This workshop will provide you a with comprehensive, carefully guided, real time look at what an end to end recording workflow looks like from someone who has been recording bands for almost 25 years! From mic placement to file maintenance to pulling best from the musicians you are working with. You can drastically improve from the techniques he demonstrates as he shares his knowledge with you and take your recording game to the next level.
NEXT WORKSHOP DATE
APRIL 22ND/23RD AND APRIL 29TH/30TH 2017!!
Please fill out the brief form below to reserve your spot and learn how to enroll.
HEAR FROM PAST GRADUATES...
"Connectors, signal flow, mic techniques, monster guitar tones, and a TON of tips and tricks to add to your tool bag.
From the beginning, Meier’s mission is clear: To get what’s in his head, into yours."
"Having participated in these workshops has been a huge benefit to me, I took home more information in two days than I thought was possible. If you plan on entering the field of audio engineering, these workshops are definitely for you."
"Whether you've been recording for years or you're just getting into it, this workshop offers something for everyone. All in all you simply won't learn this much in this amount of time anywhere else. "
I've worked in studios as a producer and engineer for 7 years, did formal training through Berklee College of Music for Music Production. Last year, attended this workshop to see what I could get out of it. The answer was - LOTS. I use just as many if not more tips and tricks from these 2 days than I do from a year through Berklee. Totally worth the investment for anyone at any level of their engineering career.
ABOUT INSTRUCTOR PRODUCER SIEGFRIED MEIER
Siegfried Meier is a JUNO Award winning Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Songwriter and Instructor. Having written the AVID Pro Tools course for The Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology in 2004, he went on to teach a special Pro Tools/Production course for several years before building Beach Road Studios. Siegfried has produced/engineered/mixed or mastered records for artists such as Kittie, Face To Face, DMX, David Wilcox, The Salads, Thine Eyes Bleed, Craig Cardiff, Dayna Manning, Breaching Vista and many more. He’s worked with Tom Araya (Slayer) in the studio, songs he’s produced/engineered have been featured in films such as Saw VI, Eurotrip and Limitless, and his work with pop artist Scotty James garnered them a Billboard Canada Top 16 hit. In 2013, Woods of Ypres’ “Grey Skies and Electric Light” record was nominated for a JUNO Award for Best Metal/Hard Music Record of the Year, a category which it subsequently won – the record was Produced and Engineered by Siegfried at his Beach Road Studios complex. Having worked with heavyweight Producers and Engineers such as Gggarth (Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Biffy Clyro), Joe Gastwirt (The Used, Face To Face), Howie Weinberg (Green Day, Aerosmith, U2), Troy Glessner (Copeland, Anberlin, Underoath), Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Linkin Park) and many others, Siegfried has picked up countless tips and tricks for making professional albums that stand the test of time. Making records and music has always been a passion for him, and his work ethic is second to none.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AS A STUDENT
The workshop will see students go through the motions of producing an entire song with a professional band, from beginning to end, with all the steps demonstrated and explained in detail. The industry standard AVID Pro Tools software will be used exclusively, and students will see firsthand the possibilities and creative aspects that the software can induce on music (the skill sets learned in Pro Tools can of course be carried over to other DAW’s and music creation apps). Starting with the pre-production process, we’ll be studying a song and breaking it apart to maximize its potential. Students will learn how to properly tune acoustic drums, set up microphones and study the magic and effect that direct microphones and room microphones have in a large, live drum room (a live drum sample library will also be recorded in multitrack form that students will be able to take home with them, using them for their own music and productions!). From there, the workshop will continue on through bass, guitar, keys and vocal production and engineering, focusing on mic placement and outboard gear processing. Vintage analog tape and console methods will also be demonstrated, along with modern DSP processing techniques – Beach Road features a vast amount of plugins (including all Universal Audio plugins for the Apollo interface), and many of these will be demonstrated in great detail. Students will learn to extensively edit all instruments, including drums, bass, guitar, synth and vocals, in a correct and musical manner, providing professional results. Autotune and Melodyne, pitch correction tools that are industry standard these days, will also be demonstrated in great detail, not only on vocals but also on instruments. Mixing and mastering techniques will be covered extensively, utilizing some of the best equipment and modern tactics. The workshops will be taught over the course of two 10 hour days at Beach Road Studios, allowing you to absorb a maximum amount of information without sacrificing your precious time. Only 5 students will be accepted per workshop, allowing for intimate classes and plenty of question/answer opportunities – there is no workshop in the world that covers this amount of information in such a short time, and many industry tricks and secrets will be shown and covered.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
Graduates from recording programs that want a direct inside look into how professional records are made in the modern world by a working, successful Producer/Engineer – recording aficionados who don’t have the time and money to spend years at a recording school – musicians and artists who want to maximize their dollars, recording their own demos/final works are all individuals who may greatly benefit from the Beach Road Workshops we offer. The industry is changing, and artists need to invest in their future as much as they can. Technology and music recording equipment is more affordable than ever, and the results can be amazing when the tools are used in the right hands. Having made records for nearly 20 years, Siegfried Meier will show you how to effectively use those tools to your advantage, and help you become a better Producer/Engineer!