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The Producer’s Guide to ADE 2020

Thursday, 22 October 2020
You may not be able to immerse yourself physically in Amsterdam’s electronic-music scene this year, but we hope you’ll still lose yourself in the ADE experience via our extensive digital programme. With a little help from our partner Conservatorium Haarlem we have compiled a list of some of the best sessions for aspiring artist and producers.

Thanks to the COVID crisis, ADE has been forced to get creative and take things virtual we think we’ve succeeded in curating an event that will enable everyone involved in composing, producing, mastering and mixing electronic music to get the most out of ADE 2020. Still, it is easy to get tangled up in all the content. So much great electronic music, so little time.

Missed a session? No problem: the full ADE Online programme is available on demand throughout the ADE week. Full-on inspired and in need of more guidance in order to take your career to the next level? Sign up to Conservatorium Haarlem’s international Associate Degree Electronic Music, the new part-time educational programme for up-and-coming electronic-music producers and artists. Every aspect of the two-year course is designed to help you succeed — creatively and career wise. Students will have access not only to Conservatorium Haarlem’s high-end facilities, but also to the world-class studios operated by our colleagues and associates. You will also receive one-on-one coaching to ensure that you receive the personalised guidance you need.

The inaugural Associate Degree programme, which starts in February 2021, is already fully booked, but we’d like to invite anybody who is already working on their music in a professional capacity to sign up for September 2021 cohort. Head over to e-musiceducation.com for more information.

Without further ado, these are Conservatorium Haarlem’s top picks for all the global community involved in composing, producing, mastering and mixing, or just electronic music in general.

Studio Sessions & set-up stories.

Studio XL - Home Edition: Niklas Paschburg
Wed, Oct 21
A masterclass featuring the German producer and composer Niklas Paschburg. Expect a melodic journey through sound and cross-bordering genres!


The Stories Behind the Holltesizer

Wed, Oct 21
Watch Dutch producer, technician, composer and Conservatorium Haarlem-alumnus Hollt's story about the origin of his custom-made controller in a very special, high quality way.


Field Recording Workshop with KMRU

Thu, Oct 22
Field recordings were the very first form of ambient music, before synthesisers even existed, and these days the natural music that they capture is truly global movement. Nairobi artist KMRU will host a workshop on how he builds tracks from sounds from his surroundings in Kenya. Come and take a virtual trip through the rich and redolent sounds of East Africa.


Studio XL - Home Edition: Âme's Frank Wiedemann

Thu, Oct 22
Frank Wiedemann, one half of German duo Âme, is set to give you a complete overview on his equipment he uses for his shows. Having been musical partners for almost two decades, as well as co-owners of the Innervisions label, Âme offer glimpses of the future of electronic music through their live projects and compilations. Get up close in their Berlin studio and check out Wiedemann’s technique as he builds a live set.


Beat Clinic Lucas & Steve

Thu, Oct 22
During the Beat Clinic sessions in 2019, we invited one professional from a specific genre to give constructive feedback on finished tracks that have been submitted by our audience, to help them to get moving in the right direction. Lucas de Wert and Conservatorium Haarlem’s very own Steven Jansen, meanwhile, are responsible for some of the most popular house smashes of the last few years. Relive this highly anticipated session from ADE 2019.


Sebastian Mullaert Gives a Detailed Break Down of his Live Set Up

Hosted by Ableton
Thu, Oct. 22
Sebastian Mullaert gives a detailed break down of his live set up. He shares insight into the various possibilities of software and hardware combinations catalysing creativity. The masterclass is hosted by Ableton and it’s a concept is from Circle of Live curated by Sebastian Mullaert.


How to Code Music with Algorave

Fri, Oct 23
Shelly Knotts will host a live coding masterclass followed by an algorave from home! Algoraves are parties where the music and visuals are created by live coders in real time. Algorave musicians don’t pretend their software is being creative, they take responsibility for the music they make, shaping it using whatever means they have. Algoraves embrace the sounds of raves from the past, and introduce alien, futuristic rhythms and beats made through arcane, algorithm-aided processes.


Noisia Presents: Bass Harmonics
Fri, Oct 23
Nik guides you through the concept of bass harmonics, and shows you how it's been used in several Noisia tracks. Whip out your notepads and enjoy.

Record Collection listening sessions & Inspiring performances

The Record Collection of Carista
Wed Oct 21
Carista is more than just a DJ. As a curator and music whizz, she knows how to select the best music for both her label United Identities, as well as on her radio show under the same name at NTS Radio. She will be showing us her studio in Utrecht whilst showing the audience a great preselection of her very favourite tunes.

A Journey Through the Sound of DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess
Wed Oct 21
Traverse the most intriguing and obscure records of Dutch DJ and producer Marcelle/Another Nice Mess. Her live sets feature three turntables combining environmental sounds with left field techno, free jazz, hip hop, African dance music and much more, so expect a livestream filled with deep cuts, rarities and unique sonic surprises.


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About Conservatorium Haarlem:

Conservatorium Haarlem is a relatively small school of music that specialises in pop and electronic music. The academy was founded in the 1970s in the vibrant city of Haarlem and is renowned for its rich and varied cultural scene.

Since 2010, Conservatorium Haarlem has been located within the modern campus of Inholland University of Applied Science. It was one of the first conservatories in the Netherlands to introduce academic courses in pop music and remains the first and only institute to offer a specific educational programme for electronic music.

In addition to the new Associate Degree Electronic Music, Conservatorium Haarlem currently offers three educational curricula: pop, e-music and creative artist.

Head over to e-musiceducation.com or conservatorium-haarlem.nl for more information.

Photo credits: Ben Houdijk

2019 In Holland Conservatorium Haarlem Writerscamp Photo Ben Houdijk hr 1725 web

About Conservatorium Haarlem:

Conservatorium Haarlem is a relatively small school of music that specialises in pop and electronic music. The academy was founded in the 1970s in the vibrant city of Haarlem and is renowned for its rich and varied cultural scene.

Since 2010, Conservatorium Haarlem has been located within the modern campus of Inholland University of Applied Science. It was one of the first conservatories in the Netherlands to introduce academic courses in pop music and remains the first and only institute to offer a specific educational programme for electronic music.

In addition to the new Associate Degree Electronic Music, Conservatorium Haarlem currently offers three educational curricula: pop, e-music and creative artist.

Head over to e-musiceducation.com or conservatorium-haarlem.nl for more information.

Photo credits: Ben Houdijk

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