The Artist Space
Fall 2018 Classes
Audio Production 101 (AP101)
This intro level class meets six times for three hours and looks at the production process of organizing and creating professional tracks in a project/home studio environment. Focus on getting your projects and workflow set up professionally, basics of recording instruments and vocals, arrangement, mixing process, and potential distribution of your track.
Audio Mixing 101 (AM101)
This early level class meets six times for three hours and focuses on the mixing process. Students work with both pre recorded tracks and their own projects to create mixes in different styles. LA, New York, Nashville and other styles are covered. Focus is on the use and understanding of the most important audio processors including "temporal" (delay, reverb), "dynamic" (compressors, gates, de-essers, limiters, ducking/side-chains), and "spectral" (Graphic, parametric, M-S equalizers).
Audio Mixing 102 (AM102)
This advanced mixing class meets six times for three hours focuses on professional mixing techniques including sub-mixes, group processing, advanced routing, utilizing outboard equipment, re-amping, the mastering process and critical listening. It will cover how to work with sessions from outside clients and how to begin working professionally as a mixing engineer.
Audio Synthesis 101 (AS101)
This class meets six times for three hours focuses on the utilization and understanding of software synths. Beginning with the basic types of waveforms it progresses through advanced use of software synths and how to mimic the sounds of modern production and the endless number of sonic variations that are available once a working understanding is achieved. Designed for those who are writing music in their favorite DAW.
Songwriting and Composition 101 (SC101)
This class meets six times for three hours and focuses on two primary parts of song composition; lyrics and form. With the modern DAW based home studio, writing, recording, mixing and distribution are accessible to everyone and this course will help you understand the process of writing at a professional level through examination and revision of constructing that next great track. Examination and deconstruction of the intricate relationship of music, melody and lyrics will lead to the completion of a full track development, arrangement, and orchestration.
Audio Production 102 (AP102)
This advanced class meets six times for three hours and focuses on the skills of working in a recording studio as an engineer and producer. Advanced techniques are explored including setting up headphone mixes, recording various instruments, overdubbing, stem mixing, troubleshooting, efficiently manage a session and how to help artists meet their potential. Working in both a project studio (TAS) and professional recording facility (AoftheI) participants will be a part of recording live musicians and producing a full recording session.
Audio Synthesis 102 (AS102)
This advanced class meets six times for three hours and focuses on software and hardware synthesizers.
Audio Hardware and Electronics 101 (AH101)
This class meets six times for three hours and focuses on fixing basic equipment, soldering, patch bay utilization, studio layout and routing for recording and overdubbing. With a focus on the physical aspects of audio this diverse class teaches soldering, installing patch bays, routing on live mixers, fixing basic equipment and how to design the basic set up for a home recording studio.
Audio Hardware and Electronics 102 (AH102)
This advanced class meets six times for three hours and focuses on hardware hacking, breadboards and schematics. Participants will build basic synthesizers and/or effects pedals And get hands on experience building, troubleshooting and assembling their own electronic devices.