Recording and Mixing Techniques

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Recording Coursesby Jourdan Hines & Landon Arkens
Saturday, 10am-2:30pm
Mar. 18, 2017

Learn the basics in how to capture and make better recordings. Gain valuable skills about microphones, studio mic techniques, how to EQ and balance your mix, apply compression and FX too. Learn ways to make your mixes stand out and sound polished.

This class takes place at beautiful award-winning Blast House Studios. Students will get hands on experience placing mics and operating the equipment in this fully operational, professional recording studio! You'll also get the chance to ask your own questions on studio recording and how to make better quality recordings.

$110 | $99 Current Foundry Lesson and Rock Workshop Students
Minimum recommended age: 16
Maximum enrollment: 7
Currently enrolled: 6

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Jourdan Hines

Jourdan began studying music when he was just seven years old. He received an A.A.S. in Music Production from McNally Smith College of Music and a B.S. in Music Theory and Composition from UW-La Crosse. In addition to teaching privately Jourdan works as a freelance musician, recording engineer and graphic designer. He performs regionally with a variety of groups and as a solo artist.

Teaching since 2002, Jourdan's goal is to empower each student with musical knowledge and the skills needed to be a successful musician. The path taken to achieve this goal is individualized and is based upon the student’s goals, whether it be a professional career in music or an enjoyable personal hobby to share with friends and family. In addition to instrument-specific training, Jourdan also teaches music theory, composition and recording technology. He strives to make music a positive and rewarding experience that will last a lifetime.


2015 Recording Studio Engineer of the Year - Madison Area Music Awards

Landon earned his Bachelors degree in Music Recording Technology from UW-Oshkosh and quickly moved to New York City in to put it in practice. He worked at Legacy Recording Studios (now Manhattan Sound Recording) from 2005-2008 while it was the largest studio on the east coast and has worked directly with David Gilmour and Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, Trey Anastasio, Ice- T, Lloyd Banks, and many others. His home base since 2009 has been Blast House Studios, where he works as the facility's Head Engineer.

Listen to songs from recent projects that Landon has worked on in the player below. Like the songs that grab you or leave a comment! Check out his full client list at