Recording Arts Program

A Recording Program 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.

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Posted by Slam Academy on Friday, September 15, 2017

As part of our recording program, you will have access to all of our equipment, including our acoustic and electronic instruments, 1-on-1 instructor guidance, and our various recording and production studios. Once you’re enrolled, check out a room, grab some gear from our collection, and get to work on your projects.

 

Software Requirements: any DAW

Prerequisites: None


Bundle Deals available | 25% up to 37.5% Off

After you’ve added the Ableton Live Program to your cart, try adding other programs and see the Savings roll in! Over 100 combinations possible!
The average value of a bundle enrollment is approximately $7,850, but by bundling, the average cost comes down to $5,500, resulting in $2,350 in Savings!

Weekly Schedule

  • Level 1

    (Week 1, 2, 3) Create your own original music sketches using Ableton Live’s Factory Library sounds. Understand and practice the general workflow of music creation within Live. Customize Live to behave the way you want it to, and arrange your own grooves, basslines, melodies, and harmonies using Live’s virtual instrument collection.

  • Level 2

    (Week 4, 5, & 6) Create your own original sequences using Live’s intuitive Session View. Record your own sounds into Live and warp them to your own grooves. Mangle and twist those recordings to create entirely new sounds for your arrangements. Record yourself jamming on the knobs to add life to your sketch with automation and modulation.

  • Level 3

    (Week 7, 8, & 9) Create intricate changes, drops, breakdowns, tempo changes and more using Live’s Arrangement View. Chop, slice, reverse, and further refine all of your sounds to create riveting sound environments. Record yourself improvising across the timeline to further enhance your tune. Export your first fully arranged and edited song by the end of this level!

  • Level 4

    (Week 10, 11, & 12) Turn your electronic music into something incredible with professional effects processing techniques. Sculpt your audio creations into exactly what you imagine using your own custom signal processors. Improvise with these custom processors in your own music, or live on stage using Slam Academy’s world class techniques.

  • Level 5

    (Week 13, 14, & 15) Create your own original sounds from scratch. Build your own synth leads, basses, drums, pads, sound effects and more, entirely with Live’s virtual instrument collection. Incorporate those into your final project for this level to create your own entirely original electronic music composition, from the very ground up!

  • Level 6

    (Week 16, 17, &18) Add more human control to your music by connecting your own controllers and instruments to Live. Customize your APC40, Push, and other Control Surfaces to respond exactly the way you want them to. Learn the world of recording interfaces and external hardware. Record synthesizers, drum machines, and musicians playing real instruments alongside your arrangements.

  • Level 7

    (Week 19, 20, & 21) Play your own original songs live in front of an audience. Design a live performance set that will allow you to jam alongside live musicians, DJs, and more using Ableton Live and a MIDI controller of your choice. Also, learn how to DJ with Ableton Live in this level. Complete the level with a short live performance of your own tunes.

  • Level 8

    (Week 22, 23, & 24) Push your original songs onto the world stage using industry standard Mixing and Mastering techniques. Polish your own songs alongside Slam’s expert mix engineers. Hear your own songs stack up to the loudness and clarity of your favorite all time tunes.


Bundle Deals available | 25% up to 37.5% Off

After you’ve added the Ableton Live Program to your cart, try adding other programs and see the Savings roll in! Over 100 combinations possible!
The average value of a bundle enrollment is approximately $7,850, but by bundling, the average cost comes down to $5,500, resulting in $2,350 in Savings!

Registration

Classes will run every Thursday night from 7pm – 10pm, for a total of 12 weeks.
There is no application, and all experience levels are welcome. Just signup with the red buttons!

To enroll in the Recording Arts Program, purchase below. This price includes all the required classes, at a significant discount from buying them individually.  

After payment for the program is received, we will contact you to welcome you to the program and answer any additional questions. Price: $1499 (Includes all classes, All Access pass to all Slam Academy regular classes, (including online classes) and 1 year of Lab Time)  Payment plans are available for this program.

Join the Recording Arts Program for only $255/month using our simple payment plan.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact us.

Software Requirements: any DAW

Prerequisites: None

Enrollment Includes:

  • Admission to all Recording Arts Program Classes
  • Admission to 9 months of SlamPass (3 months during the program & a 6-month complimentary SlamPass membership)*
  • Weekly feedback on tracks and projects during class Lab Time
  • Feedback on midway and final projects from Slam Teachers and Guest Artists
  • 25% Returning Student Discount on all future enrollments**
  • Free Instant Access Pass (access to complete non-program online video library)
  • Discounts and Special Offers on hardware and software from our friends at Foxtone Music

*SlamPass is only available to students currently enrolled in a program; students who have completed a program in the last 6 months; or students who directly purchased a SlamPass

** Not valid with other discount offers & coupons.

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Bundle Deals available | 25% up to 37.5% Off

After you’ve added the Ableton Live Program to your cart, try adding other programs and see the Savings roll in! Over 100 combinations possible!
The average value of a bundle enrollment is approximately $7,850, but by bundling, the average cost comes down to $5,500, resulting in $2,350 in Savings!

Questions?

Have a question about the program? Email us anytime at joinus@slamacademy.com.

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