The last 20 years have seen the proliferation of recording equipment and software into home studios everywhere. Along with that comes a need for learning proper techniques, new tricks, and the kind of growth that happens when you collaborate with other people.
I'll be occasionally holding small workshops - some general, some more advanced and specialized. They'll be announced here, and through my social media outlets. I work in Pro Tools, but these clinics will be designed to be applicable to the workstation or recording medium of your choice.
I can also schedule one-on-one consultation at your studio or mine, or even over the internet. E-mail me for details.
"I learned more in two days than I've learned in years. 10/10 would recommend." February 2018 clinic participant.
SECOND SECTION OF CLINIC ADDED MARCH 24-25
The response to the first clinic was so overwhelmingly positive that I'm going to run a second section of the same curriculum March 24-25. Details are the same as the first clinic, see below.
UPCOMING CLINIC: FEBRUARY 17-18 2018 at The Halo Studio in Windham, Maine
I'm happy to announce the first in a series of clinics I'll be holding on the art of recording and mixing. This one is going to be a sort of 101 Survey of recording and mixing, geared toward the beginning to intermediate home recordist, and will focus on recording actual instruments and human beings. The clinic will run over two eight hour days February 17-18.
We're going to spend the first day covering tracking. Topics will include instrument and amplifier setup, mic choice and placement, proper gain staging and recording levels, equalization and compression at the recording stage, etc. We'll examine the applications of these things to the most common instruments in the rock and pop world: drum kit, bass, guitar, voice, perhaps keys as well.
The second day will cover the basics of mixing, once again including gain staging and the application of compression and equalization, organizing your session, time based effects, sends, returns, and groups, mix bus processing, and maximizing your efficiency as a mixer. If time allows, we can also workshop the completed mixes of willing participants.
And, of course, plenty of Q and A along the way.
We're gonna be working in ProTools, but I'm going to do everything I can to make the clinic DAW-agnostic - chances are you can apply these techniques to the DAW or recording medium of your choice.
Cost for the two day clinic is $250 per person including lunch each day. To keep it hands-on and manageable, I'm limiting it to eight participants on a first come, first served basis.
To confirm a spot, or if you've got questions, please contact me via e-mail.