Understanding synthesis is about more than just using synthesizers. In this workshop, Equalizer: Synthesis Basics on October 21 we will be exploring sound design techniques and possibilities using the framework of subtractive synthesis, and using the Roland JU-06 for demonstration. Learn how to sculpt the sounds that will make your next track stand out. Curated by producer Joanne Pollock, the Equalizer workshops build on her existing work to share her expertise to encourage and inspire women and non-binary artists to get into the behind-the-scenes production work, whether it’s for their own music or to develop skills to support the work of other artists.
Originally from Toronto, Joanne Pollock now makes electronic music from her home studio in Winnipeg. She began dabbling in production in 2010 when she downloaded her first DAW. In 2012, she released her first EP, December. That same year she met Aaron Funk, and together they formed the band Poemss, whose debut album was released on Planet Mu in 2014. After another EP release and touring throughout Canada and Europe, she released her first solo full length album, Stranger, on Timesig in 2017. She has since produced and mixed music for other artists throughout the city and beyond.
Get to know them more with our little Q+A...
If you could meet any historical figure who would you choose?
Joanne: The first person to develop language
What are your three favourite foods?
Joanne: Chocolate, potatoes, Ethiopian style greens
When you were 6, what did you say you wanted to be when you grow up?
Joanne: I don't remember! Probably anything authoritarian
Which three words would the people closest to you use to describe you the best?
Joanne: "Engaging, innovative and melodic" - Aaron Funk
What is the best advice you have ever been given relating to your career in music?
Joanne: Don't listen to anyone else's opinion
- Meet the MusicWorks Panelists Musicworks Joanne Pollock Workshop Equalizer Audio Production Electronic Music Woman Non-Binary Synthesis Basics