FALL 2019 WORKSHOPS
You can register online via credit card or PayPal. If you would prefer to register by check or cash, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 269-743-6777. Registration fees are refundable if canceled with at least two weeks’ notice.
We also offer private lessons, both at La Luna and on location. Contact us for more details.
Mon Oct 21
with Michael Fuerst
Vocal tracking and mixing approaches to get the best out of your singer and gear. This course will cover setting the right mood for the perfect take, mic and performance techniques, editing/comping, effects, and harmony/arrangement ideas as well as coaching tips for the producer during tracking sessions.
TUES NOV 5
ANALOG TAPE RECORDING
with Ian Gorman
Time to get old school! We’ll discuss and demonstrate analog tape recording, and show you how time-honored vintage techniques can be incorporated into the modern DAW studio. Students will learn basics of tape machine operation & care, learn how you can use tape in tracking, mixing, and mastering, and everyone will get hands-on time with our MCI JH24 2” 24-track.
Mon NOV 18
RELEASING AN ALBUM
Round table Discussion
JAY JACKSON - Founder/Executive Producer, MC and Guitarist (Last Gasp Collective)
JOHN SINKEVICS - Publisher/Music Writer (@Local Spins)
JEN SYGIT - Earthwork Music recording artist, siger/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and radio host (Eclecticana, LCC Radio 89.7 FM WLNZ)
JOE VOSS - Attorney (Mandell Menkes LLC), specialist in music-industry law
Hosted by IAN GORMAN
Now that your fantastic new album is finished, how best to get it out into the world? We’ll bring together a collection of experienced musicians and industry professionals to discuss how building a timeline for your release, submitting your masters to CD and vinyl pressing plants, getting your music online, promoting your new album, organizing release shows, copywriter/legal issues to consider, and much more.
(No registration NECESSARY)
TUES Dec 3
Microphone selection & placement
with john campos
Maybe the most important choice you'll make in a studio. Luckily, ears are more important than dollars. Benefits and drawbacks of different mics, critical decisions of placement, and how these options impact every aspect of production.
Mon Dec 16
with Ian Gorman
Mixing is all about creating space, balance, and showcasing the elements of a song that bring it to life. We’ll dissect a finished mix and show how different elements and decisions come together to create a cohesive and dynamic mix, and how the artistic choices you make can allow you to bring your own personality and creativity to your work. Topics will include EQ, compression, panning, volume automation, reverb, delay, and more.