For five evenings, from the 17th of May (excluding Dutch school and bank holidays & other black-out dates), 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 a 1-on-1 coaching session in the Broedplaats in the basement of the Volkshotel.
The programme is refined at the beginning of the 5-week-session 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 skill level will be adjusted up or down in accordance to the varying levels of experience of the participants.
The sessions are hands-on and geared towards the practice of electronic music production, recording, mixing (and live performance).
Need to know
- Sessions are given in Ableton Live
- Group of max 10 participants
- Tuesdays from 18:30 till 21:30
- 5 sessions on Tuesday starting 17th of May*
- 2x one on one sessions with producers from Broedplaats VKG (names TBC)
- Need to bring a laptop with Ableton Live installed to each session**
- A pair of headphones
- A midi controller.
*The dates are:
17 – 31 May
7 – 14 – 21 June
**Any version of Ableton live will do, but you will get more out of the course with a full version
Course includes these topics, from beginner to intermediate levels (this is based on a 10 week lesson plan, we will decide together in the group which topics we will cover in 5 sessions)
- 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 into a true sound bar. Read more about it here
Full Biography found on Resident Advisor can be found here
€300,- (incl VAT) for the complete 5 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 the 5th of May.
— 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.