Music Technology Workshops - Spring 2019

The Music & Arts Library continues to present a series of music technology workshops in Spring 2019. 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 Mondays, 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 an 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 spring, 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 Mondays, but some dates/times may vary.

Mon 1/28, 12:30-1:30 -  Ableton Live I
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?
[REGISTER]

Mon 2/4, 12:30-1:30 -  Guerrilla Recording Techniques
In this lesson we will look into different ways to record either a vocalist or an ensemble outside of a studio setting, depending on the ensemble I will be able to get.
[REGISTER]

Mon 2/11, 12:30-1:30 -  Ableton Live II
Ableton Live 2 will cover everything from the very basics through operating live without looking at the computer screen.
[REGISTER]

Mon 2/18, 12:30-1:30 -  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.
[REGISTER]

Mon 2/25, 12:30-1:30 -  Paul Lansky’s "Six Fantasies" and Vocal Processing
This lesson 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 3/8 (NOTE CHANGE OF DAY), 12:30-1:30 -  Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
The DSP session will be an in-depth exploration of different effects such as reverbs, delays, filters, and chorus, and, a session dedicated to new effects in Ableton Live 10.
[REGISTER]

Mon 3/11, 12:30-1:30 -  Composition and Production Analysis
In the analysis sessions we will be deconstructing both compositions from different genres and production concepts. We’ll look into compositional development, overlaps between composers, beat making and mixing ideas.
[REGISTER]

Mon 3/25, 12:30-1:30 -  Ableton Live III
Ableton Live 3 will cover everything from the very basics through operating live without looking at the computer screen.
[REGISTER]

Mon 4/1, 12:30-1:30 -  Music and Audio Editing
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 it work for our projects.
[REGISTER]

Mon 4/8, 12:30-1:30 -  Composition and Production Analysis
In the analysis sessions we will be deconstructing both compositions from different genres and production concepts. We’ll look into compositional development, overlaps between composers, beat making and mixing ideas.
[REGISTER]

Mon 4/15, 12:30-1:30 -  Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
The DSP session will be an in-depth exploration of different effects such as reverbs, delays, filters, and chorus, and, a session dedicated to new effects in Ableton Live 10.
[REGISTER]

Mon 4/29, 12:30-1:30 -  Mixing Workshop
Mixing is the art of making all the elements that create our music work together as one unit. In these sessions we will go through the foundations of a good mix, and work with some real examples as a group while looking at students’ work!
[REGISTER]

 

Questions? Please email musiclibrary@columbia.edu.