I will be teaching a class called Recording Fundamentals this fall at the Long & McQuade Music Lesson Centre here in Victoria. It’s a 6-week class (one night a week) that covers the fundamental concepts and tools of the home studio. Here’s what we’ll be studying:

Class 1:  “Sound & Signal Flow”

  • The characteristics of sound
  • Introduction to the mixing board
  • Signal flow

Class 2:  “Tracking”

  • Microphone types
  • Microphone pickup patterns
  • Mic placement

Class 3:  “Equalization”

  • Different types of equalizers
  • Important frequencies and how to find them
  • Techniques and approaches to equalization

Class 4:  “Compression”

  • Controlling dynamics
  • The controls of a compressor
  • Compression techniques

Class 5:  “Reverb & Delay”

  • Different types of reverb units
  • Creating space around an instrument or voice
  • Doubling with delay

Class 6:  “Mixing”

  • Different approaches to a mix
  • Elements of a great mix
  • Wrap up – Where can I go from here?

Mondays 7-8:30 Sept. 15 – Oct. 27 2014
(no class Oct 13th)
6 classes – $150
Space is limited. Register today!

Long & McQuade Music Lesson Centre
2822 Nanaimo Street
Victoria, BC V8T 2W9