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.
In this lecture we cover what the course is about and introduce myself, including what I have done and who I have worked with.
In this lecture we cover what are the three basic principles in writing a song.
What is the main purpose of your recordings?
different ways to finance the project.
what is the best way to choose a producer.
the most important stage as it is the single most cost effective one of producing an album.
what to look out for at the rehearsal stage.
some helpful tips regarding instruments and equipment prior to going into the recording studio.
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.
how choose an engineer that wil meet your needs.
more handy tips while you make your record.
how to record your album in a cost efficient way.
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.
In this lecture we cover what is mastering and how important is it.
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.
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.
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.
how to create some passive income streams for yourself.
the importance of playing live shows and how to make sure you are doing it properly.
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 :-)
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.