Art of the Sound-Clash: Live Performance Master Class

Directed by Raz Mesinai (Badawi, SubDub). With High Priest (Anti Pop Consortium), Val Jeanty (Steve Coleman, Anthony Braxton), Michael Carter, Scott Hampton (Exoltron), Todd Krupa (Native Instruments, Myth & Sound), Todd Reynolds (Bang On A Can All Stars, Steve Reich Ensemble) & more TBA.

Learn how to build controllers & performance rigs for live performance in this 10-day course.

From building customized controllers to troubleshooting sound systems at a venue, this course gives students an enormous advantage when developing their own live performance setups as mentors guide them through the art and science of building robust live electronic music performance rigs, systems that are affective and less complicated to set up, while they also gain knowledge on how to rectify issues that may come up on the road. If you are an instrumentalist that wishes to incorporate live processing into your stage performance, or an electronic music producer that wants to be able to perform live dub on the stage and in the studio as well, this is a chance to work directly with experts in sound system design, controllerism, live mixing, instrument building, live processing, Audio/Visual integration and more to help create your dream rig for live performance. 6 student maximum

  • Raz Mesinai, Mike Slott, Machine Drum

  • Mike Slott

  • Soldering

  • High Priest aka HPRIZM

  • Machinedrum

  • Korg Electribe MX

  • Signal Path

  • Scott Hampton

  • Raz Mesinai

  • Machinedrum

  • Michael Carter

  1. Building custom instruments & effects for performance in Ableton Live & Native Instruments
  2. Sound Organization (Ableton, Logic, NI)
  3. Midi Controller Building (materials included!)
  4. Performance Strategies (Live looping, mapping, live processing)
  5. Basic Sound-System Mechanics (Amplifiers, signal flow, speaker tuning)
  6. Improvisation
  7. Free-Form Beat Creation


8 student maximum

PLUS! A free introduction class, USB stick packed with reading materials, schematics, tutorial videos, sound libraries & original DubFiction Instruments & Effects Racks for Ableton Live.