Masterclass with Rejoicer (Stones Throw)

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August 16th, 6PM-8PM

About the Masterclass

Rejoicer is coming to Beat Lab to share with us his unique producing techniques focusing on live recording mixed with samples from all the spectrum of musical styles.

We will discuss his absolute understanding of rhythm and explore odd time signatures besides the magnetic 4/4.

We will also learn a few melodic tricks with Yuvi’s approach to melodic structures, and talk about the journey that led him to sign with the legendary label, Stones Throw.



About Rejoicer

Yuvi Havkin, who goes by the name Rejoicer, is one of the primary figures of Tel Aviv’s beat scene. He is the founder of the Raw Tapes label, a collective of beatmakers, rappers, jazz singers, and instrumentalists. Rejoicer’s own work is a hazy, psychedelic blend of instrumental soul, abstract hip-hop, and broken beats, with influences ranging from cosmic jazz to Bollywood soundtracks. After releasing more than 20 albums across various projects and relocating to Berlin, Havkin signed to Stones Throw and released the full-length Energy Dreams in 2018.

Along with Beno Hendler and KerenDun, Havkin founded Buttering Trio in 2011. With an eclectic blend of left-field pop styles, the group’s debut full-length, Toast, appeared in 2013, and the group went on to play shows with the likes of Black Milk and Hudson Mohawke. All three members of Buttering Trio participated in the Live Beat Tapes project, which issued The Singles in 2015. Rejoicer also worked with downtempo/house vocalist Bajka and left-field hip-hop producers Free the Robots and Mndsgn.

Having played gigs with Peanut Butter Wolf and collaborated with Dudley Perkins and Georgia Anne Muldrow, as well as sharing a genre-blurring sensibility with roots in jazz and hip-hop, Havkin was a natural fit for Stones Throw.


Details:

  • Open to all levels

  • Please bring your laptop and headphones

  • Any DAW will work for this workshop but Rejoicer will use Ableton Live


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Behind the Beat with Blank B: Breaking Down Hit Productions DATE TBD

Behind the Beat with Blank B: Breaking Down Hit Productions

Blank B, an LA native, is a multi-platinum producer of 9 years.  After earning production credits under Redfoo, LMFAO, 2 Chainz, HRVY, Vinai, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Ice Cube & more, he decided to expand his music dream, and pursue a career in artistry.  He recently debuted his first album as a singer-songwriter and rapper, exploring a variety of melody driven, pop-influenced musical styles. Harnessing his ability to write, sing, produce, mix, master and perform his own music, he has his sights set on competing amongst the world acclaimed pop artists of today.

Enroll in this class to get a behind the scenes look into Blank’s overarching production techniques – as well as a look behind his unusual music-industry history that led to him achieving a 4x Platinum, #1 record in Australia.

Some things that will be reviewed:

  • Behind the beat to “Let’s Get Ridiculous” by Redfoo 
  • Behind the beat/vocals to “HOLD TIGHT” by Blank B
  • Behind the beat to other various productions (from festival bangers to indie-pop/alternative tracks)
  • B’s fundamental mixing and mastering techniques
  • B’s creative process
  • B’s workflow
  • Why we suck when we start but we think we are good (and how to actually get good)
  • Q&A

This is one unique perspective of a musician’s journey you’re not going to want to miss! Sign up now!

Music Video Workshop with Dream Team Directors Round 2

Music Video Workshop with Dream Team Directors Round 2

Dream Team Directors have created content for Coldplay, Lindsey Stirling, Tricky, Sum 41, Jesse Jo Stark, Velvet Revolver and more…

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

1) How does video fit into and create artist branding?

2) The various ways video can be used to build a career and buzz: concert video/live performance, music video, behind the scenes, the studio behind the scenes, interviews, documentary, electronic press kit, video in newsletters, live video, Instagram video

3) Various avenues to promote videos

4) We will go over basic composition, sound recording, message and style on mobile phones

5) We will give enlightenment on the process of working with a Director/Filmmaker and how videos are made from concept through post-production.

6) We will give examples of how videos have made specific artists popular, loved by their audiences and how videos have made careers and given us memorable associations with music coordinating with record sales.

 

 

Field Recording with Devin Blair (bu.re_)

Field Recording with Devin Blair (bu.re_)

Get your field recording on with Beat Lab Alum and Admin Devin Blair aka Bu.re.

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

– picking a field recorder (or using what you have)

– anatomy of a field recorder

– how to use a field recorder
– avoiding pitfalls
– processing samples
– humanizing music
– using recordings in live sets

You Suck at Finishing Songs – Masterclass with Underbelly Round 2

MASTERCLASS WITH UNDERBELLY – Round 2

Ever get stuck in a 16 bar loop and have no idea how to get out of it? Or written a great A section but can’t seem to figure out how to move on to a different idea that compliments the first?
In my masterclass, I’ll show my complete workflow inside of Ableton, from the very beginning of an idea to laying out the full track in the arrangement view. Along the way we’ll discuss drum programming techniques, picking sounds that compliment each other, some music theory, and whatever else you can throw at me. Wowzers!
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You Suck at Finishing Songs – Masterclass with Underbelly

MASTERCLASS WITH UNDERBELLY

 

Ever get stuck in a 16 bar loop and have no idea how to get out of it? Or written a great A section but can’t seem to figure out how to move on to a different idea that compliments the first?
In my masterclass, I’ll show my complete workflow inside of Ableton, from the very beginning of an idea to laying out the full track in the arrangement view. Along the way we’ll discuss drum programming techniques, picking sounds that compliment each other, some music theory, and whatever else you can throw at me. Wowzers!
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Arturia User Meeting: Pigments

1-3PM

Join us for a free workshop exploring Arturia’s new soft synth Pigments.

Parallel Wavetable/Virtual analog engines. Two multi-mode filters and extensive modulation possibilities.

Come explore the new player in the 2019 synth game.

Neat Tapes: Lofi + Production Master Class w/Bad Snacks (no. 2)

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MASTER CLASS OVERVIEW
  1. What is lo-fi, what are its roots & and why is it trending so much?
  2. How to construct a lofi beat (sampling/drum patterns/instrumentation/helpful plugins & textures)
  3. How to elevate & evolve a lofi beat — Incorporating more sophisticated elements & mixing techniques, crossing those techniques into adjacent music styles (pop, hip-hop, indie-r&b, house, etc)
  4. Career stuff/social media tips when marketing yourself as a lo-fi producer, and how to do it effectively while still embracing & respecting old-school hip hop/crate digger/boom-bap traditions.

 

 

 

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