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Live Performance Techniques With Akai MPC

Learn to use the Akai MPC for live performances, whether on stage or for your live streams.

Live Performance Techniques With Akai MPC

Learn to use the Akai MPC for live performances, whether on stage or for your live streams.

Description

Producer, educator, beat nerd, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. Lisa Vazquez creates intoxicating layered rhythms and vocals both live and in the studio. Lisa has taken her Hip Hop / Soul performance from festival stages to clubs and schools. In 20 lessons, Lisa takes you through the steps to build a live set, finger drumming techniques and how to connect with your audience when on stage.

Objectives

  • Learn about gear options and how to set up for performances.
  • Create your own live sets on the MPC.
  • Learn finger drumming techniques to incorporate into your performance.
  • Understand how to connect with your audience and move on stage.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Akai MPC Set Up
    In this step, Lisa walks you through different gear options and set ups for performing on stage or through a stream.
  • 2
    Creating a Set on the Akai MPC
    In this step, Lisa demonstrates how to create a performance set and how to integrate live finger drumming.
  • 3
    Finger Drumming Techniques
    In this step, Lisa discusses how to set up your drum program and steps to take your finger drumming to the next level.
  • 4
    Vocals and Aux Instrumentation
    In this step, Lisa teaches how to enhance your peerformance using vocals and aditional instruments.
  • 5
    Stage Presence
    In this step, Lisa discusses how to move on stage, working through tech issues, and how to project your confidence to connect with youe audience.