Clinics and Master Classes

Sync Jam

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Sync Jam!

Come get your hands on a variety of analog synths, samplers, iOS apps, MIDI controllers and effect processors as we showcase how to sync up multiple iPads, Macs, and MIDI-compatible instruments. Throughout, there will be the opportunity for you to jam and try out all of the synchronized gear.

Admission: 
Free

Starting a Career in Music

Wednesday / July 20, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Berklee: Major Key Alert
Do you want to know how to start your career as an artist? Berklee's Music Business Club offers all students, including those from the Five-Week Summer Program, the opportunity to learn the best steps to take while at Berklee to prepare yourself for success. The Music Business Club will moderate a discussion with Kyle Thornton and Olivia Swann, two of Berklee's rising talents, who will share their insights about starting a career in music and also give a brief performance.
 
Kyle Thornton
Kyle Thornton & The Company is a Boston-based “soul-hop” group that aims to bring you a fresh, new sound by sampling influences from several genres while still remaining grounded in the passionate and honest style that is the blues.
 
Olivia Swann
Olivia Swann is a London-based singer-songwriter with influences that include neo-soul, R&B, and pop.
Admission: 
Free

Genius Drum Parts by Will Kennedy and Marcus Baylor of the Yellowjackets

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Will Kennedy

Will Kennedy and Marcus Baylor of the Yellowjackets create original and innovative drum parts that will be demonstrated and discussed by Percussion Department professor Dave Weigert.

Admission: 
Free

Lead Sheet Prep for Songwriters

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Various songwriter lead sheets and part styles will be shown, described, and discussed. Open discussion of the various songwriter and musician requirements will be covered.  Handouts will be distributed.

Admission: 
Free

Don Lappin's Two-Hand Technique

Tuesday / August 2, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Don Lappin will present a clinic on his two-hand technique for rock guitar improvisation.

Admission: 
Free

Intro to Video Game Scoring

Friday / July 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Intro to Video Game Scoring
When it comes to video game music, sonic transformation can be as unpredictable as the actions of the player at any given moment. In this workshop, Berklee's Video Game Music Club will discuss the aspects which make game audio unique, from interactive scoring techniques to audio team workflow. Club leaders will also explain what to look for when analyzing audio in real-time gameplay and what to take away from that analysis. Join the VGMC as they dive into a few of the infinite possibilities and learn how to get started in video game scoring. Attend to hear:
 
• Explanation and exploration of game audio
• Breakdown of common interactive techniques
• Live Xbox gameplay examples 
 
Admission: 
Free

Produce a Song in a Day

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Produce a Song in a Day

Interested in music production? In this event, Learning Center staff will produce a song using GarageBand, touching on virtual instruments, audio recording, and effects. We will also check out the mixing features in Logic, the popular production app. Learn everything you need to know to start and finish your own track.

Admission: 
Free

Drum Sequencing Showdown

Friday / July 8, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Drum Sequencing Showdown

There are a lot of different controllers with software and drum machines out there, but are they really helpful in creating drum sequences? Come and see as Learning Center trainer Eric Levine and lab manager Sohta Tsuchiya talk about the software and controllers they use to produce grooves and how they can help your creative workflow. 

Admission: 
Free

Overview of Sound Design in Audio Post-Production

Thursday / July 7, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Overview of Sound Design in Audio Post-Production
Sponsored by the Sound Design Network
 
This seminar delves into the definition, history, and tools utilized in the field of sound design for audio post-production. We'll look at real-world examples of this fascinating and creative craft, plus talk about the thinking involved. After the presentation, there will be a Q&A period with the speaker.
 
Brian McKeever, a graduate of Berklee and associate professor in the MP&E Department, is a senior audio post-production editor, mixer, and sound designer at Soundtrack Recording Studios in Boston, where he's been working on a diverse range of projects, including radio, TV, online advertising, independent films, and television shows for more than 23 years.
 
Admission: 
Free

Getting Into Sound for Virtual Reality

Wednesday / July 6, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Getting Into Sound for Virtual Reality
Daniel Perry '10
Presented by Daniel Perry '10, audio director at Owlchemy Labs, Austin, Texas
 
In this presentation, Perry will give an overview of current virtual reality experiences, what this means for the sound world, and how we approach creating sounds for the VR platform. He will also discuss some specific challenges introduced by development for virtual reality and how he resolved them in the new, multi-award nominated game Job Simulator.
 
 
Daniel Perry is an Israeli sound designer and music composer who focuses on sound design and music for games, film, and TV. Perry has worked on Snuggle Truck, Jack Lumber, Dyscourse, and Job Simulator, and took an active part in the music production of TV shows Rizzoli and Isles, and Royal Pains. He wrote music for the movie Surviving Confession, and short The Look, and between 2010-2013 he was a Berklee faculty member, teaching electronic production, theory, and ensembles in the Five-Week program.
Admission: 
Free

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