GIVEAWAY: Free Passes to EDM@LDI Workshops & Panels in Las Vegas

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EDM@LDI is giving DJs and VJs access to panels and workshops with top manufacturers and brands for three days when it touches down during the LDI Conference & Tradeshow at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 21-23.

For the event, the LDI tradeshow has partnered with Dubspot, DJ TechTools, and Marked Events. Electronic music and DJ school Dubspot will host a three-day workshop with lectures covering DJing, music production, sound design, mixing, mastering, and visual performance. The workshops will also include discussions and information about VDMX, Traktor, Komplete +, Ableton Live, Maschine, Reason, and Izotope software. The full schedule is below.


DJ Times readers are in luck, as we’re giving away 20 free passes to EDM@LDI. All you have to do is enter your email and visit our website using the Punchtab widget below. The first twenty unique entrants will be emailed a redemption code for free registration to the event on Tuesday, November 18.

Friday, November 21

10:30am-11:15am: Music Production & Drum Programming w/ Maschine 2.0

Dubspot instructor and Native instruments product specialist Brian Koolis will demonstrate how to create your own beats, bass lines, melodies, and song arrangements with Maschine Studio. He will also discuss the Studio hardware and how it integrates with the software side of Maschine to help create an efficient workflow.

12:00-12:45pm: DAS Audio

 

DJ vs. VJ (Audio vs. Video) Tips, tricks and a live demonstration on how to maximize your DJ rig and performance (with and without music videos). Industry veteran & International DJ “B-SIDE” + Guest DJs will play a short set and demonstrate modern and traditional DJ-ing for both audio and video DJs. Utilizing 1-turntable & 1-mixer/controller and using Serato Scratch Live / Serato DJ (with Video); Learn to choose the proper tools & setup for large or small sound reproduction. Discover the difference between line array, curved source, and point source and the proper way to manage your bass. Speaker: Darrin Young

1:00pm-1:45pm: DJing with Traktor – Tips, Tricks and Workflow

Dubspot instructor and Native instruments product specialist Brian Koolis will demonstrate creative ways to use Traktor for unique DJ performances. These methods include creating live remixes from simple tools like hot cues and loops and also more in-depth topics such as using 4 decks and remix decks to help create a diverse sonic palette.

2:00pm-2:45pm: Native Instruments’ Latest Releases

Join Native Instruments’ product specialist NüTrik for a detailed overview of NI’s latest releases: The Traktor Kontrol S8, Komplete Kontrol S-Series, and Komplete 10. Speaker: Nick Trikakis

3:00pm-3:45pm: Creative Controllerism

“All DJ’s just use CDj’s and press play.” Ean’s goal is to prove that is wrong, and show just how creative software DJing can really be. With the “press play” backlash in full effect, many DJs are looking for new ways to differentiate themselves and bring more dynamics to their live sets without breaking out the synthesizers. In this intermediate tutorial session Ean Golden, the leading face of “controllerism” and digital DJing, will demonstrate various ways to bring more creativity and expression to your DJing without compromising the flexibility that makes a DJ set special. You will learn way in which modern DJ software can be used like a production tool to layer sounds and tell a musical story on stage.

4:30pm-5:45pm: Sound Design & Synthesis with Komplete

Dubspot curriculum director and sound design guru Chris Petti will explore creating sounds from scratch using Native Instruments’ Komplete instrument and effects package. Komplete has become the standard for sound design and offers a robust set of tools that create any sound imaginable.

Saturday, November 22

 

10:30am-11:30am: Visual Performance Workshop – Introduction to VDMX

Dubspot curriculum director Chris Petti will offer tips and techniques for performing live visuals with Vidvox’s powerful VDMX visual performance software. Learn the fundamentals of how to use this revolutionary VJ software to perform visuals live.

12:00pm-1:00pm: The Art of Mastering

Join Luca Pretolesi for an intro and demonstration of the benefit of stem mastering vs. stereo mastering in electronic music. Learn how to prepare files for stem mastering; signal flow and set up; tips and tricks for EQ, multiband compression, M/S processing, clipping, and dynamic range and perceived loudness. Sponsored by Prism Sound

1:00pm-2:00pm: Music Production with Ableton + Reason – Bass Sound Design

Dubspot curriculum director Chris Petti will explore the benefit of using Ableton Live and Reason together with the groundbreaking Re-Wire software. Chris will focus on creating bass and lead synth sounds using Reason’s Thor synthesizer.

2:00pm-3:00pm: Mixing & Mastering In The Box – Part 1 with iZotope Ozone 6 & Alloy 2

A tight, punchy mix and clean, thick master can mean the difference between your track being noticed and your track being skipped over by a label! Come learn how to tighten up your mixes and discover some new mastering techniques to make your tracks stand out! Speaker: Evan Allen

3:00pm-4:00pm: DJ Tech Tools – DJ TechTools – Mastering Your Tracks at Home Like a Pro

Mastering for the Dance FloorArtists from small to large are doing much of their own electronic music production and mixing in home studios. When it comes time to take those songs on the road – many still get stumped at the mastering stage and end up using generic plug-ins and presets. What’s the right way to put the final touches on your own songs, or even prepare them for professional mastering? In this session, Ean Golden will interview a well-known EDM mastering engineer to reveal critical information on this overlooked art: mastering for the dance floor. Speakers: Ean Golden, Luca Pretolesi

4:30pm-5:30pm: Mixing & Mastering In The Box – Part 2 with iZotope Ozone 6 & Alloy 2

A tight, punchy mix and clean, thick master can mean the difference between your track being noticed and your track being skipped over by a label! Come learn how to tighten up your mixes and discover some new mastering techniques to make your tracks stand out! Speaker: Evan Allen

Sunday, November 23

10:30am-11:30am: Synth Secrets – Sampling for Electronic Music Featuring Kontakt

Dubspot curriculum director Chris Petti discusses the endless possibilities of sampling in modern electronic music production. He will use Native Instruments Kontakt and showcase some advanced sampling techniques and tricks for synth sound creation.

12:00pm-1:00pm: Music Production with Ableton Live + Push

Dubspot curriculum director Chris Petti discusses the advantages of using the groundbreaking Push controller with Ableton Live 9. Push is a natural physical extension of Live which allows you to get away from the computer screen and into your music creation process.

1:00pm-2:00pm: Performing Live Visuals with VDMX

Dubspot instructor Michael Allen discusses how to perform visuals live using the VDMX software package. He will explore how to manipulate media clips using loops, effects, layers, animation, and beat-syncing visuals to music to create impressive performances alongside Djs and music performers.