Clinics and Master Classes

Online Branding for Musicians

Thursday / December 4, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

With the internet as a primary source for the discovery of new music as well as a means for fans and artists to connect with each other, having a strong online presence and brand is essential for musicians. In this event, we’ll look at some of the different options for creating and hosting a website, get tips and suggestions from a designer, learn about best practices in social media marketing, and use the artist Tycho as a case study. Finally, we’ll take a look at the online presence of some Berklee students, with the option for those in the audience to submit their websites & social media pages for critique by the panel.

The event panel will consist of:
Elise MacDonald – Assistant Director for Career Resources & Programs, Career Development Center
David Seah – Investigative Designer
Alex Gold – Social Media Director, Neon Tommy (USC)
Blair Pershyn – Manager of Training and Programs, Learning Center

Admission: 
Free

Making Electronic Music in Ableton Live

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This workshop is all about making electronic music from scratch on your computer. Berklee Valencia instructor Ben "Encanti" Cantil will reveal the tools, strategies, tips, and tricks being taught at the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation Master's Program at Berklee Valencia, and spend some hands on time making futuristic beats and original sounds for peak-energy EDM and hybrid genres. Topics covered will include sound design, composition, mixing, and mastering electronic music using Ableton Live.  Bring your laptop to follow along!

Admission: 
Free

Skype Call with Game Composer Jason Graves

Tuesday / December 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jason Graves is an Academy Award-winning (BAFTA) composer who has brought his passion for music to franchises such as Tomb Raider (Square Enix) and Dead Space (EA). His sophisticated composition style has made his music synonymous with unique musical textures and cinematic orchestral writing. He performs world percussion, drums, and guitar on many of his own tracks and has conducted and recorded his live orchestral scores at Abbey Road Studios, Air Studios London, Capitol Records, FOX, Paramount Pictures, and Skywalker Sound. Recently, Jason provided a immersive orchestral score for EA’s highly anticipated Dead Space 3, recorded at Abbey Road Studios and performed by the London Philharmonia.

Admission: 
Free

iPad Music Production Apps

Friday / November 21, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

It’s taken some time, but more and more music production apps are being released that leverage the full potential of the iPad’s touchscreen interface, processing power, and portability. In this workshop, we are going to take a look at three unique takes on music production with the iPad by creating a song demo using the apps Cubasis, Akai iMPC, and Korg Gadget. Along the way we’ll look at getting audio and MIDI into the iPad as well as transferring audio between apps. Topics will include:

• Vocal and guitar recording
• Creative sample creation
• Beatmaking
• Synthesizers and MIDI sequencing

Admission: 
Free

Adobe Creative Suite Apps for Musicians

Thursday / November 20, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us as RA and Music Businees/Music Therapy dual major candidate Jenny Madrigal showcases several useful apps from the Adobe Creative Suite. From creating graphics for web and print to crafting music videos, the Adobe Creative Suite of applications includes many essential tools for musicians to promote themselves and their work. Creative Suite is installed on the computers in Berklee’s Learning Center and this is a great opportunity to discover some of the tools available to you.

Admission: 
Free

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

Tuesday / November 18, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Harmonix is one of the world’s leading independent game development studios, best known for creating the blockbuster music game franchises Rock Band and Dance CentralDisney Fantasia: Music Evolved takes players on an interactive and immersive motion-controlled journey through worlds of music and magic, unleashing their creativity along the way. Utilizing Kinect motion controls, the game puts players in the role of a virtual conductor to mash-up songs and styles by swiping, waving, and gesturing toward the screen.

Join Berklee alumnus James Landino & the audio team from Harmonix as they discuss the decision making process that went into their sound design and audio engine choices, and showcase some of their custom-built tools and audio toys.

Admission: 
Free

Clinic with Gregorio Uribe

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

Big band leader, singer, and accordionist Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia, studied at Berklee College of Music, and is now based in New York, where he leads the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends Colombian rhythms with big band arrangements. The band has held a monthly residency at Zinc Bar for four years and has performed at the Kennedy Center, Iridium Jazz Club, and Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, among others. Its debut album—financed by its followers through a successful Kickstarter campaign—presents a collection of songs that are both danceable and sophisticated. Uribe has been an artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College and a commissioned composer for Arturo O'Farrill’s Grammy-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Watch Gregorio Uribe perform live at Berklee:

Admission: 
Free

Demystifying the Modern Producer

Thursday / November 13, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.

 

150 Mass Avenue

Media Lab/Learning Center

6:30PM-8:30PM

In this day and age, how can we define what a “producer" does? The role is always dynamic, difficult to pin-point, and never, ever the same succession of responsibilities. Drawing from many years of experience working on major label to indie to no-budget productions, Berklee MP&E faculty member Enrique Gonzalez Müller will shed some demystifying light on the elusive and dark art of modern record production.

After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1999 with a dual degree in Music Production & Engineering and Electronic Production & Design, Enrique Gonzalez Müller started his career as a music producer and engineer at Plant Studios working with artists like The Dave Matthews Band, Joe Satriani, E-40, and Les Claypool to name a few.

Later, Enrique went on to produce many chart-topping albums in Venezuela for Caramelos de Cianuro, Viniloversus, Desorden Publico, and others. In 2009, his collaboration with Los Amigos Invisibles on their album “Commercial” won a Latin GRAMMY Award.

Among his many other collaborations, Enrique has worked on producing, arranging, and mixing albums for L’Aura in Italy and scored a #1 hit with "Teach Me Again" for Elisa and Tina Turner. Back in the United States, Enrique continues to work with Jason Newsted of Metallica, the Kronos Quartet, Nine Inch Nails, Joan Baez, and a ton of über cool indie artists.

 

Admission: 
Free

Demystifying The Modern Producer

Thursday / November 13, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

In this day and age, how can we define what a “producer" does? The role is always dynamic, difficult to pin-point, and never, ever the same succession of responsibilities. Drawing from many years of experience working on major label to indie to no-budget productions, Berklee MP&E faculty member Enrique Gonzalez Müller will shed some demystifying light on the elusive and dark art of modern record production.

Admission: 
Free

Pro Tools Session Prep

Friday / November 14, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pro Tools is a full-featured digital audio workstation that has been used by many music and film professionals. But because of its somewhat complex workflow, Pro Tools sessions can often get messy and become difficult to work with. So why not learn to customize your sessions so they can stay clean and efficient? In this workshop, we'll discuss how to best prep your Pro Tools sessions by examining working with custom templates, saving and importing plug-in patches, and session organization techniques.

Admission: 
Free

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