Home Recording & Production for Acoustic Music

with Efrén López

  • General Modal
  • All Instruments
  • English

Description

This course will outline from beginning to end the process of recording and producing acoustic music in a home studio environment. This is an increasingly important skill in our times, since the vast majority of demos as well as a large part of commercial productions are made in home studios. We will focus on the technical and musical aspects that comprise the home recording process.

This course will be divided into five different sessions:

Lesson 1:
- Choosing mics and their placement
- Ambient mics
- EQ basics

Lesson 2:
- Compression
- Multiband compression
- Deesser
- Limiter
- Noise gate

Lesson 3:
- Types of reverb, their parameters and uses
- Creating space and depth
- Delay, chorus and other FX used in acoustic music
- Pitch shift
- Extra bass tricks

Lesson 4:
- Automation
- Edit
- Cleaning tracks
- Organization (colors, names)
- Arrangements, instrumentation
- Production tricks

Lesson 5:
- Final mix
- Grouping
- Mastering

This course is for students who already have some experience with recording equipment and software, and are familiar with the general language used in this discipline.

If you're interested in taking this course in another language (Greek, Catalan or French), please fill out our course suggestion form:
https://airtable.com/shrooS1PvkmPFkbiZ

This course includes

  • 15 Hours of Instruction
  • Lifetime Access to Video Recordings
  • Certificate of Completion

Student requirements

  • Instrumental technique: any level
  • Western theory: any level
  • Modal music theory: any level
  • Sight reading: any level
  • Transposition: any level
  • Learning by ear: any level
  • Composition: any level
  • Improvisation: any level

Day Date Start Finish
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm

In case a class is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, one or more additional make-up classes will take place at the same time on the same weekdays following the last week of classes.


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