Digital Lab

Digital Music Production

4-class series

Digital Lab

Digital Music Production

4-class series
Saturdays April 13 – May 4
Adults: 10am-1pm
Teens: 1:30-4:30pm

Non-Members: $60 per class; $240 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $45 per class; $180 full course
Phil Hawkins, Instructor

The SFJAZZ Digital Lab offers an array of instruction in digital music production, including theory and musicianship, MIDI basics, notation skills, sequencing and audio recording as well as basic introduction to the digital workstation environment. Students will explore a variety of software-based tools and programs while gaining an understanding of essential music skills such as song form, compositional technique and the aesthetics of digital production. Introductory courses are offered in two sections, on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings (for adults) and Tuesday and Saturday afternoons (for teens ages 15 and older). Our intimate Digital Lab space is ideally suited to providing small-group instruction with top-notch faculty in a state-of-the-art environment.

For older teens and adults with moderate skills and familiarity with the digital music environment, this four- week intensive course will survey the software, hardware and procedures involved with digital audio recording, MIDI sequencing and post-production. Specific subject areas include recording techniques, non-linear editing, mixing, plug-ins, mastering, digital audio for video and song creation using a Pro Tools based DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Students will complete several hands-on projects in order to develop their technical and musicianship skills. The course will incorporate the use of jazz standards to demonstrate song form, basic notation, and musical style. Maximum 15 students per class.