Audio Workshops

MICROPHONE WORKSHOP – Invitation Only 
November 8, 2012 | 3pm – 4:30pm | FREE

This workshop is meant for Saltlands and the Saltmines community and is lead by engineer/producer Jim Smith.  Here’s what Jim will be covering:

– proper setup
– SPL vs/and wind safety
– storage practices
– mechanical functions of dynamic vs ribbon vs condenser
– mic choice!
– basic signal path and gain stage considerations
– general placement suggestions for sound

Interns and assistants are encouraged to attend. Maximum 12 people.  Please RSVP.

SMPTE / SYNC – workshop full
August 9, 2012 | 7pm – 9pm | FREE

This workshop is meant for Saltlands and the Saltmines community and is lead by engineer/producer Jim Smith.  Interns and assistants are encouraged to attend. Maximum 10 people.

ANALOG TAPE ALIGNMENT – workshop full
July 20, 2012 | 4pm – 5:30pm | $30

This workshop follows up nicely to engineer Jim Smith‘s ANALOG TAPE OVERVIEW.  In this session, Jim will specifically train you to align/calibrate an Otari MTR-90 2” Tape Machine properly.  The general concepts are applicable to 2″ machines across the land.  Ideal for assistants and engineers.  Maximum 7 people.

ANALOG TAPE OVERVIEW – workshop full
July 06, 2012 | 3pm – 5pm | $30

Saltlands house engineer Jim Smith (Josh Ritter, We Are Augustines, Au Revoir Simone), introduces you to the world of analog tape via Saltlands Otari MTR-90 2” Tape Machine.  He goes over threading a reel, prepping and operating a 2″ machine and dumping into ProTools.  This is a general overview.  Ideal for beginners and as a refresher for engineers and assistants.   Maximum 7 people.

SOLDERING 101 – workshop full
June 13, 2012 | 12pm – 2pm | $20

This guided workshop is lead by Assistant Engineer Steven Dewey.  It covers the basics of soldering.  When you’re done, you’ll know how to repair an XLR cable.  Ideal for beginners.  Maximum 5 people.

SALTLANDS SIGNAL FLOW – workshop full
June 04, 2012 | 5pm – 7pm | FREE

Saltlands house engineer Jim Smith (Josh Ritter, Yellowbirds, We Are Augustines, Au Revoir Simone), leads this detailed workshop describing the basics of signal flow specifically for Saltlands Studio.  Input snakes, patchbays, and consoles–oh my!!  Ideal for interns, assistants and aspiring engineers. Maximum of 5 people.

DAVE MCNAIR 3-DAY MIXING WORKSHOP
February 2010

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