COMPASS Audio Production Program

Audio Production Summer Immersion Program

The Audio Production program is designed to give students a real-world look at how a professional music studio functions and what it means to be an audio engineer and producer. Using a mixture of real instruments and audio software, students will learn to produce, mix, and master songs. Students will be exposed to both the creative and technical aspects of music production.

COMPASS 2019 will take place June 16-21, 2019. The cost is $695.

What You’ll Experience

Topics

  • Audio Acoustics 
  • Basic Music Theory 
  • Audio Synthesis 
  • Acapella Vocal Production 
  • Ableton Live 
  • Logic Pro X

Hands-On Experience

  • Tour the Moog Factory in Asheville 
  • Work with Virtual Instruments 
  • Produce Your Own Track
A Day in the Life
  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast  
  • 8:45-10:15 a.m.: Session 1 – Skill Assessment  
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break  
  • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Session 2 – Tips/Tricks Using Mac OS  
  • 12-1 p.m.: Lunch  
  • 1:15-2:45 p.m.: Session 3 – Crash Course in Audio Acoustics
  • 2:45-3 p.m.: Break  
  • 3-4:30 p.m.: Session 4 – Logic Pro X  
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Free Time  
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner  
  • 6:30-10 p.m.: Evening Activity – Capture the Flag  
  • 10 p.m.: Lights Out
  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast  
  • 8:45-10:15 a.m.: Session 1 – Skill Assessment  
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break  
  • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Session 2 – Tips/Tricks Using Mac OS  
  • 12-1 p.m.: Lunch  
  • 1:15-2:45 p.m.: Session 3 – Crash Course in Audio Acoustics
  • 2:45-3 p.m.: Break  
  • 3-4:30 p.m.: Session 4 – Logic Pro X  
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Free Time  
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner  
  • 6:30-10 p.m.: Evening Activity – Capture the Flag  
  • 10 p.m.: Lights Out

Students who attend COMPASS will receive a $2,500 Montreat College scholarship.

Program Facilitator

Montreat College Assistant Professor of Music Business Peter Buchwald will be facilitating the 2019 COMPASS Audio Engineering Program.

 

Where You’ll Be

Montreat College is part of the Asheville area’s vibrant cultural life. Explore the countless outdoor activities that make Western NC an international destination for adventure seekers.

Where You'll Stay

COMPASS attendees will stay in newly-renovated Anderson Residence Hall. Rooms include two twin beds, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two closets, one or two bookcases, and a private restroom.

Where You'll Eat

COMPASS attendees will dine in Howerton Dining Hall, which features multiple dining options to accommodate individuals with dietary preferences and allergies.

FAQs for Students and Parents

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