FeM Synth Lab: Intro to Digital Audio Workstations @ Women's Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles [17 August]

FeM Synth Lab: Intro to Digital Audio Workstations

19:30 - 21:30

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Women's Center for Creative Work
2425 Glover Pl, Los Angeles, California 90031
FREE — RSVP required (we're at capacity but get on out the waitlist at the ticket link above!)

Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) — like Ableton Live or Logic Pro — are computer programs that allow us to record and tweak the sounds of synthesizers and drum machines, as well as to control software instruments. These powerful tools can translate your hardware-bound sounds to the digital realm, and even expand your music-making beyond the boundaries of physical devices. They help you not only polish, but have complete, fine-grained control, over the music you want to produce.

This is a hands-on introduction to using DAWs to make and record music. Through discussion, skill-sharing and experimentation with equipment we will provide, you will learn how two popular DAWs (Ableton Live and Logic Pro) are used to record instruments and control software instruments, and how you can employ these programs to fine tune your sound.

This event is for all (trans & cis) women and non-binary folx, especially those who are femme-identified. We ask that our cis male allies and friends respectfully do not attend, as we recognize that electronic music is very much dominated by cis men.

We hope to create an inclusive space for exploring an introduction to DAWs. Absolutely no experience is necessary!

Natalie Robehmed is a writer, musician, DJ and producer of electronic music. She has released as part of the duo DIVORCE (Sweat Equity, NY) and is working on a solo hardware project.

Sophia Elliot is a 25 year old music producer who has avidly composed for the past 10 years. She gathers inspiration from nature and her environment to combine organic sounds with the electronic. Using elements of synthesizers, samples, personal recordings and both

kora colasuonno enjoys making meatspace a less oppressive place, playing with sound, skateboarding, and hanging out with her cat-friend.
— Visitor Information:

You are welcome to park in any space on the left hand side of the parking lot (same side as the house), this includes spaces parallel to the wall in front of the house. Please respect our neighbors in the compound and do not park on their side of the lot. If necessary, please park on the warehouse and not the residential side of the street. Please look for and follow all posted signs.
Remember that people live in our neighborhood; please be mindful of noise levels when walking to and from your car.

Parking is very limited – please consider carpooling, using Uber/Lyft, riding your bike (we have direct access from the LA River bike path), or taking public transportation.

Public Transportation / Biking
Train – We are a 30 minute walk from the Gold Line station at Lincoln Heights / Cypress Park.
Bus – We are a 10 minute walk from Metro Local Line 96 stop at Riverside Drive/ Dorris Place coming from the north on Riverside, or Riverside Drive/ Harwood Street. **This line does not run consistently, please check the 96 metro schedule before planning your trip!**
Bike – We are right off the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail that runs along the LA River. Exit at Riverdale Ave and we’re the next street over.

WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance. There is a wheelchair accessible restroom. We provide scent free soaps in our washrooms, and encourage guests to consider attending our events scent free. Please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] with any accessibility questions or needs, it is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.
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