Clinics and Master Classes

iPad Music Production Apps

Friday / November 21, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

It’s taken some time, but more and more music production apps are being released that leverage the full potential of the iPad’s touchscreen interface, processing power, and portability. In this workshop, we are going to take a look at three unique takes on music production with the iPad by creating a song demo using the apps Cubasis, Akai iMPC, and Korg Gadget. Along the way we’ll look at getting audio and MIDI into the iPad as well as transferring audio between apps. Topics will include:

• Vocal and guitar recording
• Creative sample creation
• Beatmaking
• Synthesizers and MIDI sequencing

Admission: 
Free

Adobe Creative Suite Apps for Musicians

Thursday / November 20, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us as RA and Music Businees/Music Therapy dual major candidate Jenny Madrigal showcases several useful apps from the Adobe Creative Suite. From creating graphics for web and print to crafting music videos, the Adobe Creative Suite of applications includes many essential tools for musicians to promote themselves and their work. Creative Suite is installed on the computers in Berklee’s Learning Center and this is a great opportunity to discover some of the tools available to you.

Admission: 
Free

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

Tuesday / November 18, 2014 / 6:00 pm
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Harmonix is one of the world’s leading independent game development studios, best known for creating the blockbuster music game franchises Rock Band and Dance CentralDisney Fantasia: Music Evolved takes players on an interactive and immersive motion-controlled journey through worlds of music and magic, unleashing their creativity along the way. Utilizing Kinect motion controls, the game puts players in the role of a virtual conductor to mash-up songs and styles by swiping, waving, and gesturing toward the screen.

Join Berklee alumnus James Landino & the audio team from Harmonix as they discuss the decision making process that went into their sound design and audio engine choices, and showcase some of their custom-built tools and audio toys.

Admission: 
Free

Max 7 World Premiere Event

Thursday / November 13, 2014 / 6:30 pm
Fenway Rm. 112
Rm. 112, 22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Greetings all,

Cycling 74 is ready to release MAX 7 this week, and Berklee will host the first official roll-out event this Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 PM in room 112, 22 The Fenway.

MAX 7 is patching reimagined, featuring a new interface optimized for speed and simplicity, major performance improvements, and a collection of powerful new tools to realize your ideas faster than ever.

Our own Matthew Davidson is on the MAX development team, and will give the Berklee community an insider's view of the new features in Max 7, as well as take questions. We're proud to hold this landmark event and look forward to seeing how this core tool used in the EPD curriculum has evolved.

Michael Bierylo
Chair, Electronic Production and Design
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston St.
MS-161 ELPD
Boston, MA 02215-3693

Office: 161 Mass. Ave Suite 401
617-747-8275
Skype: mbierylo

Admission: 
Free

Demystifying the Modern Producer

Thursday / November 13, 2014 / 6:30 pm

 

150 Mass Avenue

Media Lab/Learning Center

6:30PM-8:30PM

In this day and age, how can we define what a “producer" does? The role is always dynamic, difficult to pin-point, and never, ever the same succession of responsibilities. Drawing from many years of experience working on major label to indie to no-budget productions, Berklee MP&E faculty member Enrique Gonzalez Müller will shed some demystifying light on the elusive and dark art of modern record production.

After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1999 with a dual degree in Music Production & Engineering and Electronic Production & Design, Enrique Gonzalez Müller started his career as a music producer and engineer at Plant Studios working with artists like The Dave Matthews Band, Joe Satriani, E-40, and Les Claypool to name a few.

Later, Enrique went on to produce many chart-topping albums in Venezuela for Caramelos de Cianuro, Viniloversus, Desorden Publico, and others. In 2009, his collaboration with Los Amigos Invisibles on their album “Commercial” won a Latin GRAMMY Award.

Among his many other collaborations, Enrique has worked on producing, arranging, and mixing albums for L’Aura in Italy and scored a #1 hit with "Teach Me Again" for Elisa and Tina Turner. Back in the United States, Enrique continues to work with Jason Newsted of Metallica, the Kronos Quartet, Nine Inch Nails, Joan Baez, and a ton of über cool indie artists.

 

Admission: 
Free

Demystifying The Modern Producer

Thursday / November 13, 2014 / 6:30 pm
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

In this day and age, how can we define what a “producer" does? The role is always dynamic, difficult to pin-point, and never, ever the same succession of responsibilities. Drawing from many years of experience working on major label to indie to no-budget productions, Berklee MP&E faculty member Enrique Gonzalez Müller will shed some demystifying light on the elusive and dark art of modern record production.

Admission: 
Free

Pro Tools Session Prep

Friday / November 14, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pro Tools is a full-featured digital audio workstation that has been used by many music and film professionals. But because of its somewhat complex workflow, Pro Tools sessions can often get messy and become difficult to work with. So why not learn to customize your sessions so they can stay clean and efficient? In this workshop, we'll discuss how to best prep your Pro Tools sessions by examining working with custom templates, saving and importing plug-in patches, and session organization techniques.

Admission: 
Free

Rafael Barata Clinic

Monday / November 24, 2014 / 1:00 pm
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Brazilian drummer Rafael Barata presents a clinic on Brazilian drumset styles.

Admission: 
Free

Giovanni Mazzarino: The Mediterranean Jazz Sound

Tuesday / November 18, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Giovanni Mazzarino has been playing jazz since 1980. He is considered one of the most important Italian jazz players and has performed with important jazz musicians such as Enzo Randisi, Mimmo Cafiero, Gianni Basso, and Kurt Rosenwinkel, among others. In 2002, he was named best new jazz artist at the Italian Jazz Awards.

He has participated in several famous jazz festivals worldwide including Umbria Jazz, the Marciac Jazz Festival, and the Dubai Philips Festival, and has recorded 16 albums as bandleader and composer. As of 2013, Mazzarino is the artistic director of the Messina Sea Jazz Festival in Sicily, Italy.

Admission: 
Free

Fishman TriplePlay Wireless Guitar Controller

Wednesday / November 12, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

TriplePlay®, the wireless MIDI controller from Fishman, allows guitarists to control an unlimited palette of instruments across multiple devices and platforms. Perform, compose, and record – on stage, in the classroom, or in the studio. Play synthesizers and samplers with low latency and great tracking. Join us as Burr Johnson, guitarist for artists such as Jack McDuff, Ray Charles, and B.B. King, demos this revolutionary device for guitar players.

Admission: 
Free

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