Music Technology Workshops - Fall 2018

The Music & Arts Library is presenting a series of music technology workshops in Fall 2018. Lee Gilboa, a graduate student in the Sound Arts MFA program, will lead sessions on a wide variety of topics and softwares. These sessions are open to all full-time Columbia & Barnard students and faculty (interested FT staff, please email musiclibrary@columbia.edu to discuss possible registration based on space available.)

- Please use this link to register for any sessions:  http://bit.ly/MusicTechWorkshops

- All sessions (unless otherwise noted) will be held in the Seminar Room of the Music & Arts Library, 701 Dodge.

- Most sessions run from 12:30-1:30pm, but, be sure to check the schedule below for full details

 

Meet your instructor:

Hello Everyone!

My name is Lee Gilboa, I am a first year MFA student in the Sound Art department, and also a Digital Centers Intern at the Music & Arts Library. I did my undergraduate degree at Berklee College of Music where I majored in Electronic Production and Design and Jazz Composition, and got to work on lots of different DAWs, and to spend lots of hours in recording studios. My strong suits are Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Logic for DAWs and Finale for notation and I am also pretty fluent in Max/MSP.

I will be holding group workshops on different topics in the library through the summer, and also some one-on-one sessions may be possible!

What will you need?

  • Laptop
  • a MIDI controller (recommended but optional)

And whatever else that helps you when learning! I usually need to write down everything rather than do it on my laptop - so whatever works for you will work for me!

 

Workshops Schedule

All sessions (unless otherwise noted) will be held in the Seminar Room of the Music & Arts Library, 701 Dodge.

NOTE: Please check the schedule below for details; most sessions are on Fridays, but some dates/times may vary.

Fri 9/28, 12:30-1:30 -  Guerrilla Recording Techniques
What’s the difference between a dynamic microphone and a condenser? And TRS or a TS cable? How to record out of a proper studio situation? What to think of and to look for?
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Fri 10/5, 12:30-1:30 -  Ableton Live I
This session will cover everything from the very basics of MIDI sequencing and editing to advanced sound design and performance skills in Ableton Live.
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Thu 10/11, 6:30-7:30 (note change of day/hours) - Digital Sampling Techniques
Using sounds we have gathered in the Guerrilla Recording Techniques lesson, we will look at different ways to manipulate audio using digital (software) samplers such as Kontakt 5, Battery 4 and Simpler. (Note: attendance at the previous "Guerrilla Recording Techniques" session is not a requirement; feel free to bring your own sounds)
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Fri 10/19, 12:30-1:30 - Max/MSP I
Have you ever been in a situation where you know exactly what you want the computer to do but there is no software that does exactly that? Why not just make it yourself? Max/MSP can help.
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Fri 10/26, 12:30-2:00 (90 minutes) - Paul Lansky's "Six Fantasies" and Vocal Processing  
This session will be dedicated to the Six Fantasies by the composer Paul Lansky and learning ways of vocal processing, inspired by Lansky’s work.
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Fri 11/9, 12:30-1:30 - Ableton Live II
This Ableton Live session will cover everything from the very basics of MIDI sequencing and editing to advanced sound design and performance skills in Live.
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Fri 11/16, 12:30-1:30 - Mixing Techniques I
Mixing is the art of making all the elements that create our music work together as one unit. In this session we will go through the foundations of a good mix, and work with some real examples as a group while looking at students’ work!
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Mon 11/19, 12:30-1:30 (note change of day) - Max/MSP II
Have you ever been in a situation where you know exactly what you want the computer to do but there is no software that does exactly that? Why not just make it yourself? Max/MSP can help.
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Fri 11/30, 12:30-1:30 - Digital Signal Processing (DSP) I
The DSP session will be an in-depth exploration of different effects such as Reverbs, Delays, Filters, and Chorus, and also, a session dedicated to new effects in Ableton Live 10. What do we do when we need to make one good take, out of three different ones? How do we cut a part of a song out to fit our needs? This is all about working with pre-made sounds and making them work for our projects.
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Fri 12/7, 12:30-2:00 (90 minutes)- Barry Truax - Soundscapes and their Creation
This session will be dedicated to one of the masters of soundscaping, Barry Truax; a discussion of what a soundscape is, and different tips to start making one. 
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Questions? Please email musiclibrary@columbia.edu.