KEYBOARD PATCHING 101

These days being a killer pianist isn’t enough to get hired for the gig – you need to know your keyboard sounds and how to patch (program) them!

This course is for all those pianists and keys players that would love to have a firm understanding of the “bread and butter” keyboard sounds (those sounds that EVERY keyboard player uses), types of keyboards, effects and a bit of keyboard history

The course is delivered using Apple’s “Mainstage” program, but the skillset is designed to be transferred to other recording apps, workstation/synthesizers and stage pianos

Topics Covered:

History of vintage keyboards

Types of modern keyboards and their uses – Home Digital Pianos, Workstation Synths, Stage Pianos, Portable Pianos, Midi Controllers

Patching for different situations including solo, rock band, stage band, music theatre

Simple to complex layers and splits

Sounds:

Acoustic Piano
Electric Pianos (Rhodes/Wurlitzer/CP80)
Clavinet
Organ (Hammond B3/VOX/Farfisa)
Synth (Pads/Leads/Bells/FX)
Creating Samples

Suitable for intermediate to advanced players from 12 up, at least a basic level of notation reading is recommended, but not required.

What do I need to bring?

Absolutely nothing! Our group teaching room is set up and ready to go with keyboards and apple computers. We even provide a pizza lunch – but feel free to bring along a snack to nibble on throughout the day

COURSE COST: $220