Nov. 18, 2013 by Green Street Staff
Shaping Sounds is a 10 week class that will teach students the techniques of sound production using ProTools software and plug ins. Students will also learn nuanced parts of the process like how to get the best work out of musicians in the studio.
Instructor: John Bergeron
Location: Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown CT
Monday or Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00pm (based on student schedules)
Week of February 3 – Week of April 21 (no class weeks of March 10, and March 17)
Class size: 4-6 students, 4 minimum enrollment
Class fee: $550.00 per student
Registration deadline: January 27th, 2014
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.
The class will start with learning the tools and etiquette of the studio 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 will 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 with your contact information and preferred class day of the week (Monday or Wednesday) at 860-685-7871 or firstname.lastname@example.org . This class is open to all majors.