Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1/12/2013 - Garage Band Basics W/ Chad Fuquier

Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette


Garage Band Basics

With Chad Fouquier

Saturday, January 12th, 2012 at 2pm

Garageband, by Apple, may be one of the lighter-weight (and let's not forget, lower priced) music creation tools on the market, but with a little practice and know-how, you can get great product from this beginner level software. For those who are uninitiated to the world of computer audio recording, Garageband is a great program
for learning.
Garageband Basics workshop will focus on the fundamentals of working with Garageband for recording and songwriting. Topics will range from setup with audio and midi interfaces through the initial setup of your project
working with real audio tracks and virtual instruments. This workshop will prepare participants for  a second Garageband Workshop to be held at a later date.

The Advanced Garage Band workshop will cover actual song creation from idea generation to to final product, a mixed down and mastered recording on a CD or digital format.

Teaching this class is UL at Lafayette Alumnus Chad Fouquier. He has worked as a promoter, musician, engineer and producer in the Lafayette area for the last 8 years. Most notably, he worked as a promoter at 307 Downtown, played with Keith Frank, and recent Grammy nominee Corey Ledet, and engineered recordings for both Keith Frank and Grammy winner Terrance Simien.

This workshop will take place at Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette, located at 203 Jefferson Street , Lafayette, LA

1/15/2013 - Creating in Reason w/ Danny Devillier

Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette 


Creating in Reason 

with Danny Devillier

Tuesday January 15th, 6PM


Reason, by Propellerhead Software, is one of the most powerful tools being used by musicians to write and create music on computers. Devillier is one of Acadiana’s most talented and innovative composers as well as a professional musician with years of experience. Because it provides instant feedback for edits and acoustic simulation, Reason is a big part of Devillier's process of experimentation in composition.

Devillier has created a workshop especially tailored to teaching you how to use and make better use your Music Office Co-op’s version of Reason. Devillier will guide participants through the basic components of the software up to building tracks and adding effects. He’ll then share some of his expertise when it comes to tweaking and exploring the multitude of possibilities for enriching your music or composition using this powerful software application and the tools available to you here at the Co-Op. 

This workshop will take place at Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette, located at 203 Jefferson Street , Lafayette, LA

After you read his bio below, you will not want to miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the best musicians and teachers our community has to offer.

Danny Devillier received a Masterʼs degree in music theory and composition from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1998 and has worked as a professional musician and educator for the past 14 years in Lafayette and New Orleans. He has shared the stage with some of the regions most well-known musicians including Terrance Simien, Michael Doucet, David Egan, Mem Shannon, Theresa Andersson, Bonsoir Catin, and Anders Osbourne performing all over the United States and overseas. He has taught children and young adults of all ages in and around the community of Lafayette through his continuing involvement in music education. His arrangements and compositions
include works for marching band, orchestra, percussion ensemble, dance, theater, and other mixed media, and have been performed by the Acadiana Symphony, U. L. Lafayetteʼs wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, orchestra, and dance and theater departments, the Dayton Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous area high school marching bands. In 2010 he received the award for Best Composition at the Acadiana Film Festival. He is currently an adjunct instructor of percussion in the Performing Arts department at U.L. Lafayette, adjunct music instructor at Southwest Louisiana Community College, and teaches drums, piano, and composition at the Acadiana School of the Arts in Lafayette. He currently plays drums with the Cajun bands Bonsoir Catin and Balfa Toujours, plays drums and violin in the electro-rock band Fights!, and
performs as a multi-instrumentalist with his own duo called DND and the Mystery 3. His current commission for computer and wind ensemble is called “The Bright Wild Places Where Boom Bands Are Playing” and will be premiered in March 2013 during the University of Louisiana Lafayetteʼs annual S.P.A.R.K. festival.