2015 Winter Audio Workshop Series

Jack Straw Audio Workshops are the perfect opportunity to jump start that recording project you've been thinking about.

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.

Discounts for the visually impaired are offered on Microphone Workshop. Co-sponsored by Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences and Jack Straw Cultural Center.

Beginning ProTools Wednesday-Friday, February 25-27, 6-9pm

Intro to Digital Audio Editing with Audacity and GarageBand

Saturday, February 28, 9am-1pm
Microphone Workshop Wednesday, March 4, 6-10pm
 
Instructor Bio

 

Beginning Pro Tools
Wednesday-Friday, February 25-27, 6-9pm
Fee: $200 member; $235 non-member (Limit 6)

Instructor: Tom Stiles


Hands-on instruction in the industry's most popular digital audio production system. Students will learn basic commands and procedures for recording, editing, and outputting with Pro Tools, and will work on a project of their own as a class exercise. Knowledge of Macintosh computers is recommended.

Intro to Digital Audio Editing with Audacity and GarageBand
Saturday, February 28, 9am-1pm

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 also available.

Microphone Workshop
Wednesday, March 4, 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.



Instructor Bio

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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