An opportunity to learn, touch and turn the knobs of real hardware for a better understanding of how compressors work.
The first instalment in a series of exclusive workshops is calling out to those passionate for sound and music. Reformed gear slut and production aficionado George Leong bares all, and shares all, about his relationship with audio compressors.
He gives a low down of the form and functions from his collection of favourite VCA, FET and Opto-isolator hardware analogue compressors. He divulges secrets of what works best for him on each instrument track. He indulges in his favourite past-time, performing A-B comparisons of analogue units with their inspired software plug-ins. Participants get hands-on time to tweak and feel the knobs and their effects.
Or is this already too geeky for noobs? He's got your back — basic compression techniques and applications of compressors are covered — so no one gets left behind.
This boot-camp is held at legendary Greenroom Suite Studios in the Central Business District.
The compressors that will be demonstrated and discussed at this workshop are:
Solid-State Logic 4000 G Series Channel Compressor
Solid-State Logic 4000 G Series Master Bus Compressor
Tube-Tech CL-1b Tube Opto Compressor
Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier
Urei 1176LN Classic Limiting Amplifier
Empirical Labs Distressor
All About Compressors - The Music Workshop Series
Delivery Method: Facilitated short lecture and demonstrations.
Date: 22nd April 2018, Sunday
Time: 2pm - 6pm (4hrs)
Venue: Greenroom Suite Studios
Address: 40B Circular Road, Singapore 049396
Limited to only 10 pax per session.
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/7N64QAAYafjxfh4D2
Payment will be by bank transfer after registration has been received.
Facilitator: George Leong
An ACTA trained facilitator, he is usually more known for his music arrangement, composition and production, George Leong has been in the studio business for some time, out of passion, and necessity.
He started Hit Room studios in 1991 with partners Lee Wei Song, Lee Shih Song and Andrew Lum. They purchased Boogie Studios (formally the famous EMI Studios in Singapore) from renowned Quest guitarist and music producer Reggie Verghese. Later he moved to Taipei and spent years making music on SSL 4K G Series, 4K E Series and 9K J Series. In the process, he has recorded and mixed countless tracks for Hong Kong and Taiwan artists such as Sammi Cheung, Rene Liu, Fish Leong, Karen Mok etc. He returned to Singapore in 1999 to build Atomic Studios, which featured the first Pro-Tools TDM system, a Euphonix CS2000, and later the one and only Solid-State Logic 4000G console in Singapore. His corpulent passion and reputation as a gear slut have been thoroughly affirmed by the colossal damage to his estate.
Venue: Greenroom Suite Studios
An established professional recording studio in Singapore. Formally known as Atomic Studios, It was designed and built by Frank Lee and George Leong in 1999. Currently helmed by Tony Go of Tony, Terry and Spencer fame, it continues to provide a professional conducive environment for musical adventures. Greenroom Suite boasts of the only large format Solid-State Logic 4000 G Series console with 48 channels, and a full spec-ed Pro Tools HD System. The acoustics were designed without compromise, featuring RPG acoustic diffusers in the control room and recording room. It is home to a comprehensive collection of highly regarded outboard gear by Manley, UREI, Universal Audio, Summit, Focusrite and Empirical Labs.
Partner: Ocean Butterflies
The Singapore music production powerhouse that discovered and groomed international Superstars such as JJ Lin, Kit Chan, A-Do and BY2. OB Forest Music the training arm of Ocean Butterflies based at *Scape Orchard continues to promote and groom aspiring talents by offering a range of courses in skills such as voice, pop piano, music composition, audio engineering, music production and arrangement.