In the Digital Age, anyone can create great music and high quality recordings. Today there are so many tools, each with so many capabilities, the only obstacle is knowing where to start. With over a decade of recording experience as a session musician and audio engineer, Eric simplifies the world of audio helping you access the right knowledge and find the right tools to reach your goals no matter your experience level or budget.
Eric combines his skilled use of music software with his experience using top-of-the-line audio equipment as an engineer in professional studios. Eric loves to share his expertise in a variety of subjects; from DJing or writing music in Ableton Live, mixing with Protools, to setting up microphones and running live sound.
Ableton Live is an incredibly dynamic and powerful digital audio workstation (DAW). Let Eric show how to get the most out of Ableton, from multi-track recording to beat-making to DJing and everything in between. Eric excels at simplifying the vast amount of sounds, instruments and setups in Ableton live by using practical examples that put these tools into action. Eric can also help you set up midi controllers and external devices like Launchpad to work seamlessly with Live and enhance your workflow. As both a musician and audio engineer, Eric provides a unique perspective on using live that combines technical and musical knowledge while focusing on enhancing creativity without getting caught up in technology.
Pro Tools is the industry standard software for recording, editing, and mixing sound and music. Its an incredibly powerful program, but it's easy to get lost in the multitude of functions and features it offers. Eric can help you take full advantage of all that Pro Tools has to offer and show you how to operate the program quickly and efficiently.
Eric can help you: Record with Pro Tools, Edit and mix using Pro Tools, Set up and use external devices such as audio and midi interfaces, Learn what plug-ins to use and how they work, Speed up your workflow with key commands, keyboard focus, and templates, Understand your I/O setup, Use other music applications within Pro Tools, and more....
Home Recording for Bands and Songwriters
If you're a musician on a budget, learning to record yourself can help you improve your music and save lots of money on your demo or studio album. Eric can help you create a recording setup that is cost effective and easy to use or help you get the most out of the gear you already have.
Recording for Women
Eric strongly urges women to learn about audio engineering! Many women and girls are discouraged by the fact that audio engineering is a feild currently dominated by men. Lets change that! Audio engineering is fun for everyone. Special consideration will be given to women and girls who are interested in lessons in an effort to get more women involved in creating and shaping the sounds we hear. Contact Eric for more information.
Eric teaches out of his project studio which runs Ableton Live and Pro Tools. His studio combines computer production "in the box" using the mouse and midi controllers, with an external mixing board, synths and live instruments and microphones and quality Yamaha monitoring. Eric's studio exemplifies the efficient approach to recording that he advocates for his students while including all the equipment needed to teach students to operate any studio.
Eric teaches out of his home studio in the Seattle neighborhood of Beacon Hill. He also offers lessons in the comfort of your own home and via online chat.
Discounts are available for first lessons. To book a lesson, contact Eric directly using the contact page, or the "book a lesson" button. You can also find Eric on Takelessons.com where he is a certified instructor.
Eric teaches out of his home studio in the Seattle neighborhood of Olympic Hills (near Lake City). He also offers lessons in the comfort of your own home and via online chat.
To book a lesson, contact Eric directly using the contact page, or the "book a lesson" button. You can also find Eric on Takelessons.com where he is a certified instructor.
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