Event Videos

Capture Your Sound with Universal Audio's Apollo March 1st, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Universal Audio has been a staple in the modern recording studio for decades with analog classic compressors and preamps, but today Universal Audio has bridged the analog and digital worlds with their Apollo interfaces and UAD2 plug-ins. This event talked about the advantages of a UAD2 system and why Apollo interfaces are used by artists and professionals around the world. We put the Apollo to work and recorded a demo live to show the whole workflow. 

Make your Speakers Speak the Truth February 24th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

In this seminar Dave Maclaughlin, Director of Educational Services USA for Genelec dicussed how speakers work and some basic acoustics principles that will help any speaker operate more accurately. Dave explained the differences between speakers and monitors and why accuracy is important. To achieve accuracy, Dave highlighted several areas of importance, including power handling, proper matching of speaker to amplifier, the importance of proper placement and the power of DSP speaker correction tools.  

Sound Design in Electronic Dance Music February 23rd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Rishabh Rajan demonstrated how to create synth sounds in various electronic dance music sub-genres like House, Techno, Future Bass & Dubstep. Using Native Instruments’ Massive & FM8, as well as Ableton’s Analog, Rishabh Rajan showed how to create common synth sounds from scratch. These included Supersaw, Acid Bass, Dubstep lead, 808 kicks and Talking bass patches, as used in popular songs by artist such as Deadmau5, Zedd, Skrillex, Daft Punk, Chainsmokers.

Key Concepts of Electronic Music Production February 17th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Electronic Music Production Club President Stéphane Lo Jacono and Vice President Griffin Brown led a clinic where they discussed the techniques and concepts that are vital to electronic production in the modern day. Griffin broadly explained suggested approaches to the creative, mix down and mastering stages of production. Stephane then went over the use of tools such as Massive, Serum and Kontakt. Finally, they both shared tips for achieving loudness while still maintaining sound integrity, including soft clipping and side chain compression techniques.  

Scholarship Portfolio Workshop: Renewing Your Scholarship February 16th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

If you are renewing your Berklee scholarship you likely have some questions about submitting your renewal. In this workshop, staff from the Office of Scholarships and the Learning Center will be on hand to explain the process, outline the requirements and discuss any technical considerations.

Vocal Mixing Techniques: Make Them POP! February 2nd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by engineer Pablo San Martin, '14   We learned in-depth vocal mixing techniques to help achieve wider, full sounding and in face vocals. Pablo spoke about little known techniques to enhance your mixes and/or give you a wider perspective on the art of mixing vocals. He gave an overview of a mix he was working on, and showed off a lot of great tips and tricks.  

A Conversation with Om'Mas Keith, Grammy award winning producer and Prince Charles Alexander, Professor, MP&E January 31st, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Om'Mas Keith, well-known for his Grammy award-winning collaborations with Frank Ocean, joined us for a conversation with Prince Charles Alexander, Professor of MP&E and three-time Grammy award-winning engineer.   A native of Hollis, Queens, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, producer, and engineer Om’Mas Keith as a teenager held an internship position at the RCA label, was taught by Max Roach at the University of Massachusetts, and worked beside Run-D.M.C.’s Jam Master Jay. 

Building Your Website presented by Wix January 26th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Having a well-crafted personal website is a must in the modern age for any aspiring performer or professional.

Interview with Mick Gordon & Chad Mossholder via Skype December 8th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Composer and Sound Designer for the game DOOM co-presented by the Video Game Music Club & Sound Design Network  

The Future of the Music Industry December 7th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Sponsored by the Music Law and Management Club Moderated by Ralph Jaccodine, Assistant Professor of Music Business/Management   How will the future affect you as a business person or an artist? Come along to the Future of the Music Industry panel and find out! Esteemed industry personal will be discussing the key issues of royalty claiming and copyright, and how the solutions to these issues might pertain to existing technologies such as streaming as well as future technologies such as virtual reality.  

Interview with Riot Games Audio Team via Skype December 1st, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

co-presented by the Sound Design Network and the Video Game Music Club   We were joined for an interview by several members of the Riot Games audio team based out of Los Angeles. All are Berklee alumni and discussed their experiences working in the game industry as well taking a look at professional life post-Berklee.  

Terence Blanchard Master Class: Writing for Strings November 30th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Grammy award winning artist and composer, Terence Blanchard worked with student composer's on their original scores for non-traditional string ensembles. Mr. Blanchard went over techniques and discussed his many experiences writing and arranging for string ensembles in the jazz idiom.  

Video Production: Focus on What Matters November 17th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Presented by freelance video producer Joe Barnard '14 & Kevin Greene '13 of K. Greene Productions   Joe Barnard has been shooting and editing video for YouTube for the past six years. Joining the Berklee community in 2011, he focussed primarily on producing music videos, performance videos, and most visual media involving music. Since then, Joe has worked closely with Berklee to produce the majority of Berklee's official Youtube videos, racking up millions of views along the way.  

Promoting Your Music November 17th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Prince Charles Alexander presents tips and strategies for promoting your music.

Master Class with K.Flay November 16th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join us for an intimate conversation with K.Flay, songwriter and Interscope Records recording artist.

BMI Day at Berklee Presenting Lolita Ritmanis and Miriam Cutler November 14th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

BMI and the Film Scoring Department welcome film composers Lolita Ritmanis and Miriam Cutler for a panel discussion in honor of BMI at Berklee Day.

Expressive Electronic Performance with the LinnStrument November 10th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Roger Linn is arguably the most influential instrument designer of the past 35 years. His 1980 creation, the LM-1, was the first drum machine to use samples and swing.

Building Your Web Portfolio November 7th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Presented by Blair Pershyn, Learning Center   An artist’s website is an essential tool for promotion, serving as both portfolio and business card. We looked at some of the many choices available for you to build a site and craft your online presence. Whether you are a composer, songwriter, engineer or performer, there are several technologies you can leverage to your advantage online. We looked at template based site platforms such as Wix, as well as audio/video sharing tools such as Soundcloud and YouTube. 

Theme Writing and World Building November 4th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by Kazuma Jinnouchi '03 and Nobuko Toda '03 co-sponsored by the Film Scoring Network   Video game composers Kazuma Jinnouchi and Nobuko Toda discussed concepts and techniques for writing themes and building virtual worlds in large scale works.   Kazuma Jinnouchi Since 2006, Kazuma Jinnouchi has worked on several award-winning video game titles including Halo 4 and Metal Gear Solid 4. He is currently a music composer and supervisor at Microsoft's 343 Industries.  

Careers in Game Scoring: Halo and Beyond November 3rd, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by Kazuma Jinnouchi '03 and Nobuko Toda '03 co-sponsored by the Video Game Music Club  

Pro Tools 12 New Features October 18th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Presented by Greg Chin; Recording Artist, Producer, DJ and Application Specialist at Avid. Co-sponsored by the Pro Tools User Group Boston, Berklee AES chapter, MP&E and Parsons Audio.  

7 Steps to Prepare Your Music to Make Money October 13th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by Assistant Professor of Music Production & Engineering Tony Carbone sponsored by the Music Business Club  

Self-Advocacy: Struggles and Strategies October 5th, 2016 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by Women, Technology and Creativity   A panel discussion featuring Alison Plante, Chair of Film Scoring; Bonnie Hayes, Chair of Songwriting; Chrissy Tignor Fisher, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Writing and Production; Leanne Ungar, Professor of Music Production & Engineering and Lori Landay, Professor of Liberal Arts.