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PSW2 - Basic Recording Workshop

This two-day workshop is a hands-on introduction to the basics of recording.  Each student will have the opportunity to work through all stages of a tracking project with a live band.  Building on the foundation of PSW1, this workshop allows you to put theory into practice working with microphones, preamps, compressors, and equalizers to get sounds and record an actual project.


Beyond just the technical aspects of gear and recording, PSW2 also dives into the subtle processes which make the difference between an ordinary and an extraordinary recording.  Topics include:

  • Studio Layout
  • Isolation
  • Microphone Placement
  • Building an Input Chain
  • Getting Sounds
  • Cues
  • Building Monitor Mixes
  • Tracking
  • Overdubs
  • Drums, Bass, Guitars, Vocals