.  More info here: www.wiredmusic.ca/use-our-gear

    The workshop is limited to 6 participants and each participant has exclusive use of their own “pod”.  No equipment is required of the participants.

    Who should attend?

    1. If you are a practicing DJ with some passing or even limited experience with Ableton Live, this workshop is for you.  You will get to experience the depth and power of ABLETON Live in the context of being a DJ as opposed to using Ableton for production or recording purposes.
    2. If you have a solid working knowledge of DJ Controllers but want to push your knowledge into the Ableton Live world, this workshop could be for you.
    3. We do not recommend this workshop for anyone less than 16 years old, a casual user or a date.

    A few details:

    1.  Editing  Basics:
      • Loading songs, warping, master tempo, session view, grids
      • Shortcuts for cutting, pasting, duplicating, etc (provide short list handout)
      • What is MIDI and how can we use it
    1.  Edits Advanced
      • Creating intro edits when there is no instrumental, matching the same song
      • Using Sampler/Simpler
      • Warping with live drummers, settings, exporting methods
    1.  Mash-Ups
      • Mash-ups, using MIK/Serato DJ, acappella tempos, warp techniques
      • EQ’ing, DIY vocal adjustments
      • Using side chain on vocals, creating ghost tracks
      • Export methods, compression, limiting
    1.  Effects and Techniques
      • Direct effects, send/return effects, grouping
      • Effect layering and sequencing techniques
      • Manipulating effects, gating, parameters

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