Lecture

Sound Design and Mixing with iZotope

Wednesday / September 21, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

   

Presented by Alumnus and Product Specialist Jack Côté
150 Massachusetts Avenue, Media Lab
No signup required

iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company whose products and audio technology are used by millions in over 50 countries, from independent musicians to major broadcast and recording studios and Grammy Award-winners. iZotope focuses on developing innovative audio technology for professional and consumer applications. Its products include iZotope RX, Alloy, Trash, Spectron, and the new Nectar suite of vocal processing effects.

Jack Côté is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music, having completed the former music synthesis program (now known as electronic production and design), and is currently a product specialist for iZotope. For this forum he will be discussing the key areas where iZotope excels at working with audio, which is Repair, Mix, and Master. Sound design and mixing in particular will be addressed with a possible sneak peak at new products in the works!

Admission: 
Free

Guerrilla Production Techniques: GarageBand

Thursday / September 15, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

   

150 Massachusetts Avenue, Media Lab
No signup required

This forum is the first in a three-part series on guerrilla production—using inexpensive gear and accessible techniques to produce your music. GarageBand is a complete production tool for the entry-level music producer. We will produce a song demo; discuss microphones and audio interfaces, direct input guitar and bass recording, and gear setup; record and edit audio tracks; and mix and export our track to burn on a CD. 

 

Admission: 
Free

Jamhub Product Showcase

Thursday / July 28, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

JamHubs were created to give musicians the freedom to jam all they want, wherever they want. Just pick a color section and plug in your instruments, mics, and headphones. Each musician can control his or her own individual mixes. You'll hear yourself like never before with amazing new clarity and no more volume wars—and your playing will improve faster. JamHub is also affordable, portable, and easy to set up. So now every band can make more music more often.

JamHub president Steve Skillings provides an overview of the service. Check out more information on the JamHub website.

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Admission: 
Free

Logic User Group

Tuesday / July 26, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Logic User Group at Berklee started a few semesters ago. Participants discuss topics on music production, MIDI sequencing, audio recording and editing in Logic. All are welcome, beginners and experts alike. This session is presented by Berklee alumnus Ralph Kinscheck and electronic production and design student Jeremy Fonseca.

Ralph Kinscheck is a teacher/trainer, keyboardist, performer/recording artist, audio engineer, video producer, technician, and entrepreneur.

As an Apple certified Logic master trainer, Kinscheck has taught classes up and down the East Coast, given clinics, and worked with all types of clients from local studio owners to editors from NESN, Comcast, and Hasbro. He is cofounder of the Boston Logic Users Group.

Kinscheck has been in the music industry for over 30 years performing live and in the studio as a keyboardist as well as taking on management duties. He got his start in the Chicago area; having played the club circuit there and gaining local fame, Kinscheck Ralph eventually moved to Boston to attend Berklee. Since coming to Berklee he has performed throughout the New England area and taken part in a few recording projects that won local acclaim. Kinscheck's current project is an album released on his own Jharck Records label entitled Grace with Jazz on Top.

He has run sound at locations all over metro Boston including the TD Banknorth Garden and Lowell Auditorium; produced albums in various studios around Boston and at his local home studio; and done sound design for various independent film releases. He has been producing videos for clients for the last 10-plus years as an editor and videographer. Most recently, he has worked full-time as a lab monitor for Berklee College of Music's Electronic Production and Design Department where he helps students and faculty use hundreds of fun and interesting music tech hardware and software with Apple computers as the hub.

As a technician he consults for various studios and independent producers throughout the Boston area. Since 1998 Kinscheck has run Kinscheck Productions (KiP), a production company providing all the services mentioned above.

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Admission: 
Free

Become a Vocal Production Ninja with Logic

Monday / July 18, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215


Berklee alumna and Electronic Production and Design staff member Kerry Leva knows a thing or two about vocal production. She has releases on Anjunadeep, Armada Music, and Black Hole Recordings, and has twice made an appearance on the renowned In Search of Sunrise compilation series. For more information, visit kerryleva.com.

Topics covered:
• How to clean up audio files for a perfectly polished sound
• Using FlexTime for practical and sound design implementation
• Using SpaceDesigner, DelayDesigner, and other Logic plugins to create interesting effects
• Other production techniques and Q&A

Admission: 
Free

Creating and Adding Drum Beats and Grooves with Your Mac

Thursday / July 14, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215


Presented by Bill D'Agostino, director of Training and Support Services, this session provides an overview of different methods for adding drum parts to your music. You'll learn how to add drum loops, how to create your own drum tracks using midi, and about options for adding live acoustic or electronic drum tracks to your recordings.

Admission: 
Free

Music Software Presentation: Five-Week Edition

Monday / July 11, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Welcome to Berklee, Five-Week students. You have tons of great music technology resources available with the Learning Center. In this forum we will demo those resources, record audio and MIDI, mix, edit and discuss effects.

Admission: 
Free

A Crash Course in Game Audio

Thursday / July 21, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Video Game Music Club

The Video Game Music Club at Berklee will present a session on game audio, music and sound design, and job resources for those wanting to enter the industry. Led by VGMC members Akash Thakkar and Kristen McMullough.

  • An overview of game audio elements
  • Sound design and composition for games
  • Game job resources

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Admission: 
Free

Music Production with Reason 5

Tuesday / July 19, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. With its generous sound bank and intuitive flow, Reason helps you along in creative process and is the music software that never gets in your way. We will present an in-depth look at Reason 5 for music production, covering:

  • Reason 5 overview
  • Exploration of a complete track in Reason
  • Mixing tools (EQ, compression, reverb, etc.) within Reason
  • MIDI sequencing and editing
  • A look at Propellerhead's Record software

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Admission: 
Free

Guerrilla Production Techniques: Demo in a Day with GarageBand

Wednesday / July 13, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

GarageBand is a complete production tool for the entry-level music producer. We will produce a song demo, discussing microphones and audio interfaces, direct input guitar and bass recording, and gear setup. We will record and edit audio tracks, mix, and export our track to burn on a CD.

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Admission: 
Free

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