Tuesday, October 29, 2013

AVIAN Returns Again to the DSU Underground

DSU Live was thrilled to once again welcome Avian (formerly Avian Sunrise) to perform in the Underground with special guest acoustic musicians, "Every Breath". Both bands rocked out some great tunes, including some amazing brand new songs from Avian.

As usual, the DSU live students worked very hard to put on a great sounding show, with the help of Avian's touring sound engineer. Enjoy the highlight vid from the show, including a time lapse of the full 5-hours of setup, performance, and teardown:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Recording Vocals in the Studio


As a part of our Recording Sessions course, we were excited to invite student Alexandria Monroe (pictured on right) to perform vocals for a session in order to demonstrate the technical setup and show proper voice recording techniques.

Some of the skills involved include proper routing and gain, sending the correct level and reverb to the vocalist, and creating "playlists" in order to do multiple takes. Alex was a good sport as we experimented with various routing configurations to demonstrate all of the possible sonic combinations. It was a good learning experience that the students can now pass on to their own independent projects.