Producing / Beatmaking / Performing
Would you like to learn how to produce your own music? Then you only need 4 things, a laptop, a DAW, audio interface and some guidance which I can offer, whether it 's being about you starting from zero or whether you already have experience in music production and software.
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I live directly in the center of Rotterdam and all the students are delighted about the easy accessibility and central location (8 min walking from the central station, right next to a tram stop)
It has never been as simple to start producing and making good quality music at home instead of in a professional studio as it is today. In the production lessons I can help you build a foundation on how most music software works and how to get started composing with samples, software and recording.
Beginners can expect to gain an insight on :
- Basic functions of software
- How audio interfaces work and how to set them up
- Setting up studio monitors
- Make your own samples
- Use ready samples to compose a track
- Beat Making
Music Software (DAWs)
The main music software we will be focusing on will be Ableton Live . Ableton is an incredible intuitive DAW (Digital Audio Workstations) that allows both producing and performing or DJ-ing in a high quality. Learning this kind of software will help you record, edit, apply effects, mix and master your own music. The perfect tool to perform live or DJ with on stage!
Focus points on Ableton Live :
- Layout and basic functions
- Recording Techniques
- Looping Techniques
- Performing Techniques
- Composing Techniques
- Software Synthesizers
- balancing tracks
Running out of ideas? With learning some music theory and functions, your repertoire of chords, patterns and melodies will allow you to escape easily from creative drought and lack of ideas. During the lessons I will be helping you to getting started with understanding the language of music in a few easy steps.
- Chord Patterns and Formulas
- Scales and melodic sequences
- Fundamental music theory
- Basslines and bass movements
From Thought to Track
I am teaching you the entire process, from having an idea to having the final piece ready to be aunched into streaming services. The lessons are intended both for electronic music lovers who want to make beats and use synthesizers as well as for artists who aspire to become better at recording their acoustic instruments and producing their own music.
- Composing with samples
- Make your own beats
- Setting up microphones
- Analog Synthesizers
- Hardware gear
- Recording yourself and others
- Recording - acoustic /electronic
- Mixing techniques
- Mastering techniques
- Basic concepts of streaming services
Live on Stage!
Once the basics are established and the music starts pumping we can focus on creating your live performance! DJ or live with loops and samples, everything is possible nowadays!
- DJ your own tracks
- Playing live - using samples
- Incorporate synthesizers in your performance
- Create a DJ set
- Create a live set
Michalis Michailidis is a Rotterdam based multi instrumentalist and electronic music artist. Originally from Greece, Michalis moved in the Netherlands in 2011 where he did his Bachelor of Jazz music at conservatorium Maastricht (2011-2015) and eventually he moved to Rotterdam to complete his Master of Music degree at Codarts conservatory (2016-2018). Michalis has a decade long experience in teaching and performing music. He has given workshops on several countries of europe and the U.S. Alongside his teaching career, he is also a very active performer and producer. Michalis is currently producing a full length album for Spanish singer Ysa Bermejo and is performing regularly in festivals with his own project https://ermanoband.com/