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January 12, 2024 6:00–8:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Room 234
Music & Audio

Abelton

Taught by Brooks Frederickson

About the Workshop

Creating Music with Abelton Music Software – Join Brooks Frederickson in a deep dive into the industry-standard recording and performing software Ableton Live. We’ll look closely at Ableton’s robust built-in synths, drum samples, effects and utilities. The ideas and concepts discussed at these workshops will be designed not only to teach you the specifics of Albeton’s software, but to teach you the fundamentals of digital sound synthesis and manipulation, which can be applied to any other DAW – Logic, Reaper, Garageband, etc. Students do not need to own Ableton, as the Ruby’s computer lab is outfitted with computers that have Ableton already installed on them. Students are encouraged to bring their own headphones.

About the Instructor

Brooks Frederickson is a musician and artist based in Durham, NC. A newly minted PhD in Music Composition from Duke, Brooks’ research focuses on the affordances of digital audio. His music has been performed internationally, used in films, and danced to.

About the Location

This workshop will meet in Room 234 at the Rubenstein Arts Center.

Address: 2020 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27701

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email DukeCreate@duke.edu if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).