Music Producers | Beat Makers | DJ Songwriters
Do you make music, but feel like you never have enough time to finish your tracks?
Do you want to get faster at making new songs?
Are you ready to take your song making skills to a new level?
Join us on the first HACK·A·SONG music workshop designed to help you make 8 new songs in one day.
This is a limited space event, only 25 positions available.
WHAT IS HACK-A-SONG?
HACK-A-SONG is a music making workshop, where participants will be rapidly creating new songs in a limited time span. This workshop will help you practice making music faster, and turn off the part of your brain that constantly critiques your own music and stops you from making anything new. With an open creative space and structured urgency, your critical side doenst have time to stop your work, and it leave only your creative side to make lots of work! It encourages you to reach a state of musical “Flow”. After refining the workshop in San Francisco by running 6 similar events, we are ready to deliver an improved version of this in Berlin.
HOW IT WORKS:
The goal of the day is for each participant to create 8 new tracks in the span of a 10 hour day. We will offer structure and strategies to help you make the songs, and you will walk away with new songs, new techniques and new music producer connections.
Bring your laptop, headphones, and any controllers/midi keyboards that you use to make your music. We will have ample breaks as well as a long lunch break for you to get to know your fellow attendees and take breathers if you want to.
You are free to make the songs however way you please. However, we will be running some structured follow-alongs to help you come up with ideas and help you get them off the ground, and we will encourage you to join. The first two hour will focus on rapid music idea generation, making full ideas (Melodies, bess, chords, drums) in very short sprints. As the day continues you will build off of these ideas to create better versions of these songs. The last part of the day will be focused on finishing your tracks. Every song must be exported by the end of the day. The day will finish with a ‘track sharing session’ where everyone gets to pick their favourite track they produced and share it with the group over some drinks.
What you will get out of this event:
·Your goal will be to create 8 songs in 10 hours (From scratch).
·We will learn a structured system to guide the process to get you making music fast.
·You will have a dedicated 10 hours to create new music
·You will be in a collaborative space with 24 other music producers
·You will share at least one of your tracks at the end of the day with the group
10:00 Arrival, preparation, gear set up | Quick welcome Introduction
Part 1: Rapid Idea Generation
11:00 20 minute song ideas
13:00 “Beat Recipes”
Part 2: Song Refining
15:00 Beat Recipes
Part 3: Finishing tracks
17:30 Adding finishing touches | Exporting Tracks
20:00 Group Sharing | Celebration Party
22:00 Day Ends
WHO IS HACK-A-SONG FOR?
HACK-A-SONG is for driven music producers who want to push themselves and learn how to develop quality ideas QUICKLY. (software like Ableton, Fruity Loops, etc…). All attendees MUST provide their own laptop and headphones. You are also welcome and encouraged to bring any other gear or midi controllers you use.
-At least a basic level of fluency in your prefered DAW (Ableton, FL Studio, etc.) This workshop is not for absolute beginners to music production. This workshop focuses on the songwriting process.
-Laptop and Headphones (Any other midi controllers you want to bring is encouraged as well)
WHEN & WHERE:
The first inagural HACK-A-SONG Berlin will be hosted in Neukölln at the co-working space Noize Fabrik (http://www.noizefabrik.com/). It will be hosted on Saturday December 3rd starting at 10:00 and ending at 20:00 (with a small party afterwards until 22:00).
WHAT IT COSTS:
28 Euros each (Only 25 seats available). This gets you:
Entrance to the workshop
Lunch (Pizza and soup)
Snacks (say whaat!) such as fruits/vegetables and some cereal bars
Workshop materials with .pdfs and a starter sample pack
Upon registering you will be sent a welcome package with all of the details.
Buy your ticket now.
What do I need to bring?
This will be sent to you in the welcome package again, but please bring the following:
Your own laptop
Any midi controllers (midi keyboards/PUSH/Maschine, etc…) you require
A water bottle
Cash - the bar is cash only!
Any other hardware/computer stuff you require to make your most optimal music
Your ticket!!! If you show up without a ticket, we’re really sorry but will not be able to accommodate you as this will sell out.
Why is it limited to 25 producers?
We want it to be small enough that people can engage with each other comfortably throughout the day
Is HACK-A-SONG limited to only specific genres?
Not at all! We are absolutely musically inclusive and will help and support you regardless of whether you make Hip Hop, Psytrance, 90s commercial music, ethno-tribal-trance-with-a-hint-of-French-House, etc… Let’s make some dope music together!
Can I go to the bathroom?
OF COURSE (permission not required)
What if I get thirsty?
There will be a FULL SERVICE BAR with BARTENDER for the entirety of the event (with both alcoholic/non- alcoholic options, we got you fam)
Bring cash as the bar is CASH ONLY
Why is it 25 Euros?
25 euros covers the event space (Noize Fabrik) an awesome music coworking space
Will also cover the food and snacks
What if I get hungry?
This event is designed to keep you productive for as long as possible, so we will have snacks at the ready as well as have lunch provided to keep us on point for as long as possible.
How are you?
Pretty good thanks, and you?
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