The following is a profile of Paul Ritchie, instructor of Computer Audio Recording: Podcasts, Music and Vocals — a three-week program being offered twice as part of the Belmar Community Makerspace Summer Maker Program.

BELMAR, NJ — Paul Ritchie is a seasoned musician, producer, and engineer, who completed the audio recording and production program at the New York City-based Institute of Audio Research 17 years ago.

Since then, he has toured internationally with his band, The Parlor Mob, produced and engineered at various studios including but not limited to Retromedia Sound Studios of Red Bank, Lakehouse Recording Studios of Asbury Park. Currently, he can be found at his co-owned studio, New Future, in Belmar.

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About Computer Audio Recording: Podcasts, Music and Vocals

Ritchie will lead this three-part class, designed for anyone who wants to record an original podcast, create or record live music, produce demos for songwriters, edit music, perform voiceover work — or just to learn and be creative.

The first three-session offering will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,  July 9, July 16 and July 23 and will be repeated on Tuesday, July 30, August 6 and August 3 at the Makerspace, located at Belmar Community Center/Library Annex at 503 Seventh Avenue.

In offering participants the opportunity to learn the basics of computer recording, Ritchie will provide a “how-to” into setting up and operating an audio interface, microphones, MIDI keyboards, and the basics of editing, recording and mixing using GarageBand.

Cost is $30 per person.

For more details on each session, click here. To register, click here.

Belmar Public Library cards are not necessary to register for courses in the Summer Maker Program.

To learn more about all the create-and-collaborate classes of the Summer Maker Program offered by the Belmar Community Makerspace — a program of the Belmar Public Library — click here.

For more information on the Summer Maker Program or the Belmar Community Makerspace, email library assistant Luis Pulido at

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