Recording workshops at Guitar Center

Get your jam session on at your local Guitar Center. The nationwide music store is offering free recording workshops from 10 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, starting Aug. 6 and ending Aug. 27.

Here’s a bit about the “Record Made Easy” workshops from a press release:

“Record Made Easy” is broken down into five separate classes, with a different class taking place every Saturday at 10am local time at all 221 Guitar Center locations across the U.S. on an ongoing basis. If participants need a refresher, they are welcome to come back and take classes as many times as they like, and each class features a question and answer session with the on-site instructor. The week five class on online music publishing will only be available in months with five weeks. 

The Introduction to Computer Recording class schedule: 

– Week 1: Signal Flow and Microphone Techniques, including Signal Flow Basics; Recording Basics; Recording Vocals; Recording Electric Guitar 
– Week 2: Virtual Instruments and Loops, including working with virtual (software) instruments; Working with Apple Loops 
– Week 3: Effects, including working with compression, eq, reverb and with guitar amp and pedal software 
– Week 4: Mixing and Publishing, including preparing a mix; Automation; Mixdown / Publishing 
– Week 5: Online Music Publishing (in months with 5 weeks only), including how to use TuneCore to get music digital distributed on Amazon, iTunes and Spotify

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