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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. Join WAM instructor and live sound specialist Heidi Trefethen for a 2-day class on how to set up live sound in a 500-person venue, the historic Berkeley club Freight & Salvage.
On day 1, students will learn the basics including signal flow, speakers, monitors, and microphone placement. Day 2, students will set-up live sound for a full, in-house band.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, July 16 &17, 2022
Time: 9am – 2pm PDT
Location: Freight & Salvage in Berkeley
Scholarship Opportunity Available For This Class
We invite people who identify as a woman/gender-diverse person and as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color to apply for this full scholarship opportunity to attend WAM’s Live Sound 101 class and help WAM meet its mission of diversifying the audio field.
This scholarship is supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Applicants must be a resident of the City of San Francisco.
Scholarship application deadline – 7/1/22, midnight
NOTE: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before your event start date.
CORE WAM COURSES
WAM Level 1: Intro to Recording & Audio Production
Consists of 8 sessions and covers the following outline:
- Science of Sound
- Signal flow and the Recording Chain
- Digital Audio and recording with Digital Audio Workstations
- Basic Audio Connection and Soldering
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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:
- Recording in a Professional Studio
- Microphone Placement Techniques
- Mixing and Signal Processing
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Additional Master Classes – Advanced Level
We strongly recommend looking at class prerequisites before enrolling in Master courses.
Not all courses are offered each year. Examples of past Master Classes below:
- Introduction to Ableton Live and Electronic Music Production, etc.
- Intro to Mastering
- ProTools 101
- Intro to Acoustics
- Classical Recording Techniques: Music and Meaning in Audio Recording
- Intermediate Ableton
- Intro to Max
- Synth Building
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