The secret to making professional sounding recordings isn't much of a secret. It's all about understanding the fundamentals of sound and recording. This course is designed to teach beginners about audio production using a combination of video, written text, and slides. This course is also a great review for advanced students.
Throughout this course you will learn about the basic principles of sound. We will cover the proper terminologies that professional engineers use in a recording session. You will learn about the different types of microphones in a studio plus basic and more advanced miking techniques. There is also a portion of this course dedicated to setting up sessions using Pro Tools.
When you complete this course you will be able to use these fundamentals in your day to day recording projects, whether you are recording in your home or in a professional studio. You will feel more confident using effects such as equalizers, compressors, and delays, and you will have a better understanding of Pro Tools which is the industry standard DAW.
This lesson is a written discription about some important facts about sound.
Propagation is about how sound travels through a medium like the air around us. Knowing how sound works in a space will open up creative ways of setting up microphones.
In this lecture we are going to discuss frequency. What is it? how do we measure it and how does it apply to recording music.
In this lecture we talk about amplitude and the way we measure it in decibels.
In this presentation we will go over the different cables you will use in a typical recording studio. We will also go over balanced and unbalanced cables.
Microphones are the work horse in a recording studio. After this lecture you will understand better how a microphone works and the different kinds you may use.
No matter where and how you record comb filtering will happen. This lesson we will discuss what it is and why it happens.
There are certain things you want to keep in mind when recording vocals. In this lecture we will go over common mistakes to avoid.
There are many different types of amplifiers. In this lesson we will show you different microphone placements to get really good recordings.
This slide show will go over different types of dynamic controllers. Compressors are very useful and important when it comes to mixing.
Delays are an important and fun effect we use. We can use short delays to enhance a stereo image or long delays to make an echo effect. In this module we will go over the different perimeters of a delay effect.
Nick Iden is an award winning music producer and entrepreneur based out of Kitchener Ontario. During his 15 years of audio production, he has been fortunate to work with artists both major and independent. In 2008 he founded the music school Brixton Music which focuses on the teaching of audio production and music theory.
Nick started as a session guitar player in 2000 doing work in famous studios such as Metalworks, Phase One and Voodoo records. It was during this time he fell in love with the production side of music. Nick studied audio production and songwriting from Berklee College of music. In 2008 Nick established Brixton Music, a recording studio/production company that focused on the development of new artists. Nick has had the honour or working with artists such as Juno winners Choclair, Blue Rodeo, Rob Szabo, The Happy Mondays, Beady eyes and Ani DiFranco.
In 2012 Brixton Music switched gears and started to focus on audio production education. Since then Nick has worked with over 200 students and mentors up and coming engineers all around the world.