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Orientation to the Recording Studio

Learn how to effectively communicate as an artist or engineer in the music studio.

Orientation to the Recording Studio

Learn how to effectively communicate as an artist or engineer in the music studio.

Description

In this course, Vinnie walks you through the different elements of the studio. You will learn the different types of gear in the studio, how to understand audio on a deeper level, and how to integrate DAWs in your process.

Objectives

  • Get an overview of the studio.
  • Learn the characteristics of audio.
  • Learn to work with a DAW.
  • Understand mixing and mastering.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Overview of the Studio
    In this step, Vinnie gives an overview of the recording studio, explains signal flow, and walks through the steps that go into creating a finished record.
  • 2
    Measuring Audio
    In this step, Vinnie explains the physical characteristics of audio, and the ways audio is measured.
  • 3
    Microphones and Cables
    In this step, Vinnie gives a brief overview of the different types of microphones and cables found in the recording studio, and goes over what they are used for.
  • 4
    Working in a DAW
    In this step, Vinnie demonstrates how to use Pro Tools and set up a session for mixing or tracking.
  • 5
    Mixing and Mastering
    In this step, Vinnie takes a more in-depth look at the mixing process, as well a brief look at mastering.