DAILY SCHEDULE:

9AM-10AM – BREAKFAST (Served @ Temple Denver)

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!

July 7th

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
  • Subtractive Synthesis
  • Additive Synthesis
  • FM Synthesis
  • Granular Synthesis
  • Motion in Sound Design
  • Mid Bass Sound Design
  • To Use a Separate Sub or Not?
  • Using Foley for Sound Design
  • My Favorite Plugins/Audio FX for Sound Design
  • Sine Compression

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
  • 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!

July 8th

Class 1 10AM-12PM

  • Recording Instruments/Vocals
  • Loops vs One Shots
  • Using Simpler
  • Determining BPM
  • Beat Matching Methods
  • Importing Audio Synced
  • Cutting it up
  • Isolating Parts and Frequencies
  • The Mighty Drum Rack
  • Resampling
  • Sample Rate and Bit Depth
  • Mastered Levels vs Compositional
  • 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
  • Referencing
  •  Mixing as Art Form
  •  What is Important?
  •  EQ’ing
  •  Saturation
  •  Compression
  •  Soothe
  •  Sidechain Ducking
  •  A Good Mix Makes for a Good Master
  •  Clipping vs Limiting

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

July 9th

Class 1 10AM-12PM

  • 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
  • Why use an Audio Interface?
  • Which should I get?
  • Speaker Placement
  • Making your own Sound Absorption Panels
  • Where to Place Panels
  • REW
  • Sonarworks
  • Diffusors
  • Harmonic Series
  • Mathematics of sound
  • Demonstrate with Guitar
  • Applications

Class 2 2PM-4PM

  • Different Paths for Live Performance
  • Arranging/Warping Tracks
  • A/B Setup
  • Stem Mixing
  • Mixing Tracks
  • Track Selection Concepts
  • Master Bus Effect Chains
  • Midi Mapping +
  • Control Surfaces
  • Monitoring/Interfaces
  • Crowd Interaction
  • What is Compression?
  • When and when not to use it
  • Use examples on vocals, drums, instruments, etc
  • Side Chaining
  • Gain Staging
  • Loudness, What is Limiting?
  • When to Self master
  • Landr?
  • When to Hire a pro
  • Unique Chains for Unique Songs
  • LUFS levels

July 10th

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 Cervantes Other Side 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.