Sound Engineering

For young musicians just embarking on a career in music performance, learning the basics of audio engineering is a crucial matter. What kind of microphone do you need? How does a mixer work? How do you avoid the squeal of feedback? These and other essentials are covered in this 2-hour, informative session that promises to be as close to jargon-free as possible.

Beginning with live sound, audio engineer Chris Coons covers how to make the very most of your sound-check, various hardware used onstage and some of the do’s and don’ts of working with sound equipment. During the 2nd half, John Hargis from Tacoma Public Library’s Digital Media Lab and Lonnie Perrin from the Eastside Community Center cover how to prepare yourself for studio recording. Topics will include how producers and engineers make use of various software, hardware and sweetening tools. In addition they will share their secrets for getting what you want in the studio without being irritating. Hint: it’s a collaborative process!

Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and will receive a handy guide to audio production terminology. Join us for an informative, enjoyable seminar on Sound Engineering at Ted Brown Music on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This course is being offered in conjunction with Live It Out Loud, an 8-week summer music program for aspiring teen performers, sponsored by Ted Brown Outreach. You do not need to be enrolled in Live It Out Loud to attend this workshop.