Music Editing for Solo Performers

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Friday, March 6, 2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Improve the live sound for your variety act or burlesque performance with artist Brett Ashleigh.

Sign up:

9 hours total, over 3 sessions // $92, or $65 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST), all equipment provided

Session 1: Fri, Mar 6, 6pm-9pm

Session 2: Sat, Mar 7, 1pm-4pm

Session 3: Sun, Mar 8, 1pm-4pm

Extended subsidy available for this workshop. See registration page for link to application.

Prerequisite: General computer literacy (e.g., saving files, facility with a mouse and keyboard) is required.

This beginner workshop is designed for burlesque or variety performers who want to improve their audio files for playback during their live shows. This is a practical workshop which will present an effective workflow for customizing your act’s audio, smoothing transitions between songs, and even setting up a show control system to automate an entire set list.

Over 3 sessions, you will:

  • explore the functionality of cheap/free Digital Audio Workstations and editing software (Qlab, Garageband, and Audacity)
  • learn the basic principles of editing audio files
  • demonstrate the ability to edit audio files (cut, fade, loop, merge songs etc.) and output their track as a new single file.
  • create an automated setlist of 3 songs in Qlab
  • work through your challenges with other participants

Bring your own audio. Come prepared with 5 songs, any file type, and you will leave with a killer audio track ready for live performance.

All equipment and software provided. However, participants may bring their own headphones if they wish.

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Brett Ashleigh is a sound designer, researcher, and PhD student in Communication at Simon Fraser University. Her work takes an intersectional feminist approach to social issues and provides sound-based interventions.

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