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MUSIC PRODUCTION

Michelle Barry is a professional producer/sound engineer/audio educator from Sydney.  With a great love for music, Michelle started engineering in 1990 at Paradise Studios in Sydney. This gave her the opportunity to work with many independent Australian musicians of the time before refining her craft in studios in Australia, London and NYC.  Highlights include working with the US indie artists Jessie Murphy, In The Woods, Julian Verlard and The Pierces; UK funk and RnB artists Junior and G-Nation; as well as Sydney Hip Hop artists Maya Jupiter and Ebony Williams, along with folk group The Charm and singer/guitarist Max Gencher. Michelle founded Noisygirls, an initiative to showcase women working in Australian music as musicians, engineers and producers. Michelle shares her skills through teaching at SAE.

Music Production Workshops with Michelle Barry 
All workshops held at The Cad Factory Recording Studio, Sandigo NSW

 

The Cad Factory is running two subsidised streams of Music Production Workshops suited to people who have a beginner to intermediate proficiency of working in a recording studio and/or home recording studio. 


Workshop 1 is open to residents of the Western Riverina (Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith, and Murrumbidgee LGAs) including all ages, genders and backgrounds. 


Workshops 2 - 5 are open to women, non-binary and trans folx from across the country who want to improve their confidence and technical skills in the studio. The aim of these workshops is to address the alarming statistic that estimates only 6% of professional producers and engineers are women. This percentage drops again for non-binary and trans producers/engineers.


These workshops will be using pro-tools and a combination of in computer processing and analogue outboard gear in a professional world class studio. 

Workshop 1: A Short Introduction to Recording Techniques

One day workshop open to all residents of the Western Riverina (Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith, and Murrumbidgee LGAs)
Friday 29 November 2019, 10am – 4pm, Vegan Lunch Provided
Six Places Available 

Note: There are no subsidies to attend this workshop

Participants will be introduced to equipment and setup of a professional recording studio: from microphone to digital audio and back to listener. By capturing an acoustic performance, the process of recording and mixing, and decisions on microphone choice and audio processing will be explored.

Applications to attend this workshop will close at 5pm on Thursday 14 November. The final list of workshop participants will be confirmed and contacted on Friday 15 November.

 

Workshop 2: Introduction to Professional Recording Techniques

Two-day workshop open to Women, Non-Binary and Trans Folx
Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2019, 10am – 4pm, Vegan Lunch Provided
Six Places Available

Note: If travelling to Narrandera, there are travel and accommodation subsidies available

Participants will be introduced to equipment and setup of a professional recording studio: from microphone to digital audio and back to listener. By capturing an acoustic performance, the process of recording and mixing, and decisions on microphone choice and audio processing will be explored.

 

Applications to attend this workshop will close at 5pm on Thursday 14 November. The final list of workshop participants will be confirmed and contacted on Friday 15 November.

 

Workshop 3: Recording Vocals

Two-day workshop open to Women, Non-Binary and Trans Folx 
Saturday 1 February – Sunday 2 February 2020, 10am – 4pm, Vegan Lunch Provided
Six Places Available 

Note: If travelling to Narrandera, there are travel and accommodation subsidies available

Whether recording your own voice or others, this workshop aims to improve the quality of your vocal recording. Single voice and small vocal group stereo techniques will be demonstrated. Ideas on matching your equipment to your vocalist, getting the best performance and compiling the best take will be explored. Any participants that are working on vocal/music productions and would like feedback are invited to bring audio files to the workshop.

 

Applications to attend this workshop will close at 5pm on Thursday 9 January 2020. The final list of workshop participants will be confirmed and contacted on Friday 10 January.

Workshop 4: Recording a Band

Two-day workshop open to Women, Non-Binary and Trans Folx
Date TBC, 10am – 4pm, Vegan Lunch Provided
Six Places Available 

Note: If travelling to Narrandera, there are travel and accommodation subsidies available


Working with multiple musicians and an original song, participants will explore studio production used to record a band. From pre-production considerations such as of song genre and style, to microphone techniques, working with acoustic spaces and studio etiquette.

Applications to attend this workshop will open in 2020.

Workshop 5: Mixing

Two-day workshop open to Women, Non-Binary and Trans Folx
Date TBC, 10am – 4pm, Vegan Lunch Provided
Six Places Available 

Note: If travelling to Narrandera, there are travel and accommodation subsidies available


In this workshop, participants will look at what makes a ‘good’ mix through examining musical balance and the tools of mixing such as, EQ, compression and effects. By using example projects, we will see how the tools work and interact with one another to create the desired results. Hardware and software will be discussed, along with some tips and tricks.


Please Note: This session will mix the song recorded in Workshop 4.

Applications to attend this workshop will open in 2020.

 

To keep up to date with the announcement of each workshop, please join the Cad Factory mailing list or keep an eye on our website and Facebook page.

 

Bookings


To book into a workshop please complete the following form:


Michelle Barry Workshop - Application Form