master class training session

Upcoming master classes:
July 24 Music Educators Master Class Santa Barbara, CA.
July 25 Mixing Santa Barbara, CA.
July 26 Band Recording Santa Barbara, CA.

Master Class Training Sessions are live events where Attendees get hands-on, interactive instruction from Alan Parsons on the 'art and science' of sound recording. They follow similar themes to the Art And Science Of Sound Recording videos but as live events they are more in-depth and offer the chance to actually work with Alan Parsons.

MCTS sessions are held in recording studios around the world and currently comprise one or two day sessions at one of three Levels.

Testimonials

Class Levels

level 1

Level 1

Introduction to recording: approaches and techniques in lecture or seminar form. Half or 1-Day. No prior knowledge required. Level 1 MCTS may be conducted in recording studio or lecture/auditorium locations.

level 2

Level 2

One-Day hands-on sessions with some knowledge of DAW recording required. Suitable for music production / recording students. Live tracking; vocals and basic mixing covered.

level 3

Level 3

Two-Day hands-on sessions with good knowledge of DAW recording and experience as musician, engineer, or producer required. Level 3 events are typically staged at professional recording studios. Attendees get to witness and assist in all stages of a recording session from tracking to overdubs (instrumental and vocal), processing and mixing.





Past MCTS Events

March 6-8 2020

Santa Barbara 3

Day 1-Recording Vocals Alan and David Pack reunite for a special afternoon master class session
Day 2-Mixing It Up Alan reveals secrets in a mixing masterclass in stereo and surround
Day 3-Band Recording Dishwalla tears it up at a live tracking session and more produced by Alan

MAY 24-25 2015

Mexico City

Three hundred students at MC’s TEC University experience Alan singing and recording cello, though not simultaneously. Read More…

October 17-18 2019

Santa Barbara 2

Day 1-Mixing It Up Alan re-examines 3 classic tracks from Amonia Avenue for a mixing master class in stereo and surround
Day 2-Band Recording Alan goes indie with Glen Phillips and Dean Dinnnig from Toad the Wet Sprocket plus star guest multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz

FEB 1-2 2013

Las Vegas

Alan writes in the studio and Vegas’ crème de la crème of session players never miss a beat. Read More…

July 25-27 2019

Santa Barbara

Day 1-A masterclass specifically for educators
Day 2-Mixing It Up-Alan mixes sessions from previous events
Day 3-Life's A Long Song-With a focus on songwriting, arrangement and performance

FEB 11-12 2013

Nashville

Three songs recorded and mixed in two days and still sounding great. Only in Nashville. Read More…

August 10-12 2018

Colorado

Recording and Relaxation in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Read More…

Dec 8 2012

San Francisco

Sylvia Massy replaces Alan on a Christmas single recording. Priceless pearls of wisdom from La Massy. Read More…

March 24-25 2018

Orange County

"Orchestral Maneuvers" was Alan's first full Symphony recording in America, that also featured A-list LA session players Vinnie Colaiuta and Nathan East at Hybrid Studios. Read More…

May 26 2012

Toronto

Prog rock and heroics from The Dave Barrett Trio in Canada’s music city. Read More...

May 10 2017

Cologne

Our first MCTS in mainland Europe took place at the legendary Maarweg Studio 2. Read More…

May 26 2012

Bogota

800 people swarm into the Teatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitán for this Level 1 extravaganza. Read More…

Nov 15 2016

Austin

Native son Casey McPherson assembled a fine posse of young guns for the Austin 'Live Music Capital' master class. Read More…

Jul 22-23 2011

Los Angeles

Masters one and all at The Village session with Vinnie, Nathan, Rami, Michael Thompson and PJ Olsson. Read More…

Nov 16-19 2015

London

Alan Parsons finally got back to London's Abbey Road studios—the location where he trained as a young engineer. Read More…

Jun 19 2011

Guadalajara

Action-packed single day in one of Mexico’s most musical and magical cities. Read More…

May 31 2015

Chicago

Peerless playing on some slinky white soul from Chris Siebold at the Windy City’s Rax Trax Recording studios. Read More…

May 5 2011

Buenos Aires

Vaqueros Paganos kick off the very first Master Class Training Session at the city’s stylish Universidad Nacional de Lanús.


Session Photos