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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Students who are interested in working in a recording studio 
  • Sound engineers
  • Musicians
  • Producers
  • Session players

What you’ll learn: 

  • How to navigate all the equipment of a professional recording studio
  • General etiquette of a recording studio
  • How recording studios are designed
  • Acoustics and sound diffusion
  • Signal flow in a studio
  • Computer setup in a studio


  • Students do not need to be working in a studio to take this class
  • Students with little or no knowledge about recording studios are welcome, although more advanced students will benefit from the detailed equipment analysis

Software version used in the course:

  • This course is NOT specific to any DAW program

In this class, we start with how to book time in a studio, and what to expect. Then, we move on to running a whole session – how to connect everything, use the equipment, and more. I’ll walk you through every step of the process and explain the logic behind every decision I make.

Topics Covered: 

  • The Essential Tools of the Recording Studio
  • Studio Rules
  • Wrapping Cables
  • Normalizing The Room
  • Equipment in the Live Room
  • Equipment in the Control Room
  • Acoustics and Sound Diffusion
  • Signal Flow in the Studio
  • Monitor Speakers
  • Preamps
  • Choosing Preamps
  • Configuring Preamps
  • Microphones
  • Choosing Microphones
  • Dynamic Microphones
  • Condenser Microphones
  • Ribbon Microphones
  • The Patchbay
  • Patching A Session
  • Setting up a Session
  • Routing to Hearback
  • Headphone Mixes
  • Computer Settings
  • Record Settings in the Computer
  • Playback and Monitoring
  • Talkback
  • And much, much more!

If you are ready to start making music in the studio, this is the class that will start you on that journey. Get started today.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned to work in a recording studio.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction And Overview
Introduction 00:00:00
What We Are Covering Here 00:00:00
Tools You Will Need For This Class 00:00:00
Section 2 - General Etiquette
Studio Rules 00:00:00
Food And Drink 00:00:00
Cleaning Up 00:00:00
Wrapping Cables 00:00:00
“Normalizing” The Room 00:00:00
“Normalizing” The Board 00:00:00
Saving Files 00:00:00
Section 3 - General Layout
Most Studios Will Have 2 Or More Rooms 00:00:00
Equipment In the Live Room 00:00:00
Acoustics And Sound Diffusion 00:00:00
Firing Up The Control Room 00:00:00
Section 4 - Signal Flow
What Is The Signal Flow Of The Booth 00:00:00
A Signal Flow Diagram 00:00:00
Inside The Computer 00:00:00
The Monitors 00:00:00
Back To The Live Room With Headphones 00:00:00
Section 5 - PreAmps
What Preamps Do 00:00:00
Why So Many? 00:00:00
The Sine Wave Test 00:00:00
Common Settings On Each One 00:00:00
Dialing In A Preamp 00:00:00
Section 6 - Microphones
Different Kinds Of Microphones 00:00:00
Care And Feeding Of Microphones 00:00:00
Dynamic Microphone Uses 00:00:00
Condenser Microphone Uses 00:00:00
Ribbon Microphone Uses 00:00:00
Choosing Microphones 00:00:00
Section 7 - The Patchbay
What Is A Patchbay? 00:00:00
Diagram Of Our Patch Bay 00:00:00
Patching Cables 00:00:00
“Normalized” Settings 00:00:00
Setting Up A Session 00:00:00
Testing Alone 00:00:00
Routing To Hearback 00:00:00
Saving Your Patching 00:00:00
The Routing Map For Your Session 00:00:00
Section 8 - The Computer
Getting Audio Into The Computer 00:00:00
Getting Audio Into The Software 00:00:00
The Board 00:00:00
Record Settings In The Computer 00:00:00
Hearback Output Settings 00:00:00
Section 9 - Playback And Monitoring
Playback System 00:00:00
Talkback 00:00:00
Section 10 - Saving, Exporting, Working In A Shared Space
Collect All And Save 00:00:00
Consider Editing At Home 00:00:00
Exporting To A Different DAW 00:00:00
Normalize The Room 00:00:00
Section 11 - Wrap Up
What Comes Next? 00:00:00
Thanks For Watching! 00:00:00
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