Audio Recording for Live Performance
DATES: June 14, 21, 28 and July 12; TIME: 7:00PM-9:00PM; SPRING 2012
How do you prepare for documenting live-music, spoken word or theater? Through hands-on exercises in real-life music and other performance recording situations, you will learn how to record high quality live audio efficiently and inexpensively. The different challenges of acoustic and amplified audio will be explored, as well as the pros and cons of using live-sound mixing board feeds and using your own microphones. We will discuss selecting the best microphones for each situation, and whether to record to a computer or a hardware recorder.
For more information, please call 215-222-4201 or register online now.
INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Towne is an audio engineer and producer for the radio program Echoes, a music soundscape broadcast nationally on over 150 public radio stations and the Internet. In his over two decades with the program, he has recorded hundreds of live musical performances in locations ranging from closets to cathedrals. Jeff has also recorded and mixed CDs for several Philadelphia-area bands, working in professional recording studios as well as basements and living rooms. He writes instructional columns about all aspects of audio production as Tools Editor for Transom.org, a Peabody award-winning website dedicated to channeling new work and voices to public radio.