Home Recording and Mixing for Beginners

May 14, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Home Recording and Mixing for Beginners

With Instructor and Musician Sheik 

Interested in learning how to record your own music, podcast or other audio from your home? Join the West Tisbury Library and musician Sheik for a class on Home Recording and Mixing. This class will give students a basic understanding of how to record their own music, podcasts, or any other type of audio with minimal equipment. We will also go over how to mix the recorded audio in a Digital Audio Workstation, free recording software. Students will have the opportunity to record their own audio and play it for the class for feedback and improvement. Instruction will also include the history of the recording industry, understanding the recording industry today, and the fundamentals of recording audio. 

Participants should also have a tablet or laptop with built-in webcam and mic, or a desktop with webcam and mic. Sheik  and the library staff can help set up Zoom and remotely troubleshoot with tech issues. 

For the Digital Audio Workstation installation, you will need a Windows computer with Windows 7 or later, OR an Apple computer with OSX 10.11 or higher.  Either machine needs 40GB of free space on their hard drive and at least 4GB of ram.  For recording equipment we will be working with built in microphones on your computers, tablets, or phones.  Headphones are also a requirement (earbuds or otherwise).

Classes will meet Thursdays starting May 14th at 5:30pm. Space is limited, so please pre-register by emailing the library at wt_mail@clamsnet.org. We ask that students commit to attending all four sessions. This class is for teens and adults. 

Sheik was born in New York City and has lived on Martha’s Vineyard since 2003. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, they work as an independent producer, composer, and video editor. 

Class dates: 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4

For more information about this event, please email the library at wt_mail@clamsnet.org