Winter School 2019 with Chris Kimsey | Visconti Studio

Visconti Studio’s second Winter School: PURE ANALOGUE WITH CHRIS KIMSEY 

The Visconti Studio Winter School is a week-long practical recording & production workshop. The 1st Winter School was held in Feb 2017, where 10 lucky participants worked alongside Tony Visconti to produce a track with the band Artbreak. It was a great week.

Our most recent PURE ANALOGUE Winter School took place from the 11th to the 15th of February 2019. This time we tracked a whole album, to tape, working under the expert guidance of legendary producer and engineer Chris Kimsey (Olympic Studios, The Rolling Stones, Marillion, Led Zeppelin, Peter Frampton, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Duran Duran, The Cult, and so many more). Participants will also receive on-the-job training from our in-house analogue experts Rob Plummer & Ebby Acquah.

During the week participants learned and practiced the skills and tape-based workflow associated with the legendary sound of 1970s-era 24-track recording. The week covered sound engineering, tracking rhythm sections, orchestral percussion, vocals, strings and horn overdubs.

At the end of the week-long experience, participants received Visconti Studio Winter School certification and the satisfaction that they assisted in the production of a complete album, working with a group of world-class musicians, and alongside a legendary figure of 20th-century studio culture.

Topics covered during the week

  • line up and operation our tape machines (Studer A827 2″ 24-track, and A80 Stereo 1/4″);
  • tape-based tracking & editing;
  • professional studio techniques for working with a wide range of instruments (acoustic/nylon-stringed guitars, string section, horns, orchestral, tuned and Latin percussion instruments, vintage keyboards, grand piano, vocals, etc)
  • working effectively with the acoustics of Visconti Studio’s large, unique space;
  • working as part of a production team in a fast-paced professional studio environment;
  • hands-on practical tuition in analogue recording and production for 5 days with legendary producer Chris Kimsey and the VS team;
  • access to Visconti Studio’s unique facilities;
  • tape stock/consumables;
  • lunch and refreshments for the 5 days;
  • fully comped final drinks reception.

Visconti Studio’s second Winter School: PURE ANALOGUE WITH CHRIS KIMSEY 

The Visconti Studio Winter School is a week-long practical recording & production workshop. The 1st Winter School was held in Feb 2017, where 10 lucky participants worked alongside Tony Visconti to produce a track with the band Artbreak. It was a great week.

Our most recent PURE ANALOGUE Winter School took place from the 11th to the 15th of February 2019. This time we tracked a whole album, to tape, working under the expert guidance of legendary producer and engineer Chris Kimsey (Olympic Studios, The Rolling Stones, Marillion, Led Zeppelin, Peter Frampton, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Duran Duran, The Cult, and so many more). Participants will also receive on-the-job training from our in-house analogue experts Rob Plummer & Ebby Acquah.

During the week participants learned and practiced the skills and tape-based workflow associated with the legendary sound of 1970s-era 24-track recording. The week covered sound engineering, tracking rhythm sections, orchestral percussion, vocals, strings and horn overdubs.

At the end of the week-long experience, participants received Visconti Studio Winter School certification and the satisfaction that they assisted in the production of a complete album, working with a group of world-class musicians, and alongside a legendary figure of 20th-century studio culture.

Topics covered during the week

  • line up and operation our tape machines (Studer A827 2″ 24-track, and A80 Stereo 1/4″);
  • tape-based tracking & editing;
  • professional studio techniques for working with a wide range of instruments (acoustic/nylon-stringed guitars, string section, horns, orchestral, tuned and Latin percussion instruments, vintage keyboards, grand piano, vocals, etc)
  • working effectively with the acoustics of Visconti Studio’s large, unique space;
  • working as part of a production team in a fast-paced professional studio environment;
  • hands-on practical tuition in analogue recording and production for 5 days with legendary producer Chris Kimsey and the VS team;
  • access to Visconti Studio’s unique facilities;
  • tape stock/consumables;
  • lunch and refreshments for the 5 days;
  • fully comped final drinks reception.

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