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Audio Brunch Workshop at Orcas Center

Jake Perrine will present a Live Sound Basics workshop over TEN Sunday mornings at Orcas Center Center Stage from 11am-12pm. The workshop is open to the public, and designed for audio hobbyists who want to improve their understanding of how audio works, how to work with it, and improve their live audio chops for weddings, live events, live recording, etc.

Tuition is a WORK TRADE! Anyone present at 11am for the each workshop will learn for an hour, and then head down to the Village Green Stage at noon and put their learning into practice by helping set up for the weekly Summer Concert Series show for an hour (and / or promise to return at the end of the show and help break the gear down for an hour).  You will learn as much by doing as you did in the workshop, and are welcome to ask questions throughout!  The Summer Concerts are at 5pm and free to the public.  Visit www.OrcasCenter.org for the full calendar.

No signup required: simply come to the Orcas Center lobby for the class topics you wish to attend.

Curriculum:

  • June 16:  What is sound? How is sound measured? and DIGITAL AUDIO
  • June 23: CABLES, CONNECTORS, and SIGNAL LEVELS
  • June 30: MICROPHONES
  • July 7: SPEAKERS and SOUND SYSTEM OVERVIEW
  • July 14: MIC TECHNIQUES
  • NO CLASS JULY 21!
  • July 30: AUDIO MIXERS and SETTING LEVELS
  • August 4: EQUALIZATION (EQ)
  • August 11: DYNAMICS PROCESSING
  • August 18: SPATIAL EFFECTS
  • August 25: THE SOUND CHECK and MIXING

Jake Perrine is the Artistic and Technical Director of the Orcas Center, and a 30+ year audio professional. He taught audio production at the Art Institute of Seattle for over a decade; at WarpAcademy.com, an online school he co-founded; and is author of three published books on audio.  He was a mastering engineer at RFICD in Seattle for 4 years, and has recorded, mixed, and mastered countless recordings and live acts.

Bring a snack, water, and paper & pencil if you want to take notes.

Questions?  Email jake@orcascenter.org.