Get Schooled by Recording Icon Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons, the studio legend who has worked with the Beatles and Pink Floyd, as well as cultivating an expansive career as an artist, is spearheading a new recording masterclass. The sessions will take place at his new studio in California in late July. 

A true legend of the studio – as an engineer and an artist – Alan Parsons is keen to share his expertise with a lucky few at a masterclass in his California studio.

Parsonics, his new facility in Santa Barbara is playing host to the three day masterclass. The sessions will be run by Parsons and a selection of audio specialists and tutors. At the centre of the studio is a Neve 5088 console.

Day one of the seminar is aimed at giving music educators the tools to teach a music tech program. Sessions that offering advice on choosing a DAW, how to find students work in the industry, plus the hands on experience of recording an acoustic guitar and vocal.

Day two focuses on mixing. This encompasses mix preparation, automation, creative applications plus a chat with Parsons about the differences in approach between stereo and surround sound mixing.

Day three is a deep dive into recording a full band. Attendees will learn how to efficiently structure the day by setting goals, track rhythm section instruments, then overdub other instruments, vocals and do a rough mix.

If you can get yourself to California, it’ll be well worth the trip. Check out the ASSR website for more details.

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