Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1/12/2013 - Garage Band Basics W/ Chad Fuquier

Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette


Garage Band Basics

With Chad Fouquier

Saturday, January 12th, 2012 at 2pm

Garageband, by Apple, may be one of the lighter-weight (and let's not forget, lower priced) music creation tools on the market, but with a little practice and know-how, you can get great product from this beginner level software. For those who are uninitiated to the world of computer audio recording, Garageband is a great program
for learning.
Garageband Basics workshop will focus on the fundamentals of working with Garageband for recording and songwriting. Topics will range from setup with audio and midi interfaces through the initial setup of your project
working with real audio tracks and virtual instruments. This workshop will prepare participants for  a second Garageband Workshop to be held at a later date.

The Advanced Garage Band workshop will cover actual song creation from idea generation to to final product, a mixed down and mastered recording on a CD or digital format.

Teaching this class is UL at Lafayette Alumnus Chad Fouquier. He has worked as a promoter, musician, engineer and producer in the Lafayette area for the last 8 years. Most notably, he worked as a promoter at 307 Downtown, played with Keith Frank, and recent Grammy nominee Corey Ledet, and engineered recordings for both Keith Frank and Grammy winner Terrance Simien.

This workshop will take place at Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette, located at 203 Jefferson Street , Lafayette, LA

1/15/2013 - Creating in Reason w/ Danny Devillier

Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette 


Creating in Reason 

with Danny Devillier

Tuesday January 15th, 6PM


Reason, by Propellerhead Software, is one of the most powerful tools being used by musicians to write and create music on computers. Devillier is one of Acadiana’s most talented and innovative composers as well as a professional musician with years of experience. Because it provides instant feedback for edits and acoustic simulation, Reason is a big part of Devillier's process of experimentation in composition.

Devillier has created a workshop especially tailored to teaching you how to use and make better use your Music Office Co-op’s version of Reason. Devillier will guide participants through the basic components of the software up to building tracks and adding effects. He’ll then share some of his expertise when it comes to tweaking and exploring the multitude of possibilities for enriching your music or composition using this powerful software application and the tools available to you here at the Co-Op. 

This workshop will take place at Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette, located at 203 Jefferson Street , Lafayette, LA

After you read his bio below, you will not want to miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the best musicians and teachers our community has to offer.

Danny Devillier received a Masterʼs degree in music theory and composition from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1998 and has worked as a professional musician and educator for the past 14 years in Lafayette and New Orleans. He has shared the stage with some of the regions most well-known musicians including Terrance Simien, Michael Doucet, David Egan, Mem Shannon, Theresa Andersson, Bonsoir Catin, and Anders Osbourne performing all over the United States and overseas. He has taught children and young adults of all ages in and around the community of Lafayette through his continuing involvement in music education. His arrangements and compositions
include works for marching band, orchestra, percussion ensemble, dance, theater, and other mixed media, and have been performed by the Acadiana Symphony, U. L. Lafayetteʼs wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, orchestra, and dance and theater departments, the Dayton Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous area high school marching bands. In 2010 he received the award for Best Composition at the Acadiana Film Festival. He is currently an adjunct instructor of percussion in the Performing Arts department at U.L. Lafayette, adjunct music instructor at Southwest Louisiana Community College, and teaches drums, piano, and composition at the Acadiana School of the Arts in Lafayette. He currently plays drums with the Cajun bands Bonsoir Catin and Balfa Toujours, plays drums and violin in the electro-rock band Fights!, and
performs as a multi-instrumentalist with his own duo called DND and the Mystery 3. His current commission for computer and wind ensemble is called “The Bright Wild Places Where Boom Bands Are Playing” and will be premiered in March 2013 during the University of Louisiana Lafayetteʼs annual S.P.A.R.K. festival.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tour of Your Music Office Co-Op. (Part 1)

Hello friends!

Here's a little photo tour of Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette. We are located upstairs on the corner of Jefferson and Cypress so come check out your Music Office Co-Op in person. 

Look for our new sign!
This is just a little taste of what's included in a membership here at the Co-Op:

Open up the windows and get some fresh air in your meeting. 

Meeting Space:

Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette offers several comfortable meeting areas perfect for ironing out the details of an upcoming collaborative project. Meeting space comes equipped with Internet connectivity for as many as can float on our wireless cloud and up to 8 people on wired connection. This particular meeting space is a corner office also comes with a view for cloud watching if the meeting goes on too long.


We've got a fast fiber connection and we serve it up via Wi-Fi and hard wire in every room and at every station. With your own laptop you can Come check your emails or tweet to your fans using our cloud, or plug in to one of our open Ethernet terminals and upload show photos to Facebook or your entire website. 

Office Equipment:

  Need a fax machine or a copier? Maybe a paper cutter? We got you covered. Office is in our name, after all.

So head to beautiful Downtown Lafayette and visit your Music Office Co-Op. We are open Tuesday - Thursday from Noon - 8pm  and Friday and Saturday 9am - 5pm.

To be continued...

Check back next week to see some of our production equipment and computers. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What is Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op/Lafayette? (Update 11/28/2012)

Hello friends!

We are very excited to share an update about your Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op in Lafayette!

The Co-Op is available to musicians and digital media artists for ONLY $10/month. Check out www.musicofficecoop.com for more information about the program and sign up by clicking Membership Sign-Up.

Members have access to Windows PCs with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, Macintosh computers with Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Garageband and Reason, high-speed Internet, plus phones, fax, scanners, printers, and other office equipment. In addition the Co-Op provides an array of educational and training resources, access to pro bono legal services, and referrals to a host of other services, programs and opportunities.

Beginning Tuesday December 4th, your local Music Office Co-Op will be open Tuesday - Thursday Noon-8pm, Fri and Sat 9am-5pm. We hope these hours will give you more opportunities to come to the Co-Op to create and promote your work, even if you currently keep a day job to support your work. If you don't want to wait until then, our current hours are M-F 10am-6pm.

Please come by, visit, and become a member!! And check out the links to the right to sign up for our email Newsletter for updates.

Matt Roberts - Your Music Office Co-Op Manager

p: 337.534.0951
f: 337.534.0847
e: lafayette at tipitinas dot com





Monday, June 18, 2012

Workshop:: Caroline Helm discusses BAND DYNAMICS 06.20.12

Whoever said being in a band was easy just didn't know the truth. It's a lot like every other important relationship in life with power struggles, emotional needs, etc. etc. etc.

These are common challenges that every band faces at one point or another, and this workshop aims to help band members and future band members to gain insight about band dynamics to maximize their success.

Caroline Helm, LCSW, is a therapist by day and musician by night. Her successful band The Figs was an awakening for her and the inspiration for this workshop. She continues to play music around town and is the force behind the semi-annual Nue Moon Revues.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November 11 - Songwriters Workshop presented by the Grammy Foundation

Please join us Thursday November 11 for a songwriters workshop presented by the Grammy Foundation. The workshop will take place from 6:00pm - 8:00 pm and refreshments will be provided.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Casting Call - Want to be in a film?

"Casting Call! Seeking all locals ages 18-35
Sat 14th-Sun 15th
@ Tipitina's in Lafayette
Corner of Johnston Street and E. Vermillion

510 Johnston St.