The Self-Produced Drummer

Overall ensemble rating 4
Electable by: 
All percussion principals
Required of: 
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult for specific term availability.

This is a comprehensive course on becoming a self-produced drummer, designed to give students the ability to add his/her drum tracks to projects via the Internet, without ever having to be physically present in the originating studio. The student will acquire the skills to record studio quality audio tracks to sessions that have been downloaded, and then upload the newly recorded tracks to send back for insertion into the original project. The students will learn how to create an inexpensive project studio and get hands-on experience in the use of baffling and miking procedures, in preparing an accurate triggering system, in applying tuning and dampening for acoustic triggering, and creating live environments for electronic drums, midi sequencing, etc. 

Course chair: 
Omar Hakim