Charity Masterclass to support Women in Afghanistan

Do you want to get excellent recording takes?
What to consider to get the best recordings
A FREE ONE HOUR MASTERCLASS
This one hour online masterclass will give you the opportunity to learn about the process of recording vocals and other instruments with a focus on getting the best takes with what you have.
Do you want to get excellent recording takes?
What to consider to get the best recordings
A FREE ONE HOUR MASTERCLASS
This one hour online masterclass will give you the opportunity to learn about the process of recording vocals and other instruments with a focus on getting the best takes with what you have.

9th December

7pm GMT, 11am PST, 2pm EST

Location 

Online on Zoom

Olga Fitzroy

Award Winning Recording Engineer

About this session

An unique opportunity to learn from the best 
while empowering others to learn  

This masterclass is not like others we have run! With the cause of women’s education and the accessibility of it being at the root of many Women in Music Technology organisations, MPW, We Are Moving the Needle, Equalize Music Production, Saffron Music and She Knows Tech are banding together to support Olga Fitzroy in her year long initiative to raise funds to support women in Afghanistan. The co-hosted online masterclass will be available to all musicians around the world and appropriate for people of all skill levels. There is no mandatory fee to attend the masterclass however a donation of any amount you can spare, even if it's only a dollar, is much appreciated. All proceeds from the session will be donated to Care International in their efforts to support women's right to education and work in Afghanistan.

9th December

7pm GMT, 11am PST, 2pm EST

Location

Online on Zoom

Olga Fitzroy

Award Winning Recording Engineer
What you will learn in this masterclass

If you've been wanting to learn how to get great recordings in your home studio, in a recording studio or somewhere else but you're not sure how to go about it, or you've started and want to take your recordings to the next level, this is the session for you! In this one hour session we will teach you about the recording process by going through some key aspects of recording and some great tips and tricks which will likely be relevant to producers across the board! We will be going through:

GENERAL RECORDING PRINCIPLES
Basic principles relevant to all engineers and producers for achieving a good recording, no matter where you are.
GO-TO TECHNIQUES
Go-to techniques for some common recording situations that producers and engineers are likely to find themselves in.
SEAMLESS SESSIONS
Tips for ensuring you have a smooth running session so that the technical stuff doesn't get in the way a great recording!

About your teacher

Olga Fitzoy

Renowned recording and mixing engineer and Executive Director at the Music Producers Guild (MPG), Olga FitzRoy, has worked with some of the world’s most celebrated composers. Her film and TV scores count The Crown with Martin Phipps, Doctor Who with Segun Akinola, The Mauritanian with Tom Hodges, Gentleman Jack with Murray Gold, and The Innocents with Carly Paradis.

‘The skillset involved in recording and producing a film score, and serving the narrative of the picture is a little different from a single mix (…) or an album’, says Olga, whose discography is as impressive as her film and TV portfolio, in an interview with Composer Magazine. To date, she has worked with some of the world’s biggest acts, including Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Muse, Dua Lipa and Martin Garrix.

Featured by the BBC in their 2018 Woman’s Hour Power series, Olga is a prominent advocate on women’s issues, her campaign for Parental Pay Equality having led to a new bill being debated in Parliament. In the aftermath of the first UK lockdown in 2020, she called publicly for immediate support for recording studios in the UK. ‘The UK has some of the finest recording studios in the world’, she said for NME, inviting the government to step in.

Recently, Olga made an appearance on the short new documentary, In Ctrl, which shines a light on women underrepresentation in music production.

We're in this together

About the host organisations
Music Production for Women is an online learning platform created to encourage more women in music technology. It aims to tackle the issue by providing content created with women in mind, an unwaverfing focus on community and by increasing female role models in this space.
We Are Moving The Needle is a nonprofit organization supporting women recording industry professionals, audio engineers and producers. They are an inclusive organization working to create measurable change by empowering women in the recording and professional audio industry with the education, equipment and the mentorship needed to succeed.
Equalize Music Production delivers courses and workshops in music production and performance. Their goal is to create a kind and inclusive learning environment to inspire, encourage, and support anyone with an interest in audio, regardless of their gender, race, age, ability or sexual orientation.
Saffron is on a mission to redress the gender imbalance in music tech through meaningful long-term projects, creating safe spaces for women, non-binary and trans folks to learn and build confidence. 
She Knows Tech, an organisation dedicated to closing the gender gap in the Music Technology industry. In response to a striking 2% of Music Producers being female, they strive to create a community built around education, empowerment, and continued learning for female-identifying technologists.
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