Class will be held online on Mondays beginning at 7:00 pm.
As accessibility to personal home studios has increased, the Preparatory Computer Music Department is pleased to offer Pro Tools recording classes. Group classes are designed to introduce students to recording studio techniques, and also an introduction to MIDI. Classes will be taught using a Mac computer running Pro Tools. Students will be required to purchase their own Pro Tools software using their own home computers (Mac laptop preferred) to complete homework assignments. Please see below for options on where to purchase academic-priced software. Curriculum includes: basic microphone recording techniques, editing, mixing, plug-ins (i.e., compressors, EQ, delay, reverb), MIDI, and acoustics for home studio setup. Students will record their own songs. Each week, students will be asked as homework to record a new song, or mix an instructor-provided session file.
If you don’t own some of these items, consider coming to the first class to get advice before you go out and purchase lots of gear. Keep all your receipts and original packaging so you can return mis-purchased items!