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!

April 2nd

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
  • Creating Pads, Basses, Leads, Plucks and more.
  • Subtractive Synthesis
  • Additive Synthesis
  • FM Synthesis
  • Granular Synthesis
  • Ableton’s Wavetable
  • Exploring potential
  • Hardware vs Software
  • Fun with Omnisphere
  • Automating Synthesizers!

Class 2 2PM-4PM

  • Where to begin
  • Using Session Mode
  • Overview of Piano Roll
  • Overview of Live’s included instruments
  • Commonly Used Effects
  • Using unique sound sources
  • Creating loops
  • Programming Drums
  • Enhancing loops
  • Escaping loops
  • Tools for faster workflow
  • HAVING FUN
  • The Role of Sample Rate
  • Clip Level Warping
  • Layering / Resampling
  • Routing Insert vs Return
  • Operator FM
  • Granular Editing
  • Max for Live Modulation
  • Automation curves
  • Buffer Style effects
  • Bassline Movement
  • The Stereo Field
  • Sample Mangling
  • File Management

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

April 3rd

Class 1 10AM-12PM

  • Keeping it Simple with Simpler
  • Loops vs One Shots
  • Soundflower and Youtube soundsources
  • Determining BPM
  • Beat Matching Methods
  • Importing Audio Synced
  • Cutting it up
  • Isolating Parts and Frequencies
  • The Mighty Drum Rack
  • Live Sampling
  • Sample Rate and Bit Depth
  • Mastered Levels vs Compositional
  • Timbre
  • Notes. Less is more or less.
  • Approaching composition in session view
  • Moving into arrangement view
  • Composing in different time signatures
  • The art of the sneak
  • Making useful decisions
  • Useful workflow techniques
  • Healthy writing habits
  • Addressing writers block
  • Hearing the big picture
  • The importance of Dynamics

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
  • Listening like a Pro
  • What actually matters
  • Mono Mixing
  • The relativity of mixing decisions
  • Next level EQ game changer
  • Saturation for level control
  • Dynamics
  • Start Bussing your material
  • Enhancing your listening environment
  • Automation techniques
  • Less is more… VOLUME and why
  • The stereo field

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

April 4th

Class 1 10AM-12PM

  • Arranging/Warping Tracks
  • A/B Setup
  • Mixing Tracks
  • Track Selection Concepts
  • Master Bus Effect Chains
  • Midi Mapping
  • Midi Mapping vs Control Surfaces
  • Monitoring/Interfaces
  • The Cue Output
  • Sequencing
  • Optional Plugins like Stutter Edit
  • Crowd Interaction
  • A match made in heaven
  • Understanding relativity
  • Triads
  • Scale degrees vs triad components 💡
  • Basic theory through ear training exercises
  • Tips and tricks for navigating keyboards
  • Taking control of the piano roll
  • Using theory to create midi devices
  • Open voicings
  • Pitching samples
  • Theory with MIDI

Class 2 2PM-4PM

  • What is MIDI?
  • MIDI Controllers
  • Controlling hardware with MIDI
  • Controlling Software with MIDI
  • Applying MIDI mapping to live performance
  • Splitting keyboard instruments
  • Using Ableton to organize instruments
  • Composing using MIDI clips
  • Live instruments and Latency
  • Using Live to process your _____
  • Direct Monitor vs Software Monitor
  • Why Loop with Ableton
  • Looper vs Clip Looping
  • Backing tracks
  • Midi Mapping
  • Cue Output Guides
  • Helpful Controllers

April 5th

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 Asheville Music Hall 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 first ever 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.