Clinics and Master Classes

Presentation Tools

Monday / September 28, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
CTMI
180 Mass. Ave., Room B07
Boston
MA
United States
Presentation Tools

Do your text-filled Powerpoint slides need a reboot? Spice up your presentations with this workshop about different presentation techniques, formats, and software. 

This event is for Faculty only.

Admission: 
Free

Presentation Tools

Wednesday / September 30, 2015 / 12:30 p.m.
CTMI
180 Mass. Ave., Room B07
Boston
MA
United States
Presentation Tools

Do your text-filled Powerpoint slides need a reboot? Spice up your presentations with this workshop about different presentation techniques, formats, and software. 

This event is for Faculty only.

Admission: 
Free

What's That Sound? An Introduction to Sampling

Thursday / October 15, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
CTMI
180 Mass. Ave., Room B07
Boston
MA
United States
An Introduction to Samplers

Samplers are a lot of fun and they're useful too, but creating your own sounds can be daunting at first. Most of those fantastic sound libraries that come with the expensive software on your computer were created from samples, but what if you can't find the right texture to take your piece to the next level?

Sign up for this one hour hands on workshop to get a crash course in the basics of sampling and get a chance to make your own brand new playable software instrument during the session.
This event is for Faculty only.

Admission: 
Free

Technology Take-Out : Pages

Monday / December 7, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
CTMI
180 Mass. Ave., Room B07
Boston
MA
United States
Technology Takeout - Pages

Each week we will discuss a new Apple application, and focus on the points that you want to learn about.  Bring your lunch, your questions, and your appetite for learning. This week learn about Pages, Apple's awesomely powerful word processor, page layout, and graphic design tool.

This event is for Faculty only.

 

 

Admission: 
free

Microtonal Sax Clinic with guest artist Philipp Gerschlauer

Wednesday / September 16, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Victor Wooten: Groove Clinic

Friday / September 25, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Victor Wooten shares his views on the groove: its importance, structure, and development. His cohost will be Steve Bailey, chair of the Bass Department and his Bass Extremes partner.

Admission: 
Free

Lee Sklar: The Successful Bassist

Thursday / September 24, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Lee Sklar—the bassist on over 25,000 recorded songs, many of which are multiplatinum hits—shares his expertise, experience, and the expectations required of a studio bassist. He will also share some great anecdotes from the golden era of the Los Angeles recording scene.

Admission: 
Free

Hollywood Orchestration Master Class

Sunday / October 4, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Northeastern University Fenway Center
77 St. Stephens St.
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Norman Ludwin, a well-respected orchestrator from Hollywood, California, who also teaches in the University of California Los Angeles Extension's Film Music Department, will present a talk about orchestration in Hollywood. Having recently worked on the films Jurassic World, Inside Out, Star Trek into Darkness, and Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol, he will take us on a journey through the daily working life of a Hollywood orchestrator.

Admission: 
Free and open to the public

Build Your Own Kontakt Instrument

Friday / September 18, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Samplers are powerful sound manipulation devices. With them we can craft both stunningly realistic reproductions of acoustic instruments and never-before-heard sounds. This ability makes samplers an essential tool for the producer looking to create his or her own unique sonic identity. This workshop will look at Kontakt from Native Instruments. Part of the Komplete bundle, Kontakt is the industry standard software sampler, easily accessible to new users but also with a deep feature set that rewards those who master it.

Admission: 
Free

Guerrilla Mixing Techniques

Thursday / September 17, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Following up on our recording event from the week prior, we will examine the craft of mixing, looking at the tools and techniques you can use to make professional-sounding mixes using the modern digital audio workstation.

Topics include the following:

  • Critical listening
  • EQ compression, limiting, reverb, delay
  • Volume, panning, blending
  • Monitors, headphones, listening
  • Environment automation
  • Introduction to mastering
Admission: 
Free

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