Beyond the Beat

Prince Paul (De la Soul, Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School) and Scotty Hard (New Kingdom, Wu Tang Clan, Ka) teach methods of directing and building drama in a production based around narrative, character development, music and sound design. In this 16 hour course students will explore music production techniques, how to direct vocalists, conceive concepts for songs and albums and will create a skit of their own that will complement the original song they help produce featuring the vocals of MC Dälek and mentorship in sound design by film score architect Raz Mesinai (The Wrestler, Black Hawk Down, The Truth About Charlie).

    • Storytelling
    • Dialogue
    • Working with vocalists and actors
    • Overdubbing
    • Character development
    • Sound Design
Learning from Scotty in ‘Mixing the Hard Way’ has completely changed my approach to not just mixing, but music in general. I left this class with tools to breathe life back into my music and transform my productions from 2D tracks to living, breathing songs. These teachers are top level pros; sharing actually helpful skills to their students & are genuinely invested in nurturing the next generation. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have found this school.
Lauren Sky, Alumni

 

Mentors: Prince Paul (De la Soul, Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School)
 
Scotty Hard (New Kingdom, Wu Tang Clan, Ka)
 
Live vocal recording sessions with MC Dälek
 
+ Special Guests
Sessions: 4 sessions with mentors, 4 hours each
Media:. USB drive with custom sample packs
Signed records by Mentors
Support: The UPA will be on hand 7 days a week to make sure you are technically sound.
Availablity: New York City – enrollment is available now
Class Size: 6 student maximum
Dates: Official sessions February 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th, 2018. Other times TBA. Expect 3-4 hours work at home for each session and take advantage of available support channels.
Tuition: $2,500