Virtual Music Technology with Brent Daniels
Brent Daniels is a 25-year entertainment industry veteran and award-winning music producer, composer and sound designer who uses the latest technology to sculpt sound and create music for Marvel Studios, Disney Studios, HBO, Netflix and more. Broadcasting from his production studio in the NY Metro and utilizing a cinema-quality multi-camera setup, high quality audio, and a truly unique approach to remote audience interactivity, Brent Daniels' Virtual Music Technology program is a one-of -a-kind music assembly. This is not your everyday distance learning or work-from-home meeting!
Virtual Music Technology shows students the important relationship between the technology they use everyday and the creation of the music and sounds they hear in movies, games and the music in their lives. Student volunteers will participate in this online program to help Brent create unique on-the-spot sounds and by the end of the virtual show, an original track that will raise the roof! You will be amazed at the way Brent relates to students by bringing out the musician in each of them.
A passionate advocate for education, Brent uses Virtual Music Technology as a vehicle for delivering an important message: a student's education, great study habits and positive decision-making are essential for their success in all aspects of life. Educators across all subjects from music, to science, math, history and more will return to their virtual classroom after Brent's online show with a wealth of material for discussion with their students.
This virtual e-learning school assembly is a fantastic general assembly, but also makes for an excellent online STEM/STEAM program, or can be used an engaging way to deliver various messages to your students! Brent Daniels uses master-level musicianship and a blend of high energy music production, audience interaction, information and humor to create an exciting, one-of-a-kind online performance that will capture the imaginations of your elementary, middle or high school audience (and your faculty, too)!
Students ALWAYS Ask: Where can I get a keyboard like Brent's?
The digital sampler Brent uses in his Music Technology assembly is a customized device which is unavailable for purchase anywhere. However, everything Brent demonstrates in the assembly can be accomplished with Garageband for iOS, which Brent says is the best music-making application available for any mobile device. Brent recommends that students use an iPad to begin making music, because it has the largest screen, can be used for other creative tasks, and comes with Garageband for free. Garageband is a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), which is the type of software used by music professionals to create and record most music today and is capable of doing everything Brent does in his assembly. It has a Sampler (among its many instruments available to play), which will allow students to record and manipulate their own sounds, just like Brent did, in addition to multitrack recording, loop recording, mixing, arranging a song and much more. There are also countless free video tutorials available online for first-time users, in addition to affordable paid instruction and free support from Apple. (Brent says to Google Search "Garageband iOS Tutorials” for a good place to start!)