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Masterclasses & Open House

 

Integrating Digital with Acoustic, with Dan Freeman
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Integrating Digital with Acoustic, with Dan Freeman

Masterclass: 11am-1pm (ticket required)
Open House: 1-2pm (free)

Brooklyn-based producer/bassist and Ableton Certified Trainer Dan Freeman will discuss how bands and artists can use Ableton Live to create a hybrid electronic/acoustic set.  Dan has spent the last 14 years developing techniques for the use of Ableton Live in live performance and has performed extensively with it around the world. He is currently on the faculty of New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music where he has designed the live performance curriculum and this past year was a visiting artist at Berklee College of Music where he helped inaugurate the Electronic Digital Instrument Program.  He will be discussing the basics of setting up a live set, integrating and processing acoustic instruments and vocals, working with drums and live looping. 

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Vocal Production Techniques, with Cândida Borges  + Open House
Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

Vocal Production Techniques, with Cândida Borges + Open House

Masterclass: 11am-1pm (ticket required)
Open House: 1-2pm (free)

In this 343 Labs masterclass vocalist, producer, and educator Cândida Borges shares some of the best-kept secrets she developed in her career as vocal producer and coach, demystifying some of the misconceptions surrounding vocal production and ways to avoid common mistakes in this artform. In her presentation Cândida will cover a wide range of topics, starting with selecting the right recording equipment, to singing techniques, plugins for post-production, and song arrangement.

Cândida Borges is one of New York City’s most sought-after vocal coaches and music educators. Classically trained, she holds multiple music degrees and is a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.  She is equally versed in her native Brazilian roots, as she is in contemporary music, jazz, and electronic styles. As an artist Cândida’s signature vocal sound can be heard on recordings such as “Girar O Mundo” (Pattern Drama), while her work as a producer and song-writer has been featured in film scores, theater productions, and art installations.

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Techno Fundamentals, Part 2, with John Selway + Open House
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

Techno Fundamentals, Part 2, with John Selway + Open House

Masterclass: 11am-1pm (ticket required)
Open House: 1-2pm (free)

John Selway has literally blazed every path, collaborated with every talent, played everywhere, mastered every style, broken every boundary, risen to techno stardom and never forgotten his roots. Since taking up electronic dance music from his home base in NYC in the early ’90s, John has faithfully represented his town at every turn. As an artist, a record slinger, a label owner and more, he is a musical force to be reckoned with and a bonafide pillar of the scene.

In this second installment of Techno Fundamentals, Selway presents synthesis techniques and shows how these relate to creating and composing techno grooves.

Find John Selway online:
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Ableton User Group Meetup + Open House
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Ableton User Group Meetup + Open House

Open House
343 Labs will be holding an Open House at 6pm for anyone that is interested in seeing the space, meet some of the instructors, and learn more about their music production courses.

Ableton UG Meetup
We are excited to bring you the next Ableton NYC User Group meetup at 343 Labs! The meetup begins at 7pm, and is free and open to producers, songwriters, DJs, and musicians of all types and proficiency levels looking to exchange ideas and learn new tips and tricks from our presenters and fellow attendees. Presenting at this month’s meetup will be Laura Escudé and John Selway.

Laura Escudé is equally at home onstage as an artist, or backstage as one of the world’s most in-demand live show designers at the forefront of music technology. Listed among her accomplishments, Laura has both performed with and programmed for Kanye West & Jay Z, designed shows for American Idol, Cirque du Soleil, Herbie Hancock and Porter Robinson, and opened for Miguel and Garbage. She was the world’s first Ableton Certified Trainer in 2008, and the first to implement the software in some of the most prestigious live shows around the world. Laura will be presenting the inner workings of her live show “Transmute”, a one-woman electronic orchestra, utilizing controllers, voice and violin to control and manipulate complex ultra-synchronized real time imagery utilizing the Unreal gaming engine.

Laura will be performing her show “I Am Snowangel” at National Stardust on Sat, Jan 19 and is extending discounted tickets to all User Group attendees, available below:

Ticket Link: https://nationalsawdust.org/event/i-am-snow-angel-mothership/

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 343 Labs instructor John Selway is an acclaimed techno producer, DJ, and educator. From the early 90s to the present, Selway has built a high quality catalog of productions, both on his own and as a collaborator in various artist and label projects. Today he presents his latest release with his long-time collaborator Christian Smith, Part III to the Smith & Selway “Count Zero” EP collection, releasing on Beatport this month. John will be presenting the various processes going into the completion of this record, from production to marketing and sales. John will be teaching his “Synthesis for Producers” course at 343 Labs, which begins on January 30.

Schedule:

6-7pm: 343 Labs Open House
7-9pm: Presentations by Laura Escudé & John Selway

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Scoring To Picture with Logic Pro, with Brent Arnold
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Scoring To Picture with Logic Pro, with Brent Arnold

Brooklyn-based composer, cellist, and producer Brent Arnold will discuss and demonstrate how to create musical scores for film, video, television, and commercials with Logic Pro. Using examples from his own work, he will discuss the process of working with directors and sync reps, finding inspiration, modern versus classic scoring concepts, giving your music a 'backbone', finding the right tempo and mood, working with temp tracks, and much more. Demonstrations will be using Logic Pro X but can also apply to other DAWs.

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The Creative Process, with Abe Duque
Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

The Creative Process, with Abe Duque

Does music making always need to be inspired, or can the creative process be practiced, like any other skill? This is the ongoing discussion most creators have with themselves on a daily basis. In this masterclass, techno legend, producer, DJ, and longtime Dubspot instructor Abe Duque shares his creative process to making music, and attempts to demystify some of the preconceptions about making music, taking a song from the very beginnings of an idea, through its various stages of development until it reaches its final version.

With a career that started in the early days of house and techno at New York’s notorious Limelight, Abe Duque has been releasing tracks since the early 90s, on labels such as International Deejay Gigolo, Tension, Abuse Industries, and Rapture, as well as remixing tracks for household names such as Chemical Brothers and Pet Shop Boys, Abe later turned his attention to education, where he is now considered one of the most respected educators in his field.

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Ableton User Group NYC Meetup
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Ableton User Group NYC Meetup

We are excited to bring you the next Ableton NYC User Group meetup at 343 Labs! As always, the meetup is open to producers, songwriters, DJs, and musicians of all types and proficiency levels looking to exchange ideas and learn new tips and tricks from our presenters. Presenting at this month’s meetup will be Queens-based artist/producer Atropolis, exploring the world of Sampling, techno legend John Selway, sharing some of his approaches to Sound Design and Synthesis, and cellist/producer Brent Arnold sharing live performance techniques and how to integrate acoustic instruments with Ableton Live.

Presenters
Atropolis: Creative Sampling Techniques
John Selway: Approaches to Sound Design & Synthesis
Brent Arnold: Integrating Live with acoustic instruments

As usual, this event is free, and we will have pizza and beverages for those that arrive on time. 



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Atropolis presents: "Live Performance Techniques"
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Atropolis presents: "Live Performance Techniques"

Queens-based producer and recording artist Atropolis visits 343 Labs to give a live performance and masterclass on techniques for integrating Ableton with live instruments. Atropolis' deep passion of diverse music cultures has lead him to work with divers artists, from hip hop legend Grandmaster Flash to artists from all over the world, as shown in his latest releases “Shuffle Mode” and “Jump”, where he mixes the sounds of India, Colombia, Brazil and beyond with the sounds of his native New York, and features artists Ani Challa, Vivian Garcia, Zuzuka Ponderosa, Latasha, and Slavic Soul Party. This masterclass will be an introduction to setting up a live set with a laptop, controllers, and hardware instruments, and will explore some of the powerful tools Ableton Live provides to merge the worlds of the digital and analog.

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Event will be streamed live on Instagram @343labs

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John Selway presents: "Techno Fundamentals, Part 1"
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

John Selway presents: "Techno Fundamentals, Part 1"

John Selway has literally blazed every path, collaborated with every talent, played everywhere, mastered every style, broken every boundary, risen to techno stardom and never forgotten his roots. Since taking up electronic dance music from his home base in NYC in the early ’90s, John has faithfully represented his town at every turn. As an artist, a record slinger, a label owner and more, he is a musical force to be reckoned with and a bonafide pillar of the scene.

In this first installment of Techno Fundamentals, Selway breaks down the basic elements of the Techno sound. He dives into the history of how Techno was made in its inception, using hardware drum machines, and demonstrates how to recreate this sound in Ableton Live, using native plugins, to create sonically rich soundscapes and rhythmically complex grooves.

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