Today was a very enjoyable day at Berklee.
We started the morning with the Advanced Sampling class and discussed the state-of-the-art and the future of sampling. Also discussed was what goes into making a sample library from concept to manufacture.
The next class was Advanced MIDI Applications and talked about how to make better orchestral mockups and various tips and techniques to get better realism from samples (wish DPDan was here )
In the afternoon I met with the Jazz faculty and gave demonstrations of the Jazz and Big Band library. It seems the faculty was most impressed.
Then it was on to lecture at Michael Brigida's Programmable Synthesis class. Jeff participated in this discussion and we talked about advanced topics such as convolution, synthesis, programming and DSP.
Then it was off to a meeting with Gabriel, Manager of Education Programs at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It was a real pleasure meeting Gabriel (who I found out frequents this forum) . We were given a real treat when Gabirel gave us a mini-tour of the BSO concert hall (one of the best in the world).
Then it was on to meet the Information Technology Director at Berklee. I finished the day by giving a talk to the Film Scoring Club.
The students at Berklee are incredible. I have found them to be knowledgeable about many aspects of music technology. This is due to the forward-thinking of the the faculty and administration here.
I'll let you know what tomorrow brings.