Save Tons with The Complete Guide on How To Make A Record
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Save Tons with The Complete Guide on How To Make A Record

The complete guide on to how to make a record without unnecessary mistakes resulting in saving time, effort and MONEY!
4.6 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
68 students enrolled
Created by Simon Vinestock
Last updated 7/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Save massive amounts of time, effort and money with this step by step course on how to make your record
  • Learn about song writing
  • Learn about budgeting correctly and raising the money to finance the record
  • Learn about how to choose a producer and engineer
  • Learn about the importance of pre-production and how to get it right
  • Learn about rehearsals, and setting up your equipment correctly
  • Learn about the recording, mixing and mastering process
  • Learn about protecting your music
  • Learn about Artwork, graphic design and pressing
  • Learn about Live shows
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Requirements
  • No previous knowledge is needed before starting this course.
Description

If you are an independent musician or band and you want to record an album then this course is essential for you. It will give you a clear guideline of what to do, when to do it and also just as importantly, what not to do, in order to save you massive amounts of time, effort and obviously money. You will receive a step by step manual on how to do this in the most efficient way. I will take you on this amazing journey and let you benefit from the 33 years of experience I have so that you can learn from all the mistakes me and my colleagues have made along the way and make sure you don't. It includes 22 stages covering every topic needed to make a record. At the end of this course you will have all the necessary information on how to make a record in the best way suited for you which will grant you an amazing experience leaving you eager to start on the next album.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for any independent musician about to embark on the wonderful journey of recording an album.
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
01:03:36
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20 Lectures 01:03:36

In this lecture we cover what the course is about and introduce myself, including what I have done and who I have worked with.

Preview 01:41

In this lecture we cover what are the three basic principles in writing a song.

Preview 05:51


In this lecture we cover

different ways to finance the project.

Stage 4 : Raising The Money
05:27

In this lecture we cover

what is the best way to choose a producer.

Stage 5 : Choosing A Producer
03:24

In this lecture we cover

the most important stage as it is the single most cost effective one of producing an album.

Stage 6 : Pre-Production
02:12

In this lecture we cover

what to look out for at the rehearsal stage.

Stage 7 : Rehearsals
03:22

In this lecture we cover

some helpful tips regarding instruments and equipment prior to going into the recording studio.

Stage 8 : Make Sure Instruments And Equipment Are Working
02:03

In this lecture we cover

how to decide which studio is best for you. The big fancy multiplex studio or a basic home set up. What elements need to be taken into consideration when making these choices.

Stage 9 : Choose A Recording Studio
03:12

In this lecture we cover

how choose an engineer that wil meet your needs.

Stage 10 : Choosing An Engineer
01:04

In this lecture we cover

more handy tips while you make your record.

Stage 11 : Songwriting And Playing Credits
01:07

In this lecture we cover

how to record your album in a cost efficient way.

Stage 12 : The Recording Process
04:17

In this lecture we cover

different ways to mix your album. Which is the best for you and what do you need to do in order to maximise this important stage.

Stage 13 : The Mixing Process
07:22

In this lecture we cover what is mastering and how important is it.

Stage 14 : Mastering
01:35

In this lecture we cover how to protect yourself legally so that you don't get sued or that nobody uses your music without your consent.

Stage 15:Protecting Your Music And Getting Clearance For Any Samples In Advance
01:34

In this lecture I'll

give you a few handy tips how not to upset any people and also not to waste unnecessary time and what is the best option for you and how to go about printing your CD.

Stage 16&17 : Artwork/Graphic Design and Disc Pressing
02:51

Here we discuss the importance of videos as an essential promotional tool the subject of marketing and what is the best way for you to get that album out there.

Stage 18&19 : Videos and Marketing
03:54

In this lecture we cover

how to create some passive income streams for yourself.

Stage 20 : Licensing
02:28

In this lecture we cover

the importance of playing live shows and how to make sure you are doing it properly.

Stage 21 : Live Shows
02:45

Congratulations !! You have got to the end of the course and I know that if you follow these guidelines you will have an amazing experience making your record. I wish you all the very best of luck and let me know how you got on :-)

Stage 22 : Conclusion
02:50
About the Instructor
Simon Vinestock
4.6 Average rating
4 Reviews
68 Students
1 Course
Record Producer / Engineer

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. I've produced, engineered and mixed albums for a long list of artists during my fascinating, long and on-going career which is now entering its 33rd year.I believe that due to my vast experience of mixing, I have the added benefit of knowing what is needed at the recording stage in order to get the best results during the mix.My credit list includes artists such as: Texas, David Bowie's Tin Machine, Tears for Fears, Wet Wet Wet, Blur, Robert Plant, Sting, Brian Eno, Gary More, and many many more.Throughout my career as an engineer and mixing engineer, I have worked with many producers such as Tim Palmer who worked with Pearl Jam, Tin Machine, Ozzy Osbourne, U2..), Pete Smith who produced Sting's Dream of the Blue Turtle) Dave Gilmore from Pink Floyd, Chris Kimsey who produced the Rolling Stones and many more.