Topic outline

  • General



    Beginning Recording Techniques

    BRT - 101

    Beginning Recording Techniques provides students with the foundation to the fundamentals of recording procedures, techniques and equipment used to create, capture and manipulate sounds. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles and other studio basics are taught.

  • Sound

    Sound Waves
    Understanding the anatomy of sound
    • Microphone Design

      Microphone Diaphragm

      Understanding how acoustic sound waves are converted into analog electrical signal

      • Session flow, Signal flow

        Mixing Console

        Understanding how signal flows around the "console"

        • Cables, Patchbay & Metering

          Patchbays

          Connecting and re-routing signal all across the studio     

          • Amps Pt 1

            Mic Pre-Amp

            Understanding how analog signal is manipulated

            • Amps Pt 2

              Inside a Mic Pre-Amp

              DI Boxes, Impedance, and Groundloops

              • Test 1

                Test

                Putting together all of the most important concepts up to this point             

                • EQ 1

                  Digital EQ

                  The technical aspects of tonal shaping

                  • EQ 2

                    Sony EQ

                    Looking at examples of types of EQ and different possible applications 

                    • Dynamics I

                      Fairchild Compressor

                      Understanding the tools we use to manipulate the range between loud and quiet

                      • Dynamics II

                        Fairchild Compressor

                        Understanding the tools we use to manipulate the range between loud and quiet

                        • Time Based Effects 1

                          Digital Reverb

                          Understanding the anatomy and the controls of reverb, delay, flanging, chorusing and others

                          • Time Based Effects II

                            Reverb, Chorus, Flanger

                            Understanding the anatomy and the controls of reverb, delay, flanging, chorusing and others

                            • Test 2

                              Test

                              Putting together all of the most important concepts up to this point             


                              • Microphone Techniques

                                Microphone Placement

                                Understanding special mic techniques, placement and terminology     

                                • Analog Tape, Noise Reduction

                                  Analogue Tape Machine

                                  Understanding the science behind the tonal characteristics of an analog signal path     

                                • Digital Technology

                                  Pro Tools Editing

                                  The specifics of the science around how digital recording and editing work     

                                  • Synchronization

                                    Pro Tool Automation

                                    Learning the history and practice of synchronizing multiple transports together

                                    • Studio Design

                                      Large Console Recording Studio

                                      The science behind proper studio acoustics

                                      • Review

                                      • Test 3

                                        Music Production Test

                                        Putting together all of the most important concepts up to this point

                                        • Test 3 - Mock Tracking

                                          Test

                                          Putting together all of the most important concepts up to this point