FREE Workshop On ‘Getting Started With Your Home Studio’ with James Hearn

If you are thinking of building your own home recording studio, this free workshop is a MUST! Award-winning producer/engineer, James Hearn, will esplain how to know exactly what you need based on your circumstances! Before you spend money on something that you don’t need, or buy something that won’t do the job you need it to, check out this free workshop. Some of the topics he will cover include:

  • Hardware – What will you need and what’s available
  • Software – Which software and price range best suits your needs
  • Which you need in terms of a computer
  • What other equipment is important and what should be on your wish list
  • What are the space requirements for getting a decent sound.

This event is sponsored by Best Buy. Everyone who attends will get a Best Buy discount coupon for anything in their pro audio department!

This is the first of 5 consecutive Sunday home recording workshops! Here are the followup classes:

September 23 – First Things First – Drums & Bass – How to create drum parts with MIDI, microphone options for recording drums, using loops, recording bass, using MIDI for bass parts

 September 30 – Adding Instrumentation – Recording with MIDI, recording with microphones, adding piano, guitars, and whatever else you can find

 October 7 – Recording vocals, mixing, mastering your song

 October 14 – One-on-one sessions with me to help you get your home studio up & running

About James Hearn:

  • B.M. in Commercial Music, University of Memphis
  • M.S. in Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Pro Tools HD Certified Operator, Pro Media Training
  • Experience in analog and digital audio recording hardware and software, with an emphasis in Pro Tools. Client list includes the Country Music Association, the Tennessee Renaissance Center, and Club Three Degrees among others.
  • Producer of Independent record label and artist albums including Sandy Feet, The Firm Records, and Cat’s Music.
  • Teaches at Nashville State Community College
  • Additional teaching experience at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the University of North Alabama’s Entertainment Industry Center, in Flroence, Alabama.


  • Recording studio management and marketing consulting and research with internationally published research
  • Analog and digital recording, mixing, production, engineering, Pro Tools, Cubase, Internet audio


Date(s) - Sunday, September 16, 2012
2:00 PM CDT - 4:30 PM CDT

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Vinny Ribas

Vinny Ribas is the founder and CEO of Indie Connect, an artist management, consulting and training company. The company also hosts networking and educational events and has published an app that connects people to the Nashville Music Industry. During his 40+ year career, Vinny has been a full time musician, artist manager, booking agent, songwriter, studio owner, producer and the Entertainment Director for the NV State Fair. He has also coached over 1000 artists and songwriters. He is a sought after speaker and has authored over 400 music industry articles. Vinny is also the CEO of Top 4M Entertainment, an independent film and television production company.