First we'll meet at a local hole-in-the-wall coffee shop and get a coffee/tea and chat about music preferences, what styles you enjoy listening to, what you love to make, how you work and your experience level with music/DAWs. We'll then walk around, recording live sounds to be used in the production and writing process! We'll then walk up St.Denis to my home/studio and jump right into it! Depending on your level of experience I'll jump into teaching you everything I know about using a DAW, and produce a quick track as an example! Then, using what you know/have learned, we'll start producing a track of your own design. Anything your heart desires, in music form. We'll go through each layer and each sound, synthesizing, recording, chopping, playing, jamming, until your track is done! When the session is complete, I'll mix the track and send it & the stems/ableton live ALS file!
Jay & Joe
Hello! I am a composer and recording artist based in Montreal QC. I love to find sounds from all around me and incorporate it into music. The world around us is host to so many noises and "instruments" that can be made from dropping a stone in a pond, whacking sticks together, a door closing, footsteps across a gravel path or the soft sound of wind moving through trees. I've been composing and working with DAWs for about 10 years and absolutely love it. I'm well experienced in Ableton Live, and my music has been streamed over 2 million times across the globe.
The cafe we meet in is an amazing spot, perfect base to start a walk around the neighborhood from, while we record sounds and talk more about your own musical journey. The majority of the experience will be hosted in my cozy home studio, which is stocked to the brim with recording gear and interesting sound-making devices. It's where I make all of my own music, and I love it thoroughly, it's a very calm and inviting space, ready for inspiration.
最多可有3位年满13周岁的参与者参加。 Guests should be comfortable being around dogs, as I have one. Also i ask that guests bring an open mind and a readiness to take chances musically :)
If you have 0 experience writing music or writing in DAWs, don't worry one bit! I'm ready to teach all the basics and you'll walk away from the session a fledgling songwriter and producer.
DAW workshop & found sound songwriting