Music Production/Recording

Maybe it’s been a lot of time you have been playing music and just wondering how to get it on a CD or just as an MP3 so you could carry it all the time with yourself or just put it out there for people to hear it, or maybe you just want to start recording and producing other artists all by yourself? Here’s what you need to learn now -


DAW Tutorials - Cubase/Nuendo& Reason Recording -

  • Introduction to Microphones,
  • Patching,
  • M.I.D.I.,
  • Setting up recording studios,
  • Recording procedures,
  • Production techniques,
  • Signal flow,
  • Multitrack recording,
  • Mixing techniques,
  • Equalization techniques,
  • Metering,
  • Sampling,
  • Synthesizers,
  • Reverberation,
  • Digital delays,
  • DAW Sequencing,
  • Drum sequencing/Rhythm Programming


Multi-Track Recording and Microphone Techniques:

Covers all aspects of multi-track recording and mixer use for acoustic recording such as -

  • Analogue vs digital mixers, signal flow
  • Mic/line inputs, monitor inputs
  • Group outputs and master outputs.
  • Aux sends and returns
  • Connections: XLR, inch, phono, optical
  • Balanced & unbalanced connections
  • Cables, wiring, routing and patchbays
  • Lining Up,
  • Levels,
  • Routing,
  • Electronics, amplifiers, signal processors
  • Microphone types, placement, stereo techniques,
  • Recording acoustic guitar. Stereo miking techniques
  • Recording electric guitars, Using DI boxes.
  • Bass cabinet miking. Recording techniques with guitar amplifiers. Types, settings. Fine tuning the sound.
  • Vocals. Getting a good monitor mix, Microphone selection and placement for vocals. Double tracking, harmonizing.
  • Advanced Effects and EQ use.
  • Compression and Noise Gates
  • Digital vs Analog Formats,
  • Recording a band
  • Creating a rough mix


Aspects of Nuendo/Cubase MIDI sequencing covered include:

Drum programming, bars, and beats, how to produce different rhythms, often referred to as 'Making Beats'

  • Key editor,
  • List editor,
  • Logical editing,
  • Arranging with Global functions,
  • Cut & Pasting,
  • Group track,
  • Using Controllers,
  • MIDI processor,
  • MIDI mixing, IPS,
  • Arpegiators & more
  • The mixer,
  • Automation,
  • Using plug-ins,
  • Audio & automation editing,
  • Channel assignment,
  • VST instruments,
  • Recording audio etc.

Advanced Music Production:

  • Ear training
  • Production analysis
  • Grouping tracks
  • Panning: when and how to use panoramic positioning controls
  • Advanced EQ (drums etc.)
  • Compression. Attack, Release, Threshold and Ratio explained
  • Compressor types and their sound
  • Noise gates.
  • Ducking effects.
  • Types of reverb: spring, plate, digital, convolution
  • Reverb parameters: Early reflections, density, pre-delay and gated reverb
  • Delay parameters: delay time, feedback, hi-cut (damping)
  • Patching delays
  • Multi-tap, ping pong delay and other delay types
  • Chorus, pitch shifting, phasing and flanging
  • Microphone modeling and pitch correction software. Autotune.
  • EQing lead vocals.
  • De-essers
  • Vocal effects: reverb, delay, automatic double tracking (ADT)
  • Backing Vocals: creating submixes
  • EQ'ing, compressing and aligning background vocals.
  • Mixing Dance, Rock, Acoustic, Dub and other styles.
  • Mastering