UK recording facility Cream Room Studios is planning a series of Easter masterclasses with experienced engineer Wes Maebe.
Three sessions will take place at the studios in Dane End, Hertfordshire, on April 14th, 15th and 16th 2014. Attendees will get to spend the day with Maebe and Cream Room owner Martin Lumsden, and receive precious writing, recording and performance advice.
Topics covered will include recording and mixing techniques; studio preparation; miking up and how to achieve the best possible recorded sound.
Maebe is best known for his work with Ellie Goulding, New Model Army, Alexandra Burke, and Mel C. He has also worked with top producers such as GGGarth Richardson, Dave Allen, Rick Nowels and Paul O’Duffy, and mixed live sound for Chaka Khan, Robert Plant and Sting. He has spent time in some of the country’s most prestigious studios – Mickie Most's RAK, Trevor Horn’s Sarm West and Mark Knopfler's British Grove – as well.
Lumsden set up the Cream Room with producer Rob Clydesdale (David Bowie), and is already attracting new talent to the studio, including Grammy Award nominee Steve Chrisanthou.
“We are delighted to be hosting the masterclasses with Wes Maebe,” remarked Lumsden. “While music production and recording facilities are now easily accessible and available, not everyone has the intuitive skill to make the best use of them. We are now offering budding artists the chance to elevate their performance, helping them towards that potential record deal.
"If a record deal isn’t the immediate goal they will still leave with a phenomenal set of skills to help create a product that they can sell themselves. They will also have the opportunity to access help and support from experts in the field of music engineering, producing, management, promotion, and PR."
The classes are for up to eight people, and cost £95 per person per day. Participants booking all three days will be offered a discount. Additional one-to-one sessions are also available on request, for £750 per day.
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