Classes for Women: Audio & Recording Technology

WAM provides training in the recording arts and audio technology in a world-class recording studio with award-winning women instructors. WAM creates an environment that encourages over 200 young women a year to become recording engineers, music producers and media makers and to enter a "non-traditional" field.

 
 

Introduction to Audio Production & Recording - WAM Level 1 Certificate - Beginner

Consists of 8 sessions in WAM's studio 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

Next Session starts Feb 2016.


Professional Studio Recording - WAM Level 2 Certificate - Intermediate

Consists of 8 sessions in WAM's studio and covers the following outline:

  1. Signal Processing
  2. Large Format Consoles
  3. Microphone Placement Techniques
  4. Studio Session

Next Session starts June 2016.


Live Sound Reinforcement

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

Next Session: May 2016


Master Classes (Podcasting, Anatomy of a Mix, Location Sound for Television, Build a Microphone, etc.)

Podcasting - April 2016

Introduction to Ableton Live and Electronic Music Production - May 2016


 

UPCOMING CLASS SCHEDULE:

  • WAM Level 2 - Mic Placement and Techniques (Wednesdays starting July 13)
    Three Wednesday Evenings - July 13, 20, 27 7:00-9:00pm

    In this class, you will learn:

    • Best microphones to use in common recording situations

    • Best mic placement for a variety of instruments and vocals, including acoustic and electronic instruments

    • Hear and compare different micropones and their placements in WAM's professional studio

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  • Radio Production 101: Intro to Public Radio Production
    Saturdays 7/23 and 7/30 12:00 - 4:00pm

    Join Women's Audio Mission for Radio Production 101: Intro to Public Radio Production at WAM's studio and local radio station KALW with instructor Jen Chien, Managing Editor for Crosscurrents and KALW News. 

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  • WAM Level 2 - Mixing and Signal Processing
    3 Wednesdays - August 10, 17, and 24 7:00-9:00pm

    Price: $60 members, $90 non-members

     

    Learn the proper way to apply all of the types of signal processing using outboard analog gear and digital plug-ins. Includes EQ (Equalizers), dynamic processing (compressors, gates) and time based processing (delays, chorus, reverb, etc.). Finish up the class with an overview of a mixing session in WAM's professional studio!

     

    Pre-requisite: WAM Level 1 or equivalent basic recording training

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