Record Audio Like a Pro: Foundations of Audio Recording

Learn proper audio recording and production for your own music, podcast or other audio recordings.
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Have you ever wanted to record your own music, podcast or any other type of audio?

Discover the industry secrets to recording crisp and clear audio in any type of recording environment.

In this course you will learn the essential foundations for awesome audio recordings that will make your audio productions sound like it was produced by a professional.

This course will help improve your audio quality in every aspect.

You will learn how to improve audio quality through microphone placement, noise control, and audio levels. Learn the basics of sound and technique. From understanding the equipment to working with audio in editing software. In addition, you'll learn how to select the correct microphone, learn about polar patterns and so much more!

What are the requirements?

  • There are no actual requirements for this course, but you'll find it helpful to have access to any audio editor or DAW

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Optimizie your listening environment
  • Choosing the right microphone for the right recording application
  • How different microphone types affect recording
  • How to capture great sounds
  • How to use audio in Reaper
  • Analog to digital conversion
  • Using the various types of audio equipment
  • Audio Interface, Headphones, and Studio Monitors
  • Much More!

What is the target audience?

  • podcasters
  • singers
  • artists
  • voice over actors
  • anyone who wants professional sounding audio

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome
Getting Started
Preview
06:44
Analog to Digital Conversion Process
Preview
04:45
Section 2: Equipment
03:07

This is your basic intro to microphones. We will talk about 2 of the most common types of microphones, dynamic and condenser.

08:06

In this video we look at how microphones with different polar patterns react to a sound source. We will also take a look at proximity effect and see how that effects the sound you are recording.

Amplifier
05:19
07:37

In this section we will talk about the common cables and connections you will come across in audio recording. We will also take a look at several adapters to get the signal where you need it.

09:50

We continue the discussion of cables and connections by talking about MIDI and how to wrap cables properly.

05:23

In this lecture we will talk about audio interfaces. We will go over what features are out there and what you need to get started with one. We will also talk about headphones and studio monitors.

Section 3: Audio Recording
08:52

Let’s take a look at one of my favorite recording applications. Reaper. We will go over some of the basic features that will be standard in most all audio recording applications.

11:02

We continue to look at the features in Reaper as we explore an example song I recorded.

06:30

Example time! Here we look at how to record an electric guitar using a microphone and a guitar amplifier.

05:33

We continue to talk about recording electric guitars by looking at a hardware guitar amplifier modeler.

08:44

Let’s look at a super easy way to record bass guitar. We will also talk about other ways to record bass guitars, and if it is good idea.

08:28

In this lecture we talk about how to record acoustic guitars. I will show you how you can get a nice sound with some inexpensive equipment.

Section 4: Conclusion
Conclusion
00:42

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Instructor Biography

Dave B., Photographer, Videographer, Blogger and Entrepreneur

David is a Videographer, Photographer, Producer, Entrepreneur & Web Content Manager.

David started his professional videography & photography businesses at the young age of 19 where he mainly worked within the sport of snowboarding. He has since expanded his services and now specializes in business promotional content and a wide variety of other camerawork.

Dave's work has taken him to Africa, Europe, Cuba, most of the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Canada and all over the United States.

His clients make up a list of who's who of the Fortune 500: General Electric, Verizon, Costco, Sears, Ford, Coca-Cola, Macy's, 3M, AT&T, and Kraft Foods, to name a few.

He has also worked for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Discovery Channel, History Channel, A&E, and ESPN.

His aim is to teach individuals and small businesses ways to create better videos and photos.

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