Past Events

DAW Grudge Match December 5th, 2019 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Come and watch as Peer Trainers fight it out in a battle for DAWmination. This event will put different workstations in a battle royale trying to please the crowd with workflow tips and secret shortcuts. Workflows we will try to include are…

Beyond Games: Audio for Location-Based & Immersive Experience November 8th, 2019 at Immersive Technology Lab

A conversation with Richard Ludlow, Audio Director, and Matthew Carl Earl, Lead Composer, Hexany Audio. Moderated by Professor Lori Landay, Liberal Arts.

Browse & Bounce: Native Instruments Showcase September 20th, 2019 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

The Creative Technology Center, as part of the Stan Getz Library, has a lot of virtual instruments and preset sounds for you to explore already installed and ready to use. This includes Native Instruments Komplete and the drum library of Maschine.

Team Fortress 2 Game Night September 17th, 2019 at 150 Mass Ave, Learning Center

Gamers and the gaming curious–the Learning Center will be hosting a game night, playing the popular multiplayer game Team Fortress 2. This popular game from Valve features many modes, including Capture the Flag and Man(n) vs. Machine.

Synth Fundamentals with Reason September 13th, 2019 at Immersive Technology Lab

In Reason, the Subtractor is a polyphonic synthesizer based on subtractive synthesis, the method used in classic, analog synthesizers. Similar in layout to the analog flagships of the early 80s, the Subtractor is an easy way to create anything from warm pads to rumbling bass.

Sync Jam! September 11th, 2019 at Immersive Technology Lab

Come get your hands on a variety of instruments, including analog synths, drum machines, MIDI controllers and effect processors as we showcase how to synchronize multiple devices using MIDI clock sync. Throughout, there will be an opportunity for you to jam and try out all of the gear.

Sheet Music in the Digital Age December 4th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by John Mlynczak, Managing Director, Noteflight   In a perfect world we could buy and sell all music as notation files that opened on any device and we could edit and adapt these works however we need for our ensembles all while fairly compensating the composers and arrangers of these works. Well, this is all now possible! This session will explore how digital sheet music and self publishing programs are working toward a revolutionary new approach to buying and selling music online.   About Noteflight

Mixing Techniques using Softube Console 1 November 30th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by Todd Urban, Softube Product Educator   Learn to maximize workflow in your mixes through the use of Console 1. Topics such as EQ, Compression, Metering, and general mixing strategies will be discussed. Get hands on experience processing your tracks while learning to maximize your session through the use of Softube and Universal Audio plugins.    This event will feature two different sessions. Come learn about Console 1 during the presentation and get hands on time with the hardware during the workshop.

David Liebman Archives Opening November 27th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join us as we celebrate the accession to the Berklee Archives of the personal collection of saxophonist David Liebman. The collection will house published and unpublished manuscripts, recordings, photographs, and memorabilia such as concert posters, scrapbooks, reviews, and even set lists. The program will feature an introduction to the collection and an interview with Liebman by Eric Jackson of WGBH.

The Art of Collaboration November 14th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by composer Joe Kraemer '93 and director Robert Krzykowski   Learn how to collaborate with a director, featuring Berklee Film Scoring alum, Joe Kraemer '93. He returns to his alma mater with director Robert Krzykowski to discuss their collaboration on the new film, The Man who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot.  

Legal Matters: Interactive Workshops for the Informed Musician November 13th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

co-sponsored by the Music Business/Management and the Career Center.   Presented by: Music Business Management Attorneys Valerie Lovely, Esq. and Tonya Butler, J.D., LL.M. Session I – How to Work with Producers  6:00pm-7:15pm

God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines October 30th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Work-in-progress screening featuring Q/A with techno legend Juan Atkins, the Originator  

A Conversation With EDI Innovators October 29th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

with Laura Escudé, Moldover, Thavius Beck, Rachel Z, and Dolltr!ck   The performers in Tuesday night’s BPC show, Innovate: The Berklee Electronic Digital Instrument have all made significant contributions to how musicians use technology to perform. Join us for this panel discussion where they will share their perspectives on electronic performance.  

Woodwind Recording Techniques October 26th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Co-sponsored by the Film Scoring Network.

Join us as we discuss techniques for recording a woodwind ensemble and soloists.


Tank and the Bangas October 23rd, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join us for an exclusive clinic with Tank and the Bangas as they stop off in Boston during their national tour with Big Freedia. Formed in New Orleans, their unique combination of Soul, R&B, Hip Hop & Spoken Word over a live band propelled them to win NPR's 2017 Tiny Desk Concert contest. Lead vocalist and bandleader Tarriona "Tank" Ball and manager Tavia Osbey will share insights into careers and management of a major label act.  

Think Fast and Hold On For Dear Life! October 16th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Presented by Dan Gross '08, Composer, Drunk History   Learn suggestions for how to keep yourself healthy and your composition together while facing daunting deadlines and impossible odds in your home studio.   Think Fast! - Smart Planning and Structural Organization The inner workings of how Dan has organized the music department for Drunk History. Discover how to build and operate your ideal "music machine" environment.  

Live Sampling and Remix Techniques with Mark de Clive-Lowe October 16th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join us as well-known pianist, composer/producer, remixer Mark de Clive-Lowe demonstrates his live performance/production setup and breaks down how he uses technology as a creative tool, incorporating Native Instrument's Maschine along with a variety of synths and processing devices.  He is a leading voice in 'on the fly' production and remixing.  Mark combines his love for jazz and production of electronic music and blends genres with refined creative expression and an impressive technical workflow.  Mark has worked with artists such as Harvey Maso

Explore The Possibilities: Virtual and Augmented Reality with Dan Lehrich '04 October 15th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Learn how your education at Berklee can lead to a career producing content for emerging platforms such as virtual and augmented reality. Join Dan Lehrich, ’04, Senior Director of Production at Magic Leap and Panos Panay, ’94, VP of Innovation and Strategy at Berklee for an interview and Q&A.

Growls, Wobbles and Womps with Serum October 12th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by Jackson McGrail, Learning Center Peer Trainer & EPD Senior   In this event, we will share practical ways to implement Serum into your tracks, and showcase the different styles of bass sounds that can be made. Serum is a software wavetable synthesizer made by Xfer Records.  Capable of easily making great bass patches, Serum is often used in genres such as Dubstep, Trap, and Bass House. We will dissect bass patches in the style of artists such as Skrillex, Kill the Noise, and Virtual Riot, then practice creating sounds from scratch.

VR|AR|MR Mixer October 9th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join us for an evening of exploration and education about the VR/AR ecosystem and how organizations are tapping into these frontier technologies to encourage and inspire technologists to bring virtual reality and augmented reality into reality.  

Women Technology Creativity: Kathryn Bostic and Hip Hop in the Film Score October 2nd, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

During this inaugural in a first-tuesday-of-the-month series of Women Technology Creativity workshops, we begin at 6:00pm with free burritos and time to meet each other, followed by a presentation at 6:30 by Kathryn Bostic focusing on her innovative use of hip hop in her film scores.

Skype Interview with Jaroslav Beck, Composer for VR October 2nd, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

co-sponsored by Berklee XR and the Society of Composers Join us for an interview with Jaroslav Beck, composer of the smash VR game, Beat Saber.

Raw Materials: Melody and Found Sound in Film Scores September 28th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Presented by Joseph DeBeasi, Composer & Music Editor and Kristin Baum, Composer co-sponsored by the Film Scoring Network   Composer, conductor Joseph S DeBeasi, has been praised for his blend of creative electronic sounds and traditional instrumentation.  His use of melody and harmonic subtext embody the heart of his musical storytelling.

Ableton University Tour September 27th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Ableton visits Berklee as part of it's Ableton University Tour to present a series of free presentations, workshops and performances designed to inform and inspire music makers of all levels. Join us for two workshops, one focused on Production and Songwriting and the second on Max for Live.   Ableton Live Workshop I: Production and Songwriting Thursday, September 27 1:00p.m.-2:00p.m.   Ableton Live Workshop II: Max for Live Thursday, September 27 3:00p.m.-5:00p.m.