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Sound Design with Alexandre Klinke

VIVO Media Arts

Thursday, 27 April 2017 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

Sound Design with Alexandre Klinke

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Regular Rate 21 May 2017 $70.00 $3.05 $3.65
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21 May 2017 $58.00 $2.63 $3.03

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Sound Design with Alexandre Klinke


Learn how to create richly textured audio elements with composer and sound designer Alexandre Klinke,through sample manipulation, sound synthesis and processing.


Session 1: Saturday, May 6, 1pm-4pm

Session 2: Saturday, May 13, 1pm-4pm

Session 3: Saturday, May 20, 1pm-4pm


Three sessions, 9 hours total | $70, or $58 with VIVO Extended Producer Membership (+GST)

Questions? Email us at or call 604-872-8337


In this introductory workshop, students will get to create different sound effects for film, video and multimedia as well as creating custom virtual instruments for music production. The course will be based on Ableton Live, a flexible and sophisticated digital audio workstation, and powerful free plugin synthesizers such as Synth1 and TyrellN6. Learn the basics of audio synthesis, sampling and effects.


Topics covered:

  • Sound design main tools overview: synthesizers, samplers, audio effects. Manipulation of audio files using Live’s “warping” engine.
  • Sound synthesis basic theory and practical examples through specific exercises. Incorporating audio and MIDI effects to virtual instruments.
  • Manipulating sounds with samplers. Sound libraries and field recording.

By the end of the course each student will have created a number of sound effects and synth patches to incorporate into their own personal sound library.


No experience necessary!


Participants are asked to bring their own headphones, or may otherwise contact beforehand to reserve a pair. Participants may also bring their own MIDI controllers, but are not required to do so.


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Alexandre Klinke ( is a Brazilian music composer, performer, and sound designer for film & TV, based in Vancouver, Canada. With background as a jazz and classical guitarist, his work as a composer reflects an eclectic style that ranges from orchestral to electronic, jazz and rock. As a solo artist, he is heavily inspired by the harmonies and intricate rhythms from Brazilian music. He is also an Instructor at the Digital Music Production Program at Langara College, in Vancouver.




Refunds: Class sizes are small, and our instructors need to be paid–if you can’t make a class that you’ve signed up for, we need time to alert wait-listed participants. VIVO presently asks that withdrawals from workshops be requested by emailing at least 12 days prior to the workshop date, if you would like to receive a refund minus a $5 administration fee. Thanks!


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VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8

Thursday, 27 April 2017 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, 6 May 2017 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

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VIVO Media Arts

VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE, incorporated in 1973 as the Satellite Video Exchange Society (SVES), is Vancouver’s oldest media arts access centre. VIVO continues to fulfill its founding vision by directly supporting independent artists, community-based producers and activists to develop and exchange their skills in a supportive environment. Our members gather around the tools and material means of production to invent new understandings, new genres and new friendships. Reflecting both the diversity of contemporary technologies and the symbiotic communities that coalesce around new forms of knowledge and creativity, our programming fosters formal, aesthetic and critical approaches to media arts practice. VIVO builds an audience of makers, organizers and critics through artists in residence, lectures, workshops, performances, exhibitions and curatorial and archival research. As an integral artist run centre in Vancouver, our resources and facilities will continue to inform and influence engagement in all levels of media art investment.

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