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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, 20+ 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.

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