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Home Recording - Full Band

Sun, 15 Mar 12:00PM - 7:00PM
Astral Studios , south bangalore
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The Open Music School has put together a 7 hour long intensive interactive stand-alone workshop where we'll be going over the basics of recording and producing a full band using a basic audio interface, a dynamic microphone and mobile phones.
We'll be recording guitars, bass guitar, keyboard, percussions and vocals. The session will be completely unrehearsed so well be composing a song, writing the instrumentations & layers and recording on-the-spot.
At the end of the session, the participants will be able to produce tracks from the comfort of their bedrooms without having to spend a lot of money on studio rentals and mix engineers.

This workshop is ideal for - (at least one of the following)
1. Instrumentalists, singers and song-writers
2. Music producers
3. Sound engineers
4. Content creators
5. Performing artists (solos, duos or full bands)

Home Recording - Course content :

Phase 1 :
1. Composing and arranging a song (unrehearsed)
2. Orchestrating the instruments - guitars, percussions, bass and keyboard.
3. Demonstrating tools and techniques that are commonly used by professional bands.
4. Making scratch tracks and the importance of the metronome.
5. Prepping the session on the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
6. Making a pre-production chart.

Phase 2 :
1. Programming and recording reference tracks.
2. Implementing concepts like sub-divisions, genres & sub-genres and automation.
3. Recording acoustic guitars (mic placements, double tracking and creating width, a hybrid between line-in and mobile phone recordings, recording the guitar with one dynamic microphone)
4. Recording electric guitars (Line-in, patch selection and the different parameters and controls on a guitar processor, ambience vs up-front)
5. Recording vocals (dealing with acoustics and noise issues, double tracking, mobile versus dynamic microphone, harmonies and backing vocals)
6. Recording bass guitar (using a line-in, learning the most important low-end technique)
7. Recording percussions (Cajon, wind chimes, shakers, claps, etc)
8. Recording MIDI keyboard (picking the right sounds and patches for the track, arrangement, midi editing and creating a MIDI workflow to save time)
9. Drum programming (programming realistic drum parts, understanding pocket and a drummers space)
10. Live drum tracking (If time permits) (Mic placements, tuning and editing the drum tracks)
11. Introduction to comping.
12. Group activity. (Read pointers below)

Phase 3 :
1. Introduction to the DAW (An overview of all the basic tools that are common across all Digital Audio Workstations)
2. Basics of editing (cleaning up your tracks, organising them and making the session ready for the mix stage)
3. Basics of mixing (Introduction to basic plugins like Gain, noise gate and expanders, EQ, reverb and delay)
4. Basics of mastering (Introduction to limiting and the loudness war)

The participants of the workshop can carry any musical instrument of their choice.
The participants will be divided into smaller groups for a recording activity which will then be evaluated.
The DAW (Digital Audio Workstation or the software), audio interface or the microphone that we use in this workshop are not necessities by any means. The participants can use any DAW, interface and microphone of their choice. All the techniques taught in this workshop can be applied across all DAWs, microphones and interfaces. None of the lessons taught in this workshop will be exclusive to anyone DAW or hardware.

This workshop is not ideal for an absolute beginner with no prior knowledge regarding music, engineering or production.

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Astral Studios 2nd Floor, NR Complex, 24th Main Rd, above Airtel Office, Parangi Palaya, Sector 2, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102, India
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