COURSE CALENDAR

WAM provides rigorous, hands-on training in professional audio and the recording arts in a world-class recording studio with award-winning women and gender non-conforming (GNC) instructors. 


Introduction to Audio Production & Recording – WAM Level 1 Certificate – Beginner – Tuesdays 8/27 – 10/15

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

Professional Studio Recording – WAM Level 2 Certificate – Intermediate

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 – 5/7 & 5/14
  2. Microphone Placement Techniques – 6/4 & 6/11
  3. Mixing and Signal Processing – 7/9 & 7/16

Live Sound Reinforcement – 10/26

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.


Master Classes


Upcoming

Intro to Live Sound

October 26, 2019 | 9:00am-3:00pm

  Learn the basics of live sound with an industry veteran at a professional music venue (Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse) with a top-notch sound system designed and installed by Meyer Sound Labs of Berkeley! Spend a day focusing on live sound techniques while working with a live band to learn: The components of a professional … Read more


WAM Member Event: Audio for Advertising Workshop at Pandora

September 10th, 2019 | 6:30PM-9:00PM

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 – 9:00 PM Location: Pandora HQ, 2100 Franklin Street, Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612 Cost: FREE for WAM Members! Register HERE! Become a WAM member This workshop will serve as an introduction to audio advertising. Participants will be taken through the process of creating an ad from the pre-production stage … Read more


Scholarship for WAM Level 1 & 2

A new scholarship is available to fund 2 people through WAM Level 1 & 2 trainings! The Trefethen Scholarship Fund supports women without the financial resources to attend WAM trainings. Two students will be selected each year and will have access to Level 1 classes (a series of 8 evenings) and Level 2 classes (3 classes … Read more