The workshop features critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Martyna Wren, session/touring drummer Emily Dolan Davies (Tricky, Becky Hill, Bryan Ferry, The Hours) and multi-instrumentalist/producer/Cubase expert, Andy Schrav (Peter Andre, Delta Goodrem, Paper Aeroplanes). Martyna, Emily and Andy will build and record one of Martyna’s tracks from scratch and look to challenge each other and the audience as they work through valuable song writing, production and recording techniques.
Martyna will start the proceedings with a section on songwriting. In an open forum, Martyna will discuss how she instinctively approaches the creative process behind song composition and the tools she uses to compose. This section will also focus on artistic direction and collaboration and we’ll hear from Martyna on her personal experience of working with producers and session musicians. At every stage of the workshop there will be conversations on home/project studio recordings and the equipment required to make the most of your creative space.
Next it is over to Andy and Emily as the session moves to a collaborative and somewhat challenging production environment. Andy will take a demo recording of Martyna’s song and start the production shaping process with Emily providing drum advice and Martyna ensuring her artistic vision is maintained. There will be a strong emphasis placed on progressive mixing and making the use of software based tools to help shape the song and the overall sound. Audience participation is invited so come prepared to be involved.
There will be a swag of recording kit including the latest Yamaha keyboards, drums and monitors, sE microphones, Steinberg software and VST plugin partners. Red Dog Music staff will be on hand to answer any questions and can also provide information on sE’s exclusive loan service.
The first London workshop booked out in a matter of hours so get in quick to secure your place. The event will start at 6.30 and run until 9.15 with a short break mid-session.
Red Dog Music is the UK’s friendliest musical instrument and pro-audio dealer. Between our 5000 square foot Edinburgh shop filled with an incredible range of products, and our London showroom in Clapham specialising in high-end instruments, dj and pro-audio, Red Dog Music has you covered from north to south and from performance to playback.
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