Orchestral Music for Film, Television, and Radio

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The syNThony Seminar:
Travel, Accommodations, and Schedule


Travel and Accommodations

Lake Tahoe straddles the states of Nevada and California in the magnificent Sierra Mountains. At 6200 feet above sea level, and with 71 miles of shoreline, the lake is 22 miles long and 12 miles wide. Known for the purity and crystalline clarity of its water, Lake Tahoe is one of the deepest high-alpine lakes in the world. Mark Twain called it “the fairest view the world affords.”

The syNThony Seminar is held at 7300 ft., in a beautiful contemporary home, on a mountain overlooking Lake Tahoe and the communities of South Lake Tahoe, California, and Stateline, Nevada, where you’ll find the Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, and Harrah’s and Caesar’s hotels and casinos.

Lake Tahoe is serviced by Amtrak (direct to the lake), and by Shuttle Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, which is a 90-minute drive to Stateline, Nevada. Various rental car agencies service Reno-Tahoe International, Harrah’s and Caesar’s. Maps are provided by syNThony for participants driving from Reno, or any other point in the USA.

Accommodations ranging in price from $45 - $600 per night can be arranged for you at your request.

Seminar Schedule

DATES: August 16 – 23, 2003

SATURDAY, August 16: Arrival at Lake Tahoe.

SUNDAY, August 17
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Orientation and Introduction to Basics of MIDI and Audio
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Luncheon (provided)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Overview of Cubase SX
(You will learn the fundamental concepts of music production (understanding the technical categories of analog, digital, MIDI and audio); the various components of the digital music studio; to use the Key Edit, Score Edit, List Edit, and Master Track functions of Cubase.)
6:00 PM: Dinner (provided)
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Computer practice on your own and/or free time

MONDAY, August 18
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: The Cubase MIDI Sequencer
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Luncheon (provided)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: The Cubase MIDI Recorder and Playback
(You will learn MIDI recording with a keyboard; inputting musical notes, dynamics, and other articulations by computer or with a keyboard controller; editing notes and dynamics in Cubase.)
6:00 PM: Dinner (provided)
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Computer practice on your own and/or free time

TUESDAY, August 19
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: The Cubase Score Editor in depth
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Luncheon (provided)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Using Cubase to compose and score music
(You will learn to create a finished and professional orchestral score; to print full score and individual instrumental parts.)
6:00 PM: Dinner (provided)
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Computer practice on your own and/or free time

WEDNESDAY, August 20
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Overview of GigaStudio
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Luncheon (provided)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Exporting MIDI from Cubase to GigaStudio for performance
(You will learn the editing functions in GigaStudio; sequencing tempo, dynamics, and phrasing for recording fully articulated performances of orchestral parts; to play and record audio performances of the MIDI recordings you created in Cubase.)
6:00 PM: Dinner (provided)
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Computer practice on your own and/or free time

THURSDAY, August 21
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Overview of Cubase Audio
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Luncheon (provided)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Exporting audio from GigaStudio to Cubase
(You will learn post-production editing and effects in Cubase for the audio recordings made in GigaStudio; to create finished and professional CD audio recordings.)
6:00 PM: Dinner (provided)
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Computer practice on your own and/or free time

FRIDAY, August 22
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Review
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Luncheon (provided)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Group Questions and Answers
(Friday is for consolidating everything you’ve learned, reviewing the basics and tying it all together so that you understand the entire process from composition, through performance, to recording.)
6:00 PM: Dinner (provided)
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Computer practice on your own and/or free time

SATURDAY, August 23
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Individual Questions and Tutoring
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Luncheon (provided)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Individual Questions and Tutoring
(You can use Saturday to work one-on-one with Daniel d’Quincy at the computer, and/or to walk in the forest or by the lakeshore.)
6:00 PM: Dinner (provided)

SUNDAY, August 24: Departure Day

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Other syNThony Products and Services

Soundtracks for Film, Television, and Radio

Orchestral Simulations for Composers and Musicians

Digital Audio Transfers of Your Favorite Performances

Music Technology Consultations for Musicians and Composers

Music Technology and Software Tech Support

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Contact syNThony

P.O. Box 2963, Stateline, NV 89449 - Phone: 775-267-7144 - Fax: (801) 409-6790
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