DAILY SCHEDULE:

9AM-10AM – BREAKFAST (Served @ Ambrose West)

10AM-12PM – FIRST DAILY CLASS (SEPARATE BEGINNER AND ADVANCED COURSES)

12PM – 2PM – LUNCH BREAK AND FREE / WORK TIME

2PM – 4PM – SECOND DAILY CLASS (SEPARATE BEGINNER AND ADVANCED COURSES)

4PM – 7PM – FREE TIME / DINNER 

7PM – 10PM – COLLECTIVE GROUP WORK TIME WITH PERSONAL TUTORING (ALL TOGETHER WORKING IN THE SAME ROOM WITH HEADPHONES WHILE TEACHERS FLOAT AROUND FOR PERSONAL ASSISTANCE)

Students have the opportunity to take either class in each session. Choose the class that would best suit your needs!

May 26th

Class 1 10AM-12PM

  • Finally a right-brained DAW
  • A Tour of Ableton
  • Clips and Session View intro
  • Midi Tracks vs Audio Tracks
  • Mixing and mashing your ideas
  • Arrangement View Intro
  • Proper Preferences Setup
  • Getting the most out of your Computer
  • Instruments vs Plugins
  • Clip Warping Intro
  • Recording Audio / setting up your interface
  • Concepts moving forward
  • FM Synthesis
  • Granular Editing
  • Creative Effect Processing
  • Automation
  • Audio Mangling/Glitching
  • Resampling
  • Creating Phrases
  • Layering Texture
  • Building Toolkits

Class 2 2PM-4PM

  • Where to Start
  • Overview of Piano Roll
  • Overview of Live’s Instruments
  • Creating Loops
  • Programming Drums
  • Quantization
  • Adding Texture
  • Escaping Loops
  • Effect Processing
  • Creative Writing Techniques
  • Synthesis Fundamentals
  • Understanding ANY synth
  • Signal Flow Architecture
  • Digital Vs Analog
  • The Oscilloscope
  • The right synth for the right job
  • Osc Section
  • Filters
  • Amp Stage
  • Modulation and Matrix
  • Effects
  • Modern Considerations

Students have the opportunity to take either class in each session. Choose the class that would best suit your needs!

May 27th

Class 1 10AM-12PM

  • Chopping Audio
  • Determining BPM
  • Beat Matching Methods
  • Isolating Parts and Frequencies
  • Utilizing Drum Racks
  • Utilizing Simpler and Sampler
  • Live Sampling
  • Resampling from Youtube
  • Non Destructive Editing
  • Sample Rate and Bit Depth
  • From Session to Arrangement View
  • Song Structure
  • The power of themes
  • Capturing your Ideas
  • Automation
  • Transitions
  • Live Set Organization
  • Building Energy
  • Dissonance
  • Point and Counterpoint
  • Music Theory
  • Playing your ideas for others

Class 2 2PM-4PM

  • What is Mixing?
  • Overview of Arrangement View
  • Automation Lanes
  • Listening
  • EQ
  • Compression
  • Time based effects
  • Creative Editing
  • Trusting Your Instincts
  • Referencing
  • How to Listen
  • Referencing
  • Mono Mixing
  • When and Why to EQ
  • Saturation and Harmonics
  • Dynamics and Compression
  • Bus Processing
  • Automation Techniques
  • The Stereo Field
  • Analyzing the Frequency Spectrum

Students have the opportunity to take either class in each session. Choose the class that would best suit your needs!

May 28th

Class 1 10AM-12PM

  • What is MIDI
  • MIDI Controllers
  • Controlling hardware with MIDI
  • Controlling Software with MIDI
  • MIDI Mapping for live Performance
  • Splitting Keyboard Instruments
  • Organizing Instruments in Ableton
  • Composing using MIDI Clips
  • Resampling MIDI
  • Speaker Placement
  • Room Considerations
  • Making your own Sound Absorption Panels
  • Where to Place Panels
  • Sonarworks
  • Diffusors
  • Headphones
  • Mixcubes
  • Mono Check
  • OBJECTIVITY

Class 2 2PM-4PM

  • Session vs Arrangement View
  • Macro Effects
  • Set Navigation
  • Follow Actions
  • The Mighty Scene launch
  • Clip Looping
  • Looper Device
  • Control Surfaces
  • Midi and Macro Mapping
  • Crowd Interaction!
  • Referencing Masters
  • Analyzing Visually
  • Healthy Dynamics
  • Critical Listening
  • Multiband and Parallel Compression
  • Tonal Balance
  • Stereo Imaging
  • Exciting Harmonics
  • Limiting
  • Dithering
  • Mastering for Streaming vs. Download

May 29th

Day of Show Training + Seed to Stage Showcase

This is a one of a kind brand new experience of total immersive learning. Students will meet at the Ambrose West to learn about Day of Show preparations and working with sound engineers and venue staff. They will also have the opportunity to opt in to play a short set of their own music in the Seed to Stage showcase! Professional pictures will be taken to help the student develop media for their social platforms and press kits. More on schedule tba at the Academy.