TFS will be doing a music production workshop at Rock the School Bells. In this workshop, Today’s Future Sound will explore what makes a beat hot, and help workshop participants get hands-on experience making their own beats with various different computer programs (Reason, FL Studio, Logic, Ableton, Akai MPC, etc.) and hardware beatmaking stations as well as a chance to try DJ’ing. Students will cycle through the different stations, giving them an opportunity to try many different beatmaking set-ups. The workshop will be guided by the initial lecture portion, which will show clips from a few documentaries to introduce the concept and history of sampling/beatmaking. Participants will learn to make both sample-based and synth beats, based upon ten principles of what makes a track hot.
No previous beatmaking or musical experience is necessary.