Supporter Session

Workflow with Loops

May 1, 2024

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Event Details

Schedule: Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 2:00pm–3:30pm ET

Fee: Free for Soundial Supporters

Location: Virtual



In this workshop, you’ll work between Ableton Live's session and arrangement views to design loops from scratch.

Resident teaching artist Kate Siefker will cover the fundamentals of manipulating audio and MIDI clips using Live's grid and quantization features to create perfectly synced loops.

Throughout the workshop, you will learn to trigger loops in real-time using Live's session view. Kate will guide you through the process of adjusting loop controls such as start and end points, pitch, and filters.

Finally, Kate will demonstrate how to integrate loops into a larger live set for performance purposes. You'll practice loop triggering, automation, and building a set that flows seamlessly from one section to the next.

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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