The Fundamentals of Recording Course

Fundamentals of Recording

The Fundamentals of Recording Course is specifically designed to instill a professional approach to recording for working in professional studios as well as the home studio environment. The recording techniques and principles covered in this workshop are the same ones that have been used by professional recording engineers and music producers throughout the recording industry for decades.

This course is specifically designed for anyone who wants to jumpstart their understanding of how music is professionally recorded and produced. The techniques you will learn here will provide a solid foundation wherever your music production work takes you. The final class will focus on making a living in music production using the information you have learned throughout the course.

In this class you will get:

  • Access to all 10 Live Class Replays
  • 50 Additional Support Videos
  • Downloadable Audio Lectures
  • Downloadable Support Materials

This is for people who are serious about studying the art of recording and are looking to make a career in the recording arts.

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The Program

CLASS 1: Basics of Sound

  • Basic Acoustics
  • Recording Studio Design
  • Recording Studio Setup and Configuration
  • Monitoring – Speakers and Headphones
  • Basics of Recording Studio Equipment

CLASS 2: Microphones and Miking Techniques

  • What is a Microphone?
  • Types of Mics
  • Polar Patterns and Settings
  • Selecting the Right Microphone
  • Miking Techniques (Mono and Stereo)

CLASS 3: Audio Hardware and Signal Flow

  • Cabling and Connectors
  • Mic Preamps
  • Recording Consoles
  • Compressors and Equalizers
  • Routing Audio (Basic Signal-Flow)
  • Audio Interfaces

CLASS 4: Basic Recording Techniques

  • Recording Drums and Percussion
  • Recording Bass, Guitars and Keyboards
  • Recording Acoustic Instruments
  • Recording Vocals
  • Working With Click Tracks
  • Headphones, Monitoring and Communications

CLASS 5: Recording Software

  • Recording Software Basics
  • Creating and Managing Songs
  • Types of Tracks
  • Recording Audio
  • Recording MIDI
  • Managing Latency

CLASS 6: Recording and Layering Performances

  • Organizing Tracks for Recording
  • Headphone Mixes
  • Managing Performances
  • Using Takes and Playlists
  • Layering Performances (Overdubbing)
  • Using Loops and Software Instruments

CLASS 7: Editing Audio and MIDI

  • Audio Files and Regions (Non-Destructive Editing)
  • Basic Editing Tools
  • Editing Drums and Instruments
  • Editing Vocals
  • Pitch Correction and Plugin Processing
  • Editing MIDI

CLASS 8: Mixing Audio

  • The Mixing Process (Step by Step)
  • Preparing a Song for Mixing
  • Levels, Panning and Subtractive EQ
  • Compression and Additive EQ
  • Effects Processing (Reverb, Delays and Special Effects)
  • Automation and Printing the Final Mix

CLASS 9: Mastering Audio

  • The Mastering Process
  • Mastering Software
  • Mastering for CD
  • Processing Techniques for Mastering
  • Exporting the Final Master

CLASS 10: How to Make a Living Producing Music

  • Understanding the Modern Music Industry
  • Defining Your Passion and Setting Goals
  • Honing Your Music Production Skills
  • Making Connections and Promoting Yourself
  • Making the Most of Opportunities
  • Making Money Producing Music

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