Electronic Music Production and Sound Design Workshop
Push your limits as an electronic musician, and develop your skills in sound design, production, and laptop performance. Over the course of the workshop, you have the opportunity to explore everything from the foundations of sound synthesis and sampling to sound design for picture and video games, working with modular and vintage synthesizers or the latest in performance controllers. Based on knowledge level and experience, you will select course work to tailor the curriculum to your interests.
2020 Program Information
|Program dates:||Monday, June 22–Friday, June 26, 2020|
|Registration fee:||$50 (nonrefundable)|
|Payment deadline:||May 1, 2020|
|Move out:||June 26, 2020, by 7:00 p.m.|
|Age range:||15 years and older|
- Please note: This program has limited capacity. Submission of registration materials alone does not guarantee participation in the program. You will secure your spot by paying in full. When the program capacity has been reached, registrants who have not paid in full will be placed on a waitlist.
Throughout the workshop, several concurrent breakout sessions are offered in each time slot. You can self-select which session to attend in any given time slot over the course of the workshop, space allowing. Offerings range from introductory to intermediate levels of skill and preparation.
Though breakout sessions for 2020 are not yet available, the following list of classes offered in 2019 will give you a sense of what to expect:
- Producing EDM with Ableton Live
- Creative Sound Design Techniques
- Sound Design and Csound
- Sampling Workshop 1
- Samping Workshop 2
- Sound Design with Modular Synthesizers
- Electronic Music Mixing Techniques
- Creative DSP for Free
- Modular Synthesier Performance Workshop
- An Introduction to Game Audio
- Performing Live with Ableton Push
- Expressive Performance with MPE and the Roli Seaboard Rise
- Introduction to Circuit-Bending
- Sound Design for VR
- Sound Design in Electronic Dance Music
- Introduction to DJing
- Composing and Performing with Ableton Live
- New Ways to Play
- Digital DJ Techniques
- Music of the Body and Mind
All breakout sessions will take place in Berklee's labs and studios. Our state-of-the-art facilities use Ableton Live as well as MAX for Live, Logic, and Native Instruments Komplete.
Other opportunities include the following:
- Electronic performance controller lab
- Modular synthesizer open lab time
- Turntable open lab time
- Ableton Live tutorial sessions
- Electronic performance open mic
|8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.||Breakfast|
|9:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.||Keynote Presentation|
|11:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.||Lunch|
|2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|4:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Dinner|
|7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.||Electronic Open Mics or Open Lab Time|
Schedule subject to change
Students have the opportunity to perform in multiple open mics throughout the program.
All performances are free and open to friends and family.
All students 15 and older with some background in electronic production are welcome to attend.
All necessary musical equipment and technology will be provided throughout the program. You may want to bring portable media storage to save the work you create over the weekend. Participants are welcome to bring songs they have completed and may elect to bring laptops for their review.
If you intend to stay in the Berklee residence halls while participating in the program, please also review what to bring for your room on the housing page.