Alan Parsons: Recording Rock in Austin

Master Class Training Sessions at Orb Studios in Austin, November 15th
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Master Class Training Sessions at Orb Studios in Austin, November 15th
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Legendary engineer, producer, artist, and educator Alan Parsons continues his popular series of Master Class Training Sessions at Orb Studios in Austin, November 15th, with local rock songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Casey McPherson.

Following on from master classes at Abbey Road, London, The Village in Los Angeles, Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas and many other studios around the world, Parsons’ events are hands-on, where attendees actually get to make a record with the Dark Side Of The Moon engineer and multi-platinum record producer.

The one-day Austin session will feature the music of Casey McPherson, who came to prominence fronting the prog rock supergroup Flying Colors, alongside Steve Morse, Mike Portnoy and Dave LaRue. McPherson also runs his own alternative rock band Alpha Rev, whose debut album produced by GrammyWinner David Kahne achieved chart success in 2011.

The Austin masterclass looks at a range of classic rock instrumentation and techniques with guitars, bass, Hammond, Rhodes and vocals but also ventures into less traveled waters at the hands of drummer and master percussionist Tabber Miller whose trap kit will be augmented by a Wavedrum and several tribal percussion instruments.

Attendees will be part of the whole day’s work from micing the live tracking session to instrumental overdubs, vocal recording, processing, to an initial mix that will be provided to attendees at the end.

Orb Studios is one of the top studios in Austin; revamped in 2015 by Mark Genfan of Acoustic Spaces and with recent clients including Lil Wayne, Third Eye Blind and Justin Bieber.

The opportunity to not only observe but to participate in a recording session with Alan Parsons is rare and has proved priceless to hundreds of attendees who have receieved signed certificates of completion from Alan since MCTS events first began in Argentina.

Full details of the Master Class Training Sessions and contest are at www.artandscienceofsound.com/mcts/austin