photo caption: Guitarist Thomas Laufenburg (Pistoleros, Ghetto Cowgirl, Loretta) being miked up in the Cycle 4 guitar clinic
Conservatory students learn a variety of mic techniques in the course of the program. Drum clinics, band clinics, guitar clinics and other sessions and classes give students plenty of hands-on time putting mics in front of instruments, then hearing the results. Building chops in the classroom environment prepares our future engineers for their 5th and 10th cycle projects where students record live musicians in one of the school’s 8 studios. In addition, after leaving the program, students can rely on the skills they’ve learned to provide a solid base for sessions and other production projects.