Blackbird Academy Opens in Nashville

May 8, 2013 6:28 PM

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Blackbird Academy students will have access to the Blackbird Studio’s extensive collection of gear, which includes more than 1,400 microphones.

The Studio Engineering Program is a 24-week, 700-hour intensive program with classes meeting five days a week, Monday through Friday, with possible weekend workshops. Facilities comprise three recording studios and a large main laboratory/studio dedicated full time to education. The Learning Laboratory seats 30 students and is an audio production space in its own right.

The Live Sound Engineering Program is a 24-week, 720-hour intensive program with classes meeting five days a week, Monday through Friday, with possible weekend workshops. Facilities comprise a purpose built classroom, and students are trained on the latest consoles, P.A. systems and other gear used for touring, medium- and small sized venues and houses of worship.

A three-day Summer High School Recording Camp features Blackbird Academy instructors, as well as special guest musicians, engineers, producers, singers and songwriters. Participants will be taken through the music production process from beginning to end, starting with introduction to the Academy facilities and gear, then through tracking, overdubs and mixing. Students will leave The Blackbird Academy camp with a jump drive loaded with the songs recorded during the camp, and a download link for sharing. Class size is limited to 12 participants so please register early.

A three-day Fantasy Recording Workshop is aimed at adults possessing intermediate audio skills and features Blackbird Academy instructors, as well as special guest musicians, engineers, producers, singers and songwriters. Participants will be taken through the tracking, overdub and mixing of a live band and will learn advanced Pro Tools techniques, workflow tips to increase speed and audio quality, and advanced mixing techniques using gear from the incredible Blackbird collection of gear. Attendees will leave the workshop with a jump drive loaded with a final mix of the songs recorded, and the full Pro Tools session files for personal use.

For more information, go to theblackbirdacademy.com.






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