Supporter Session

Digital Sampling

Jan 3, 2024

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Event Details

Schedule: Wednesday, January 3, 2024, 2:00pm–3:00pm ET

Fee: Free for Soundial Supporters

Location: Virtual

Note: This event has passed


This workshop offers an in-depth introduction to digital sampling techniques using Ableton Live.

Resident teaching artist, Kate Siefker, will demonstrate the fundamental steps of identifying, importing, slicing, and manipulating samples to create variations. The workshop will cover a range of techniques, including pitch shifting, time stretching, and filtering, which you can use to modify the pitch, rhythm, and timbre of your samples.

Following this, there will be a period of independent exploration where you'll be given the opportunity to create a piece of music using exclusively samples. Kate will be on hand to offer guidance and support as you work on your own soundscape.

This workshop is suitable for those with basic knowledge of Ableton Live.

About Supporter Sessions

Held on the first Wednesday of the month, Supporter Sessions are exclusively available to Soundial Supporters.

In each hour-long workshop, a lecture on an aspect of experimental music production is followed by hands-on exercises.

Sessions are designed to provide our Supporters with dynamic opportunities for both creative and professional development.

Become a Supporter for $10/month here.

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Instructor Bio

Kate Siefker is an audio engineer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. They create music and sound design for a variety of mediums including documentaries, podcasts, video games, music production, commercials, and more. Their love of electronic dance music is at the center of their production practice.

Kate is a Resident Teaching Artist at Soundial, leading programming for the Supporter Sessions.

Kate's instagram, bandcamp, soundcloud

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