Powerful Dance Music Production w/ KinDzaDza
29 September — 19 October 2020
Teacher: Lev Greshilov aka KinDzaDza
DAW: Bitwig Studio
— 20 hours of live classes combined with practical assignments
— Plugins package from KinDzaDza for the students to download!
— 3 month free trial & 20% discount on Bitwig license is included
The course is open to students of all levels and from all backgrounds, though the focus is mainly on psychedelic trance music. KinDzaDza will be teaching students how to produce and mix sounds and the techniques for making arrangements. He will show you some great plugins you can experiment with on your musical journey as well as some secret tricks.
Students don’t need to have access to any other synthesisers — everything is included within Bitwig. All students of the course will get a license of Bitwig Studio for 3 months try-out and 20% discount to buy it later.
The course will teach you
- — How to make a powerful dance music track
- — An overview of sound design with modular and analogue synths
- — Bitwig DAW
Due to the great global interest in this vourse, we decided to expand your chances to join this unique learning opportunity. We’re very aware that during these difficult times, many of us are also struggling with money or time to invest in our artistic education. Therefore, we are now providing our students with the opportunity to join the course attending specific lessons as well!
You only need to choose your subject(s) of interest and jump on board! If you cannot join the live lectures, there will be the option to access the single lesson recordings after the class is finished.
Introduction to Bitwig including basic functions and workflow
28 Sep 2020 13:00—16:00
Working with samples, Bitwig sampler tricks
30 Sep 2020 13:00—16:00
In the second lesson of the course, KinDzaDza will illustrate the most intriguing Bitwig sampling tricks, and work together with the students on samples. Topics to be covered:
— advanced sampler sound design,
— granular synthesis,
Virtual effects, EQ, stereo, delay etc
02 Oct 2020 13:00—16:00
The third lesson of KinDzaDza’s course will be focused on the effects included in Bitwig and how to use them in our sound design.
Kick and Bass Synthesis and Mixing
05 Oct 2020 13:00—16:00
In the fourth lesson of the course, KinDzaDza will give you his tips and tricks on how to make a proper, danceable kick-and-bass for psytrance music.
Grid. Bitwig building modular environment
07 Oct 2020 13:00—16:00
The sixth lesson of KinDzaDza’s course is focused on Grid, a unique modular environment included in Bitwig. Grid allows you to create your own synthesizer from scratch, to build-up your custom effect, to design and manipulate the sound as you wish.
Sound Design & Virtual Synthesizers
09 Oct 2020 13:00—16:00
Here we’re gonna see how we can make our own sounds from scratch with the virtual synthesizers in Bitwig.
Hardware synthesizers and modular
12 Oct 2020 13:00—16:00
Hardware sound design, Bitwig and eurorack integration. We will dive into the world of real hardware synthesizers, drum machines and combined modular setups with Bitwig. Furthermore, KinDzaDza will provide you with some tips on how to start your own real modular environment on a low budget by using mostly bitwig utilities and only 1 oscillator from the modular.
Starting work on your track, mixing sounds and understanding arrangements
14 Oct 2020 13:00—16:00
Here we’re gonna have a look at how we can use all the sounds we made and how we’re gonna arrange them in a beautiful track. We’re gonna have a look at how loud each sound will be within the track and how we’re gonna remove bad frequencies that we don’t need from a sound.
Further working on your track including breaks, drops etc
16 Oct 2020 13:00—16:00
We’re continuing with the arrangement and we’re gonna see how we can add breaks and drops to make a proper finished track.
Extra time for any discussions including the opportunity for questions and answers
19 Oct 2020 13:00—16:00
What you need
- — Laptop
- — Sound Card and headphones
- — Internet connection
"I attended the course of Kindzadza about Bitwig and it opened up a new world to me! Learning from a psytrance master like him is great because he knows exactly what is good to know to make psytrance sounds, without waisting time on feature that we not really gonna use to make this kind of sound. Straight to the point and very clear!"
— Arjuna (Parvati Records)
"I have to say , the experience here is very unique and tailored to your needs.. the format of the webinars and delivery is perfect.. it’s such an awesome initiative and there is so much that I learnt from this.. thank you guys for curating such amazing sessions with some of the best in the industry!! Big shout out to Kindzadza for his webinars.. truely enjoyed that sessions and have learnt a lot in these few weeks!! What amazes me is the depth of knowledge they cover is awesome.. not necessarily limited to a daw or synth!!"
— Raghu Kumar
"Few years ago i had a dream about it, that my favorite artist taught me and now it happened. KinDzaDza is one of the musicians i get chills on my skin by listening his music, so of course i was happy to have this opportunity. Learned a lot of tricks from him and many cool features of Bitwig. Thank you, Academy!"
— Maria Kolesova
"Amazing course, it feels like a lifetime of knowledge was uploaded to my brain in the blink of an eye! KinDzaDza is a good teacher with humor and was always willing to explain in as much detail as desired when there was the need for it :) Unfortunately I had to work today so I missed the last class, but I am very grateful for beeing given the chance ti participate in something a unique as this course. Thank you all, especially Lev KinDzaDza!"
– Nicolai Markart
Lev KinDzaDza (Osom Music)
As a child, Lev KinDzaDza loved taking clocks and watches apart. When he got bored with that, he began to build computers. He then discovered that computers could also make nice sounds. Lev was hooked.
Later in life, he travelled to Goa India, where he continued his musical journey creating psychedelic trance designed for a powerful and immersive dancing experience. Lev believes that dancing is the most accessible way to reach harmony with inner and outer space, as is shown in centuries of experience for people around the world.