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$40 | 3-5PM Saturday, 5/27 | Patchwerks Seattle Event Space | All Ages
In this two-hour workshop, Hector Rodriguez will provide a detailed introduction to using Ableton Live for electronic music production. The goal for the workshop is to provide the tools and insight into the process of producing a track, and to facilitate making your own music quickly. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops (with ableton installed) so they can follow along during the presentation. The workshop will cover practical application in Ableton Live 11.
Bring a laptop with Ableton Live 11 (any version) installed to work alongside Hector and get the most out of this workshop.
Workshop topics include:
Setting up & browser introduction
Using audio clips/samples in session and arrangement views
Using Midi instruments
Building a song in session and arrangement views
Creating beats with drum racks
Intro to mixing and effects
Session view & key/midi mapping
Finishing and exporting the arrangement
Audience: Beginner to intermediate
Entry: $40 per seat (1 attendee)
Time: 3-5PM on Saturday May 27th
Registration: Register here to save your seat [insert Eventbrite link]
Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and headphones (a limited number of headphones will be available)
Track feedback will be available towards the end of the workshop for attendees (Time permitting)
About the instructor:
Hector is a recording and mixing engineer, gear head, and lover of house, hip-hop, techno, cats and pitbulls. He is a multi-genre producer and DJ, and the founder of Underscore Recordings. (Seattle based electronic music label) He has released his own productions across multiple genres with various labels including his own.
Hector is a graduate of Full Sail University and has almost 20 years of practical music industry experience in his tool kit. He has engineered sessions in large and small format studios, including recording instruments and vocals, editing, arranging, mixing, and mastering for a variety of clients.
Monday, 5/29th | Monkey Loft | 2 - 10PM | 21+
For the 8th edition Memorial DAY Hijinks, Shameless returns to the rooftop launching another summer rooftop season celebrating life, music and community. 3 Stages from 2p-10p.
PATCHWERKS SHOWCASE - All Live PAs w/
(In order of appearance)
Dj Weak Acid
Shop Demo ft. Acid Rain Technology
FREE | Thursday, 6/1 | 6-7PM | Patchwerks Event Space | All Ages
In this free hour-long workshop, Ryan Hume of Acid Rain Technology will talk about and demo the features of the Constellation, an 8-channel pattern generator that works by combining multiple dense and sparse patterns to create long, complex and musically interesting trigger and gate rhythms.
Showroom Sessions May: SKYGAS, RocketMermaid
FREE | Saturday, 5/20 | Patchwerks Seattle Showroom | 3 - 5PM | All Ages
Join us Saturday, May 20th for another installment of our FREE monthly Showroom Sessions series! This month we're happy to host the musical talents of SKYGAS and RocketMermaid.
Showroom Sessions are a great chance to enjoy live music from our incredibly talented community and link up with friends old and new in a casual environment, connecting over a shared love of electronic music and all its devices.
3-4PM: 𝙎𝙆𝙔𝙂𝘼𝙎 is the new moniker of Seattle's Ian Price, known as the figure behind the unhinged Bonkers parties of the Northwest and the Pleasure Boat Records label, after years spent building gear and changing direction. Under this new pseudonym, the debut SkyGas album is the sound of a seasoned musician walking away from modern production and back into primordial sound. The result is a perpetual horizon machine focused on themes of joy, solitude, and impermanence, described as “new age with abrasions.”
4-5PM: Julia Davis (aka RocketMermaid) has been tinkering with musical oddities for 25 years, using everything from tracking programs from the demoscene to banging pipes against the walls of an Indiana basement. Since relocating to Seattle, she's fallen in love with modular synthesis and has incorporated it into her works, ranging from airy ambient to crushing industrial.
Showroom Sessions: Rascal Rae + Ea5e95
FREE | Saturday, April 15 ⋅ 3:00 – 5:00pm | Showroom
Our monthly Showroom Sessions feature two performances by select electronic musicians, followed by a Q&A segment. Showroom Sessions are a great chance to enjoy live music from our incredibly talented community and to connect over a shared love of electronic music and all its devices.
Shop Demo ft. After Later Audio
FREE | Thursday, 6/15 | 6-7PM | Patchwerks Event Space | All Ages
Showroom Sessions June: Balance.Spring, Marc Barreca
FREE | Saturday, 6/17 | 3-5PM | Patchwerks Event Space | All Ages
Join us Saturday, June 17th for another installment of our FREE monthly Showroom Sessions series! This month we're happy to host the musical talents of Marc Barreca and Balance.Spring
As always, Showroom Sessions are a great chance to enjoy live music from our incredibly talented community and link up with friends old and new in a casual environment, connecting over a shared love of electronic music and all its devices.
Balance.Spring is the performance project of Seattle-based Brian Krall. Growing up on the iconic Casio SK-1, Brian has always been intrigued by the art of sound design and experimentation. In 2016 Brian started Balance.Spring, with an emphasis on live improvised hardware performance and experimentation. Brian is fascinated and motivated by finding where the path of technology and engineering cross with music and sound design. Brian is currently studying for a Master of Music Technology with a Game Audio Technology emphasis, where his capstone project is focused on spatial audio and developing an immersive sound and music experience in VR.
Instagram: @_ balancespring _
4-5PM Marc Barreca
Marc Barreca has been creating and performing electronic music since the mid-1970s. His 1980 album, Twilight, reissued on vinyl in 2018, was one of the earliest releases on Palace of Lights. His most recent releases include the solo CDs Recordings of Failing Light, The Empty Bridge, From the Gray and the Green, Shadow Aesthetics, a double CD with K. Leimer, Drowning Guides, two CDs with Steve Peters and K. Leimer as "Three Point Circle", and a vinyl collaboration with K. Leimer, Chains of Being, on the Spanish label, Abstrakce Records. Reissues include solo work and 1970's recordings with Young Scientist on the acclaimed VOD box set American Cassette Culture and the Cherry Red compilation of seminal U.S. electronic music. Additionally, a vinyl version of the 1983 cassette, Music Works for Industry, was reissued on the Freedom to Spend label and a vinyl version of the 1986 cassette, The Sleeper Wakes, on Scissortail Records. His work is also included in the collection of The British Library.