We believe that the opportunity to hear your own playing is an important aspect to improving your musicality. At this year's event, we are expanding the recording opportunities to include all participants.
This page describes some of the aspects of the recording program at Flute Haven 2016.
USB Flash Drive
All participants will receive a USB flash drive (on a stylish lanyard) as part of their registration. This can be used to collect various audio recordings throughout the week ...
Many of the open sessions — those that focus on playing technique and topics of general interest — will be recorded. The recordings will be freely available to all participants as downloads onto their USB flash drives during the workshop.
A dedicated, on-site recording studio is available at all times throughout the week (yes, 24-hour access — for the truly energetic). In particular, it will have one of the two Recording Kiosks (see below).
We have two, on-site, self-contained recording kiosks that allow you to easily record your playing. You get complete, mixed tracks of one or two flutes (or other instruments), optional keyboard and/or guitar inputs, and the option of recording over a wide array of backing tracks (including everything from the Jam Tracks series and Frank Henninger's percussion tracks). The recording kiosk has high-quality components ideal for flutes (large-diaphragm condenser microphones, Lexicon reverb and echo) and records directly to MP3 or WAV format files on your own USB flash drive. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to record using the recording kiosks and are free to use the units throughout the week.
“One Song” Recording Session
This is a special, add-on program that introduces you to a professional recording studio environment and gives you a full recording session experience. Eric Miller serves as engineer for this four-hour recording session. The goal of the session is to record one complete, mixed audio track with up to four participants. The session will include recording background tracks, adding overdubs, and intense listening and mixing. The resulting track will be played at the closing session on Sunday, be available to all participants by download to their USB flash drives, and also used as the backing track on this (currently silent) YouTube video:
Past Flute Haven Recording Projects
Past editions of Flute Haven have been the source of a wide range of recordings. Some of those have resulted in commercial CDs:
Flute Haven 2013 Tracks
Three participants at Flute Haven 2013 dedicated the week to recording for their own CD projects. Here is a sampler of material from those recordings:
Flute Haven Journeys
The Flute Haven recording sessions of 2012 resulted in a commercial production CD, Flute Haven Journeys (available on Amazon and CD Baby).
Here are some tracks from that CD:
Genesis — Bette Acker
Tracks recorded by Bette Acker at the 2009 Flute Haven became the core of her CD Genesis (available on CD Baby).
Here are a few excerpts from those tracks — accompaniment is by Ron Kravitz on Hang and percussion and Eric Miller on guitar:
Tracks by Kathleen Roeser
Here are some tracks recorded by Kathleen Roeser during Flute Haven 2010: