We are proud to inform participants that Savvy Sessions are now free, which is made possible by Canada Council for the Arts. Without their funding, each Savvy Session workshop would cost anywhere from $80.00 – $250.00 per person.
An introduction to recording equipment and techniques for musicians and voice artists.
This workshop will be an interactive, hands-on demonstration of the tools and techniques required to make simple, but high-quality demo recordings. The aim is to equip musicians and voice artists with the information they need to record themselves, a valuable skill in today’s creative markets. The workshop is an overview of the entire recording process: where to buy equipment, equipment basic function, selection of a recording room, microphone positioning, and post-production techniques.
Participants are encouraged to bring the following, if possible:
A laptop computer and their audio software of choice, their portable recording equipment, their instrument/materials for a recent or upcoming recording project.
Denis Martin is a researcher, instructor, audio engineer, and producer with diverse interests and expertise. Denis is a PhD candidate and course instructor at McGill University where he studies ear training techniques. He also holds a M.Mus in Sound Recording from McGill and a B.Mus in Percussion Performance from Acadia University. Denis specializes in the recording and production of rock, pop, R&B, jazz, classical, and world music. Alongside recording music, he also films music, with a particular interest in the production of live performance videos. To date, Denis has worked at several recording studios and has produced over 75 commercial music recordings.