Construction Kit 2


  1. Log-in to and sync your Construction Kit 2 Project to your account if you have not already done so.
  2. In the “Collaborators” tab of the Project, search for user “”.
  3. Collaborate your Project with that user.


A. Hardware & Software:

You MUST use the following:

  1. Ableton Live/Suite 9
  2. APC40II MIDI Performance Controller
  3. MPK61 Keyboard Controller


  1. Complete your Construction Kit #2 & submit between Wednesday, April 27th and Friday, April 29th, 2016
  2. Perform and save a performance in arrangement view
  3. You must submit 1 minute of musical material

C. Structural Organization:

  1. DIY: Determine your own structure for Construction Kit 2, either more traditionally related to the genre you are using, or a more individualistic and experimental approach.
  2. Genre: Your may continue your material from Construction Kit 1 OR start a new piece in a broken beat or hybrid genre.
  3. Rhythmic Cycles: Use rhythmic cycle techniques of your own design with some turnaround points featuring subtractive fills, sound switch-up’s, fills, and SFX.
  4. Filtering: should be the primary component in which you change the texture and colors of your sections.
  5. Syncopation Treatments: Use some of the standard syncopation treatments, OR design and implement your own syncopation motives.

D. Required Material:

  1. 25% may be material that you digitize and quote in your piece.
  2. 75% must be original.
  3. Use of Audio Effects: Use at least 3 of the following – Simple Delay, Ping Pong Delay, Reverb, Auto Pan, Chorus, Flanger, Beat Repeat.
  4. Use of Filtering Effects: Use at least 3 of the following – EQ 8, Filter Delay, Auto Filter, Resonators, Vocoder.
  5. Use at least two of the following synthesizers/samplers: Analog, Simpler, Operator, Sampler.
  6. Use either Impulse or Drum Rack or both.
  7. Optional – Use of distortion or production effects.

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