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Building a 16 Step Modulation Sequencer in TouchDesigner / Workshop series – 14th October

Dates & Times:  Thursdays 14th / 21st / 28th October 2021 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC 2-hours in length Session 1: Thursday 14th October  Session 2: Thursday 21st October  Session 3: Thursdays 28th October Level: Beginner with Live / Intermediate with TD TouchDesigner is a powerful tool for creating live performances, installations, real time visuals and complex digital systems. In this series of workshops you’ll learn how... Read More

Getting Started with Max – July series

Dates & Times: Wednesdays 7th / 14th / 21st / 28th July 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC Level: Beginners curious about programming Get started with interactive audio and MIDI, and discover the possibilities of the Max environment. In this series of recorded videos, you will learn how to manipulate audio, MIDI, virtual instruments and program your own interactive canvas. Connect together Max’s building blocks to create unexpected results,... Read More

MIDI Programming in Ableton Live – On-demand

Level: Beginner By turning off the quantize function on his MPC  J Dilla ushered a new era of groove in electronic music production. Composing beats using both rushing and dragging feels while also making sure that notes remained musically coherent. This workshop intends to equip you with the skills to program hip hop beats and music ideas with a drunk drummerfeel inspired by producers and musicians such as J Dilla, Questlove, Flying Lotus, or Kaytranada. Session... Read More

Creative Riff Composition with MIDI – On-demand

Level: Beginner The riff by nature is repetitive so you get it, again and again, you get it reinforced and the rest of the song is built around it like the riff was the skeleton of the song. This workshop aims to provide you with the necessary abilities to begin composing riffs and arranging a composition around such an important musical element. Session Learning Outcomes By the end of this session a successful student will be able to: Apply critical... Read More

Getting Started with Max – June Series

Dates & Times: Wednesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd of June 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC – 2 hours live sessions Level: Beginners curious about programming Get started with interactive audio and MIDI, and discover the possibilities of the Max environment. In this series of recorded videos, you will learn how to manipulate audio, MIDI, virtual instruments and program your own interactive canvas. Connect together Max’s building... Read More

Creative Audio and MIDI in Ableton Live – On-demand

If you’d like to support the Music Hackspace to continue to build a program of free workshops, a voluntary contribution would be much appreciated.  Level: Intermediate Ableton Live offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. These include converting audio based harmony, melody and rhythm to MIDI, alongside techniques such as slicing audio into sampling tools which can be triggered via MIDI.... Read More

Livestream: Nestup – A Language for Musical Rhythms

Date & Time: Monday 10th May 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC In this livestreamed interview, we will speak with Sam Tarakajian and Alex Van Gils, who’ve built a fantastic live-coding environment that works within an Ableton Live device called Nestup.  The programs we use to make music have a lot of implicit decisions baked into them, especially in their graphical interfaces. Nestup began as a thought experiment, trying to see if... Read More

Simple Systems for Live Performance: A TouchDesigner Primer – On-demand

Level: Intermediate Whether at a concert or in a music video, visual effects can do so much to enhance the listener/viewer’s experience and create a lasting impression. This workshop aims to demonstrate how, using TouchDesigner, one can convert MIDI and acoustic audio signal into dynamic visual performances.  Session Learning Outcomes By the end of these sessions a successful student will be able to: PT1: Design and implement generative visual... Read More

Getting started with Max: May Series

Date & Time:  Session 1: Wednesday 5th May 7pm Indian Standard Time / 2.30pm UK / 3.30pm Berlin Session 2: Wednesday 12th May 7pm Indian Standard Time / 2.30pm UK / 3.30pm Berlin Session 3: Wednesday 19th 7pm Indian Standard Time / 2.30pm UK / 3.30pm Berlin Session 4: Wednesday 26th May 7pm Indian Standard Time / 2.30pm UK / 3.30pm Berlin Level: Beginners curious about programming Get started with interactive audio and MIDI, and discover the... Read More

Max meetup 24th April – Europe Edition

Date & Time: Saturday 24th April 3pm UK Level: Open to all levels Join the Max meetup to share ideas and learn with other artists, coders and performers. Showcase your patches, pair with others to learn together, get help for a school assignment, or discover new things. The meetup runs via Zoom. The main session features short presentations from Max users. Breakout rooms are created on the spot on specific topics, and you can request a new topic... Read More

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