“Chapter 14 was filled with useful information. There were so many plug-ins that are necessary for the mixing process and that doesn’t even count the third party plug-ins all over the web.”
“This week I was in the studio for about 3 hours. We went over the section to understand it better. Me and Eric took turns pulling up the new session on protools and getting it ready like we were about to start recording music. He did that to familiarize the process so when we got protools it would be easier to get things going for us.”
Do what you love!
“Really trying to apply all of the knowledge that I have taken in over the cruise of these past ten chapters. The fact that I realize I am actually out here doing what I love and want to do with my life is amazing!”
“This week was good. My mentor and I sat down with this week’s lesson and talked about how to set up a studio. I find that it’s all about how you set up the studio to your advantage, like my mentors studio he has one room isolated for drums only and has plugins for bass and guitar right inside the control room so that he can MIC the amps in separate ISO rooms.”
“This week was really fun for me. I got to go into the studio three times! I have been learning about microphones this past week. The first night in the studio, I watched as Joe recorded a few different people, there were a lot of people in the studio.”
“Had my first lesson on Feb 21st! Aced the first quiz, was very happy about that. My mentor seems to be very knowledgeable and is very eager to teach. He reviews the material in a way to be sure that you fully understand what you’ve learned, so there will be no memorization of key words!”
“We had a full day at my mentor’s studio and the place was jumping as usual. My mentor was excited that all the new gear would be coming in between March 8 – 11 and with it he will be able to do some different things. I told him that I should be around and would love to help him set some stuff up so I’m looking forward to coordinating with him!”
“My first lesson with my mentor completely exceeded my expectations; he is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful with the course material. I can’t wait to go back and do more work with him!”
“This chapter was valuable because I really had no idea of mapping a session. it is good that I have an understanding of where to place mics on instruments and where to put them. I am excited to do some hands on tracking today!”
“Going in for a chapter 3 review with my mentor today. So far everything I’m learning has become useful. I’ve had the chance to see my mentor at work with a couple clients in the last two weeks. Can’t wait to start getting into using pro tools myself.”
“I’m a little late at writing about the session but had another good one! We talked all about different mics and my mentor got out different microphones and would have me identify them and then talk about what would be the best situation to use those mics in. Also went into the live room and he showed me the different mics used on a drum set and guitars!”
“Today my mentor and I discussed analog circuits both series and parallel, and digital circuits as well as the binary number system values and also alternating current versus direct current. I was shown more elements in Pro Tools including how to eliminate unwanted noise in a recording as well as how to clean up a vocal so that it sounds crisper and clearer. I was also shown how usage of different functions can be used to enhance or bring to the forefront certain sounds or instruments.”
Build a solid foundation of critical recording skills.
“During my second week at the studio I had my first two live sessions. One was a MIDI session and another was a Drum recording session. I took notes on both occasions and took pictures of the proper mic placement of the drum mics. I also learned about patch bays, flow of signal, and pre-amps. I knew what pre-amps do (boost mic level to pro audio level) but I still wasn’t sure 100% how they worked, now it’s completely cleared up and everything is making more sense every week.”
Take your career to the next level.
“I am so excited about everything that is happening through the Recording Connection it is about time to finish this week’s written words and pictures and share to the world with my microphone exactly how I feel!”
Work with music across a wide range of genres.
“It was a very cool week! We learned different techniques for inboard and outboard gear and the subtle differences with the actual sounds. We broke down each instrument. From guitars to drums to background vocals. My mentor had me bring in some music of genres that I don’t normally listen to which included dance, techno, some hip-hop and spice girls. It was a really cool exercise to talk about what we appreciated in the music genre we don’t listen to!”
Learn the essentials for achieving the perfect mix.
“This week’s lesson was very informative. One of the main topics we covered was of different audio formats. I enjoyed the knowledge shared, mostly due to the fact that I didn’t know all of the different formats that lose quality through compression. Before, I would mix down most of my personal projects into MP3, not knowing how much information I was losing. Along with format types, we covered the rates at which certain songs and projects are recorded at. Finding the right balance for any session is highly important. Lastly, I got to check out some recording Mics and help set a couple up. Looking forward to getting more hands on with the equipment within the studio!”
Your mentor will help you understand advanced recording techniques.
“On Friday I had my first session with my mentor. It was pretty awesome! He cleared up what compression means and how it differs from gating. I’ve never been able to understand compression until he taught me the basics. Now I’m in a lot better shape!”
The best way to learn audio is by example.
“Going in at the studio watching people record is fun. But watching my mentor use all the equipment is more fun. We went over how using a guitar amp on bass and electric sound way better than plugging it in to our interface directly. Also he gave me some tips on using the compressor right. Even though we haven’t got into plugins yet but time is coming. Tomorrow we are going to record my buddy on guitar through the amplifier. I can’t wait! This goes with lesson 6 Mic placement so I’m looking forward to this been an exciting month and more to come.”
Study with an interactive curriculum.
“My first 100%! I’m so happy! I got to say though it’s a good thing that I read over the chapter like, three times. I’ll no doubt be reviewing sections to make sure I understand!”
Learn EQ from a professional audio engineer.
“Today my mentor and I worked on EQ. I put low and high pass filters on each track. Then I learned eq sweeping (notch filtering). Swept for bad frequencies and cut them out. Some buzzes on the bass track I could not get rid of, frustrating. Very fun I could have spent hours on 1 track! Can’t wait to get pro-tools so I can practice at home.”