Trinity Recording Class

This is to prepare you to use the recording studio in a productive, respectful and efficient way so you get the most out of your recording experience. Having all the music and recording gear in the world will do you no good unless you understand how to use it and the process of how it gets used.

We ask you to listen through this course and then we can have some hands on training in the studio.

The PDF of this class is available here. I hope you gain something out of me sharing my knowledge as I would love nothing more than to see you become proficient at making recorded music and joy in what you do.

Trinity Studio Rules

We want to make sure we are all respectful of the space and use it in a way that leaves it ready for the next user. Recording equipment can be complex and the way systems work together can cause conflicts, I am trying to make it as streamlined and as easy for everyone.

Foundational Recording

It’s hard to distil and share 30 plus years of experience into a short few videos. So if you have any questions or want clarity I am here to help.

This section deals with the foundational elements of a recording studio and preparing to engage and execute sessions.

Pre-Production

Before you even book time there are a lot of things that need to be sorted out that you do not want to be doing while in the studio.

Recording

OK, so you have finished pre-production and you are ready to start laying down tracks. If you have watched the earlier videos you know there are a lot of elements in place already. Now you should be ready for an efficient and productive recording session.

Mixing and Overdubs

Your song is coming together nicely and you have recorded all the main elements of the song. Now it is time to start mixing and overdubbing parts.

Mastering and wrap up

Your mix sounds great! Now how do you make it sound good to great everywhere? That’s where mastering comes in.

Wrap up and Contact info.

Questions? I am sure you have many and we can answer them over time. One I am sure you have is, well this info is all well and good, but how do I actually use the studio.

There is documentation ready for you to walk in and start a session, but there are also a lot of complex variables that myself and a few other technically savvy folks control that you may need our help with.

Contact info: Ian Faith 310.386.7327 Call or text.

God bless you in your journey to make beautiful music.

 

How to use Trinity Recording Studios 

This is a step-by-step guide to using the Trinity recording studio from start to shut down. 

At the start of your session 

  1. Press the power button on the tv remote and change the input to “PC” 
  2. Move the mouse and engage the wireless keyboard that will bring them out of sleep mode. 
  3. If it is not already, make sure the master speaker volume is all the way down on the CentralStation remote. (With CentralStation implemented you no longer have to touch the old valomeknob for the HEDD monitors, leave it fully up) To engage the speakers, start playing music and slowly turn up the volume. On the CentralStation remote, the HEDD Speakers are in B and the Near-Field NS10Ms are in A. The Furman to the top left is for the power amp, ONLY power ON/OFF with Speakers Muted on CentralStation. The Mute and Dim switches can be used during the session also. For any info on CentralStation not included herein, Call or text me.   
  4. At the login screen you will need to login to the Studio MAC – The password is available to those with the right permissions. 
  5. If any warnings or software update messages appear on the screen at any time, DO NOT CLICK YES, Call or text me or someone who understands the system. 
  6. Plug in your external hard drive on which you will be saving your session (DO NOT SAVE THE SESSION TO ANY OTHER DRIVE) 
  7. The main studio equipment should already be on, this includes the Galaxy Synergycore which is the main A/D converter, Focusrite preamps, and the Ferrofish A/D converter. Do not turn these items off, it is best that they stay on and maintain a nominal temperature. 
  8. The system is set up to work at 48khz DO NOT CHANGE THIS! This is part of our best practices to capture optimal digital audio. (You can convert to whatever frequency you want when you bounce mixes) 
  9. In the system tray launch Logic Pro 
  10. Also, start the Antelope launcher and open the Galaxy controller. 
  11. In Logic Pro, choose a new session, recent session (That you own) or open a session of yours from your external drive. 
  12. You should now be ready to start recording. 
  13. DO NOT put anything in the way of the faders as they are automated and interfering with them make create issues or break a fader. 

NOTE: There is a ground hum in the NS10Ms that I am aware of and working to remove.

 

At the end of your session 

  1. To shut down the system first SAVE the work that you were doing on your external hard drive 
  2. Turn the speaker volume on the CentralStation remote down to zero. 
  3. Close/exit Logic Pro 
  4. In the Finder, Eject your external hard drive. 
  5. Turn off the power on the tv monitor. 
  6. Leave the studio as clean or cleaner than how you found it. 

Contact info: Ian Faith 310.386.7327 Call or text.

God bless you in your journey to make beautiful music.