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Masterclass

Australia’s most renowned recording studio is proud to present an exclusive series of masterclasses featuring an inspiring lineup of Australia’s best engineers, producers and artists. For over 90 years, Studios 301 has been a benchmark for excellence in audio, working on many of the iconic records that have shaped the Australian music industry.

Learn from the best, not from a classroom, but from inside the studios where artists create hit records and award winning music is made. Each month we will feature a specialised masterclass with a curated program of Australia’s best talent.

Upcoming Masterclass

Simon Cohen in the recording studio at Studios 301, Sydney surrounded by a selection of music gear

Vocal Recording & Production Masterclass

Simon Cohen is undoubtedly one of the best vocal engineers and producers in Australia.

Highlighted by his vocal work on Justin Bieber’s worldwide #1 smash hit “Love Yourself”, it’s Simon’s precise and detailed approach to vocal recordings which has made him a sought-after Grammy and ARIA nominated engineer for both Australian and international artists alike. His vocal production is further showcased on releases by artists including Troye Sivan, Thundamentals, Illy, Jessica Mauboy, Turquoise Price, Joy, Thelma Plum, Jess Kent, Justice Crew, Paces, Nicole Millar and more.

In this intimate two part masterclass series, Simon will guide you on an in-depth illustrative look at his vocal process and share some of his secret techniques from recording, to producing and mixing pop vocals.

Part 1: Vocal Recording – Saturday 16th February 2019
Part 2: Vocal Editing & Production – Saturday 2nd March 2019

Schedule

  • Start time: 11:00 AM
    Please arrive 10 minutes early
  • First Segment: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Tea Break: 1:00 PM – 1:10 PM
  • Second Segment: 1:10 PM – 3:10 PM

For travel information on how to get here, please refer to this link.

Part 1:
Vocal
Recording

Saturday 16th February 2019

This masterclass will focus primarily on recording and capturing final vocals in a session. Simon will cover topics such as setting up a session. recording techniques, microphone selection and placement, working with vocalists, getting the best out of vocal takes, comping takes on the fly and more.Simon will start new sessions and open existing sessions on the day to guide you through the process.

Part 2:
Vocal Editing &
Production

Saturday 2nd March 2019

In this masterclass Simon will focus on vocal production of the final vocal after your recording session. Topics include vocal editing tools and concepts, choosing the right takes, comping vocals, pitch correction, adding FX, background vocals, time-alignment, and and the mixing and production of the final vocal.

Part 1:
Vocal
Recording

Saturday
16th February 2019

$130

Part 2:
Vocal Editing &
Production

Saturday
2nd March 2019

$130

If you have any questions or you’d like to organise a 1-on-1 mixing consultation with Simon, please reach out to our friendly reservations team at masterclass@studios301.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Previous Masterclasses