Music

madelife Collective Vol.3 submissions!

DUE DATE: AUGUST 15, 2016. HELLO. Submissions for our upcoming madelife Collective Vol.3 release are due on August 15th. This is an opportunity for past and present Creative Accelerants & Mentors only. Please send your amazing and creative submissions to music@madelife.com in the form of an .mp3 or soundcloud link. We are excited to hear what you’ve got! To check out our previous releases, visit Madelife Music on soundcloud: madelife Collective, Vol. 2 by madelife

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Clinker performance and artist talk back

Clinker (Gary James Joynes) is truly a groundbreaking artist based out of Edmonton, Alberta. . We first caught wind of Gary’s work after his performance at the 2014 Digital & Analog Technologies (DAT) Conference in Missoula. Since then, his sonic and visual art has continued to impress a larger community both nationally and internationally. When he performed last year at the Communikey Festival here in Boulder, we had the opportunity to sit down with Gary and talk more about his…

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Vinyl Cleaning Workshop

madelife is known to house many vinyl-heads, so it comes as no surprise that we have added yet another vinyl friendly event to add to our calendar. This one is of particular importance if you value taking good care of your records! We couldn’t think of a better collaborator and vinyl expert to lead this workshop than Doug Gaddy, owner of Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo. Join us Sunday, July 10th from 4-6pm for a Vinyl Cleaning Workshop! The workshop…

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June Ableton Live User Group

You are cordially invited to join the next Boulder Ableton Live User Group event! The User Groups hosts monthly meetings devoted to building a strong community around Live in the Boulder area. Each month will focus on a different Ableton related topic. This month we will be discussing two topics. The first will be a guest lecture by user group member Corey Tellerod (https://soundcloud.com/settersandgetters) on “Opitmizing workflow with keyboard shortcuts.” The other will be by user group organizer Zaak Kerstetter…

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Patch Sabbath

Patch Sabbath is a modular synthesizer meetup. Participants show up with an unpatched modular, put together a patch over the course of a few hours, then demo their patches to share synthesis knowledge and patching techniques. Everyone gets a chance to check out modules and modular formats that they may not have used before, in addition to meeting other modular users to facilitate information sharing, musical collaborations, and performances. To RSVP please visit the https://www.facebook.com/events/680137792124501/!

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Max for Live Workshop Recap

Sean Peuquet led a Max 4 Live workshop that was absolutely brilliant! For those of you who have attended these workshops in the past, we’ve dove into the complex and intricate world that is Max with Sean Peuquet. This segment focussed on building new instruments using: *Subtractive Synthesis *Granular Synthesis *Physical Modeling Synthesis Sean Peuquet is madelife’s Creative Accelerator Lead Music Mentor. He’s been programming in Max over a decade. He frequently builds interactive audio systems and uses Max for…

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APRIL ABLETON USER GROUP MEET UP

Join us April 18, from 7-9pm for a meeting that will cover Ableton Live! We will be focusing on live performance. One of the most amazing things about Live is it’s flexibility when used on stage. There are a million ways perform with Live, so it important to find which methods play to your strengths as a performer. Group organizer Zaak Kerstetter will give a brief demonstration of his live setup, as well as show what makes it all work in Ableton….

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Ableton’s Team Supreme feature

As more and more individuals forgo average career paths in pursuit of their passions in art, the artist collective is a driving force for success. Ableton recently released a documentary featuring a collective of producers out of LA, Team Supreme. Members of Team Supreme forged a collective path that boosted their creativity and ultimately their careers. Team Supreme’s manifestation aligns supremely well with madelife’s own founding principles- mentorship,  collaboration, and continuous iteration. The individuals that make up Team Supreme could…

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madelife Collective Volume 2

  madelife Collective Volume 2 is now available for purchase on all major digital distributors! The Collective compiles a variety of music produced within the Music Accelerator Program in the madelife studio, with eight tracks from local Boulder producers and musicians including Raiku, Sam Burr, and Yeta. The release is an opportunity for the artists to gain recognition for their work, and to share their music with a more broad community. Through the madelife platform, the Collective’s featured artists are able to experience…

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January Ableton Live User Group

Happy New Year! You are cordially invited to join the next Boulder Ableton Live User group event! This will be the first of the montly meetings we will be hosting devoted to building a strong community around Live. Each month will focus on a different Ableton related topic. This month we will be talking about sampling and resampling. There will be a presentation on the Sampler device in Live by group organiser Zaak Kerstetter(aka Zenotope), followed by a special guest…

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Accelerator Profile | Wilson Harwood

DEFINE. CREATE. MEASURE. The madelife Creative Accelerator program inspires our participants to reach their creative potential and actively helps them to launch their careers in a project-based, goal oriented 12-week program. Creative Accelerants join our program to undergo a process of refining their visions, creating their projects from the ground up, and we embolden our participants to review their efforts to see if their processes can be improved or refined in ways that can enhance their creative enterprises. We encourage…

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Songwriting workshop for Voice & Guitar

Join us for a 2 hour workshop on Saturday, January 23rd, lead by well known local singer songwriter and former music accelerant, Wilson Hardwood. ​​The workshop will cover: – learn basic chord progressions – identify different song forms – discover techniques to maintain listener engagement – write lyrics that tell a story – cultivate better songwriting habits This workshop is free and open to the public- 2 to 4 pm. Please register here. About Wilson: Wilson Harwood launched his solo…

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