USF Digital Audio Recording Arts staff presents Ableton Live clinic

USF instructor Jeff Jaskowiak works with a student during a summer Digital Audio Recording Arts workshop at USF. Jaskowiak and the DARA staff will host a special Ableton Live software clinic at USF on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

USF instructor Jeff Jaskowiak works with a student during a summer Digital Audio Recording Arts workshop at USF. Jaskowiak and the DARA staff will host a special Ableton Live software clinic at USF on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The University of St. Francis Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA) staff will present a workshop on the Ableton Live software for music production on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The clinic will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Sexton Auditorium at USF, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet.

This event will highlight the use of Ableton Live in performance utilizing the new “Push” controller as well as composing in MIDI, using a myriad of virtual instruments to create soundtracks for film and video games in the style of composer Daniel James. During the event, two “Ableton Live Intro” software packages will be raffled off. In addition, representatives from Sweetwater Sound will be in attendance and will raffle off Shure headphones. Special rates on Ableton Live will be offered to attendees of the clinic. RSVP to program director, Jeff Jaskowiak, at jjaskowiak@stfrancis.edu to attend.

The goal of USF’s state-of-the-art DARA program is to produce musically sophisticated professionals who have sufficient technical knowledge to excel in production industry, helping to define quality using both musical and technical criteria. Students will acquire the knowledge, principles and practices of engineering methodology and creative music production techniques to permit them to adapt quickly and effectively to the rapidly changing world of music creation, production and distribution.

The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.