Master-class “Analog sound in a digital world”

October, 13-15, 2018

The very first master-class at “SmartAudio Recording Lab” was held in Autumn, 2018. This master-class was organized specially for the students of Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory (Academy) named after M.I. Glinka. The main idea was to give the students more theoretical and practical knowledge concerning the recording and mixing using analog equipment.

Another aim was to pay students’ attention to the way of engineer’s thinking when recording a real band “EL TANGO” starting from musicians’ placement in a room, the choice of microphones, preamps, mic positioning, realizing their final place in the mix. Analog equipment was there to show many ways of source coloration and processing which can be very useful in a “sterile” digital world.