RECORDING ARTS

Master the art of audio recording for the laptop-producer's generation.

Slam Academy’s Recording Arts Program is unlike any other recording program. We don’t focus on the Hollywood studio, the million-dollar consoles, or the “industry standard” version of Pro Tools. Instead, we focus on capturing great recordings and getting the best results in our home studio, with great people and real-world equipment.

AFTER COMPLETING THIS PROGRAM, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO:

Produce Professional Tracks

Using Ableton Live, industry-proven techniques, and special tricks and tips from our Ableton Certified Trainers, you will leave this class with finished, polished tracks.

Collaborate and Engage

Slam Academy is a community. While in this class, you will meet your next great collaborative partner, someone to share the stage with, or even your new best friend.

Find Your Sound

Get ready to be exposed to more music than you ever thought was possible. When you come out of this class, you will have a deep understanding of the sound you are looking for, and how to get it.

Get Gigs

We aren't just focused on making the best tracks. We want you to be publishing and selling those tracks as well. Be ready to finish this program with everything you need to start working professionally.

Mike Rieckenberg

After one year, Mike is putting out finished, professional albums. "Slam is like hanging out with your best friend."

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Anthony Frucci (odd2see)

Anthony was working with some YouTube videos but wasn't finding the kind of depth on the topics that he wanted.

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Rex

Rex was looking for a way to build connections while he learned, and a place he could make his own.

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

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Bionik (Stefon Taylor)

Like the part-human, part-machine allusions of his nickname, Stefon Bionik Taylor is at one in both acoustic and electronic realms. As a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and collaborator who brings out the best in those around him, that Bionik theory works. Taylor has composed, arranged, and collaborated on countless records with classic and contemporary artists ranging from Phil Collins to Lizzo.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Instant access to course materials online
  • Exclusive Ableton Certified Training
  • 3 hours weekly class time online or in-person
  • 8 weeks of in-depth curriculum
  • 1-on-1 help guidance from instructors
  • Extra lab time available online
  • Personalized feedback on your tracks
  • Invitation to our private online community
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TAKE THIS PROGRAM AS A MEMBER

Membership includes enrollment in one structured program at a time, and Members can add more concurrent programs for an additional $125/month per program.

It's just one of many perks to being a Member at Slam!

Click here to learn more about Membership.

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UPCOMING START DATES:

  • Spring 2023 TBA

DON'T WANT TO WAIT? START TODAY

Our three Flagship courses - Ableton Live, Sound Design, and Music Theory - are all available immediately upon registration.

That's right, you get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to all three of our core music production programs when you start your Slam Academy Membership. Unlike our "Structured" programs that meet weekly at a scheduled time, our Flagship courses are designed for you to learn at your own pace.

Each Flagship course offers more than 200 pre-recorded video tutorials and course exercises, plus several options for weekly lab time online so you can still get your questions answered by an expert with personalized feedback.

LEARN WITH US ONLINE

Unable to find a date that works for you? Our online courses offer the exact same content as their in-person counterparts and are modeled after the traditional classroom experience with live instruction.

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Recording Arts Curriculum

  • Level 1: The Recording Studio

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    The Analog Studio – Jam on instruments and microphones that you connect yourself with instructor guidance.
    Digital Audio Recording – Record yourself and others the right way with your computer and classmates.
    Audio Bussing and Mixing – Blend those recordings together to make them sound big and beautiful.
  • Level 2: Professional Sync and MIDI Integration

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    (Session 1) Basic Studio Tracking – Create an original song using all of these professional techniques!
    MIDI Synchronization – Play synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, and more along with your recordings.
    Control Surface Integration – Touch and control your sounds with buttons, knobs and faders to enhance precision and feel.
  • Level 3: Guided Tracking Sessions

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    (Session 2) Multitrack Studio Tracking – Record a band or multiple musicians at once in a real studio recording session.
    Listening Session and Student Feedback – Share your works with your classmates and instructors to get feedback.
    The Recording Session – Record your own instrumentation to your own original backing tracks.
  • Level 4: Editing and Mixdowns

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    Editing your Tracks – Chop, stretch, comp, and refine your song on the timeline.
    The Mixdown – Process and blend your sounds to achieve maximum sonic impact to your audience.
    Final Project Review – Deconstruct your original works with the class and instructor for final feedback.
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PRODUCE

Navigate modern music-making tools with confidence to create your own sound and express your musical ideas.

PERFORM

Share your music with the world. In stage or streaming online, our programs include techniques for live performance.

INDUSTRY

Learn music industry standards, get expert feedback on your tacks, and build connections.

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