Seattle, WA (June 30, 2014)—CreativeLive and audio engineer Zach Varnell have teamed up for a free four-hour course titled “Intro To Home Recording,” designed to cover the fundamentals of home recording using basic equipment, scheduled for July 9 on the CreativeLive Website.
Varnell will touch on everything from basic set-up to recording vocals, bass and guitar and how to work with virtual drums and synths.
Varnell has been recording since he was 13 years old, from a two-track reel to reel in his parents' basement in Denver to studios like London Bridge and Bear Creek in Seattle. Since 2000, he has worked in numerous studios including Harbor Studios, Tacoma’s Spectre Studios, and in 2012 partnered with two more engineers to build The Castle. Varnell is a staff engineer at Tacoma's Pacific Studios, and has recently worked with a number of video production teams, capturing live performances for bands like Pink Martini and Brandi Carlile. In 2011, Varnell partnered with videographer/photographers Dylan Priest and Ty Kalberg to create Notes From Home, a web-based intimate house concert experience, producing and recording acoustic concerts for artists like Damien Jurado, Pickwick, Allen Stone, John Vanderslice, The Head and the Heart and Drew Grow.
Varnell began teaching Audio Recording at the Tacoma School of the Arts in 2004, and currently serves as the creative media director for Elements of Education, a non-profit funding arts and literacy initiatives in public education.