Ibiza Spark calls itself "a music production coaching lab". Participants are given their own room at Casa Naranjas on the outskirts of San Antonio, less than 200m from the beach, where they will live and learn together under the guidance of coach Bartosz Stzandar, an experienced audio engineer and tutor at SAE - School of Audio Engineering in Amsterdam. Each 3-week program is limited to a maximum of 6 participants, with 3 - 6 hours of class every weekday plus plenty of 1-on-1 time with the coach. With its focus on creativity, true practical experience and individual coaching, plus the benefits of having an exclusive, small workgroup, Ibiza Spark represents the cutting edge in music production teaching.
2 different programs are available:
"Create Yourself with Ableton Live 9" is designed as an intensive but manageable program for newcomers with little or no previous experience in making music. It covers aspects such as jamming with audio files and loops, DJ setup integration, using MIDI and virtual instruments, sound design, automation, using effects, EQing, compression & limiting. The goal of this course is to give students a solid understanding of making music with Ableton Live 9. Participants will be able to create their first own track and finalize it with the help of the coach.
"Brain Tweaker Advanced" is directed at advanced users who want to bring their productions to a higher level. It utilizes a variety of software with a focus on Logic Pro 9, exploring topics such as Logic's built-in instruments and audio units in depth, customizing workflow, subtractive / additive / FM synthesis, sampling and instrument development with Kontakt and EXS24, resampling for sound design, modular application programming with Reaktor and Max MSP, advanced processing & effects, replacement effects, parallel processing, mid/side processing, mastering, getting "in the zone" for creativity, dealing with burnout and writers block.
All courses will be held in English.
The price for the full 3-week course is 3000.- €, special 1- and 2-week packages are also available.
For details, check out http://www.ibiza-spark.com