Next Masterclass Session At

The Music Den

Drum Recording Masterclass

Tuesday 17th September 2019

Next Masterclass Session At

The Music Den

Drum Recording Masterclass

Tuesday 17th September 2019

Masterclasses

All our masteclass sessions take place at our state-of-the-art studio on Harpenden High Street. AL5 2SP.

Our masterclasses are aimed at aspiring professional musicians who want hands on studio experience with the most respected and in demand musicians in the UK.

The Music Den’s recording studio is the ultimate space for you to learn from world-class professionals, where you can:

  • See for yourself how musicians work in the studio.
  • Spend time in a recording studio with top professionals focused on helping you improve your overall musicianship.​​
  • Get the answers to your questions so you can move your playing forward.
  • Learn in small groups with musicians who are just as driven as you are.
  • Connect with a community of musicians and learn with each other.
  • Get maximum contact time, sessions limited to 6-8 people.

Testimonials

After winning a 4hr drum recording experience as a raffle prize from the Nate Smith Masterclass we sponsored through Graham Russell Drums.

Drummer Harry Younger made the trip up from Portsmouth to learn about drum recording and how he could apply this to his own studio. Here’s what he had to say about his experience.

A Berklee College of Music scholarship recipient and Berklee alumni, Louie has played with some of the world’s best musicians including: 

Mike Stern, Tim Lefebvre, Mitch Forman, Gary Husband, Janek Gwizdala, Bob Franceschini, Jason Rebello, Ruslan Sirota, Nelson Rangell, Bob Reynolds and many more.

I’ve loved working with Louie and so pleased to see his career develop to where it is now.

After meeting Paul on a ‘Mix With The Masters’ residential course at Studio La Fabrique in the south of France, we immediately hit it off and became good friends.

Paul is a great recording and mix engineer in his own right, so when he was looking to improve his drum recording set up, I was only more than happy to help.

After winning a 4hr drum recording experience as a raffle prize from the Nate Smith Masterclass we sponsored through Graham Russell Drums.

Drummer Harry Younger made the trip up from Portsmouth to learn about drum recording and how he could apply this to his own studio. Here’s what he had to say about his experience.

A Berklee College of Music scholarship recipient and Berklee alumni, Louie has played with some of the world’s best musicians including: 

Mike Stern, Tim Lefebvre, Mitch Forman, Gary Husband, Janek Gwizdala, Bob Franceschini, Jason Rebello, Ruslan Sirota, Nelson Rangell, Bob Reynolds and many more.

I’ve loved working with Louie and so pleased to see his career develop to where it is now.

After meeting Paul on a ‘Mix With The Masters’ residential course at Studio La Fabrique in the south of France, we immediately hit it off and became good friends.

Paul is a great recording and mix engineer in his own right, so when he was looking to improve his drum recording set up, I was only more than happy to help.

What People Say

Awesome morning in such an inspiring environment. Thank you!
R Matthews
I have left incredibly inspired and can't wait for the next masterclass. Thank you so much.
M Gornicki
I can't thank you enough, Ian gave me so much confidence in my ability that I can't wait to get behind the drums and start practicing what I've learn't today.
L Talpo (Italy)
Our Next Masterclass

Darren Williams - Drum Recording Masterclass

Tuesday 17th September 2019 @ The Den Studio - £99.00 per person (Limited Availability)

You will discover how you can:

With more and more records being made remotely, drummers are now required to be able to record drums more than ever before. Record companies, artists and producers are now expecting drummers to be able to provide this service as part of the ever changing way of making records!

Failure to have this together puts you at a real disadvantage when it comes to working with artists and producers, so it’s essential you know how to get the best from your equipment as possible to ensure you get the gig, get paid and above all, get called back.

With that in mind, we’ve created a 3.5hr workshop that will give you all the tools you need to make the best recordings possible.

  • Get rich, deep, fat, punchy and present tones.
  • Avoid the common mistakes many drummers make when recording drums, often resulting in hollow, weak and thin sounding recordings.
  • Use different mic techniques dependent on genre.
  • Optimise workflow ensuring you always get called back by your clients.
  • EQ drums using key frequencies the pro's use.
  • BONUS: TAKE HOME A FREE COPY OF ALL OF THE INDIVIDUAL DRUM FILES RECORDED ON YOUR SESSION.
Upcoming Masterclasses

Steve Moss - Musical Director of the West End Production of Les Miserables

September 2019 (TBC) @ The Den Studio - £199.00 per person (Limited Availability)

Session 1 - 10am til 1:30pm / Session 2 - 3pm til 6:30pm

Steve’s commercial work includes: Mcfly, Lemar, Leona Lewis, Paul Potts, Lucie Silvas, Alison Moyet & Estelle.

TV work includes: ITV Britain’s got talent, ITV Record of the year, (Channel 4) Alternative Christmas Message, The Monkey-Eating Eagle of the Orinoco (BBC2)…..

As well as orchestral work, Steve has worked extensively on many west end and touring shows, including Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Evita, Funny Girl, White Christmas, Porgy & Bess,  West Side Story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sister Act, The Wizard of Oz, War Horse, Privates on Parade & Mary Poppins.

Steve is also Musical Director of the innovative team-building programme, “Orchestrate”. This powerful experience has toured all over Europe, including Vienna, Barcelona, Berlin, Chantilly, Frankfurt and Seville, as well as the Royal Opera House, London’s Excel Centre and The Barbican, In 2016, Steve took the event to New York.

You will discover how Steve:

  • Quickly gains the trust of the artists and producers who hire him.
  • Changes what he is playing whilst remaining musical or without taking away from the focus of the music.
  • Supports the musicians he is working with in different playing and recording environments.​
  • Keeps the passion, drive and commitment to continually improve his own playing.
  • See Steve working with engineer Darren Williams in a real time recording session.
  • BONUS: YOU'LL GET A FREE COPY OF ANY VOCAL STEMS YOU RECORD.
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