Join this one-of-a-kind workshop collaboration between Perfect Circuit, Zoom, and Ian Wellman dedicated to exploring the art of field-recording, listening, and utilizing environmental sounds in compositional work.
You will learn the essentials of using field-recording equipment, get insight into choosing the best microphone to use for different sound sources, as well as various techniques for best extraction of sounds from the environment, including ambisonics.
The workshop is divided into three parts:
• Introduction – participants meet at the Perfect Circuit event space for a brief introduction, and tutorial on using field recorders. All participants will receive a Zoom recorder with peripherals to be used during the workshop.
• Field-Trip – participants will go together to one of the selected locations for the actual field-recording session. The potential selected locations are Stough Canyon Nature Center or Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. Both are no further than a 20 min drive from Perfect Circuit.
• Recording Sharing Session – after the field-trip participants comeback to Perfect Circuit event space to listen to, and share the recordings, as well as learn some basic processing techniques. A complimentary lunch will be provided.