Studio Fundamentals

Chris Finney teaches a studio recording workshop. Photograph by Clare Harmon

Studio Fundamentals is taught by Chris Finney, a Grammy-winning producer, engineer and mixer. He has more than 25 years of experience in the recording studio, and has done sessions with artists including Robert Plant, B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, Galactic and many others. He is a Pro Tools instructor, and is an active member of the Recording Academy, serving as co-chair of the Memphis Chapter’s Producers and Engineers wing.

 Topics to be covered include: Introduction to microphones: diaphragms, air flow and sound quality; Fundamentals of instrument and microphone placement;  Introduction to Pro Tools and capturing audio; Introduction to pre-amps and effects; Setting up a Pro Tools session; Recording studio etiquette; Working with artists to capture a great performance; Isolation of sound; Introduction to audio editing, mixing, and mastering.

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