Miami

Summer Camp Miami

Every day between 10AM till 2PM get classes with our lecturers of the Academy and in the afternoon 2PM-6PM participate in our writing camps and pitch your tracks to international artists and industry professionals.

For many years the Wisseloord Studios have been one of the most acclaimed musical centres in all of Europe, focussing on songwriting, composition and production. Each year talent from all over the world comes to partake in our writing camps organised in partnership with some of the most recognised labels and publishers in the entire music industry.

During our summer camps, you will have the opportunity to engage in our writing camps as well as in some of our classes of the Academy based on “hands-on” practical classes, one on one coaching sessions with industry professionals, inspiring business lectures and much more.

 

THE ART OF LISTENING, SONGWRITING AND COMPOSING

These classes were designed to help participants develop their creative and musical abilities in a practical fashion. Our lectures from industry professionals cover a diverse range of topics including lyric writing, arrangement, harmony and melody, as well as the real-world practicalities of writing and production sessions.

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT & INDUSTRY NETWORK

These classes expose students to the ins and outs of the European music industry through lectures from some of the most prominent players in the field. The program is a chance to learn from and connect with high-ranking people in the industry.

 

GROUP WORK & 1-ON-1 FEEDBACK

A unique feature of the Wisseloord Academy is the wide variety of talent and experience displayed by its participants. Some have spent years honing their skills in songwriting, instrumentalism and performance skills. Others are just beginning to “dip their toe” into musical creativity. In these hands-on classes, students teach one another and participate in production and songwriting sessions. Academy mentors and guest lecturers guide sessions and deliver personalised one-on-one feedback to help mould and develop creative visions.

 

DAW PRODUCTION

These classes were designed to demystify modern music production techniques. This means learning the fundamental principles behind various Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and plugins. We cover sound design, synthesis, MIDI programming, signal pro-cessing, vocal production and “in the box” recording and mixing. These classes are broken up based on several levels of aptitude. Whether you’ve never opened Garage Band or are an Ableton veteran, we have the course for you.

 

AUDIO RECORDING & MIXING

These classes revolve around audio and the physical principles of sound. We use our top-notch studios to teach a number of topics including acoustics, the inner workings of microphones, analogue and digital recording techniques, as well as both fundamental and advanced mixing and mastering. We aim to help students develop the skills necessary to confidently record, mix, and master music at a professional level.

 

COACHES 

 

  • MALIK BERRABAH : PRODUCTION, ARTISTIC DIRECTION, 1 ON 1 FEEDBACK

French musician, composer, and music producer Malik Berrabah, has been working internationally in the music industry under numerous nicknames for over 30 years. He has been writing and producing under cover for countless bands, TV shows, Hiphop artists, films, pop artists, brands, etc etc… you name it. Next to his musical career, he has been the CEO and Co-owner of the world-famous Wisseloord Studios in The Netherlands since 2016. Wisseloord has had a rich history for over 45 years and is one of the main music hub of continental Europe. The Rolling Stones, Elton John, U2, The Police, Chris Brown, David Guetta, and many more have been working in Wisseloord’s massive studio complex, which includes seven big recording studios, 20 writing rooms, a video green room, several offices, and seven bedrooms. In 2020, Malik also created the Wisseloord Academy, which since then has remained one of the most acclaimed music production and songwriting career development center in Europe with campuses in Hilversum, Paris, Milan and Tallinn.

 

  • KOEN HELDENS : MIXING

Koen Heldens is a Dutch born[1] mix engineer[2] residing in Miami Florida. Koen started his career in 2003 and rose to prominence in 2017 when he started working with the late XXXTentacion[3] with which he earned a Guinness World Records for most streamed song in a single day for the Billboard Hot 100 #1 single Sad!.[4][5] Heldens has been nominated for a Grammy Award[6] and has won an American Music Award[7] and a Billboard Music Award.[8] Heldens has worked with Kanye WestMalumaTrippie ReddSwae LeeKheaLit KillahDalexDon ToliverLil WayneRick RossTory LanezKid InkElley DuhéLil PumpLil YachtyRico NastyVybz KartelKy-Mani MarleyStefflon Don and Ski Mask The Slump God.[9][10]

 

  • ZASHANELL : SONGWRITING

Artist, songwriter, producer

VIP Member of Beatclub of Timbaland Writing Pop/EDM/Latin for artists and DJ’s like : @tiesto @laidbackluke @avicii @deadmau5 @officialrezz @anjunabeats

 

  • CHRIS MARSHALL : PRODUCING

Chris Marshall, born Adrian Christopher Marshall, was born and raised in St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica. He grew up surrounded by music, from jamming at home with his family after dinner to growing up and exploring the country’s many dancehalls. Sundays were a musical day in his household, where the family would come together and listen and dance to music on the radio. Chris found himself influenced by Jamaica’s most recognizable artists like Richie Spice, Freddie McGregor, and Beres Hammond. His journey as a composer started when he bought his own computer and began experimenting with beat making. As early as high school, Chris could be found in different studios mastering his craft and bringing the sounds of the island to life with his music. The quiet and laid back artist found his voice in making music. Chris Marshall finally achieved his first success with the track that would eventually go on to become one of the best chart-toppers of 2006. Sean Paul’s “Temperature” gave Chris the credibility needed to elevate his career as a hit-maker for the modern dancehall sound that was taking over the airwaves. The song not only topped the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, but also won the 2007 Grammy Award for Dance Song of the Year. Over a decade later, Chris still puts forth the same amount of work and effort into everything he does. His goal is to continue creating music that is true to the message from his humble beginnings and the passion behind dancehall music that is heard around the world. He encourages others interested in following his footsteps to continue doing what they love and never give it up, especially if it’s music. In 2019, Chris did a collaboration with international artist ANITTA on “Tu y Yo” which has accumulated 18 million views on YouTube and was featured on her 2019 album “Kisses.” In 2020, Chris released his first EP under Rich Music titled “Marshall Law”. His first single “iFear” featuring label mate Justin Quiles and Nigerian superstar Kizz Daniels reached 225k views on YouTube. Chris Marshall’s latest album ”Audio Therapy” was released in September of 2021 and includes his singles ”Push Back” y ”Bounce Wid It”, through Rich Music Inc.

 

  • ALVARO ALENCAR : PRODUCING

Alvaro Alencar is a Miami-based mixer, producer and sound engineer. He has over 150 records in his career spanning 30+ years, and won 13 Latin Grammy Awards. Also noteworthy are over 25 Latin Grammy nominations (including 2 for Best Engineering), 1 Pensado Award nomination, over 30 platinum or gold certificates for CD and DVD sales, and a total career streaming in the 10-digit ballpark. His mixing, tracking and production skills brought him invitations to contribute to the work of top artists in Latin America and the U.S., such as Maria Rita, Gilberto Gil, Lenine and Skank (Brazil), Los Bacilos and Jorge Villamizar (US), Congreso (Chile), Andres Cepeda and Jorge Celedon (a duets project with star guests Shakira, Marco Antonio Solis and Luis Enrique) (Colombia), and Brendan Adams (South Africa). Alvaro also mixes for movies (AggroDr1ft dir. by Harmony Korine, Adult Beginners dir. by Ross Katz, Bossa Nova dir. by Bruno Barreto), live concert recordings (including several MTV Unplugged) and develops audio content for various multi-media projects (The Big C – TV series, Baby Shark – Spanish Version, Federico Uribe – Art Installations soundscapes). No matter which specific role he is invited to participate in in a project, Alvaro’s musical sensitivity and extensive knowledge of the tools and processes of creation allow him to always offer unique contributions to the work at hand. Outside of the creative realm, Alvaro also offers consulting in multiple connected areas such as: Studio design and planning (AR Studios and Toca do Bandido -Rio de Janeiro / Heavenly Music – New York / Alacran Studios – Miami) A&R (Universal Music, Toca Discos) New Business and Project Development (MN:I vibration suits / Somos Latinos – music streaming series)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alvaro-alencar-65580072/

http://www.alvaroalencar.com/

 

  • ANDREI BOTEZAT : 1 on 1 coaching

Originally from Moldova, ABZ is an independent artist, guitarist, and producer who blends inspiration from film, video games, and metal into his tracks. Specializing in rock, and electronic music production, ABZ shares his passion for music and technology. Today, he proudly serves as the lead guitarist for Atlanta-based alternative rock artist Silent Child. As a seasoned performer, ABZ also DJs weddings and private events on the weekends. Andrei is a dedicated educator, imparting his knowledge of sound design and expertise to the next generation of musicians. His teaching philosophy embraces modern methods, ensuring that his students receive a solid foundation and access to the latest tools and techniques in the world of music.

 

  • CARLOS PEREZ D’ANDA : Composing, Producing, 1 on 1

Carlos Perez D’Anda, also known as Big Red, is a Miami-based Grammy-nominated record producer, engineer, and music executive. Alongside his distinguished education from Berklee College of Music, he brings over a decade of experience crafting multi-platinum-selling music across a wide array of genres. His collaborations range from artists such as Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and Ariana Grande, to Swedish House Mafia, Camilo, Anitta, Luis Enrique, among many others. His heightened sense for detail and innate talent for pushing sonic boundaries, coupled with his passion for artist development and direction, have firmly established his presence as a significant driving force in both the Latin and global music scenes. Additionally, he played a key role in the design, planning, and installation of Alacran Studios, Miami’s most esteemed recording hub, which he has now led for four years as its Studio Manager & Chief Engineer.

Summer Camp Miami

When

17/6/2024 – 21/6/2024

Price

$ 1900

Where

Alacran Studios

Who willCoach you?

Other courses

Audio Engineering
Module 8
Multiple
Davide Ruffini
Felix Tournier
Malik Berrabah

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DJ’ing
Module 9
Multiple
Ben Vedren
Gevin Niglas
Hugo Martin Maasikas
These coaches will be teaching this course
Intensive Instrument Skills
Module 6
Multiple
Bastien Corné
Rafil Sam
Yori Olijslagers

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