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In Sound Design Fundamentals: Sampling, we will examine the essentials of Sound Design using Ableton Live and Propellerheads' Reason software and focusing on principals of Sampling. We will explore three fundamental topics:
This system keeps the technical jargon to a minimum and gets you making your own sounds quick.
Dr. Jason Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater. His 2015 album, Aniscorcia, reaching the CMJ Top200 Charts and radio broadcasts nationwide. In 2014 he was named a semi-finalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award.
He currently as an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, and the CEO of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.
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|Section 1: Overview & Key Concepts|
|Welcome to the class! In this video we will give a quick explanation of what we will be covering, and how we will be covering it.|
|In this video we will talk about the similarities to synthesis, and talk about the main tools we will be using. (Ableton Live and Reason)|
|In this video we talk about the legal issues around sampling, and, more importantly, how to aviod them entirely by using free, legal, samples that you can find online with one simple trick.|
Just like in synthesis, we have four key elements that we need to learn to identify when we approach any sampler. In this video we will find and discuss these key elements.
|Section 2: The NN-19 Sampler|
|First, we will poke around the NN-19 and see what is here, especially looking for our four key elements.|
|One of the most important concepts that separates a sampler from a synthesizer is Keyzones and rootkeys. In this video we dive into these topics using the NN-19.|
|Here we will start from scratch and make our own instrument using the NN-19 Sampler.|
|The first of many preset deconstructions! We look at one of the presets in the NN-19 and pick it apart to see how it works. Hugely informative!|
|Section 3: The Ableton Live Simpler & Sampler|
|Lecture 9||2 pages|
Time to go Pro!
The Ableton Live Simpler interface works a bit differently than our Reason samplers, but all the same stuff is there, just laid out differently. (Plus some more things!)
There is so much more to learn!
J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.
J. Anthony Allen teaches at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN., and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He is a co-founder and owner of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music.
J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelors degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way.
If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)