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Thursday, October 26 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Unlocking the Creative Potential: Exploring Recording and Production

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The art of recording and producing music has witnessed a digital revolution in recent years. This tutorial proposal aims to provide an engaging and educational session that explores the fundamentals of recording and production in a DAW. The tutorial will be presented at an introductory level, catering to beginners and those seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in music production.

The primary objective of this tutorial is to equip participants with a solid foundation in using a DAW for recording and producing music. Through a combination of practical demonstrations, and interactive discussions, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the features, tools, and workflows offered by a DAW.

Tutorial Outline:

I. Introduction DAW
A. Overview of DAW parameters
B. Features and capabilities

II. Recording Techniques
A. Setting up audio interfaces and MIDI controllers
B. Understanding microphone types and placement
C. Recording vocals and instruments
D. Utilizing MIDI for virtual instrument recording

III. Editing and Arranging
A. Navigating the user interface
B. Editing audio and MIDI regions
C. Quantization and groove manipulation
D. Arranging and structuring a song

IV. Mixing and Mastering
A. Balancing levels and panning
B. Applying EQ, compression, and other audio effects
C. Creating spatial depth with reverb and delay
D. Mastering techniques for finalizing a mix

V. Workflow Tips and Advanced Features
A. Time-saving shortcuts and automation techniques
B. Integrating third-party plugins and virtual instruments
C. Collaborative workflows and file sharing
D. Harnessing the power of virtual instruments and samplers

VI. Q&A and Interactive Discussion
A. Addressing participants' questions throughout the tutorial
B. Facilitating an interactive dialogue among attendees
C. Sharing personal experiences and best practices


Tyron Williams

Certified Banga Productions LLC

Jason Harydial

Straight Forward Studios

Thursday October 26, 2023 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT