Remote Recording Workshops Spring '21 April (8, 15, 22) or April (11, 18, 25)
MARCH 28 NOTICE: All slots are full. All future applications will be put on STANDBY status. Please apply anyway! There is a high likelihood that a some participants will drop due to schedule conflicts. All applications will be acknowledged in the order they are received. Apply below...
REMOTE RECORDING WORKSHOPS - 3 sessions - updated for Spring 2021
Opt. 1: Thursday nights, April 8, 15, 22 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm EDT
Opt. 2: Sunday afternoons, April 11, 18, 25 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
These will all be conducted over Zoom - details TBA
These spring courses are for new participants who did not attend any previous workshops. Placement is limited.
These courses are FREE to accepted participants. Fees are funded by the generous supporters of Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars. These courses are given by Patrick Grant, composer, performer, and educator.
The aim of these workshops is to teach recording techniques as a participant in collaborative online projects either as a performer or a producer. A basic understanding of the physics of sound, acoustics, and microphones will be given. We will use the audio application Ableton LIVE as a Digital Audio Workstation as well as a compositional tool for all styles of music.
*** Through this work we can grow our creative community beyond the limitations we all experience. ***
The course is designed for Mac and PC users, laptops or desktops. Sorry, no tablets or smart phones. You must have a working audio interface to participate. This should be set up and running before we begin. If you require help, you should ask for assistance, but there’s plenty of resources out there for you.
If you need to purchase a good audio interface, we recommend the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, but there many you can chose from.
For this course you can use an electric guitar, electric bass, electronic keyboard, or a good microphone and/or an acoustic instrument of your choice to participate. We just want you to use something that will make recording fun for you.
As stated above, we use Ableton LIVE as our default software. It works equally well on Mac or PC. If you need a copy of Ableton, you can download and use a functioning FREE trial version for 90 days at
The course syllabus is:
SESSION 1 - The Basic Physics of Sound - checking your interface, setting levels, creating and using a template for Tilted Axes (and other projects), initial recording, multiple takes, bouncing out your audio, Assignment A.
SESSION 2 - Acoustics: The Behavior of Sound in a Room - Post-Production, FX = Frequency, Dynamics, and Time, creating a multitrack recording, editing, panning, bouncing out your edited audio, Assignment B.
SESSION 3 - Microphones - miking techniques, multi-track recording over Zoom, extended editing techniques, paths toward more creative composition, the completion of the course.
Upon completion, participants will receive a number of professional and university level resources to take with them.
NOTE: Space is limited and these workshops often go into a waiting list. As a courtesy to all other applicants, please only apply if you intend on being at all three sessions. Sorry, partial attendance does not work for this course.
Some good words from Remote Recording Workshop participants:
To apply please fill out the Google Form below:
Please check which series of sessions you can attend, Thursday nights or Sunday afternoons. Check both if you're equally available and you will be assigned according to availability.
Thursday nights, April 8, 15, 22 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm EDT
Sunday afternoons, April 11, 18, 25 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
What kind of computer will you use? (make, model, operating system)
Do you already have a working audio interface? What kind (make/model)?
What other software do you regularly use?
Any additional notes or comments?
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