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Free Intro to Sound Design Virtual Class

Intro to Sound Design Virtual Class Demo – August 2020

Join us for a Free VIRTUAL Workshop at Beat Lab Academy! Event open to the public, please RSVP below, ZOOM information will be sent out prior to the event.

Discover the ability to create and shape any sound with ease using Ableton Live or any music software of your choice. This workshop is going to be a complete overview of the necessary sound design skills for producers, songwriters, sound designers, and live performers. This workshop is aimed for beginners, but intermediate and advanced users will take away many tricks as well!

What to bring:

  • Laptop

  • Ableton Live (installed and ready to go)

This event will be held online to mirror the virtual classroom environment of our Live Online Certification Program will utilize.

Intro to Ableton International Class Demo

Intro to Ableton International Class Demo

Join us on Sunday, July 26th, 2020 from 9:30am – 11:30am for a FREE online music production – Introduction to Ableton zoom class taught by Ableton Certified Trainer and head of education Yeuda Ben-Atar (Side Brain).

This event is FREE!

RSVP

RSVP on Eventbrite to confirm your virtual seat.

This 2 hour workshop is going to be a complete overview of Ableton Live’s capabilities for producers, songwriters, sound designers and live performers. This workshop will be great for beginners, but intermediate and advanced users will take away many tricks as well!

What to bring:

  • Laptop
  • Zoom Installed

 

About Yeuda Ben-Atar: Founder of Beat Lab Academy and Beat Lab’s head instructor Yeuda Ben-Atar (Side Brain) is a producer, performer, and music educator based in Los Angeles, California.

Not only is he the best music production teacher in Los Angeles, but in the entire music business. Learn more about Ableton’s best-kept secret, Yeuda Ben-Atar, on his Teacher Spotlight.

 

This event will be held online to mirror the virtual classroom environment the International Certification Program will utilize.

Intro to Sound Design International Class Demo – July 2020

Intro to Sound Design International Class Demo

Join us for a Free Workshop at Beat Lab Academy! Event open to the public, please RSVP below.

Discover the ability to create music with ease using Ableton Live. This workshop is going to be a complete overview of Ableton Live’s capabilities for producers, songwriters, sound designers and live performers. This workshop will be great for beginners, but intermediate and advanced users will take away many tricks as well!

What to bring:

  • Laptop

  • Ableton Live (installed and ready to go)

This event will be held online to mirror the virtual classroom environment the Live Online International Certification Program will utilize.

 

Free Mixing & Mastering Workshop w/Loren Moore

Free Mixing & Mastering Workshop w/Loren Moore

Learn to polish your music with this mixing & mastering workshop

Join us on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 from 11am – 2pm for a Free in-person mixing & mastering workshop taught by Loren Moore!

This event is FREE! RSVP here on Eventbrite to confirm your seat.

We are offering socially distanced, in-person classes. Our classroom /school is optimized for a safe learning environment for students, teachers, and staff.

This will be an overview of the mixing and mastering process. See below for the course overview!

Course Overview

Part 1 – Basics:

• The process of a song: songwriting & arrangement vs production vs mixing vs mastering

• The basics of understanding mixing

• Guidelines for mixing

• Developing a system

 

-Preparing

-Planning

-Performing

 

Routing

• Signal flow

• Gain staging

• Groups

• Return Tracks

• Templates

 

Mixing approaches

• Leveling & faders

• Basics of EQ

• EQ types

• Basics of compression

• Compression types

• Stereo imaging & phasing

• Listening environment and recommended equipment

 

Part 2 – Mixing:

• Mixing low-end

Distortion

• Multiband saturation

• Creating harmonics

• Summing

• Tape Saturation

 

Effects

• Reverbs, delays and creating dimension

• Automation & arrangement dynamics

 

Part 3 – Mastering:

• Approach and techniques

• Mastering for streaming

• Genre loudness

 

What to bring:

– Laptop (or something to take notes with)

– Masks are required for entry!

 

Online RSVP

 

In-Person RSVP

Black Music History Masterclass w/Side Brain

Black Music History Masterclass w/Side Brain

Beat Lab CEO and Founder, Yeuda Ben-Atar, is one of the world’s top Ableton Certified trainers – he’s taught some of the greatest producers alive like Skrillex, Timbaland, and Giorgio Moroder to name a few. With an extensive musical background beginning with playing keys and guitar as a teenager, progressing into one of the most highly respected producers and production teachers online, to one of the only Ableton Certified Trainers in Los Angeles, to having Grammy-nominated and Billboard charting alumni of his school – Yeuda truly is a one-of-a-kind teacher and mentor.

As an Artist Side Brain play live beats on Video Game Controllers.

Check out Side Brain’s Blog for endless free Ableton Racks.

 

Side Brain has had his fair share of influence on recent music history, at this Masterclass we want to shed light on the important figures from and trajectory of music in the last 200 years. We’ll explore how music evolved from spiritual hymns of the Enslaved People of early America into Blues, Jazz, Rock n Roll, Hip Hop, Electronic music, and Pop music.

The workshop will end with a debate among participants asking the question.
“Can new beautiful music emerge without oppression, poverty, and suffering?”
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The workshop will cover:
The beginning of black American music with hymns.
Black pioneers in American theatres
Gospel
Blues and jazz
Ragtime
RnB
Reggae
Soul / Funk
Rock n roll
Hip hop
Electronic music
Influence of American black music on other musical cultures
This event will be held in person, as well as online. purchase tickets for whichever ou prefer below.

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Intro to Ableton Free Workshop – June 2020

Intro to Ableton Free Workshop – June 2020

Join us for a Free Workshop at Beat Lab Academy! Event open to the public, please RSVP below.

Discover the ability to create music with ease using Ableton Live. This workshop is going to be a complete overview of Ableton Live’s capabilities for producers, songwriters, sound designers and live performers. This workshop will be great for beginners, but intermediate and advanced users will take away many tricks as well!

What to bring:

  • Laptop

  • Ableton Live (installed and ready to go)

Beat Lab is back open! This event will be held in-person and online for those who don’t feel comfortable attending physically, or who miss the in-person sale.

In-person RSVP

Online Only RSVP

Intro to Ableton Womxn’s Only Workshop – June 2020

Intro to Ableton Womxn’s Only Workshop – June 2020

Join us for a Free Womxn’s Only Workshop at Beat Lab Academy! Event open to the public – Womxn only – RSVP below.

Discover the ability to create music with ease using Ableton Live. This workshop is going to be a complete overview of Ableton Live’s capabilities for producers, songwriters, sound designers and live performers. This workshop will be great for beginners, but intermediate and advanced users will take away many tricks as well!

What to bring:

  • Laptop

  • Ableton Live (installed and ready to go)

Beat Lab is back open! This event will be held in-person and online for those who don’t feel comfortable attending physically, or who miss the in-person sale.

In-person RSVP

Online Only RSVP

Bedroom Pop Masterclass / Ultimate Masterclass Package May 2020

Bedroom Pop Masterclass / Ultimate Masterclass Package May 2020

We’re offering 4 online music production Masterclasses every Sunday for a month!

Join us online with Ableton Certified Trainer and head of education Yeuda Ben-Atar (Side Brain) for a month of online music production masterclasses!

Each masterclass will be a 3 hour live-stream every Sunday from 2pm-5pm with Side Brain. We’ll be teaching a different style every week!

Students will receive a copy of the recorded session!

#1 Afrobeat Masterclass – May 17th

 

 

#2 Indie Electronica Masterclass – May 24th

 

 

#3 Tropical House Masterclass – May 31st

 

#4 Bedroom Pop Masterclass – June 7th

Join us Sunday June 7th for the fourth and final Masterclass in our Ultimate Masterclass Package series of May 2020. This Masterclass will cover production techniques in Bedroom Pop. Such recent breakouts like Billie Eilish, Youtuber Andrew Huang, even Justin Bieber started in his bedroom! Explore the awesome variety and skills used in this style with Beat Lab’s founder and Head of Education – Side Brain. Scroll down for tickets.

 

Buy Tickets for Individual Masterclasses on Eventbrite.

Want to take all of them? Buy the Ultimate Package and get a free Module of your choosing!

Buy Ultimate Package Tickets on Eventbrite

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Foundation of Music Theory
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Learn the language of music to help you make the music you want to make, To communicate with other musicians and reveal the magic behind your favorie songs.
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Styling
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Max for Live
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