If you've ever wanted to learn what it takes to make it in the music industry or you just simply want to learn more about the art of studio production, Dynamo is the place for you!

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Our programs have a lot to offer! Take a look and get involved!

  • Studio techniques and best practices
  • Audio engineering
  • Mixing & Mastering
  • Open Studio Blocks & Crash Course Mini Lessons
  • PBL program models
  • Public school partnerships and educational support with curriculum development
  • Community partnerships and support programs
  • Artist Development
  • Full production recording programs

Drop In Crash Courses

Drop In Crash Courses are meant to be fairly ambiguous because it is time that is open for almost anything related to studio production or musicianship. At all times a certified Dynamo Studios team member will be in the room working with the students involved. Library patrons can choose from a list of studio techniques to address their musical tastes or needs.


Audio Engineering & Production: Beat Making & Digital Music

Whether you produce tracks in a professional studio or are an aspiring musician working from your bedroom, in this course students will learn to operate and navigate DAW software with ease by creating original beats and synth based music.Regardless of where producers stand in their career, most agree that the tools/skills mastered through this type of program equip learners with the most essential foundational skills needed to excel in the pro audio world. In a nutshell, when you walk into a studio you will be able to walk the walk and talk the talk of an experienced producer or engineer. Aside from the technical experience gained by learning to engineer and produce beats, this genre of music making lends itself to collaboration. Most top songs featuring beat making have a wide variety of musicians, vocalists, and engineers involved throughout the process as opposed to rock music which typically has a small number of people involved throughout the process. Because of the collaborative nature of beat making, students and music professionals alike will get the unique opportunity to work with a wide variety of music professionals. Each student that successfully completes this program will walk away with the basic skills needed to approach projects built around digital music with absolute confidence.

Topics Covered:

  • Signal Flow
  • Midi
  • DAW Navigation
  • Synthesizers and Percussion
  • Session Production
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Software Instruments

To register for this program, please visit the Chattanooga Public Library's events page by clicking here.


Audio Engineering: Acoustic Guitars & Singer Songwriters

Singer songwriters make up a very large part of the music industry today. These musicians can be found at your local coffee shop, music venue, or on any major radio station. They are EVERYWHERE, which is why it is so important that they have solid recordings that separate them from the rest of the pack. Throughout this program students will learn the basic skills needed to successfully record the two most important parts of any singer songwriter’s project, the acoustic guitar and vocals. Each student that successfully completes this program will walk away with the basic skills needed to approach singer songwriter sessions with absolute confidence.

Topics Covered:

  • Signal Flow
  • DAW Navigation
  • Session Production
  • Gain Structure
  • Software Plugins
  • Session Tracking Mix
  • Basic EQ
  • Basic Compression
  • Mic Techniques
  • Mic Selection
  • Vocal Production & Engineering
  • Acoustic Guitar Production & Engineering

To register for this program, please visit the Chattanooga Public Library's events page by clicking here.


Audio Engineering: Full Session Recording

The Studio Production program is geared towards providing participants with an immersive and diverse learning experience that results in them walking away with an arsenal of production skills that will open countless doors for them in the real world of music tech and audio production. All participants will have a chance to participate in the process of producing and engineering the most common studio instruments found on almost every song ever released: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals, and keys. We will work as a team to complete various scenarios where each team member will fill a different role in the production process. Each student that successfully completes this program will walk away with the basic skills needed to approach full studio recording sessions with confidence.

Topics Covered:

  • Signal Flow
  • Midi
  • DAW Navigation
  • Synthesizers and Percussion
  • Session Production
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Software Instruments
  • Gain Structure
  • Software Plugins
  • Session Tracking Mix
  • Basic EQ
  • Basic Compression
  • Mic Techniques

To register for this program, please visit the Chattanooga Public Library's events page by clicking here.


Audio Engineering: Live Sound Engineering

What would a concert be without a live sound engineer? It would be a muddy sounding mess! Live Sound Engineers are critical to any live performance as they are the people tasked with making the music sound amazing in every venue that hosts concerts no matter what the acoustics of the room sound like. Each student that successfully completes this program will acquire the basic skills needed to successfully engineer audio in just about any situation that has live audio.

Topics Covered:

  • Signal Flow
  • Gain Structure
  • Aux Sends
  • Basic EQ
  • Compression
  • Gating

To register for this program, please visit the Chattanooga Public Library's events page by clicking here.

*** Once students have successfully completed this program they will have the opportunity to shadow a real audio engineer at a local music venue. Details for this opportunity will be provided to students that successfully complete the Live Sound Engineering program. ***