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Overthrow Sound: A first course in electronic music production APRIL
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:00 PM (EDT)
Somerville, United States
Students will learn how to write songs using software synthesizers, record live instruments, modify sounds, create effects, write drum beats, make remixes of their favorite tunes, and create the mashups of their dreams. They will learn how to use Ableton Live/Suite, as well as some selection of the following tools: Reason, Audacity, ProTools, Cool Edit Pro, Fruity Loops, Adobe Soundbooth or Audition, Native Instruments Massive, Komplete, Maschine, etc. with other people learning about these tools at the same time.
Basic knowledge of a PC or Mac computer operation. Prior training in music composition and/or notation will be useful, but is not necessary.
Headphones and a Mac or PC laptop with demo or licensed copies of the software being used is required. Please bring a laptop computer to class so you can follow along. If you do not have a laptop computer, however, the assignments can be completed at home.
Russell Hanson is an experienced musician and teacher who has performed, composed and produced music in styles as diverse as electro house, big band jazz, baroque, and Norwegian black metal. He thinks it's cool that people can take a class like Overthrow Sound and transition from being passive consumers of music to interactive participants in the constantly evolving process that is modern music. He is part of the Collaborative Electronic Mixed Media Insitute http://CEMMI.org, works in cancer, synthetic biology, and immunology informatics, and has more info online at http://russellhanson.com.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 4th, 7:30-10PM
Session 2: Wednesday, April 11th, 7:30-10PM
Session 3: Wednesday, April 18th, 7:30-10PM
Session 4: Wednesday, April 25th, 7:30-10PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.