Songs Chosen for Insular Hymns

Brian’s work continues on his next studio album,”Insular Hymns.”  The record will include Brian’s strongest material from his collection of 60+ unpublished songs.  Some of the songs will feature drum beats and loops, which are being programed in the coming week.  Stay tuned for new album news!

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Songwriting Workshop

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Do you have a song in your head that you want to get out? Learn how to develop an idea, how to use different formats, and how to rhyme (and when not to.) We’ll talk about the creative process and provide lots of constructive feedback as you work to complete an original song over the course of the class.

 

 

May 2, 9, 16, 23 2013 – Living Arts and Science Center

Teen/Adult 6-8pm $80 (Members $70)

Digital Music Recording Workshop

audio-production8busTurn your home computer into a digital recording studio!  Learn how to operate simple but powerful software that will let you record with microphones, edit your takes, apply effects, add synthesized sounds with Midi controllers, master you finished audio, and burn CDs or distribute your mp3’s online.  Students will have opportunities to work on their own projects, and leave with a CD of their finished work.

Oct 6,13,20,27 – Teens / Adults Noon-2pm – Living Arts and Science Center

Intro to Computer Music

Living-Arts-and-Science-CenterUse computers to create and record your own music! Learn to use simple but powerful software to quickly create your own songs, and learn about songwriting, note values, rhythm patterns, and tempo.  Students will gain an understanding of how a song is made for radio, and leave with a CD of their own work! No previous experience needed.

Sept 1,8,15,22 – 6-8th grade, Noon-2pm – Living Arts and Science Center

Advanced Digital Music Production Workshop

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Topics:

Microphone types, live recording techniques, acoustics & treatments

In Depth – Reverb, EQ, compression, delay, and modulation effects

Mixing, mastering, selling music online

Aug 9,16,23 – Living Arts and Science Center

Teens/Adults 6-8pm, $65/75 (NM)

Digital Music Production Workshop

Audio-ProductionTopics include:

Intro to recording, editing, using snap to grid, using loops to create music

Simple effects, mixing, the parts of a song

VSTi synths, recording with a simple mic, midi controllers, burning a CD

Jul 12,19,26 – 6-8pm Living Arts and Science Center – $70 / $80 (nm)

New Project Studio & Teaching Space

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Brian has bought a new house in Lexington, and is converting the downstairs bedroom into a personal studio for work on his next album, and as a teaching studio for one-on-one lessons in Recording Arts. If interested in lessons or audio consultation for you project, please check out my current rates and availability on the “Workshops” tab of this site.

Intro To Computer Recording

Living-Arts-and-Science-CenterIf you want to use computers to help you create or record your own music, this is the class for you! We will show you everything you need to get started using loops, samples, and microphones to create original songs. We will cover how to use the software to create multitrack recordings, as well as some simple effects, and how to get professional sounding recordings from a microphone. Students will gain an understanding of how songs are recorded in a studio, and leave with a CD of their original work!

Thus Feb 16,23 Teens/Adults

Living Arts and Science Center 6-8pm, $65/75 (NM)

Sessions Available at Pinnacle Productions

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I am now able to host larger recording sessions, including full live band recordings, at the excellent facilities at Pinnacle Productions, located in downtown Lexington.  I am available as a Producer and Recording Engineer for band sessions, singer songwriter albums and demos, and commercial music and voice over productions.

Come record your tracks in a great sounding room with professional equipment – contact me at info@launchpadaudio.com for a customized quote for your project.  Block rates available.

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Intro to Computer Music Recording

More sessions of “Intro to Computer Music Recording” will be held Jan 19,26 from 6-8pm and Feb 16, 23 at 6-8pm at the Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, Ky.   Visit their site (www.lasclex.org)  for more info or to register, or call (859) 255-2284.  If you are interested in learning the basics of turning your home computer into a recording studio, this class is for you!