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 2020 will be held the weeks of June 21 and 28, 2020. More details will be posted this September.

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
 

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

Pre-register for COMPASS

Students will now have two opportunities to attend COMPASS in 2020 during the weeks of June 21 and June 28! We invite all interested students to complete our free online Pre-Registration Form to stay up-to-date with the newest details as they become available.