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Oakland Recording was founded on the belief that students will learn more and unlock their creative potential by educating through real-life experience. Through 60 hours of hands-on experience producing and recording a variety of amazing bands/artists from different genres, we take you through the record-making process and teach you the tools and techniques to create professional-quality music. Earn industry credits on a commercially released album, Oakland Recording Certificate of Completion, 40 hours of professional recording studio experience with industry professionals, performance and collaboration opportunities, private Mentorship from industry professionals, 1TB Sample Library of royalty-free drums, instruments, sound effects & more!

What you will learn:

• Creative sampling and drum enhancement (Beat Detective).

• Engage with artists & create an environment of support &

  comfort to get the best performance.

• Record signal flow & recording levels in digital audio.

• Microphones & proper mic placement.

• Composition: Feeling, Space & Phrasing.

• Arrangement, Rhythm, Harmony, Melody.

• Optimizing workflows in Pro Tools.

• Create sonic depth through layering instruments & vocals.

• Dynamic & spectral signal processing (Compressors, EQ's).

• Understanding importance of room acoustics & tones.

• Time-based effects: Reverbs & Delays.

• SFX & Creative Transitions.

• MIDI & Synthesis.

Oakland Recording's Music Production Masterclass returns Fall 2022 at our studio in Richmond, CA.

Fill out our application so you are first to know when the program start dates are released.