Tony Thompson

Music Technology/Bass Guitar teacher

Based in
West Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Isle of Wight

Rates: £15 per session. I'll gladly do deals for block bookings.

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I have been playing bass since 1979 and I have been involved in music production and songwriting since the 80s and the days of 8- and 16-track tape machines.

I play 4 and 5-string, electric, acoustic and fretless basses. I have played a wide range of music in front of thousands of people. I was taught bass by renowned veteran sessions player Henry Thomas and would use many of his techniques. You could learn a lot with me, quite quickly, if you're motivated!

I set up my first serious studio in 1988. I have worked as a lecturer in this area since 1994 and have taught levels from beginner to HND Music Technology. I am expert in MIDI, sequencing, sampling, audio editing, sound recording and music production generally. I have been an active member of my professional association, the Music Producers Guild, since the 90s and have worked as a visiting producer on several annual MPG Recording Summer Schools at Glamorgan University, working with live bands.

I have been using the Logic family of software as my main studio writing and recording tool since its ancestor C-Lab Creator in 1988, using Logic itself since 1998. I have used and taught other software, for example Cubase. I have written, produced and sold many tracks for library music and multimedia use, as well as producing tracks for singers, rappers and bands, remixing and recording live gigs. I have written songs with the current lead singer of Hot Chocolate, Kennie Simon. I currently have 2 solo albums out on iTunes and other major digital outlets and am mixing soul material for a singer. You can hear mixes done by me in Logic on this album: - A unique fusion of Indian Classical Vocals, Western flute, and world beats.

For Logic in particular I can teach you about:

*basic recording using Core Audio;
*Song construction and use of the Arrange window;
*Use of the mixer, including Automation and EQ;
*Use of effects plugins, both as Aux effects and inserts;
*Audio editing, including timestretching and pitchshifting;
*Use and editing of Logic's built-in synthesisers and sampler;
*Use of 3rd party plugins, both synths and effects;
*MIDI editing in various windows;
*Use of keyboard shortcuts, screen sets and ways of improving productivity and workflow;
*Backup and storage of song data (this is far more important than some people imagine!)
*I can also give expert input on non-Logic issues such as microphone placement and other recording techniques.

I am happy to work with motivated people of any age and have a current CRB clearance.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

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