Clemson University Summer Scholars

Audio Engineering and Music Production

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This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

Ever wonder how a recording studio works? Got a song you’ve always wanted to record, but don’t know where to start? Audio Production Bootcamp is an intensive one-week hands-on introduction to the world of music and sound production. You’ll experience the entire process of recording, from sketching out your musical idea, to sequencing electronic instruments, multi-track recording, all the way to the final mix. You’ll be exposed to both the creative and technical aspects of music production and get a chance to record your own voice or instrument using the same top quality gear the pros use. You will the leave the session with a fully produced music track in hand, ready to play for your friends, post on FACEBOOK, or send to that all-important talent scout.

Requirements: Basic computer skills are necessary.

No music experience is necessary, however familiarity with computer-based music software is advantageous.

All students should bring a flash drive and/or several blank CDs.

A roughly sketched song idea, music track, or beat.

Over the course of the week we will:

  • Go over the end to end process of going from an idea to a final produced track
  • Expose you to professional studio equipment used in the recording process
  • Use electronic instruments to create background instrumentation for your song idea or music track
  • Show you the basics of using MIDI to sequence instrumental tracks
  • Record live instruments or voice in a high quality studio
  • Show you the process mixing your creation to a final professional track

This course is offered during Session 1 (June 8th, 2014 — June 14th, 2014) AND Session 3 (June 22nd, 2014 — June 28th, 2014). Click here to view the schedule.

Tuition for this course is $950.

Session 3 is full for 2014. Session 1 still has some slots left.

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