SKT Summit 2022 SKT Summit 2022

Masterclass

Friday, August 12, 2022

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More Ear Candy
Dresage (Keeley Bumford)
Dresage (Keeley Bumford)
Artist, Producer, Composer

So, your song is all baked and almost release ready but it’s missing a little something…

Like sprinkles on ice cream, ear candy elevates a track by creating unexpected yet exciting moments that give depth to the production and arrangement. In this session, Dresage will show you the different ways she uses to create a dynamic track through automation, creative sample processing and effective ear candy sprinkling. Get your production sweet tooth on! 

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Get That Lo-Fi Vibe
Little Monarch (Casey Kalmenson)
Little Monarch (Casey Kalmenson)
Artist, writer, producer, multi-instrumentalist & educator

While the LoFi vibe sounds easy and accessible to listeners, recreating it is a whole different story. Between nailing the cross-genre referencing to tastefully curating a nostalgic feeling, capturing that low-fidelity production is a uniquely creative process.

In this session, Little Monarch will show you her tips and tricks on how to nail that  dusty vinyl vibe from both a songwriting and production perspective. 

- EDT

Saturday, August 13, 2022

- EDT
Holy Trinity Pt. I: Compression, Side-Chaining, and De-essers
Michele Darling
Michele Darling
Sound designer, composer, recording engineer, and educator

We know it’s all about creating space in your mix, but what are some of the essential techniques to achieve this?  You know … the foundation to making your beat groovier … or accentuating that pumping sensation in your song. You don't want to miss out on these simple, yet extremely effective and handy tools to Marie Kondo the space in your mix … well sonically at least.

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"Why should I know about spatial audio?"
Marcela Rada
Marcela Rada
Audio recording, editing, mixing, and mastering engineer

Is Spatial Audio the new stereo? I mean, we’ve heard the hype around it, but do we REALLY understand it? And more importantly, how can you, a songwriter, producer and/or content creator use it to take your music to the next level? After this session, not only will you have a solid understanding on Spatial Audio, but also on how to use it as a tool to explore a whole new dimension for your art. *wink wink* 3D *wink*

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Holy Trinity Pt. II: Overdrive, Distortion, Saturation
Michele Darling
Michele Darling
Sound designer, composer, recording engineer, and educator

Do you know the difference between an Overdrive, Distortion, and a Saturator? In this masterclass, we will explore using these effects in unconventional ways! You will learn interesting techniques to thicken and add warmth to your sound using the appropriate FX. 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

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How To Keep Your Crowd Moving (with Femme House)

As a DJ/ live performer, you can’t put together a setlist without considering one of the most important factors: your crowd and what they want. From curating your setlist to strategically designing your transitions, how do you get the crowd moving? In this session, not only will our panelists share the different techniques and tricks that they use in their live shows, we will also explore the ultimate art of reading and reacting to the audience.

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Show Me Your Deck
ill-ēsha
ill-ēsha
Producer, Sound Designer, Artist, DJ, Educator
Space Sluts
Space Sluts
Producer, Live Performer, Artist

It’s true! It’s not about the size, it’s how you use it. But aren’t we all curious about what the pros are using to elevate their production/ performance/ creative flow? In this session, we will look at our presenters’ set ups, and how you can reference their decks to optimize your own!