Clinics and Master Classes

Vocal Recording Techniques

Friday / June 3, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Vocal Recording Techniques Workshop

Crafting a vocal track that sits well in a mix and drives your song forward is a common challenge facing producers, engineers, and vocalists. In this workshop, we will discuss ways to record great-sounding vocals in Pro Tools, edit your takes to get the best comp, and mix the vocal track so it stands out in your song. Topics will include mic selection and placement, necessary equipment, and using EQ, compression, reverb, and delay plug-ins.

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Free

Produce Your Demo

Thursday / June 2, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Produce Your Demo

Do you want to produce a recorded demo of your music but are unsure where to start? Perhaps you've done some recording, but you're looking to pick up some new tips and techniques. We will explore step by step the process of producing a professional-sounding demo track using a hybrid of live and virtual instrumentation. Pro Tools will be our environment. During the preproduction stage, we will look at how to set up a session, import scratch ideas, and record virtual instruments. Along the way, we will mix our parts and use creative effects to build the track. We will track live instruments over this song foundation during the tracking phase of our presentation.

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Free

Crissy Collins Master Clinic with Members of Beyoncé's Band and Tour Manager

Thursday / June 2, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Seully Hall
8 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Crissy Collins was born in Niagara Falls, NY and introduced to the world at the tender age of four by way of a Jerry Lewis Telethon performance, singing a heartfelt rendition of Jesus Loves the Little Children. She has lent her expertise as a vocal trainer, choir leader, and music director with Churches in Atlanta and across the country.

Since 2008, Crissy has toured the globe singing background for internationally known singer, Beyoncé. She has accompanied Beyoncé on four world tours and performed with many secular artists such as Luther Vandross, Kelly Price, Glenn Jones, Little G of Silk, Monica and Gloria Galner to name a few.

This event is free and open to the Berklee and Boston Conservatory community.

Crissy Collins
Crissy Collins

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Free

Learn Mastering with the Masters-Lurssen Mastering Console

Wednesday / May 25, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Shames Family Scoring Stage
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A144
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Production Techniques with IK Multimedia

Wednesday / May 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Production Techniques with IK Multimedia

Are you looking for some great production techniques to take your projects to the next level? IK Multimedia has got you covered. Join Derrick Floyd, musician and IK Multimedia product specialist, as he takes you step by step through the process of producing a song from scratch. In this hour-long session, Floyd will demonstrate some of IK Multimedia’s latest and most powerful software that will allow you to go from song idea to finished product in no time. Learn how to use SampleTank, AmpliTube, T-RackS, and more to make your songs sound great.

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Free

Sound Editing Workshop

Friday / May 27, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Sound Editing Workshop
Richard Gould

Join us as Richard Gould '14 demonstrates his process for foley and sound editing work. In addition, he will showcase techniques he uses in his freelance work and at Skywalker Sound. 

Originally from the United Kingdom, Gould came to the U.S. to study at Berklee. While at the college, he cofounded the Sound Design Network and Hexany Audio, and was station manager of the Berklee Internet Radio Network, a peer advisor, and a student ambassador. He currently works as a freelance composer and sound designer. Gould is also a part of the sound editorial team for Skywalker Sound, where he has worked on several feature films including Home, Crimson Peak, The Walk, The Peanuts Movie, and The Revenant, among others. As a freelancer, Gould has worked on numerous projects for companies such as DreamWorks, Cartoon Network, AMC, Coke, and the Tap Lab, among others. He also volunteers his time as an editor for DesigningSound.org, a website focused on the art and technique of sound design.

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Free

Interview with Composer and Sound Designer Richard Gould

Thursday / May 26, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Interview with Richard Gould: Alumni, Composer, & Sound Designer
Richard Gould

Join us as Richard Gould '14 discusses his experiences working in the film and game industry. He will share the top five things he wished he knew before leaving Berklee and conduct an interview with the Sound Design Network.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Gould came to the U.S. to study at Berklee. While at the college, he cofounded the Sound Design Network and Hexany Audio, and was station manager of the Berklee Internet Radio Network, a peer advisor, and a student ambassador. He currently works as a freelance composer and sound designer. Gould is also a part of the sound editorial team for Skywalker Sound, where he has worked on several feature films including Home, Crimson Peak, The Walk, The Peanuts Movie, and The Revenant, among others. As a freelancer, Gould has worked on numerous projects for companies such as DreamWorks, Cartoon Network, AMC, Coke, and the Tap Lab, among others. He also volunteers his time as an editor for DesigningSound.org, a website focused on the art and technique of sound design.

This event is cosponsored by the Sound Design Network.

Admission: 
Free

Rosa Passos Master Class

Thursday / June 9, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

One of the greatest Brazilian contemporary singers and songwriters and peerless interpreter of Brazilian songbook, Rosa Passos voice and rhythmic articulation is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald. “Rosa sings with the subtlety and nuance of Bossa Nova, the spark of jazz  and excitement of MPB. No other singer is able to make you feel so emotional like Rosa Passos does," said Ricardo Freire, journalist in O Estado de São Paulo.

Passos returns to Berklee to give a Master Class about the three pillars of traditional Brazilian Music: Bossa Nova, Samba, and Balads (Samba-canção). Accompanied by her musicians, Passos will present these three pillars through her performance, and question and answer with the audience.

Rosa Passos is a success on the international jazz circuit and has as admirers some of the greatest International artists. About to complete 35 years of career, Rosa Passos has already performed in more than 37 countries, and in the biggest International theaters and jazz festivals around the world. She is still the only Brazilian singer who performed at Carnagie Hall in New York alone with her guitar, with tickets sold out three weeks before the performance.

Passos received an honorary degree from Berklee in 2008. 

Rosa Passos, guitar and vocals

Celso de Almeida (drums); Paulo Paulelli (bass); Lula Galvão (guitar); Hélio Alves (piano).

 

Renato Rocha Clinic

Thursday / June 9, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Renato Rocha

This percussion master class and clinic, produced by Alberto Netto, is related to the work Renato Rocha has developed with his group, Brasilidade. The clinic will address the creation process of the Brazilian drums within a group of woodwind instruments. It will also address technical approaches as a drummer, demonstrating how you develop and master every challenge with different artists.

Rocha, a drummer and percussionist, was born November 30, 1989, in the city of Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil. He began to take an interest in the drums at six years old and first practiced on the drums at his church, the Assembly of God Aribiri. For a long time, he had no teacher but continued to play regardless. Eventually he met several teachers who changed the conception and concepts of music for Rocha, in particular, Jurim Moreira, a professor who helped him to get a different view of music and understand his commitment to the art of percussion. In addition to Moreira, Rocha has studied with Kiko Freitas, Edu Ribeiro, Robertinho Silva, Claudio Infante, and Pascoal Meirelles, among others. Now he is a part of the professional world doing concerts and recordings.

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Free

Tancredi Lo Cigno: Time Trip Drum Clinic

Tuesday / June 14, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Tancredi Lo Cigno's drum clinic will focus on new approaches to rhythmic illusions. This time it will include performances featuring JennWhan Wong on keyboard and Artie Sadtler on bass.

Watch a sample of a previous Tancredi Lo Cigno drum clinic:

Admission: 
Free

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