AUDIO TRAINING INFO
Gayton Worship Arts Ministry is pleased to offer an online music/audio series geared toward musicians, audio technicians, and anyone who wants to deepen their appreciation of music.
No experience is required. All classes are free and will be taught via Zoom by Gayton Worship Arts Pastor Jeff Lindquist. Requirements for participants is minimal: a computer with audio/video capabilities (PC/Apple/Linux), the Zoom app, and a set of headphones/earbuds.* Those participating in the Audio Technician classes will need to open a free account and download Pro Tools First on the Avid website. All materials and instructions will be available via download from the Gayton Church website prior to the class.
All class times are 7pm – 8:15pm and will be interactive, with a Q & A session at the end of each class. Attendees are encouraged to join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the class start. Each class will start promptly at 7pm.
Class schedule is:
Tuesday, June 16 – “Listening to Music 101” – class will develop appreciation of what elements are found in all music and how they are arranged in order to keep a listener’s attention. Class is geared toward anyone who enjoys listening to music, plays music, and/or leads music. Topics include “the building blocks of music” and “what makes a song great?” (Zoom link below is for June 16 class only)
Topic: Audio Class 1 - "How To Listen to Music"
Time: Jun 16, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 831 3241 8641
Thursday June 18 – “Audio Tech: Manipulating Sound, Pt. 1” – class will be geared toward live sound application, though information will still be useful to those who record music. Class will cover the basics of ProTools First and its similarities to live sound, and equalization, or EQ. Using ProTools First, participants will have hands-on experience of manipulating sound via EQ, and the opportunity to practice at home. The class will be helpful to anyone interested in running sound as well as any music leaders/musicians who work with audio technicians.
Tuesday, June 23 – “Audio Tech: Manipulating Sound, Pt. 2” – class will continue with the information started in Part 1. Class will cover the use of compression and time manipulation (reverb/delay) on instruments and in a mix. Participants will have hands-on experience using these tools via ProTools First, including mixing a song using the tools learned in Part 1 and 2. The class will be helpful to anyone interested in running sound as well as any music leaders/musicians who work with audio technicians.
Thursday, June 25 – “Audio Mixing: From Stage to Ears - The Flow of Sound” – class will cover basic sound flow in typical sound reinforcement systems. Topics will include how to prepare for a rehearsal and Sunday service, and the art of mixing in a live setting. Participants will have the opportunity to submit song mixes (from an available ProTools First template download) for review. The class will be helpful to anyone interested in running sound as well as any music leaders/musicians who have to talk to audio technicians.
To sign up, or for more information, please contact Jeff Lindquist with the form below or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Though any headphones will work, better headphones will allow a better listening experience. Audio used in the classes will be in stereo.