Grammy Award Winner, Warren Riker, Gives Master Class


Santa Ana, CA - Two-time Grammy Award-Winner, Warren Riker, is giving a two-day master class at Granted Records studios in Santa Ana, California. The class is set for June 30th, 2018, and will be an event like no other. Participants in the course will experience hands-on instruction for recording, engineering, and mixing by one of the greatest in the music industry. Mr. Riker is known for working on many different genres of music, such as Grammy albums-of-the-year Santana’s Supernatural (1999), and the Miseducation of Lauren Hill (1998 / first for any hip-hop artist).

Granted Records CEO, Emo Alaeddin, states, “Even though the business model of the music industry has changed so much over the last decade, it is still about the music. Moreover, making a professionally sounding song or album from home is now more possible than ever before. And having someone like Warren Riker teach you the ins and outs of recording and mixing is priceless. We are very thankful for him agreeing to do this.”

“I have been engineering, mixing, and producing music since I was 15 years old, and I would like to pass on my experience and knowledge to those that will most benefit from it: unsigned and independent artists working at honing their craft at home.”, says Riker. “The tools available for the home studio today is just as good as what I worked on in world-class recording studios. That said, I aim to teach participants how to achieve that polished studio sound, but from home.”

The masterclass will be a two-day event, focusing on engineering on Day 1, and mixing on day 2. Day 1 will center on practical experiences, such as what mics to use and how to set them up, while Day 2 will focus on mixing multiple recorded elements into one cohesive product.  This course will be an intimate and interactive class like no other with one of the greats of the music industry.

The course is open to all proficiency levels and all musical genres but has limited seating. The special early bird rate of $350 for the full workshop and $250 for each of the two days expires June 16.

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Granted Records is an independent music label providing recording, producing, and artist management services, in addition to music education, in Santa Ana, Ca. It is dedicated to improving the community by encouraging music learning and musical expression. They can be reached by phone or email.

Official Ribbon Cutting Announced


Granted Records will be celebrating their official ribbon cutting tomorrow at 11am at their location in Santa Ana.  The address is1616 E 4th St  Suite 275 Santa Ana CA 92701. 

Photo by Chloe Atnip

Photo by Chloe Atnip

The full service audio production house, recording studio, and music school is owned and operated by Emad "Emo" Alaeddin. "After producing 8 studio albums and 15 years of being a professional singer, I'm so excited to open a space to promote and empower up and coming musicians," states Alaeddin. 

Guests will include members from the top networking organization in the world BNI, the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, and friends and family.

Photo by Jon Haverstick

Photo by Jon Haverstick

There will be food, drinks, and live entertainment. Performances will feature Living Cover, WhosNext, and Emad Alaeddin.