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SiS Seminar: Home Studio Recording 101

  • Mar 10, 2013 · 3:00 PM
  • Chris Klimecky's Studio

Host Note: Due to high demand, I've decided to give two sessions: the 1st 10 RSVP's will start at 3:00pm as the event states, the 2nd 10 (waiting list) will start at 6:00pm. Still a few slots left for the late session if you hurry!

How can you set up your home studio to quickly and repeatedly make great sounding demos? How can you speed through the technical setup in your DAW and leave more time for making music? We'll stay as hardware and software agnostic as possible in order to be relevant to the most people. If you have specific hardware or software questions, please comment in advance and/or bring your manual.

Topics we'll address in this 2-hour seminar include:
- Increasing efficiency of the pipeline between the 4 phases of recording
- Outboard gear basics
- Optimizing the signal path into your computer
- Using software templates
- Virtual instruments and other MIDI
- Using free VST plug-ins
- Virtual tracks for easy editing and mixing

A $10.00 suggested donation is requested, but not required, for this limited RSVP seminar. Pre-payment via Paypal during RSVP is preferred (or directly via [masked]). Your donation is completely tax deductible and a tax receipt for your records can be provided on request.

This one tends to fill up fast, so RSVP now! A few comments from previous attendees:

"Chris put on a great audio engineering 101 workshop. Laying out the stages of a recording session workflow was very valuable. It was a nice relaxed atmosphere and the music demos really showed the progression from a simple recording to finished master. I would recommend this to others if offered again." - Mitch Stein

"Chris did a great job of giving both an overview and some specific tips of how to produce a demo at home. He answered questions as he went along, and kept a good balance between looking at the general approach and giving useful details." - Scotia MacKay

"This was the most informative workshop I have been to in years...He shows you techniques that can save a newbie many hours of frustration. Thank You!" -  Rickie Lee

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  • Benjamin Bruce Z.

    Thank you Chris for sharing your knowledge on the various stages of recording. I learned a lot and I look forward to applying your tips and best practices. Thanks!

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Sarah

    Thanks Chris, for devoting your time and expertise yesterday. Well worth it!!

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Tim D.

    Chris put a lot of effort into this seminar and it showed - lots of useful information, clearly presented. I was disappointed that there were so many no-shows, especially since so many signed up that Chris was willing to do a second seminar at 6 p.m.

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Joseph

    Very thourough and open class formar. Answered all our questions, elaborated on relevated tangents, and the hands on (ears on) demonstrations reiterated the material. 9/10. Great seminar, I would recommend going next time if you missed this one. Got me inspired to start recording

    March 11, 2013

  • Callista

    My apologies for missing this and not responding sooner. I had a work emergency come up this afternoon and wasn't able to make it to the 3:00 workshop. I hope it didn't cause a problem.

    March 10, 2013

  • Anthony

    Cannot make this event, I am sorry, and hope I can still make this event in the future.

    March 10, 2013

  • David G.

    I'm on the wait list and can do 3 or 6 - any openings at this point? Thanks Chris

    March 10, 2013

  • Catherine

    I was in the 6:00 group

    March 10, 2013

  • Catherine

    Hey guys, I have to cancel. Sorry for the late notice, my dog is having issue and I need to keep and eye on him. Hopefully someone else can use my spot.

    March 10, 2013

  • Robcat

    I want to switch from 3pm to 6pm to make a family event - is 6pm open ... or someone need/want to swap? Sorry Chris of this complication.

    March 8, 2013

    • Joseph

      Ed moda you want 3? 6 works better for me, sorry for the flip flop

      March 9, 2013

    • Ed M.

      Can't, never made the waitlist

      March 9, 2013

  • Joseph

    I can do 6

    March 8, 2013

  • Catherine

    Sorry for the late reply! I can come at 6.

    March 8, 2013

  • Leslie V.

    I can do 6.

    March 5, 2013

  • Anthony

    6 is good for me and my guest!

    March 5, 2013

  • Chris K.

    As we're nearing enough on the waitlist to have a second full group, I'd be willing to do a double-header if those on the waitlist wanted to come at 6pm. Would people be interested in that or should I just schedule another one in a few months?

    March 4, 2013

  • Ed M.

    I'd come at 6:00 pm. Let's do two in one day.

    March 4, 2013

  • Christina

    I really, really would love to come. Please notify me if space becomes available. Thank you.

    February 12, 2013

  • Xandre P.

    I'm pretty sure I don't need to/shouldn't go to this because there are people who need it more, but there is one thing I want to know: what are the four phases of recording? I haven't heard of that.

    February 3, 2013

    • Chris K.

      Xandre, the whole seminar is structured around getting people to consider - for every recording endeavor - pre-production, recording, mixing, and mastering. We dive into each of those and then take a few extra tangents (eg. MIDI).

      February 4, 2013

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