Supporter Session

Rhythms from Reality

Foley as Percussion

Apr 3, 2024

Flyer design by Georgia Coleman

Event Details

Schedule: Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 2:00pm–3:30pm ET

Fee: Free for Soundial Supporters

Location: Virtual



Capturing your own sounds adds a distinctive texture to your music, transcending the limitations of conventional pre-manufactured audio samples.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use foley and sound design techniques to create your own drum sample pack in Ableton Live.

Using audio clips you’ve recorded, you’ll learn how to trigger samples with a MIDI device and automate audio processing to create a unique sounding percussive landscape. Prior to the start of class, you will be provided with guidance on the process of constructing a dynamic repository of samples.

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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