Tuesday, August 18
5pm - 7pm EST

Followed by Q&A

and listening feedback session

Sliding Scale $5 - $15

Zoom video link will be sent out 15 minutes prior to event

Join us for Women in Sound’s first artist talk led by Brooklyn-based producer Rosana Cabán in partnership with the Computer Music Center at Columbia University.

Rosana will discuss her philosophy of music production from both business and creative perspectives. The workshop will cover the various roles within a recording studio environment and the importance of finding your music community, being an active listener, working with clients, and setting expectations. Rosana will also offer insights into budgeting, crediting, understanding split sheets, and finding clients.

Using Pro Tools, Rosana will share her techniques for preparing and organizing recording sessions. This includes learning how to set up your equipment, creating your “go-to” FX chains, choosing instruments, exporting STEMS, preparing mixes for mastering, and managing/archiving your audio files.

After a short break, the workshop will conclude with a critical listening session. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on each other’s work.

*Submitting work for feedback is optional. Tracks must be submitted via email prior to the workshop.




- Computer with Pro Tools (a free trial version is available here) or your preferred DAW

- Optional but highly recommended: a second screen to watch the Zoom session (a tablet, phone or another computer)

- Headphones

For those requiring additional tech assistance or who have questions about software, please email us:





Rosana Cabán is a Puerto Rican-born, Brooklyn-based artist and music producer. As the drummer of the band Psychic Twin, she toured and performed in over 80 rock venues across the US and Canada opening for STRFKR, LadyHawke, the Generationals and Sylvan Esso. Her production and mixing work has been released through Polyvinyl, Shore Dive, and DEATH BY SHEEP records and heard on podcasts and voice overs for New York Times-reviewed theater. She was a Marble House Project artist in residency in 2018 and an Ace Hotel AIR in 2017. Rosana is an active member of Tom Tom Magazine's Braintrust. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Sound Art MFA program and works out of her recording studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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