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Dj Amar & Calamity Sam Workshops

  • Movement Art Space 3326 Verdugo Road Los Angeles, CA, 90065 United States (map)

MAS is proud to present TWO amazing master classes for September!!! DJ Amar & Calamity Sam!!!! 

Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 8-10pm
Mastering your Mix with DJ AMAR
Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 4-6pm
I've Got A Secret (stage presence & tricks) with Calamity Sam

$35 each or BOTH for only $55!!!! 

Friday, September 9, 2016
Mastering your Mix - A music editing workshop for dancers.
Learn how to make an impressive sounding mix for your next performance using industry standard, state-of-the-art software that you can download for free.

If you find yourself envious of certain dancers who blow the audience away with their style and music mixes, this workshop is for you.

With a few simple steps you can adjust bass, midrange and treble frequencies; cross-fade one track into the next or edit a track down to just the portions you need; adjust the volume on one song if it is noticeably lower or higher than another; add layers using beats and ambient melodies from other songs.

Do you love a song and want to use it, but it is just too long? Is there a portion of a song you want to use, but don’t know how to edit it smoothly?

Have you performed at a gig and given the “DJ” (or sound person) your CD with 2 or more tracks on it, and the wrong track gets played? Or your set gets cut short? Would you like to control exactly when your next track starts?

Would you like to be able to mix a continuous set with smooth transitions rather than stop the momentum and wait for the next song to begin?

With my laptop and a projector, I will give an overview of key features and shortcuts to get yourself started, show you how to edit a track, use the fade in and out feature, add a second track, and then I will make a mix using 3 songs with one piece of music overlayed onto another.

Software used: AUDACITY

I mix my sets using Audacity, free software which is compatible with Windows and Mac. I will be teaching using this software. You can also use Garage Band on your Mac, which works fairly similarly, with minor differences.

Level: This is an introductory course that will go over the basics of using the software and important tools relevant to mixing your set for stage performance. If you are already mixing your sets like a pro, you don’t need to take this workshop. If you are semi familiar with mixing using software, and could use pointers on key features and shortcuts that can turn several hours work into 45 minutes, then this workshop could benefit you.

What to Bring: Notebook and pen. Laptop Not Needed.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothes – you will not be dancing :)

***I'VE GOT A SECRET (stage presence & tricks) with CALAMITY SAM***
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Have those stage lights blinded you? Made you feel so alone up there? Has a stone-faced audience shaken your confidence? Do not fear! Calamity Sam will help you discover some tricks to help you relax on stage, be present in the moment, and access that inner ENTERTAINER! No, you don't HAVE to ham it up- but learning some tricks will help dial back that gut reaction to run and hide can help- leaving you time to fully project personality into your performance.

Performance experience recommended, but not necessary. Come to class ready to PLAY!


Earlier Event: August 26
LA Raqs "Props" Hafla
Later Event: September 23
LA Raqs "Shakespeare" Hafla