Summer Camps, Classes and Workshops


Are you looking for something to do this summer?  We have some great camps for your kids to participate in, be sure to check back often as we are adding new options frequently.

 

Recording Studio Camp

Recording Studio Camp: Beginners

Learn the basics of Audio Recording from the Engineer perspective. In this one-week session the participant will have hands-on experience with multiple aspects in recording including multiple small projects: Broadcast Spot, Audio Production and Audio/Video production. 

Students will have hands on experience with Recording Consoles, Digital Audio Workstations and various other recording equipment.  Students will work as a group to complete small projects and one larger audio/video project.  Opportunities to record will also be available.

When:  TBA
Where:  Trevecca Nazarene University
Ages:  13 – 18
Cost:  $400 ($50 discount for additional family member)
Spots Available:  7 - 10

Course Outline

  • Basic Signal Flow
    • Consoles
  • Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations
    • ProTools®
  • Microphones
  • Microphone Techniques
  • Pitch Correction Software
  • Mixing
    • On Console
    • On Computer
  • Audio For Video
    • Voice overs for a short video
    • Sound effects editing and mixing
    • Foley\Sound Design: Create sounds for video
    • Mix and edit for video

Recording Studio Camp:  Advanced

All Participants must have taken the Beginner Studio Camp before taking the advanced camp.

Students will build on skills learned at the beginners camp and continue to learn advanced skills with Recording Consoles, Digital Audio Workstations and various other recording equipment focusing on editing and mixing.

When:  TBA
Where:  Trevecca Nazarene University
Ages:  13 – 18
Cost:  $400 ($50 discount for additional family member)
Spots Available:  5-7

Course Outline

Learn Advanced functions of Audio Recording, editing and mixing. In this one-week session the participant will have hands-on experience with multiple aspects in recording including projects like:

  1. Tracking Basic Tracks
    1. Drums, Bass, Piano\Guitar
    2. Overdubs
  2. Editing
    1. Tracking Session for Group Project
    2. Session Organization\MIDI
      1. Tracks
      2. Track Groups
    3. Manual Drum Editing
      1. Editing Save As
      2. Save Copy in\ Separate Session
      3. Tips: Nudging, cut, copy, paste
      4. Assessment 
        1. Cut into regions
        2. Quantize 
        3. Close gaps
        4. Batch Fade
    4. Elastic Audio – New Session
      1. Tempo Map
        1. Find instrument closest to click
        2. Use Cmd- I to Identify beat
      2. Turn Elastic Audio on in track drop down menu
      3. Analysis tab
        1. Analyze transients (option- 5)
        2. Elastic Audio Properties – adjust by %
      4. Warp Tab
        1. (Option- 0) –Quantize Menu
        2. Set Rhythm based on Hat, Ride, or beat of Instrument
        3. Align to Grid – check work (warp marker to grid)
        4. Change samples to ticks
        5. Turn off Elastic Audio after all instruments have been processed.
    5. Beat Detective
    6. Vocal Editing
      1. Compile Vocal – use best of each take line by line and make a final vocal
      2. Fly Vocals – copy and paste similar passes in the song for Choruses
      3. Use Melodyne to correct pitch, amplitude, alignment, and structure
    7. Mid-Term Progress
  3. Mixing
    1. Live mix\Hybrid mix
      1. Set levels
      2. Equalize
      3. Add Reverb
      4. Print to Masterlink
    2. Box Mix 
      1. Setup Session
        1. Parameters and settings menus
        2. I/O Rename Busses to reflect Auxiliaries/Effects
        3. Create Inserts using stock and Third Party plug-ins
        4. Create auxiliaries using the busses from the I/O setup
        5. Create Aux Tracks using busses for inputs
      2. Automation
        1. Automate mix by using Volume, Pan, Mute settings on each track (the Pencil Tool can be used to draw automation)
        2. Aux Send – Can be automated from the track drop down list
        3. Plug-in Automation – Can be automated from the plug-in window under the auto button
          (i) Must assign each attribute in order for it to work
      3. Stems\Misc
        1. Drums + Effects – Mute all others
        2. Guitars + Effects – Mute all others
        3. Keys + Effects – Mute all others
        4. Vox/BGV + Effects – Mute all others
        5. Create LE Mix Using all of these stems

 

 

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