Clinics and Master Classes

Get Mixing, Get Mastering, & Get Creative with iZotope Products

Wednesday / October 1, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY Award-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy Award-winning film and TV post-production studios, prominent radio studios, and basement and bedroom studios across the globe.
 
Come check out iZotope Product Specialist Brandon Carroll show off a wide range of iZotope audio production software. Topics will include:
  • Mixing and vocal production with Alloy 2 and Nectar 2
  • Mastering with Ozone 5
  • Futuristic beat production with BreakTweaker
  • Sound design with Iris, a sample-based synthesizer
Admission: 
Free

Interview with Game Developer Hidetaka Suehiro

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Game developer Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro comes to Berklee to speak about the creation of his latest Xbox One game "D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die." Moderated by Berklee faculty member Michael Sweet and translated by Berklee Video Game Orchestra founder Shota Nakama, topics will include:

• Game design and production
• How a game developer works with the music team
• Getting a job in game audio

Admission: 
Free

Digital Performer Mix Tools

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Digital Performer is a full-featured digital audio sequencer program that arguably includes some of the best effects plugins in your Berklee laptop package, so why not learn to use them in your mixes? In this workshop, we’ll discuss basic mixing techniques with a focus on DP’s high quality Masterworks EQ and Leveler Compressor as well as ProVerb, a convolution reverb plugin that allows you to add the sound of realistic acoustic spaces to any mix.

Admission: 
Free

A Look at Digital Performer

Tuesday / September 30, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Digital Performer lets you record, edit, arrange, mix, process, and master audio and MIDI tracks side by side for songwriting, studio production, live performance, film and television soundtracks, audio post-production, surround mixing, and other professional audio production tasks. Join MOTU Product Specialist Dave Roberts as he explains:

  •  Customization, window sets, and shortcuts
  •  Sequencing and MIDI editing with DP’s built in instruments
  •  Audio Recording
  •  Speaker and guitar amp modeling
  •  Advanced features, including pitch correction, mastering, and film scoring

Admission: 
Free

Atlanta Game Jam

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This weekend, Berklee students will have the opportunity to take part in a remote Game Jam with 300 other students from Georgia Tech, SPSU, SCAD, and the University of Atlanta. What is a Game Jam, you ask? Think of it as an opportunity to collaborate with teams of programmers, artists, designers, composers, and sound designers to make a video game from scratch in 48 hours. There will be a theme announced at the start of the event and the teams will build games based around that theme.

People of all skill levels are allowed to participate so don’t worry if you’ve never actually worked on a game before – this is the perfect place to gain some experience and network with others looking to break into the industry.

Interested in participating? Come to the introductory session this Friday at 5:00pm in the Media Lab. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Berklee faculty member Michael Sweet.
Admission: 
Free

Analog Modeling & the Human Auditory System

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Founder and CEO of Slate Digital and Slate Media Technology and recent Herb Trawick Visionary Award winner Steven Slate will be speaking about future tech in the music industry. Ranging from analog modeling and drum replacement, to touch-screen technologies, Steven Slate will be discussing where the industry has been and where it is headed. Steven will also be showcasing the Slate Raven Multi-Touch Enabled Touch Screen Production Console, an innovative tool which was named 2013 Gear of the Year by AudioMedia Magazine, “Best of Show” at AES and NAMM “Best of Show”, and was nominated for a TEC award.
 
  • The history of audio
  • Beginnings of analog modeling
  • Effect of analog modeling on the human auditory system
  • The future of analog modeling and the future of studio technology
  • Multi-Touch controllers and the console of tomorrow

 

Admission: 
Free

Upper Structure Triads: The Harmonic Approach

Friday / October 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Suzanna Sifter, professor in the piano department, author of Berklee Jazz Keyboard Harmony: Using Upper Structure Triads, and instructor of the labs Upper Structure Triad Applications 1 and 2, will give a clinic on upper structure triads.

Suzanna teaches how to find and name upper structure triads for the most commonly used chord types. You will learn the formulas for quick tension-specific recall for each chord quality. Many practice methods will be explored. This clinic focuses on the harmonic usage of upper structure triads, such as comping open-position voicings, and harmonizing melodies.

Join her for this informative hour.

Admission: 
Free

Practice Smarter, Not Harder

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Piano Department Chair Stephany Tiernan, along with faculty members Neil Olmstead and Doug Johnson, will present a clinic on how to practice less and accomplish more. Tips will include helpful insights to maximize the effectiveness of your playing and practice routines.

Admission: 
Free

Launching a Sound Career in LA

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Richard founded Hexany Audio with the dream of creating an environment where great artists could thrive. He currently heads up project development and management in addition to working on projects in a variety of creative capacities. Richard has credits on AAA games, blockbuster films, and regularly lectures on the topic of game audio. He’s also been a firm believer in Terran domination since the original StarCraft.

In this presentation, Richard will:
• Introduce to Hexany Audio
• Skype with his office and team in LA
• Analyze a recent Coca Cola / AMC spot
• Discuss what an audio production company look for in its employees
• Q&A

Admission: 
Free

Successes in the Latin Music Industry in Europe

Thursday / October 16, 2014 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Franca De Gasperi, director and founder of one of the biggest Latin music festivals in Europe, LatinoAmericando, will speak with the Berklee community about how she has helped to develop a stronger musical connection between Latin America and Europe. She has worked with artists such as Mana, Calle 13, Juanes, Juan Luis Guerra, and Marc Anthony, just to name a few.

Admission: 
Free

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