Virtual Workshop #4 with Roly Porter

During the current Covid-19 crisis we’ve been hosting a series of free virtual workshops.

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 fourth workshop we have invited one of the most influential voices in contemporary electronic music and sound design, Roly Porter. From his work in the mid-2000s with Kuedo as pioneering dubstep duo, Vex’d to his solo work through the past decade, Roly Porter has set the template for massive cinematic sound design and grandiose compositions. His 2016 LP, Third Law (Triangle Records) is one of the most impressive and singular works in electronic music. Porter has defined a genre with his work and Subtext records, a label he started alongside James Ginzburg (Emptyset) and Paul Jebanasam.

Roly will give a walk through, deconstructing one of his previous works.

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 18, 12:00 CET

Sign up via:

Some practical info:

-The instruction will be given primarily 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 Flickr Commons Pieter Edelman CC BY-NC-ND 2.0