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DAW Workshop II: This time, its personal

May 4, 2009

Last month we launched our free Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) workshop series at the MRC with a basic ‘Intro’ class. To the untrained eye, the Resource Center’s DAW room can give off the impression that, unless you have audio enineering experience, you’re probably not going to know what you’re doing in there. The DAW Intro workshop, designed as a crash-course in computer-based recording technology and focusing on basic concepts of audio engineering, was put together with the intent to educate members who might otherwise feel a little intimidated by all of the expensive looking gear.

On Saturday, we unleashed the first installment of the sequel:  DAW 201.  This time we narrowed the focus of each session to help attendees learn about more specific recording skills, from microphone placement to using plug-ins to mixing down, presented in a way that’s more specific to each person’s career interests.

In taking the introductory Music Resource Center tour, one new member’s father made sure to emphasize the importance of the DAW room to her, and was persistent that she not waste the opportunity to learn such a valuable resource. If Dad’s advice wasn’t enough for her, the two ran into The Urban Network Vice President Arthur Mitchell, who took a moment to reinforce Dad’s opinions. Using the Recource Center’s confrence room while in town for a few days, Mr. Mitchell told the girl that “(The Resource Center) offers a tremendous opportunity” in the available DAW services, and that the chance to hone such valuable skills, provided to members at no cost, shouldn’t be taken lightly.

DAW 201: Singer/Songwriters will be held again on May 7th, from 6-8pm, and DAW 201: Bands will be held on May 9th from 6-8pm and May 12th, from 2-4pm.

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