For ten evenings, from the 6th of april (excluding Dutch school & bank holidays), Doka will transform into a music production studio. Get hands-on experience, learn to produce electronic music with Ableton Live and hardware instruments under the wing of experienced lecturers/artists/producers. Including two 1-on-1-sessions with producers from the Broedplaats in the basement of the Volkshotel with the likes of: San Proper, Masalo & Kamma, Cinnaman, Darling, Tracey, Lauhaus, Marco Spaventi and many more…
The program is refined at the beginning of each 10-week-sessions together with the participants. These sessions will be focused on the exploration of the Ableton Live DNA, for all users from beginner to intermediate levels (for those who have either never used the software and or made electronic music before, to those wishing to switch from another platform, and those who have been tinkering with Ableton and wish to take full control and understand the ins and outs the software).
The sessions are hands-on, and geared towards the practice of electronic music production, recording, mixing, and live performance (to the extent that we can without bursting the 1,5 meters COVID bubble). At the end of the course, we organize a public live performance event where we present the music in front of a real audience in ‘Doka Studio’ (this can be organized if we are allowed to have a small audience in the room by the end of June, due to COVID restrictions) .
Need to know
- Sessions are given in Ableton Live
- Group of max 10 participants
- Tuesdays from 18:30 till 21:30
- 10 sessions on Tuesday starting 6th of april*
- 2x one on one sessions with producers from the broedplaats (names TBC)
- Need to bring a laptop with Ableton Live installed to each session**
- A pair of headphones
- A midi controller.
**Ableton Live discount for participants
*The dates are:
Course includes these topics, from beginner to intermediate levels
- The clip (audio-midi)
- The session view, the arrangement view
- Audio/MIDI plugins and instruments.
- Live performance
- Sampling, (making a track with a single sample)
- Synthesis (substractive, FM, etc.)
- Generative music
- Parallel processing/custom instrument and effects creation
- Max for live effects and instruments
- Working with hardware
About Julien Chaptal
Julien has a background in teaching music and producing that goes back 15 years. He’s currently teaching at the Conservatorium in Haarlem and at the School of House in Amsterdam.
“After 15 years of teaching Ableton Live and music production, I have noticed that students learn the most by jamming, and collaborating with others in the studio and the classroom. ‘Doka Studio’ is a perfect location for production, performance, and listening sessions, and so I aim to make full use of the space to let everyone’s creative juices flow.”
Julien has helped with transforming Doka to a true Sound-bar. Read more about it here
Full Biography found on Resident Advisor can be found here
€500,- (incl VAT) for the complete 10 sessions course. Payment by invoice, before the start of the course.
If you want to attend these sessions or need more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31st of March.
— COVID Regulations information —
If, due to unforeseen and possible new COVID restrictions measures, one or more sessions are not possible to be held on the planned dates, or the lecturer(s) cannot be present, the course will be pushed back by the corresponding amount of weeks.
Doka is large enough to accommodate all 10 participants + lecturers at a “safe” distance from each other, and the ventilation in the room conforms to the legislation in The Netherlands.
The one on one sessions will be held in the studios of the Broedplaats, if you have any concern about the proximity with other participants or lecturers, we can accommodate for you to participate via zoom/Teams/etc.