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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

Non-linear strategies for composing with Live & M4L – On demand

Level: Intermediate – Advanced The creative path is not a straight line. In this workshop, you will develop a workflow focused on experimental approaches utilizing randomization, stochastic methods, polymeters, polyrhythms and more using Live and M4L. Experimental audio processing and non-linear mixing activities will be included in the compositional process to create unique sound qualities as well as overcoming creative blocks. Session Learning... Read More