Saturday, December 26, 2015

Students play instruments for Studio Procedures class

The Recording Studio Procedures class gives students the opportunity to learn the process of recording a variety of instruments, with an emphasis on signal flow, mic placement and essential recording techniques.

The various units of hands-on study this semester included recording grand piano, stringed instruments (such as viola, cello, bass, guitar, and mandolin), brass and winds, and drums.

This course is also the first chance for students to spend time independently in the studio and record several projects. There was an excellent variety of final projects, which featured a four-part vocal chorus, jazz groups, and original modern rock and alternative style songs. The students made a lot of progress in their understanding of the studio, and that experience will open the door for many more project opportunities moving forward.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wally Messner Retires after 41 Years

Professor Wally Messner started Wisconsin's first music recording program in 1972, and has been heading up the program since that time. Now, after 41 years of teaching and building a successful program, he has retired. See the full details from Wally's time at UW Oshkosh in the Advance-Titan article.

Nathan Edwards had come on board as the incoming Director of Recording Technology, and has just finished his first semester in the UW-O Music Department.