The Rec Room Group Classes

While some producers, composers and students want to learn skills specific to their projects, we know many people are keen to learn the basics or how to work with digital music production technology. Our Digital Music Specialist, Connor Doyle, has crafted a program catered to those just starting out. We make each class comprehensive, interactive and most of all, incredibly fun! Here are just some of the subjects covered in the course:

The Science of Sound

  • What is sound?
  • How to we hear?
  • Frequency and amplitude
  • Phase and time
  • Differences between the acoustic, analog, and digital domains
  • What is a signal path?

The Acoustic & Analog Domains

  • Review of the signal path
  • Getting sound into the analog domain
  • Types of connections
  • Gain staging in the analog domain
  • Volume metering
  • Sending sound from the analog to the acoustic domain

The Digital Domain

  • Analog to digital conversion
  • Gain staging in the digital domain
  • Dither
  • Digital to analog conversion
  • Digital formats/data storage/compression
  • Digital connections

Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations

  • Types of tracks
  • How to navigate Reaper
  • Plugins & FX
  • Managing computer resources

MIDI

  • Recording performances - notation vs sounds
  • What is possible with MIDI
  • Storing and processing MIDI to reduce computer resources

Recording Acoustic Instruments

  • Microphone types
  • Dressing the space
  • Levels
  • Getting the best performance/takes

Mixing and Processing Audio

  • Panning, volume, automation
  • Monitor levels while mixiing
  • Harmonics, partials, and EQ
  • Types of EQ
  • Compression/dynamic processing
    • Threshold, ratio, attack, release
    • Buss compressors
  • Reverb
  • Delay

The Rec Room group classes run Saturday afternoons. Feel free to contact us if you would like to join our dynamic group of music producers!

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The Rec Room Group Classes

While some producers, composers and students want to learn skills specific to their projects, we know many people are keen to learn the basics or how to work with digital music production technology.