Chill-Out Music Experience Program
Day 1: Creative brainwave session
How can we integrate the theme of the Experience into a chill-out music production? As you have submitted already your basic contribution earlier, we will listen to each of the contributions, be it a groove, a melody, a soundscape or something else. We will decide which direction we will take our arrangement and how we can combine the different elements. We then make a planning for what (hardware) instruments or vocals will be recorded tomorrow in the Gizmo7 studio. Software instruments parts don’t necessarily need to be recorded in the studio and can be recorded in Logic Pro on your Macbook.
Day 2: Recording-session in Gizmo7 studio
We’ll record guitar, vocals, percussion or whatever is needed for our production, as discussed yesterday in the creative brainwave session. During the session you’ll get tips from professionals regarding recording and arrangement techniques.
Day 3: Editing and mixing recordings
You’ll learn how to edit and mix the recordings from yesterday, including production techniques. Now you can apply this to your own contribution which could be either a recording made yesterday or an electronic (software) part you made earlier in Logic Pro.
Day 4: Found sounds
Found sounds generally refer to sounds that were recorded in nature or captured from other objects. These sounds by themselves are not necessarily ‘musical sounding’, but they can add a real world connection and atmosphere to your music and can be used as an instrument by use of sampling.
Today you’ll learn how to make fieldrecordings and impulse response recordings. We’ll take a trip to one of the many beautiful places in Andalusia where you can record away! These ‘found sounds’ are meant to be part of our music production. With Impulse response recordings we can capture the reverberation of e.g. a church or cave.
Day 5: Inspiration day and Synthesis
Time for you to work on the production and get inspired by the beautiful surroundings. Additional fieldrecordings can be made as well. Later on the day, we’ll dive into (substractive) synthesis, so you will understand how to create and manipulate sounds with synths and samplers.
Day 6: Editing and integrating the recordings into our production
Today we’ll be editing the fieldrecordings in Logic Pro and you’ll see how you can turn (parts of) the fieldrecordings into a sample instrument. We’ll also determine which recordings we’ll use ande how to merge them into our production. This includes the use of our impulse response recordings (reverb). Our composition is now ready for the next level at Space Mountain Studios where we’ll be going tomorrow. We continue working on it there and finalize it, together with top-producer Martin “Youth” Glover.
Day 7: Inspiration and travel day
You have the day off and can continue to work on the production. In the evening, we’ll arrive at Space Mountain Studios where we meet producer Youth.