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THE INSTRUCTOR'S  TOOLKIT

The best new audio, video and text materials for your Recording Curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weathervane Music has limited space for select higher-education recording programs to enroll. The Instructor's Toolkit includes EDU Student and Instructor Memberships. Reserve your spot right away.

 

 

 

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WHAT'S INSIDE
 

EPISODE RESOURCE GUIDE 

A complete guide to view and share all fully-licensed educational materials for Student and Instructor Members throughout the Weathervane and Shaking Through website 

AUDIO DOWNLOADS 

View and share High and low-resolution Raw Tracks, Mix-Stems and Drum Samples from Shaking Through episode recordings. These can be integrated as supplemental example materials for your existing lessons, lectures or recording and mixing assignments. (Read more below!) 

PROCEDURAL ASSIGNMENTS 

View and share unique new assignments that can be delivered to students with each licensed Shaking Through episode. These include The Mix Roadmap, Tracking in the Footsteps and Mixing in the Footsteps. (Read more below!)
 

VIDEO TUTORIALS 

View and share simple background and overview video tutorials explaining the processes we use for simple recording or mixing techniques. This catalog of videos will also grow over time. 
 

PLUS ... 

On-line & On-site Training Available
Guest Lecture Opportunities
Network building opportunities for students and instructors
 
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procedural assignments
 

The Weathervane Drum Room Mic Technique 

We like our stereo room mics to sound far away without the time delays of excessive distance. Also developed through the years in front of the Shaking Through video series cameras, this is the exact process we use to get our room sound. Presented in simple PDF format, The Weathervane Room Mic Technique gives you a chance to try it and teach it yourself. (Comes with a special Instructor's Edition, including chapter summaries, discussion topics and simple quizzes to insure student comprehension.)  
 

The Weathervane Overhead Drum Mic Technique 

There's a lot of different ways to record overheads, but here's a new approach. Developed under the watchful eye of the Weathervane Community and our Shaking Through video series, this is the process we use every time we record a song. Presented in simple PDF format.  (Comes with a special Instructor's Edition, including chapter summaries, discussion topics and simple quizzes to insure student comprehension.) 
 

The Weathervane Mix Roadmap

 

The comprehensive step-by-step process we follow every time we mix a song for Shaking Through, broken down into 7 Chapters, each rated for level of difficulty, estimated time commitment for easch chapter. This Procedural can be assigned all at once, or individual chapters can be assigned separately over time, depending on an instructor’s individual curriculum. (Comes with a special Instructor's Edition, including chapter summaries, discussion topics and simple quizzes to insure student comprehension.)

 

 

 

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All Audio Downloads come from Shaking Through, Weathervane’s acclaimed documentary series about the vision and craft of recording music.  

 

Shaking Through episodes have featured real studio performances by over 50 artists since 2010, including Sharon Van Etten, Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco), Adam Granduceil (The War on Drugs), and many more!

 

 

 

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AUDIO DOWNLOADS FOR TEACHING
 

RAW TRACKS 

Original unprocessed multitracks from Shaking Through Recording Sessions, available in high or low resolution (24 bit, 88.2kHz or 16 bit. 44.1kHz). Give your students the opportunity to see and hear professionally produced tracks from real-world artists' music in raw form!  

MIX-STEMS 

Pre-Console Mix-Stems from Shaking Through final mixes, available in high or low resolution (24 bit, 88.2kHz or 16 bit. 44.1kHz).  Give your students a chance to see and hear the building blocks of a professional mix.  Excellent for demonstrating how a recording progresses from raw to finished form, and absolutley essential for electronic remixing!
 

DRUM SAMPLES 

The first thing we do after we capture the rhtyhm tracks for a new song, is to sample the drums. These are the original, unprocessed multitracks, perfect for mixing and bouncing samples for manual or triggered drum replacement demonstrations. Also, a remarkable resource for electronic remixing students. 

TRACK SHEETS 

All information about the gear and techniques used to record a song, from the first microphone placed to the final printed mix. Excellent information to demonstrate the scope of professional recordings, and to familiarize students with the real language of recording!
 

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK 

Encourage your students to post their mixes on the Shaking Through website for friendly and constructive input from Weathervane Community members around the world. An excellent opportunity to learn while building a network for a life in music! 
 
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR STUDENTS TO... 

EXPLORE & REMIX 

Real-world, high quality recordings by relevant indie artists whose music they may already know and enjoy. 
  

BUILD NETWORKS

Build a network for success in today's increasingly entrepreneurial and global recording community.
 

LEARN FROM ENTREPRENEURS 

Learn from Recording Professionals and Entrepreneurs making a living in the field they aspire to work in. 
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