Clinics and Master Classes

German Schauss: The Thinking Shredder’s Approach to Guitar, Technique, and Sounds

Tuesday / July 26, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
German Schauss

Internationally renowned guitar virtuoso German Schauss will present a clinic on modern rock guitar techniques and concepts. This clinic will cover the following, among other topics:

  • Picking, legato, sweeping, and tapping techniques
  • Fretboard navigation
  • Development of good practice habits
  • Understanding scales, modes, and sounds
  • Developing your own voice and uniqueness on the instrument

In addition to being a guitarist, Schauss is a composer, author, and educator. He performs and tours as the leader of his own band and with other internationally known artists. Schauss writes music for commercials, TV, and video games, and has been named one of the 50 fastest guitarists of all time by Guitar World magazine. The author of bestselling books and videos like Shredding Guitar Workout, Shredding Bach, Shredding the Composers, Serious Shred, and The Total Shred Guitarist, he also writes the popular monthly column “Instant Shredding” for Germany’s biggest guitar magazine, Gitarre & Bass.

Admission: 
Free

Build Your Own Kontakt Instrument

Friday / June 10, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Build Your Own Kontakt Instrument

During this workshop, we'll create a number of unique sampler instruments from free samples. Along the way, we will look at many of Kontakt's editing windows such as the wave editor, the mapping editor, and the group editor as well as the powerful effects and modulation capabilities inside Kontakt.

Admission: 
Free

Komplete Your Production

Thursday / June 9, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Komplete Your Production
With an expansive suite of synthesizers, samplers, drum instruments, amp modelers, and mixing effects, Komplete by Native Instruments is one of the most popular and powerful production packages available to producers and performers. In this event, we will explore many of the instruments and effects found within Komplete, both new and old. Everything from synthesized bass sounds to sampled keys, and processed vocal FX chains to hi-fidelity mixing tools will be studied. So will drum and percussion instruments.
 
Instruments and effects covered include the following:
• Battery
• Massive
• FM8
• Monark
• Kontakt
• SSL compressors and EQs
• Driver filter and distortion
• Supercharger tube compressor
• Transient designer
• Guitar rig
Admission: 
Free

Vocal Recording Techniques

Friday / June 3, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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.

Admission: 
Free

Produce Your Demo

Thursday / June 2, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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.

Admission: 
Free

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

Thursday / June 2, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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

Admission: 
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.

Admission: 
Free

Sound Editing Workshop

Friday / May 27, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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.

Admission: 
Free

Interview with Composer and Sound Designer Richard Gould

Thursday / May 26, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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

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