1. Class Introduction
Class Introduction01:56 2
Avast! Studio Overview & Walkthrough07:26 3
Sylvia's Recording Philosophy10:07 4
Introduce the Band, Thunderpussy07:53 5
Drum Setup & Tuning18:21 6
Drum Mic Placement09:21 7
Drum Micing - Mid-Side Overhead Technique04:11 8
Drum Micing - Room Mics41:25
Drum Micing - Toms22:10 10
Drum Micing - Kick and Snare Final Tuning10:59 11
Bass Setup20:20 12
Guitar Setup36:13 13
Vocal Setup17:32 14
Band Mic Check26:05 15
How Sylvia Plans a Lesson07:29 16
Budgets, Time and Planning a Session13:17 17
Recap and Intro04:17 18
Recording the Band, Thunderpussy32:32 19
Mixing the Recording of the Band09:08 20
Re-Recording Chorus13:46 21
Process for Editing18:42 22
Guitar Solo and Overdubs52:35 23
Vocal Overdubs32:12 24
Creative Studio Techniques1:00:11 25
How to Mix: Drums43:56 26
How to Mix: Add Bass & Guitar13:34 27
How to Mix: Add Vocals36:24
Well hello everybody and welcome to CreativeLive. I'm glad that you've joined us. Today you're on the music and audio channel. I'm your host Drew Konzelman and I'm glad that you've joined us. We are in the studio, this is Avast! Recording studio in Seattle, and the class today is Studio Pass with Sylvia Massy. Now, if you don't know who Sylvia is, she is a prolific name in the recording industry. She's worked with bands like Tool, System of the Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, just to name a few. She's got 25 gold and platinum records. More than 25 gold and platinum records, and we're so fortunate to get some time with her in the studio. So you're really in for a treat and I'm not gonna take up any more time, I'm gonna turn it right over to you, Sylvia. Take it away. Thanks Drew, all right. Hi, my name is Sylvia and we are in Avast!, this is a really great studio to start with and I'm glad we're working here today. It's got a interesting collection of equipment and we have a g...
reat band in today. The band is Thunderpussy. And I did meet them previously. We talked about what music to record today. I like to record in a way where we capture the essence of an artist using their live performances as the basis for recording. Avast! has a great live room and some isolation rooms so that we can set up the band so they can all be in the same room live. Performing while isolating their cabinets. I'll show you that in a moment, how we've got that setup.
Ratings and Reviews
This Studio Pass episode with Sylvia Massey covers a lot of ground. From fundamentals like correct mic placement and phase to experimentation with amps, cell phone delay and a few extra parts, Sylvia makes it fun! I have been lucky enough in my career to work with a number of great engineers and producers. I haven't had the opportunity to work with her, but Sylvia is certainly in that category, and anyone who gets a chance to work with her would be a lucky person. This broadcast is the next best thing. Great job there at Avast Studio and fantastic camera work! And as for Thunderpussy; you guys rock!
Wow, that was such a blast. Thanks so much Sylvia and everyone else for making this such a fun experience. I picked up so many new ideas that I can't wait to try out! Sylvia is such a creative producer, it was so much fun to be a fly on the wall watching everything. Loved it!!
Awesome! A great opportunity to pick into the creative mind of one of the greatest and get that kind of knowledge that you can't acquire otherwise. Highly recommended!