Supporter Session

Harmonics & Dynamics

Dec 6, 2023

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Event Details

Schedule: Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 2:00pm–3:00pm ET

Capacity: Unlimited

Fee: Free for Soundial Supporters

Location: Virtual

Note: This event has passed


In this workshop, you will learn how to enhance your mixes by using compression, equalization, and saturation to alter the harmonic and dynamic spectrums of a recording.

Resident teaching artist, Kate Siefker, will cover unconventional techniques, such as using compression as an equalizer, equalization as a dynamic medium, and distortion for harmonic enhancement.

Through hands-on exercises, you’ll experiment with creative tools to either emphasize or de-emphasize certain bandwidths of the frequency spectrum to produce a distinctive sound.

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.

Hardware & Software Requirements

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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