TECH MENTORING PROGRAM
Our highly successful Tech Mentoring Program is now available online.
We realize that not everyone is able to come to our facility to take the class, so that is why we have made this resource available. Schedule and book the class and you will get personal one on one interactive report with our Master Tech, who will mentor you through this exclusive tech class.
No prior knowledge of electronics is necessary, and classes are designed to adapt to a wide range of skill levels and interests. Topics covered include working on electronics safely, component recognition, circuit design, pro-tips, studio setup, etc. While a focus of the course is vintage synthesizers, classes branch out into FX pedals, tube amps, etc, and class material is tailored to students’ interest. A major part of the course includes students’ projects (a repair, a kit to build, or an original design).
After completing the class, students have a much better understanding of the technical mindset and have a newfound confidence in the inner workings of audio equipment along with an in depth understanding of the history of audio electronics.
THINGS YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT:
The Tech Mindset
History of Audio Electronics
How to use Multimeters
How to Operate an Oscilloscope
Proper Grounding Techniques
Jeff Blenkinsopp, the Sonic Wizard of The Analog Lab, who mentors the course, has been involved with major artists and instrument manufacturers for over 30 years. Jeff started the Mentoring Program to share his extensive knowledge with the next generation of techs…you!
Get comfortable with an oscilloscope! Learn to love your screwdriver! Burn yourself with a soldering iron! Get to know how the best gear gets its sound! All of that and much more awaits!
You will leave the course with a “real world” education that you can’t get anywhere else!
We must emphasize that this is a commitment of 14 one-hour blocks of time. We recommend that these are scheduled on a regular basis (for example every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6pm).
The Online Tech Mentoring Program is $1950.
Optional Tool/Equipment Package is available.
Email us at for availability and scheduling.
“I came into this class purely from the creative world. I studied composition and toured for almost a decade. In those years I broke way more things than I ever tried to fix. I considered myself basically inept when it came to tech work. But after being surrounded by vintage gear, all in some need of repair, I finally sought a long term solution.
Jeff is a great teacher. The class is fantastic. It truly sets up a solid foundation for being able to understand and fix your own gear. I am now able to open up a synth and not get utterly baffled.”
This class is amazing! I literally learned how to analyze and fix electronics.
Jeff helped me bring my Oberheim Matrix 12 back to life. Wwe went from 0 working voices
to 7 working voices, and I know which parts to source to finish the job.
I managed to repair the chorus on my Juno-106 without any help from Jeff. Doing so involved
a fair amount of investigation and scoping up and down the signal chains, but thanks to
the course I had a methodical approach. Problem solved, and completly solved.
Both chorus channels work and I have no distortion on any of the factory patches.
which is awesome. After taking this class anytime one of my son's electronic toys
breaks down , it is a piece of cake to fix, and mom thinks i'm a wizard. I'm starting
work on a eurorack module of my own design which I would have never contemplated
if not for taking this incredible journey with Jeff. On top of all this you will get to
hear some amazing Pink Floyd tech war stories along the way. Too cool! Sign up
today you, totally worth it!
“This course moved me beyond the front panel and into the actual guts of the synthesizers I have always loved to play. The course is rigorous and yet differentiated enough that a table of diverse individuals–from techs, to musicians, to studio workers–all gain the insight they need based on the level they are at. Jeff does an excellent job of recognizing where each student is and then delivering the information in a way that is both clear and relevant. However, although the course is accessible for even a beginning technician, a quick review of the syllabus will demonstrate that this is no pleasure cruise but a time intensive, thorough, deep, hands on class on how to possess the tech mindset and understand the components, schematics, and tools of the trade.”
“I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to explore electronics and to develop understanding. Within no time I was cracking open some of my gear and fixing things. It’s a class well suited for a range of people: from someone fixing broken gear, to synth aficionados and aspiring techs, or to anyone with an interest in finally grasping electronics.”
“Jeff makes the oft daunting world of audio electronics not only approachable but fun. If you’ve any interest in learning what’s under the proverbial hood of your gear I can’t recommend this enough.”