The contemporary producer has a variety of tools at their disposal to write songs and craft their music. Many production workflows take a hybrid approach, combining recorded instruments with MIDI tracks and utilizing a wide variety of hardware and software. In this event, we will produce a track from scratch and showcase how to record audio, sequence MIDI tracks and incorporate analog synthesizers and drum machines into your productions.
Guitarist for David Byrne, Cirque du Soleil, Cee Lo Green, will.i.am Moderated by Jeff Lockhart, Assoc. Professor, Guitar Co-sponsored by the Guitar Department
presented by Chandler Poling, White Bear PR
presented by award winning sound designer Pam Aronoff
presented by Peter Brown, Roland Product Specialist Roland’s legacy in the electronic music world is unrivaled. Whether it’s the genre defining TR-808 or the legendary Jupiter-8, Roland’s mark on the music has changed the game decade after decade. Come experience the latest Roland electronic music instruments in person. Get hands on experience with new and exciting drum machines and synths featuring Roland’s iconic sound and modern workflow.
Moderated by Prince Charles Alexander, Professor, MP&E Grammy Award-Winning Mixer/Producer/Engineer Neal H. Pogue is best recognized for his work with
presented by Keith Horn, Composer, Disney Keith Horn is a composer from Los Angeles, CA known for his work on "Muppet Babies", "The 7D", "Jake and the Neverland Pirates", and "Descendants:Wicked World".
presented by Akash Thakkar and Pratt Bennet
Panel featuring Andy Bloch, CEO of Human Worldwide, one the industry's leading production houses. Join us for a discussion on music and audio in advertising with representatives from Human Worldwide, one the industry's leading production houses. Human Worldwide's numerous clients have included Nike, Adidas, Samsung, Audi and the NFL.
A battle for DAWmination between Live, Logic and Pro Tools with Jackson "Holy" McGrail, EPD; Wesley "The Lantern" Coleman, FS/EPD; Luca "Lyptus" Zadra, MPE Megan "MC" Chase, Master of Ceremonies Joins us as three of the Media Lab's Peer Trainers go head-to-head in a grudge match between Ableton Live, Apple Logic and Avid Pro Tools in a brutal battle to determine exactly which is the top DAWg.
Presented by Keyhan Kamelian '17 Join us for a clinic on the use of Apple Logic X in contemporary music production. Topics discussed will include:
This event is CANCELLED due to a last minute conflict. Moderated by George Howard, Associate Professor, Music Business/Management
co-sponsored by the Society of Composers
presented by Richard Ludlow, Audio Director and Matthew Carl Earl, Lead Composer, Hexany Audio
presented by John Hasse, Curator of American Music, Smithsonian Frank Sinatra was many things: husband, father, controversial celebrity, and acclaimed movie actor. But it’s his genius as a singer and interpreter of American popular song that has secured his place in history.
moderated by Prince Charles Alexander, Professor, MPE As one of the founders of hip-hop, Kurtis Blow has been lighting up stages since 1979. Kurtis was just 20 years old when he signed rap's first record deal, igniting a movement that now dominates popular culture. Join us as multi-Grammy award winning engineer Prince Charles Alexander moderates a discussion on hip-hop and Kurtis's career as an artist. Kurtis is responsible for many firsts in hip-hop.
Continuing students without a Berklee scholarship may be eligible for a Berklee Achievement Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 1. Attend our scholarship portfolio workshop to learn more about the Berklee Achievement Scholarship, and for content advising and technical tips. This workshop is presented in conjunction with Learning Center staff.
Join us for a look at all of the fresh new features in Ableton Live 10. Discover the latest instruments and effects with Wavetable, Echo, Drum Buss and Pedal. See new workflow enhancements in action. Perhaps best of all, Max for Live is now included in Live 10 suite. Wavetable is a new synthesizer built by Ableton. Shape, stretch and morph sounds using wavetables derived from analog synths, and a range of other instruments and sounds.
presented by Pablo San Martin '14, engineer Join us for a conversation with Pablo San Martin '14 discussing multiple production and mixing techniques used in various styles of music. Come learn tips and tricks to enable you to land a wider variety of gigs and make new connections.
Keyboardist, Music Director and Record Producer for Justin Timberlake and Rihanna. moderated by Prince Charles Alexander, Professor, MPE
with Sirintip - vocalist, composer & GroundUP Music recording artist co-sponsored by the Women in Jazz Collective Future is Female even for us Future is Female Everywhere Future is Female (Art), Hell Yeah!
Join the Stan Getz Library for a book signing with Professor, Pianist and Author Jetro da Silva. Also on the program for the evening is a performance featuring Jetro da Silva on piano, Ron Mahdi on bass and Ron Savage on Drums. "This project is based on my personal journey as both a sacred and secular musician. By sacred, I refer to my work in religious music as a choir director, pianist, or organist in several denominations, By secular, I refer to my Journey as a solo artist, sideman for American music superstars, and music educator."
Berklee professor Jerry Gates will moderate a panel discussion with European jazz quartet, Poetic Jazz.The discussion will focus on the process of reimagining previously written songs for jazz quartet. In this case the instrumentation is enlarged to add orchestra and what advantages and challenges that presents. Additional topics may include the production of bringing Poetic Jazz Symphonic to venues such as the Berklee Performance Center.
In Partnership with Live Nation Video Network and the Music Law and Management Club Featuring guest speakers: Jon Baltz, Operations Manager Live Nation Video Network, Co-Founder INDMUSIC Niki Giermasinski, Account Manager Live Nation Video Network, Berklee ’15