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Brookline Teen Center 40 Aspinwall Avenue Brookline, MA 02446

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Email: music@btcrecs.org [general inquiries]

Phone: (617) 396-8349

Studio Hours 

7th/8th graders: Mondays 3:30pm-5pm 

9th-12th graders: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3pm-8pm | Fridays 3pm-10pm

Since it’s opening in September of 2013, the Brookline Teen Center’s Music Studio has been hosting Open Mics and concerts, instructing students on audio engineering and DJ’ing, and recording countless songs for 7th-12th graders. Our state-of-the-art music recording studio is comprised of a control room and live room that allows for music production, audio engineering, jam sessions, songwriting, DJ’ing and more. Members are encouraged to create and record music, hone their craft and organize music related events. Whether it’s recording a debut album, getting training to operate Pro Tools as an audio engineer, or promoting and hosting an Open Mic, all members with an interest in music are welcome to get involved.

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Staff: Jory Cherry [Art Director] | Ted Cullinane [Music Specialist] | Evan Legere [Chief Engineer] 

Studio Staff Alumni: Ben Fox | Robert Lewis

Music Volunteer Committee: Eric Friedman | Sam Hale | Kyle Jenkins | Greg LoPiccoloequipment-btc-recsEQUIP

Recording

Pro Tools 10 | Onyx 1640i recording mixer | JBL Control 4 monitor speakers | AKG Perception 120 Studio Condenser Microphone | Heil Drum Mic Set | Shure SM57 Instrumental Microphones | Shure SM58 Vocal Microphones | Perception 170 Microphones  

Amplifiers

Fender Bass 300C | Marshall MG 30 DFX | Behringer GX112 | Crate G-40C | Line 6

Instruments

Drum Set, Dean Electric Bass, Ibanez Electric Guitar, Franciscan Acoustic Guitar CS-9, Makala Ukulele, DJ Set Up with Serato Scratch Live, Hammond B3 Organ, Yamaha Upright Piano

Digital Music Production

Axiom AIR 49 Midi Controller | Reason | Ableton Live | Ableton Novation Launchpad S | MAudio 49e Midi Controller

 

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Upstairs Production Room

Axiom AIR 49 Midi Controller | Reason | Ableton Live 

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Audio Engineering [2014 – present]

For those intrigued by audio engineering, our Pro Tools 101 course will show you the necessary techniques for recording and editing live and digital music.

Music Production [2014 – present]

Our production carts are outfitted with Digital Audio Workstation Reason and M- Audio Midi Controllers. The carts are an ideal platform for nascent beatmakers to get their feet wet in digital composition.

Jam Sessions [2013 – present]

The Live Room set up of drums, bass, guitar, and keys is primed for weekly band practice or jam sessions.

DJ 101 [2013 – present]

Aspiring DJs are also welcome to join our Thursday afternoon sessions to learn the fundamentals of mixing and cutting with both vinyl and Serato Scratch Live.

Music Team [2013 – present]

For those interested in organizing and promoting live music events, we hold weekly Music Team meetings where Open Mics and other music related functions are planned.