The Studio in Your Pocket with Liz Teutsch

10:45 & 18:45 Casablanca (UTC)

Workshop | 2 hours

Have you ever heard a sound you’d love to use in your music, but lacked the equipment to record it in the moment? Or worried that you don’t have all the knowledge, or the expensive gear you need to catch the perfect take for your track? Audio recording can be complex, and difficult to get into on a budget. In this workshop, award-winning engineer Liz Teutsch will demonstrate how to get the best out of the microphones in your pockets; in your phone, your laptop, and your headphones.

Streaming from Jazztone Studios in Valencia, Liz invites us to explore the spaces and the sonic environment around us, giving all producers an immediate entry into the world of live sound recording – regardless of resources. Grab your everyday device with a lo-fi mic, try recording for yourself and submit your results.

Ableton’s Head of Music Learning Dennis DeSantis will be moderating the session, assisting with any questions that might arise as you experiment. Expect to finish with a better understanding of the strengths and limitations of what you have to hand, and how to capture inspiration quickly, before it fades.

Liz Teutsch

Liz Teutsch is an audio engineer and educator working as an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia, Spain. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate music production, recording and mixing techniques.

A multi-instrumentalist childhood led Liz to Berklee College of Music’s Boston campus, where she studied Music Production and Engineering. An early knack for education meant she taught her first pre-calculus class while still a high school student herself.

Liz will use her specialist knowledge of studio techniques, along with her talent for making complex concepts accessible to all, to help you get the best out of the built-in microphones in the devices you already own.

Dennis DeSantis

Dennis DeSantis is a composer, sound designer, percussionist, author, educator, and Head of Music Learning at Ableton.

Dennis received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music, and also holds degrees from Yale and Western Michigan University.

At Loop Create, Dennis will facilitate the Q&A with Liz Teutsch during her session.