Videos

We love offering tricks and tips through our original video content. Our teachers are constantly creating new content, and we love to share it with our students and friends. If you are looking for even more video content, check out one of our online classes – each class has nearly 40 hours of video! 

Screen Shot 2017-02-10 at 2.19.59 PM    Paul Birken at Slam Academy
Historical workshop featuring the Midwest's top live techno performance madman; Paul Birken aka Tonewrecker.  Learn more at www.slamacademy.com.
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Screen Shot 2017-02-10 at 2.16.56 PM    Mr Bill and Black Market Armoire
Slam Academy welcomes world renowned sound designer Ivo Ivanov of Glitchmachines to their education and content team in Autumn 2016.   Learn how to make your own sounds for music…
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Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 2.25.32 PM    Welcome Ivo Ivanov
Slam Academy welcomes world renowned sound designer Ivo Ivanov of Glitchmachines to their education and content team in Autumn 2016.   Learn how to make your own sounds for music…
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Screen Shot 2016-09-12 at 9.06.28 PM    The New Slam Academy
Slam Academy is a multimedia art and music studio located in Minneapolis. The space hosts events in many disciplines, including live music by national and international talents, and classes, lessons,…
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Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 4.55.17 PM    DVS1 Interview at Slam Academy [Full Video]
DVS1 speaks with Slam Academy's Leon J about the artistry and professionalism of being an internationally touring DJ. << More from Slam Academy
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Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 4.55.17 PM    DVS1 Interview at Slam Academy
DVS1 speaks with Slam Academy's Leon J about the artistry and professionalism of being an internationally touring DJ. Ready for the full video? It was an hour and a half…
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Screenshot 2016-06-07 16.47.21    Production Strategy Showcase with Mr. Bill and KJ Sawka (FULL)
Slam Academy is proud to present another FREE workshop with two artists on the cutting edge of music technology, production and live instrumentation -- Mr. Bill (Live) featuring KJ Sawka!…
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Screenshot 2016-06-07 16.47.21    Production Strategy Showcase with Mr. Bill and KJ Sawka
Slam Academy is proud to present another FREE workshop with two artists on the cutting edge of music technology, production and live instrumentation -- Mr. Bill (Live) featuring KJ Sawka!…
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   Deep Dubstep Workshop
Slam Academy's 3rd Production Strategy Showcase features Deep Dubstep producer Nicky Boy Floyd and DJ support by Toffler of TC Presents. April 29th, 2016 at 7pm! << More from Slam Academy
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Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 9.35.48 PM    Slam Academy’s Audiofile XXL Showcase
This showcase featured Mind Cntrl...
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Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 1.15.38 PM    Dave Aju
We were delighted to host Dave Aju for an exclusive workshop, and a big big party after.   << More from Slam Academy
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Screenshot 2015-11-29 12.57.08    Slam Academy’s DJ Program
Everyone knows the effect great music has a crowd. Today’s DJs are experts on the power of music to move people, and with the right knowledge that power can be…
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Screenshot 2015-10-15 16.10.37    Ableton Workshop w/Leon J at Sonic Fusion Music Festival
Slam Academy Instructor Leon J is interviewed after hosting an Ableton Workshop sponsored by Slam Academy at Sonic Fusion Music and Arts Festival in Knight, WI. << More from Slam…
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Screenshot 2015-10-15 16.08.16    Sneak Peek – Slam Academy’s New Facility!
Slam Academy is proud to announce it’s new campus in Northeast Minneapolis. Complete with 3 studios, private lesson rooms, and more BASS than ever, Slam Academy provides real world contact…
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Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 7.55.59 PM    Richard Devine at Slam Academy
One of today's most innovative and influential Sound Designers, Richard Devine, recently made a stop at Slam Academy for a class on modular synthesis. The class was part biographical, part…
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Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 9.38.04 AM    DJ Program
Turntables and records were some of the first electronic instruments, and with today’s software the art of DJing has become one of todays most fun and powerful styles of solo…
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Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 12.23.25 PM    Aira House Orginators
Roland and Slam Academy Presents: Aira House Orginators. A panel discussion on the origins of techno and acid in the midwest, featuring Paul Birken, Freddy Fresh, and Woody McBride.
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Screen Shot 2014-11-16 at 10.35.26 AM    The Crystal Method
Ken Jordan (The Crystal Method) visits us for a discussion with Slam Academy Vice President and Educator Leon J.
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Screen Shot 2014-11-16 at 10.39.37 AM    Leon J Music on Push
Ableton Certified Trainer and Slam Academy Instructor Leon J shows how he uses Push in his live performance. Full set download and tracklisting available on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/leon-j/live-sl... Video Production and…
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Screen Shot 2013-03-31 at 7.35.04 PM    What is Slam Academy?
An overview video of what Slam Academy is all about. Featuring Slam Academy teachers and students. Music by Slam Academy students.
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Screen Shot 2013-02-25 at 8.04.28 AM    Ableton Live 9 Launch Party Highlights
Highlights from the Slam Academy Ableton Live 9 launch party. Featuring Ableton Certified Trainers J. Anthony Allen, Leon J, and James Patrick.
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Free Tutorial Videos

Get an inside peak into our online classes with these screen captures from our various Online classes.

Screenshot 2015-10-15 16.12.31    Online Class Example: Ableton Push Jam
From a moment in class, James Patrick aka Subtropic demonstrates a live performance strategy using the Ableton Push.
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Screenshot 2015-10-15 16.04.17    Waveshaping with the Ableton Saturator
Explore the possibilities of algorithmic distortion when the Ableton Saturator is combined with Max for Live!
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Screenshot 2015-10-15 16.01.52    Ableton Live Performance Series 1 – Clip Configurations
For part 1 of our Live Performance Series, Ableton Certified Trainer James Patrick shows off his Clip configurations as employed by his experimental hip hop/bass music alias Subtropic.
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Screenshot 2015-10-15 15.57.11    Digital Bass Re-Synthesis
A session from Slam Academy's Sound Design program, watch James Patrick combine digital distortion and resampling to magically harmonize those crusty overtones!
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Screenshot 2015-10-15 15.53.17    Sound Design Tutorial: FM Workflows – Leads & Pads
Slam Academy instructor James Patrick shares some of his approaches to creating leads and pads. This lesson is all about FM synthesis using Ableton Live's Operator.
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Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 9.35.45 PM    DIY Spectral Delay
Slam Academy instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer James Patrick shows one of his tricks for making a quick Spectral Delay.
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Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 9.53.07 AM    Vocoder Tricks
Slam Academy instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer James Patrick shows some of his signature Vocoder tricks.
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Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 9.50.42 AM    DIY Multiband Dynamics
Slam Academy instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer James Patrick break down how to first understand and then really get the most out of Multiband Dynamic Processing in your music.
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Screenshot 2015-05-27 13.59.40    DIY Physical Modeling
How to make your own Physical Modeling Synthesizer in Live using Racks, Corpus, Operator, and some secret sauce.
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Screenshot 2015-05-27 13.53.58    DIY Step Sequencer
This is an excerpt from Slam Academy's Ableton Online Program. How to make your own Step Sequencer in Live using Racks and a few special tricks. *This video is from Slam Academy's Ableton Online…
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Screenshot 2015-05-27 13.51.01    Reaktor Designs, Day 4 – Granular Hybrid
This is an excerpt from Slam Academy's Ableton Online Program. In this class we explore using Reaktor to create hybrid granular synthesis. *This video is from Slam Academy's Ableton Online Program. << More from…
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Screenshot 2015-05-27 13.46.02    Aftertouch Techniques
This is an excerpt from Slam Academy's Ableton Online Program. In this class we explore using the aftertouch settings in Ableton Live with various instruments to create ultra-expressive instruments. *This video is…
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