Guitar Center Offers FREE Nationwide “Recording Made Easy” Workshops Print
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Written by Rob Krauser   
Friday, 05 August 2011 09:22
Innovative In-Store Workshops Teach Musicians How To Easily Record At Home Using an Apple Computer And GarageBand

Westlake Village, CA -August 4, 2011- Guitar Center, (, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, is providing a new series of free recording workshops aimed at taking the complexity out of home recording.  In five accessible “Recording Made Easy” sessions, conducted on an ongoing basis, musicians can take their ideas from basic tracks to finished songs by learning how to use an Apple Computer and GarageBand.  The new program is yet another example of Guitar Center’s commitment to educate and inspire musicians nationwide.

“With the ‘Recording Made Easy’ workshops, we’re aiming to demystify home recording for musicians who don’t have the time to really dig in on their own or feel that it might be too complicated,” says Guitar Center’s Karam Kaul. “Our goal is to empower more musicians to record their music and take some of the intimidation factor out of home recording.”

“Record Made Easy” is broken down into five separate classes, with a different class taking place every Saturday at 10am local time at all 221 Guitar Center locations across the U.S. on an ongoing basis.   If participants need a refresher, they are welcome to come back and take classes as many times as they like, and each class features a question and answer session with the on-site instructor.  The week five class on online music publishing will only be available in months with five weeks.

The Introduction to Computer Recording class schedule:
Week 1: Signal Flow and Microphone Techniques, including Signal Flow Basics; Recording Basics; Recording Vocals; Recording Electric Guitar

Week 2: Virtual Instruments and Loops, including working with virtual (software) instruments; Working with Apple Loops

Week 3: Effects, including working with compression, eq, reverb and with guitar amp and pedal software

Week 4: Mixing and Publishing, including preparing a mix; Automation; Mixdown / Publishing

Week 5: Online Music Publishing (in months with 5 weeks only), including how to use TuneCore to get music digital distributed on Amazon, iTunes and Spotify

For a full list of upcoming classes, go to:

Guitar Center worked diligently to ensure that the techniques used in each class were the best and most up-to-date instruction available for the beginning recording artist.  Each Guitar Center instructor is put through a rigorous training program, including in person, online, and live webinar training.

About Guitar Center
Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment. Our retail store subsidiary presently operates 220 Guitar Center stores across the U.S. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary, Musician's Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, In addition, our Music & Arts division operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company's Web site at

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