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    Another great day at Berklee

    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.

    Gary Garritan

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    It is very nice we are so lucky to know you Gary. You bring us into parts of this musical world most of us may never have the chance to experience. I for one thank you for your thoughtfulness in posting accounts of your time at Berklee as well as other experiences. There are not many in your position that would even stop for one moment to share.
    Thank you so much for bringing us with you! You're the greatest!!
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    Re: Another great day at Berklee

    Some tips for your stay.

    --- When eating pizza at Supremes, grab some extra napkins to lay on the slice to soak up the grease before eating. If you don't, your colon will go for a real wild ride.

    --- While they'll claim to give you a helping hand... the ladies hangin' out in front of Dunkin' Donuts are not music tutors!

    --- Stay out of that Mass Ave. Willie-Wonka elevator at all costs! Take the stairs!!

    (okay, I've been drinkin' tonight. Cheers to many good times and the good folk at Berklee!)

    JP

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    Re: Another great day at Berklee

    Whew, another busy day, it looks like! I don't know how you keep up with it all!
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    Re: Another great day at Berklee

    Now you tell me!!!

    After eating oil-drenched pizza at Supremes, I asked the ladies in front of Dunkin Donuts for directions and they escorted me up the Willie Wonka elevator. We discussed advanced sampling techniques.

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    Just don't tell the missus.

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    Re: Another great day at Berklee

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    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.
    One of the things that makes Berklee a special place is that they have the forward-thinking faculty and administrators who bring people like yourself in to talk to students and faculty. Doesn't sound like an ivory tower to me.

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    Re: Another great day at Berklee

    wow...congrats gary on a most impressive trip...you've reached a new level of greatness, at least in my eyes...

    -josh

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    Re: Another great day at Berklee

    Quote Originally Posted by qbert
    Some tips for your stay.

    --- When eating pizza at Supremes, grab some extra napkins to lay on the slice to soak up the grease before eating. If you don't, your colon will go for a real wild ride.

    --- While they'll claim to give you a helping hand... the ladies hangin' out in front of Dunkin' Donuts are not music tutors!

    (okay, I've been drinkin' tonight. Cheers to many good times and the good folk at Berklee!)

    JP
    ROFL!!!!!

    I miss Supremes "Regula or Sicilian?”

    Nice guys from Lebanon worked there…wonder if they are still there…they remembered me after 10 years when I last visited.

    I miss that pizza too! But the roast beef subs were to die for!

    --- Stay out of that Mass Ave. Willie-Wonka elevator at all costs! Take the stairs!!
    (You have to hope to catch the door for the stairs...hehehe! Otherwise, security check and 10 min wait for elevator to 4th floor)

    ...2112

    P.S. Don't eat at Steve's...LOL!!!
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    Re: Another great day at Berklee

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    Also discussed was what goes into making a sample library from concept to manufacture.
    Talk about a bonus for the students! This is the sort of real world stuff that you just can't get in most schools.
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