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Live Online Synthesis Workshop with Brandon Smith

Do you struggle to make thick, evolving bass lines like those made by producers like Noisia? You're not alone. Scores of producers create simple, generic bass lines that sound thin and don't hold the interest of their listeners. In modern dance music heavy, aggressive bass lines dominate the mix and shake the earth. Sadly bass sounds that don’t live up to today’s standard can hurt your music and cost you fans. Fortunately there’s an answer. Modern software synthesizers like Native Instruments’ Massive offer amazing modulation capabilities and can be used to make incredible bass lines. Pair the synthesis power of Massive with Ableton Live’s resampling workflow and the results can be astounding. 

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Roland AIRA Clinic - Performing Live and Producing in the Studio

Last June Beat Drop played host to drum machine/synth wizard and Roland Senior Product Manager Lyle Crilly.  He spent the afternoon giving us a run through of the history of Roland and an in depth look at how Roland's new AIRA line can be used in the studio and for performance.   In case you missed if we filmed it and uploaded the workshop to our YouTube Channel.

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THIS SATURDAY: ABLETON LIVE QUICK START

On Saturday, June 14, Beat Drop will be running our monthly Ableton Live Quick Start course.  From 10 AM to 5 PM Sandro Petrillo will be be providing an in-depth look at Ableton's fundamentals.  This is an excellent opportunity to get a head start on producing music with Ableton Live and is aimed at those who have never used the program before.  By the end of the course you should have a solid idea of how the program functions and will have plenty of ways to bring your musical ideas to life.

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