2020 Winter Workshops

Jack Straw's professional audio workshops are the perfect opportunity to improve your studio skills or get that first hands on introduction to the world of audio recording and editing.HOW TO SIGN UP: A nonrefundable deposit of $25 is required to register and hold a place in each class. Students are encouraged to pay in full at time of registration. Please make sure you contact us to reserve your spot early on! Spaces are limited. To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee. Students may also get a brochure form, and mail in a check for the deposit or class fee. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Intro to Digital Audio Editing

Thursday, February 20, 6-10pm
Microphone Workshop Friday, February 21, 6-10pm
Basic Field Recording Saturday, February 22, 9am-5pm
   
Instructor Bios

Intro to Digital Audio Editing
Thursday, February 20, 6-10pm
Fee: $70 member; $95 non-member (Limit 6)

Instructor: Tom Stiles

Learn the basic skills of recording and editing sound with audio editing software. We'll learn two different programs, both free or affordable, and see the advantages and disadvantages of each. Audacity is open-source free-download software used for audio and video production; GarageBand is a very affordable recording and music production program from Apple. Learn to record, edit, and process sounds in each environment, for interview, story, video, and music applications. Followup intensive instruction available also

Microphone Workshop
Friday, February 21, 6-10pm
Fee: $70 member; $95 non-member; $50 visually impaired (Limit 10)
Instructor: Tom Stiles

A detailed look at microphone types, pickup patterns, placement and use, both for live and studio applications. Students participate in extensive listening and recording exercises with live music. All experience levels are welcome; we'll cover some basics of theory and history but mostly be engaged in interactive mic use and comparison.

Basic Field Recording
Saturday, February 22, 9am-5pm

Fee: $135 member; $160 non-member; $80 visually impaired (Limit 6)
Instructor: Tom Stiles


Learn techniques for high quality field recording of music, ambience, sound effects, and voice with portable equipment. Useful for radio and TV producers, as well as sound artists and engineers. Students will practice field recording and listen to their work.

 

 

 

Instructor Bios

Tom Stiles specializes in live performance sound and recording, and he has worked with hundreds of performers from around the world in concert, festival, and studio settings. He has used the Pro Tools digital audio system for recording, editing, and sound design since 1993, and taught classes in Pro Tools since 1996. Tom is a member of the Audio Engineering Society.

 




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