Intro to Audio Production & Recording – WAM LEVEL 1

Date/Time: 8 Thursday evenings (2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6) from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: WAM Studio, 542-544 Natoma St., #C-1, San Francisco, CA 94103

Learn audio recording and production in a professional recording studio environment!

In this 8-class series you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the physics and science behind sound and how it affects the recording process
  • Learn signal flow and the recording chain
  • Learn how microphones work and basic microphone skills
  • Learn the basics of digital audio and recording with digital audio workstations like Pro Tools
  • How to solder and make your own cables!

Includes a free 3-month subscription to WAM’s award-winning online training eTextbook at SoundChannel.

Price: $275 for members. $375 for non-members.

WAM Membership for 1 year is $40 ($30 for students). Join HERE.


About the Instructor:

Piper Payne is a Mastering Engineer at Coast Mastering, Northern California’s premier mastering facility, where she works on albums for independent artists and major labels. Piper is the President of the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy and she is on the Executive Committee of the AES SF Chapter and an active member of the Women’s Audio Mission. Piper is an audio professor and guest lectures often about mastering and recording. She is also a first-call for large venue concert and classical recordings.

Piper began her career with a BFA in Audio from the University of Michigan, continuing her Graduate education in Audio at the University of Stavanger in Norway. Piper has apprenticed under some of the best-known Mastering and audio mentors in the world, including Bob Katz in Orlando and Michael Romanowski in San Francisco. Piper moved to San Francisco after working at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada as the Senior Audio Associate in a work-study program that had her climbing glaciers for film sound design and recording jazz orchestras in the same day! Piper’s focus is Mastering and she lives for quality and equality in audio.