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performance tutorials GUARANTEED TO ELEVATE YOUR NEXT LIVE show 

SOUND BETTER. PLAY BETTER. GET MORE GIGS.

POP, HIP HOP, ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS, LET'S GO - FROM STUDIO TO STAGE!

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DISCUSSION

TOPICS

1.HOW TO USE VOCAL EFFECTS DURING A LIVE PERFORMANCE

  • An in-depth step by step guide to triggering vocal effects on stage using the TC Helicon VoiceLive Pedal. 

  • Delay, reverb, compression, gating, doubling, harmonies

2. HOW TO PERFORM WITH ELECTRONIC DRUMS

  • An indepth look at the Roland TD50 VDrums and performing live 

  • Triggering audio samples live

  • Making custom drum kits

  • Study drummer Bobby James' live gig set up

  • Pros and Cons of electronic drums

3.HOW TO USE

BACKING TRACKS

FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE

  • Getting your song to the stage 

  • 3 Options for playback on stage: 

 

  • Serato/DJ Controller & Mic

  • Ableton & Live Instrument Mic

  • SPDSX Sample Pad 

4. HOW TO CREATE AN EXCITING 

LIVE SET

  • Taking your audience on a journey 

  • Covers, mash ups, intros, interludes, finales 

  • Transitions & tempo changes 

  • The headliner set, opener set, and playing your single

5. HOW TO SET UP A LIVE

DJ PERFORMANCE WITH VOCALS & INSTRUMENTS

  • Learn how to set up the Denon DJ controller & a wired microphone for a rapper or vocalist - Featuring Hip Hop MC Prevail & DJ Baroness

  • How to add a vocal effects pedal and in ear monitors for more comfort on stage - Featuring vocalist Christina Sing

6. How to

Live Stream Your Music in 2021

  • Learn Open Broadcaster Software

  • Live streaming gear list and do's and dont's

  • Best audio practices

  • Featuring Paul J Herman of Roland Canada  

7. LIVE PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES FOR RAPPERS

  • Learn hip hop show tips and tricks from mulit platinum selling, Juno Award winning hip hop MC Prevail of Swollen Members

8. HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR STAGE PRESENCE

  • 10 Performance techniques every singer should know

  • Featuring singer/performer Christina Sing

  • Confidence, dress rehearsals, crowd engagement, stage props & instruments, dynamics, working with your stage, vocal tips and tricks, and much more.

9.HOW TO BE A SONGWRITER 

  • Featuring multiplatinum Grammy and Juno award winning songwriter/producer Brian Howes 

  • Trending genres, writing hooks, collaborating virtually, Swedish math, vocal production, and much more

10. HOW TO PRACTICE FOR

YOUR LIVE GIG

  • A guide to getting the best performance from yourself

  • How to record your rehearsals

11. HOW TO USE ABLETON FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE

  • How to get your tracks into Ableton Live

  • Playing your backing tracks live 

  • Breaking up your set into midi clips 

  • Striping clicks and tempo changes 

12.IN EAR MONITORS

FOR BEGINNERS

  • 3 Set ups for 3 different scenarios:

  • If you're a performer on the go running Ableton or performing with a DJ

  • If you're a live duo or band running seperate monitor mixes

  • If you're a drummer running backing tracks for your live act

13. HOW TO SET UP A HOME RECORDING STUDION

  • From beginner studio to pro studio

  • Detailed version plugging everything in 

  • An introduction to Cubase & Ableton - Learning your DAW

  • Producing with virtual instruments

  • Sample library resources, plug ins, audio production templates

  •  The importance of creating your own music

14. HOW TO CONTROL ABLETON LIVE WITH THE Roland SPDSX Sample Pad

  • Using the sample pad for composition 

  • Using the sample pad as a live drum machine 

  • Using the sample pad for playback

  • Triggering visuals & audio through Ableton

  • Telling a story with visuals and audio simultaneously in real time 

15. HOW TO SOUNDCHECK FOR YOUR SHOW LIKE A PRO

  • Technical Riders

  • Stage Plots - What they are and how to use Google to create a PDF version to forward your gig 

  • Featuring interview with professional sound man Jeremy Chiu

  • Soundcheck etiquette

Music Mixing

YOUR INSTRUCTORS

DESTINEAK has been performing together as a duo for 16 years. Bobby James himself has been on countless arena tours around the world as a drummer for the last 30 years with rock bands, opening for the likes of Kid Rock, Metallica, Static X, Scorpions, Alice Cooper and more. Christina Sing is a graduate of Vancouver Community College and holds a diploma in Contemporary Voice. She has been releasing house music on vinyl since the late 90’s, and has been performing live for over 20 years. DESTINEAK as a duo has been around the world performing in clubs with our Live Vocal Visual Drum Show, and have played on some of Canada’s most prestigious festival and corporate stages. We’ve been producing and releasing music constantly since conception, and had a Top 40 hit on Canadian radio in 2011 through Moshpit/Sony Canada called “Calling Your Name” which peaked at #32 on the charts. We’ve been released on internationally acclaimed labels such as Sony Music Canada, Armada Music, Kontor Records, Big & Dirty, and Dance of Toads, and have successfully released music independently as well. We are currently on the roster of sought after booking agencies Noteable Entertainment, John Donnelly of MRG Events, Mooncoin Productions, Jeff Turner Entertainment Group, and Vanhattan Entertainment. Bobby James was recently invited to premiere his one man EDM drum/DJ show called DRUMNDIRTY at the International Live Event Association’s Gala in Dec. 2019, where he blew away booking agents from all over North America. 

As speakers and educators, DESTINEAK has had the privilege of being a part of the anti-bullying concert series “Kindness Rocks” for the last 4 years, included in 10 shows (3 x 75 minute shows a day) inspiring youth in highschools and elementary schools across the BC lower mainland, performing our uplifting music and providing testimonials about overcoming abuse to upwards of up to 3000 kids a day. Bobby James is a Roland Vdrums artist, who routinely gives clinics in theatres and music stores to up and coming drummers and musicians, representing one of the biggest music companies in the world. He is a truly inspiring character who grabs the hearts of many through his talent and storytelling. DESTINEAK as a duo has been a prominent live entity in Canada for the last 16 years, and we feel that there is more than enough of a fan base and following here to gain a buzz about this How To Series. The proof is in the multitude of the live videos and music videos that we have online. As a brand, DESTINEAK has been affiliated with many corporate entities through show development, soundtrack composition, and performance. Some of our past corporate clients include: Vancouver Olympics, Grand Prix Montreal, Georgie Awards, Make Up Forever, Samsung, Redbull, Toyota Brazil, Maxim, Harley Davidson, Roland Canada, Toronto Fashion Week, Juno Awards, Cornucopia Wine Festival, Cirque Du Soleil, CTV, Cabo San Lucas Tourism, Vancouver & Toronto Pride, Vogville Studios, Vancouver Regional Construction Awards, West Jet, Shaw TV, NRT Fashions, SuitsU.net, Sisco, Taye Drums, TL Fashions, Beyer Dynamic Microphones, Fitness World. Our media quality standards are extremely high and is evident in all of the DESTINEAK online assets.

Our database is full of knowledgeable, well reputed artists, producers, booking agents, and promoters. We will be calling on all of this talent to make appearances in the series to share their experiences. 

Let's create an online hub of artists that will be ready to take on the world stage!