Michael Wagener Workshop News

Next 5 day workshop announced

July 12th through July 16th, 2015

During the course of this workshop we are going to record and mix one song, from top to bottom. The following areas of recording and mixing will be explored in detail:
- room acoustics,
- placement of instruments in a room,
- session management
- pre-production/song arrangement
- choice and placement of microphones,
- choice of microphone preamps,
- gain staging,
- phase relation between microphone set ups,
- different recording techniques, tips and tricks of the trade
- outboard gear for recording and mixing
- routing and set up of effect units, equalizers, compressors, reverbs, delays etc
- automation, levels, panning, bussing, dynamic effects,
- analog summing
- patch bays, analog and digital
- buss compression/equalization,
and plenty more...

We have put together an amazing band to play at this workshop for you:
Michelle Truman will sing for us,
Rachel Bolan (SKID ROW) is responsible for the low end,
Paul Taylor (Winger, Tom Keifer Band) will tickle the keys,
Ryan Cook (Hair Of The Dog, The Big Rock Show) rocks the guitar
Ed Mortenson will be pounding the drums.


We will be spending as much time as needed on mic setups and trying different things, and won’t record until we are satisfied with the sound, and the band just will have to put up with us.

The workshops are hands-on and everybody will be put to work during the recording sessions. Questions are always welcome, no such thing as a stupid question. At the end of the workshop you take home a CD of the mixed version of the song and a lot more knowledge about recording and mixing than what you came here with.

NEW: Each guest of this workshop will receive a Michael Wagener RokPak ÜberPack for free. These are over 200 profiles for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier, top quality profiles of all the amps at WireWorld Studio, so you can try the sounds we get at the workshop at your own studio. More info about the RokPaks here: http://mwrokpak.com/

The hours are from 11:00AM to 7:00PM. with a lunch break around 1pm. During the day snacks and beverages are available at the studio.

In order to be able to take care of each guest on a personal level, the 5-day workshop is limited to an attendance of 10 guests, but has to have a minimum attendance of 3 guests to cover the studio cost.

The rate for this workshop is $1,950 (not including travel, hotel or food).

A 50% pre-payment is required to secure a place in this workshop, the balance is due latest on the first day of the workshop.

Please contact me for booking and payment options via email
or call the office at + 615 883 2507

Now let's make some noise!


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