studioDon't just be an engineer, learn to understand what producers want. Equip yourself with the skill of acoustics, listening into the mic, setting up a studio etc. Don't just record, produce what you record as well. 

The studio business under went a lot of changes since the 1980s. Recordings based on technology became the order of the day. Microphone techniques, recording ( tracking) either stereo or mono, formalizing the use of MIDI in recording all gained prominence in the eighties. 

Many of the techniques and equipment introduced also began to make recording affordable, leading to the birth of "home studios". For the first time the computer became a sequencer and found its way to the studio - though it could record only MIDI. But that meant that recording budgets, flights expenses,  hotel bills for an artist could be slashed considerably - Hugh Masekela could take advantage of his visit to Ghana, get some indigenous musicians to play for him and then takes the instrumental recording to South Africa for overdubs and mixing!

Almost four decades on, the computer has taken the central stage. There is a virtual version for almost all the most expensive outboard gear that, in the past, only top producers and studios could afford. Such plug-ins or virtual instruments give reasonable output to warrant their purchase and inclusion in most projects. Today, If a studio engineer is not using a soft or plug-in version of the known studio gear, then that Engineer is just a conservative. Even Bruce Sweden uses some plug-ins!

There are enough materials and techniques built into our course to excite you when you enroll.

 

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101

Studio Production is a wonderful course designed for those who want to become sound engineers but don't desire to work on the field. All they want is to be in the studio creating hit tracks. 

This course will take you through safety precautions necessary for working in the studio, expose you to job opportunities available in the sound and music industrlies in your locality and give you a sound foundation in music and audio recording

You will not be a wizard in Cubase, Logic or Reasons but you will master the art of production and the principles behind all major Digital Work Stations(DAW).

The course also touches on ear training and the basics of studio setup, routing and inter connectivity

At the end of Level 1, you will be able to

1. Setup a basic computer based studio

2. Record and Save important projects

3. Use major DAWS like Logic, Cubase, Protools, Artiste One etc

201

Studio Production Level two is a continuation of the foundation laid in Level 1. We still delve deeper into the studio Arena, deepining the knowledge in programming and recording. 

We lay more emphasis on virtual instruments and sampling, understanding how sample works in the environment of recording. 

In level one we looked at microphones but this time we will understand the choices we make as we record with different microphones and hear the sonic differences they make to sour recording. 

We shall also spend time with the instruments we record to appreciate their sonic stamps: How different does the conga sound from Lartin percussion?

With the foundation laid we shall launch for practical experience by working on projects in o studios. This will afford us the opportunity to study the different approaches other engineers use to record. 

Many the end of this course students will en able to:

1. Use DAWs more easily. 

2. Record and make their own samples. 

3. Develop their own virtual instruments. 

4. Mix their own projects