Blues is a natural fact, something that a fellow lives. If you don’t live it you don’t have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things.
Big Bill Broonzy, Negro Folk Music, USA, Courlander, Courier Dover, 1992
Interested in making your own recordings? We want to share our knowledge and experience with you. Photograph by Rana Mullan
We offer a short range of courses covering the basics of recording, engineering and production in the studio:
Making sense of a recording set–up doesn’t have to be that hard. Sort out what’s what for yourself with An Introduction to Sound Recording.
Photograph by Rana Mullan
It’s time you started making your own records but you haven’t got a clue? An Introduction to Sound Recording should get you up to speed straight away.
All modules of An Introduction to Sound Recording are run at the studio in small groups of up to five students at a time. The main topics include:
On completion of An Introduction to Sound Recording you will have learned how to record and master music for yourself and others. You will also know what equipment is necessary and which software alternatives are available — whether free or for purchase — to help you get started.
Learn how to manage modern recording systems with An Introduction to Digital Recording Techniques. Photograph by Rana Mullan
A useful follow–up to An Introduction to Sound Recording, this project–based course of ten two–hour modules is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their skills over the entire recording process.
Controlling workflow and keeping things simple in Getting to Grips with Reason.
A short course of five two–hour modules, delivered in casual language with a minimum of technical jargon. Designed to demystify the studio process and encourage straight–forward approaches to problem–solving in sound recording and production.
The Foundation in Audio Visual Industries Induction provides essential grounding for anyone interested in setting up a business in film production, television or radio broadcasting, studio recording or live music management.
The classroom based programme of fifteen four–hour modules covering:
The Foundation in Audio Visual Industries Induction runs for sixteen weeks.
Several distinguished classical composers including Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Darius Milhaud and Arthur Benjamin composed works for Larry Adler, widely acknowledged throughout the twentieth century to be one of the world’s most skilled harmonica players.