The Sound will be hosting a workshop exploring the fundamentals of music recording, mixing, and mastering on Saturday, September 11. There will be an Intro Session starting at 1:00 pm which will cover basic audio recording practices; as well as an Advanced Session starting at 4:00 pm, which will go more in depth and cover more advanced techniques of compression, EQ, and reverb.
Darrell Rose presenting his ‘Roots of all Rhythms’ African percussion workshop at The Sound.
The Sound Recording Workshop:
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The Recording Workshop will present the fundamentals of audio recording in the home studio. Specific topics include basic acoustic properties, microphone choice and placement techniques, basic signal path overview, and manipulating your recordings with effects like equalization, compression, and reverberation using modern Digital Audio Workstations. This workshop will not focus on any one particular DAW or audio software program but will cover in detail the basic knowledge and skills necessary to make a great recording. There will also be an question and answer period to provide students with specific techniques, tips, and tricks to improve their craft. Space is limited, register now to reserve your spot.
Phone: (434) 293-5948
Cost: $30 – Cash, Check, Paypal, Credit Cards accepted
Stick player Greg Howard and Friends
Saturday, March 27, 8:00 pm – The Sound, 946 Grady Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Musician and composer Greg Howard plays original and well-known jazz, rock and world music compositions on the amazing Chapman Stick. The Stick is an electric stringed instrument, played by tapping on the strings with both hands, which makes it possible to play bass, chords and melody all at once. Greg is a defining voice on the instrument, with nine CD releases, thousands of performances, and two books on how to play The Stick to his credit. Greg is also an adept improviser, known for crafting spontaneous compositions that explore the sonic diversity of The Stick, in a manner reminiscent of Keith Jarrett’s solo piano improvisations, but with an expansive electronic flair.
Joining Howard in a variety of duo, trio and quartet settings are John D’earth on trumpet, Darrell Rose on African percussion and James McLaughlin on drums. The concert will be opened by Fredericksburg-based Stick soloist Rob Martino, whose “One Cloud” YouTube video has garnered almost half a million views. Rob plays progressive rock and original instrumentals.
Stick® Tech Workshop
Greg Howard will lead a one-day workshop on recording, amplification and instrument setup for Chapman Stick® players on Saturday, March 27.
The workshop will cover the following subjects:
-Pre-amplification, compression and equalization in live and studio settings.
-Recording direct and with a microphone.
-The Stick’s role in “guitar” and “bass” roles.
-Amplifiers, which one is right for your application?
-Stick ergonomics, setup and adjustment.
The workshop goes from 10-5, with a short break for lunch.
The fee is $100, and includes admission for one to the Saturday night concert.
To register please send a PayPal to email@example.com, or check payable to “Espresso” to:
P O Box 4051
Charlottesville VA 22903
There is space for fifteen participants in the workshop.
This is not a playing technique workshop, but attendees should bring their Stick for setup evaluation.
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Date: February 27, 2010
Location: The Sound, 946 Grady Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 293-5948
Darrell Rose will instruct West African hand drumming and percussion techniques in addition to playing with students in this interactive music masterclass. This is the first workshop in a brand new series featuring local and national master musicians teaching and performing various styles of instrumentation, theory, and music technology. Don’t miss a special performance with Mr. Rose’s ‘World Music Trio’ featuring Jamal Millner and Gina Sobel at 7pm.
Sign up information below.