WAM provides rigorous, immersive training in professional audio and the recording arts with award-winning women and gender-expansive instructors. Sign-up to build your skills and take the next step in your audio journey!

All classes are now virtual until further notice. Offerings will be listed here.


CORE WAM COURSES

WAM Level 1: Intro to Recording & Audio Production

Consists of 8 sessions and covers the following outline:

  1. Science of Sound
  2. Signal flow and the Recording Chain
  3. Microphones
  4. Digital Audio and recording with Digital Audio Workstations
  5. Basic Audio Connection and Soldering

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Introduction to Electronic Music Production in Ableton

Learn how to navigate and use Ableton Live including:

  • Understanding the Session/Arrangement views
  • How to use clips
  • Adding effects
  • Understanding and using MIDI
  • Recording
  • Sampling

Note: This course focuses on using Ableton in a digital audio recording and production environment. Attendees should have intermediate computer skills. Classes include a combination of lecture and hands-on learning. We recommend taking Level 1 as a prerequisite to all other WAM classes. 

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WAM Level 2  – Intermediate Level

Consists of 6 sessions. Learn to use the gear and systems in WAM’s professional recording studio, from large format consoles to patch bays, headphone systems, microphone selection and techniques, and signal processors (EQ, dynamic and time-based processing). Level 2 covers the following outline:

  1. Recording in a Professional Studio
  2. Microphone Placement Techniques
  3. Mixing and Signal Processing

Wednesdays May 5, 13, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2021

Two class times are offered:

Class A: 12pm – 2pm PDT Sign-up here

Class B: 6pm – 8pm PDT Sign-up here

 


Introduction to Live Sound – Beginner/Intermediate Level

Learn the basics of live sound with an industry veteran at a professional music venue. Spend the day focusing on live sound techniques while working with a live band.

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Master Classes – Advanced Level

We strongly recommend looking at class prerequisites before enrolling in Master courses.

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Not all courses are offered each year. Examples of past Master Classes below:


Upcoming

WAMCon Virtual Nashville – April 24, 2021

April 24, 2021 | 11am PST

Tickets on sale now, grab your spot! WAM’s interactive recording conference series for women and gender diverse individuals is back! Get ready for a virtual jam-packed event on April 24, 2021 featuring Nashville producers, engineers, and artists: Gena Johnson, Academy of Country Music audio engineer of the year nominee (Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Lady Gaga) … Read more


WAM ROCKS! – A Virtual Event & Fundraiser

December 17, 2020 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

  You’re invited to celebrate Women’s Audio Mission and women and gender expansive folks who ROCK! Join us on December 17th at 6pm PT for a virtual celebration unlike any other!    We are so excited to bring the WAM community together and we are even more eager to share the impactful programs we’ve led … Read more


WAMCon Virtual October 23-24, 2020

October 23-24, 2020 | Various Times

  Thanks for joining us at WAMCon Virtual, an immersive recording arts conference for women and gender non-conforming (GNC) folks in audio, featuring top leaders in the industry, live demos, GRAMMY award-winning producers, engineers, and more – online!           ———– SCHEDULE: Friday, October 23, 5-7pm PT / 8-10pm ET Kick-off Keynote … Read more