Virtual Workshop #3 with Cocktail Party Effect (Tectonic, Osiris)

During the current Covid-19 crisis we’ve been hosting a series of free virtual workshops in collaboration with SAE Institute Amsterdam.

With these workshops we are bringing a bunch of different music producers and artists together and putting everyone a bit out of their comfort zone by throwing them a curve ball sample pack of archival sounds. We like teaching people new things and we love hearing what you make, even if you think it’s not good (it is good!).  

For this third workshop we’ll be going even heavier and faster than we have in the past. This time we’ve invited our old friend Cocktail Party Effect. With releases in the past on acclaimed R&S Records and Apollo Records and more recently on pioneering bass-king labels Cold, Tectonic and Osiris, Cocktail Party Effect seamlessly weaves the heavy groove with pastoral melodies in a clashing juxtaposition ripe for these days where chaos, confusion and anxiety accompanies a new spring. The workshop will focus on the basics of sound design, turning archive field recordings into kicks, snare, synths, pads, patterns etc.

Time and Date: April 11, 12:00 CET

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Some practical info: 

  • The instruction will be given in Ableton but the rules and theory of sound design are widely applicable to most DAWs. 
  • The workshop will be conducted via ZOOM. You will receive a URL, meeting code and password to be able to to join. You can download ZOOM at:
  • The workshop will last roughly 90minutes. 
  • We’re still working out the kinks with the virtual workshop so we also ask that you have patience and an open mind! 

Image via Nationaal Archief CCO