Aug. 27, 2013 by sferris
Green Street Sound Production Class for Wesleyan Students
Instructor: John Bergeron
Thursdays from 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown CT
Fall 2013 – September 19 – December 5 (no class October 24 and November 28)
Class size: 4-6 students, 4 minimum enrollment
Class fee: $550 per student
Registration deadline: September 13th
Class Description: Learn how to record a song from start to finish at the Green Street Arts Center Sound Studio. Our professional sound engineer, John Bergeron has recorded many albums of his own and has worked as a session player for keyboards, an arranger of strings and horns, a producer, and a recording engineer over the years. He’s recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, and more.
This 10 week class will teach you the techniques of sound production using ProTools software and plug ins. You’ll also learn nuanced parts of the of the process like how to get the best work out of musicians in the studio.
The class will start with learning the tools and etiquette of the studio. Once students are acclimated to the equipment, John will demo the process of recording a song step by step. Students in the class will identify singer songwriters or guitarists at Wesleyan to serve as guest artists for the class. Guest artists will receive a free recording session and a copy of the final song.
Once the demo is complete, the class becomes very hands on. Each student gets to go through the process of recording a guest artist with guidance from John. You’ll get to pick the artist, set up the studio, record, edit, mix, and master the song.
If interested, please contact the Green Street Arts Center at 860-685-7871 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to all majors.