|Brenden M. Recommended
|Ableton, Audio Engineering, Pro Tools, Synthesizer, Ear Training, Music Composition, Music Production, Music Software
|Youth, Adults, Groups
|Levels I Teach
|Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
|Lessons Take Place
|Learner's Home or Work, Public Place, Online
I can help you learn to use music software like Pro Tools, Ableton, and iZotope RX. I can help you understand more about sound and synthesizers. I know a bit of the math, physics, and many techniques of mixing, editing, and mastering using software tools.
Things I have experience with:
Three overlapping areas:
If you already play an instrument, it's easier to jump in maybe. But if you are good at computers, maybe it is easier from the other direction, too.
Evenings are best.
I think that 1.5 hr sessions are optimal.
I had very fruitful sessions with Brenden learning beginner level mixing and mastering on the Garageband for the past two months. Brenden's teaching method focused on understanding the "why" behind certain issues I faced with my own mixing of original/cover songs (EQ, Mater Reverb, etc.,) By using tons of analogies and examples easy to understand for a beginner like myself, I was able to digest key concepts and transform them into tangible skills-a lot faster and more effective than searching answers on youtube forever. What I also found extremely helpful was that Brenden left some notes prior to the lesson in response to the draft Garageband file I sent for him to take a look at, which allowed me to have more productive sessions with key concepts and further questions in mind. Whether you are trying to become a professional mixer, or someone like me who is a beginner and don't know how to tell if your mixing style is good or bad, Brenden will be a great resource to point you in the right direction and guide you through based on your level and skills.
I highly recommend Brenden M. His ability to break down technical concepts that at first may seem overwhelming is rare. And he always explains the whats and whys of the problem as he's solving it before moving on, so there's no unsolved mystery at the end of a lesson. I also find Brenden M. to be patient, customer centred, fun to be around, flexible, a good listener, and a great technician/engineer. I meet with him once a week and am gradually believing that with help and effort, I too will achieve a high level on my DAW and make excellent records. One last thing: Because Brenden M. advises me on what hardware gear and software plug ins I might need or not need to achieve specific goals, I end up saving money... lots of it. But that's just icing on the cake. Therefore, I highly recommend Brenden M.