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Song Recording Workshop Series

Saturday 13 Jul at 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Program, Workshop

Learn to record a song over two Saturday sessions in July with experienced audio engineer, Ahva Dub.

Female teenager playing guitar in recording booth
Program, Workshop
Song Recording Workshop Series
13 Jul 2024
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Song Recording Workshop 1 – Introduction to Recording Instruments 

Saturday, 6 July, 10am-2pm 

Learn to record instruments using microphones and an audio interface to create the best results for your music. Learn how to get the best recorded sound from your instruments and how to layer them using music software. 

In this interactive workshop you will learn: 

  • How to record using audio interfaces and microphones available for loan at the library. 
  • How to use music software to capture and enhance your recorded tracks. 
  • How to record, compose and layer tracks using different types of instruments. 
  • How to add instruments to samples and beats effectively. 

Song Recording Workshop 2 – Introduction to Recording Vocals 

Saturday, 13 July, 10am-2pm 

Learn the tricks of getting great vocal tracks with microphones and recording software in different environments. This workshop will show you how to create, capture and layer vocal tracks over your recorded music. 

In this interactive workshop you will learn: 

  • How to choose the right microphone for your vocal performance. 
  • How to place microphones for optimal recording of vocals. 
  • How to layer and arrange vocal tracks. 
  • How to perform vocals in different settings to capture the best performance. 
  • How to use digital software to enhance vocal tracks. 
  • How to create vocal performances that compleiment your recorded music. 

Dates: Your registration covers two sessions which will be held from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 6 July and 13 July 

Cost: $90 for both sessions 

Age: 16+ 

Equipment: All materials and equipment will be provided. 

About the Facilitator

Ahva Dub, UMBL music

Experienced album producer and engineer in the studio and in the live field. Ahva is keen to work with producers and engineers from all levels and backgrounds. Has worked with many Indigenous artists including Yirrnga (now King Stingray) and Larry Gurruwiwi from NE Arnhem Land. Currently working with Garrangali band and Jumbaal Dreamin’ , Ahva has a passion for world music as well and a good understanding of harmony and melody (one meaning for Ahva is ‘good melody’).

He will share his focus on natural flow and the core principles of crafting sound. On top of recording and production the different topics will include when and how to mix your track and how to harness your software and DAW FX, such as in Ableton Live.