Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) courses focus on increasing the gender balance in audio production and technology sectors since less than 5% of the population employed in these sectors are women and gender non-conforming individuals.
Learn audio production and basic recording techniques used in recording everything from podcasts to music! In this 8-class series you will:
- Gain an understanding of the physics and science behind sound
- Learn basic recording techniques, and about signal flow and the recording chain
- Learn how microphones work and basic microphone selection and placement
- Learn the basics of digital audio and recording with digital audio workstations like Pro Tools
- Learn how to solder and make your own cables!
This is a foundational level course to help launch you into the fields of recording arts, music production, and digital technologies. Classes include a combination of lecture and hands-on learning and a free 3-month subscription to WAM’s award-winning online training eTextbook at SoundChannel. We recommend taking Level 1 as a prerequisite to all other WAM classes.
Location: WAM Oakland, Unity Council Building, 1900 Fruitvale Ave Suite 3A, Oakland CA 94601
Cost: $275 for WAM members. $375 for non-members
WAM Membership for 1 year is $40 ($30 for students). Join HERE.
About the Instructor:
Heidi Trefethen is a sound engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer with over 25 years of experience in the industry. As a live sound engineer, she has worked with Shawn Colvin, Joan Baez, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Odetta, Dar Williams, Jonatha Brooke, Peter and Paul of Peter, Paul and Mary, Don McLean, Joan Armatrading, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Holly Near, and Jane Siberry.
She teaches Music Production, Mixing, Mastering and Recording, Film Scoring, and Audio For Visual Media at the SFJAZZ Digital Lab.
Heidi is also a professional French Hornist who has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Il Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, in Rome, Italy; the JazzUp Festival in Viterbo, Italy; the SFJAZZ Monday Night Band, the Sacramento Philharmonic, Opera and Ballet, Silicon Valley Symphony, North State Symphony, and Santa Rosa Symphony in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has performed and given master classes in Italy, Thailand, Vietnam, Israel, Turkey, and Guatemala.