These summer camps take place over 5 half-days, Monday to Friday from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.
Explore creating and producing electronic music. No experience is required and no equipment needed. The objective at the end of the summer camp is that each participant will have created 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, Ableton Live and the DJ 808.
The Ableton Live components will focus on utilizing the “Session View” (as opposed to the “Arrangement Page”) to create tracks based on loops and samples.
We will also provide a general overview of the DJ 808 controller recently launched by Roland and Serato, including the gear and various functions (BPM, SYNC, Mix use of the TR S drum feature and the Sampler).
The camp is limited to 10 participants and each participant has exclusive use of their own studio “pod” consisting of multiple professional grade electronic music devices. No equipment is required of the participants and you will have fun… Guaranteed!
Who should attend?
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
Anyone who has used ABLETON Live or FL Studio and wants to explore the dynamics of music production with hardware devices.
Anyone who has traditional musical knowledge or training and wants to explore electronic music production
Attendees for this series should be 12+ (we have other workshops that take younger participants)
A Few Details
16-part step sequencer basics, pattern making
Step time reverb/delay & accent
TB 3 basics and patterns
System-1- patches and banks, basic features as time permits
Clip launching settings and behaviour, effects and automation.
Recording “Session View” performance to “Arrangement Page”.
Will include Roland MX-1 Performance Mixer as control surface and hardware control of clip launching/scene launching.
Everybody will create their own 8-16 bar loop based composition which can be recorded and saved in Ableton Live for future use if they choose to continue at home or take additional workshops.
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.
Our current location is #206-1715 Cook Street, Vancouver BC.