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Become a Recording Engineer

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A modern recording engineer masters analog and digital audio, microphones, signal flow, and capturing audio in all types of locations and for all types of instruments. Discover how to record music professionally on any digital audio workstation, combining traditional and cutting-edge recording techniques.
  • Learn essential audio and recording principles.
  • Practice music production and recording techniques.
  • Explore microphones and their many applications.


  • Course 1: Audio and Music Production Careers: First Steps
    • Learn about the jobs, equipment, DAWs, and training you need to get started down an audio learning path.
  • Course 2: Audio Recording Techniques
    • Discover the industry secrets to recording crisp, rich vocals and instrument tracks. Learn techniques for miking, tracking in-studio, and working in any recording space or genre.
  • Course 3: Pro Tools 2021 Essential Training: 101 - The Basics
    • Get up and running with Pro Tools. Learn all of the fundamentals you need to get started, from creating your first session to bouncing down a final mix.
  • Course 4: Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Recording
    • Glimpse behind the studio curtain to see music recording secrets with the producer/engineer who's worked with She & Him, The Decemberists, Elliott Smith, and Sleater-Kinney.
  • Course 5: Drum Setup and Mic'ing in the Studio
    • Learn techniques for capturing drum sounds from GRAMMY-winning recording engineer Ryan Hewitt. "Drum Doctor" Ross Garfield consults on a real-world setup for drummer Josh Freese.
  • Course 6: Advanced Drum Recording Session with Josh Freese
    • Watch the pros at work in a real drum recording session at a top LA studio, EastWest. GRAMMY-winning engineer Ryan Hewitt records with A-list drummer Josh Freese.
  • Course 7: Al Schmitt with Bobby Owsinski: Wrapping Cables to Winning Grammys
    • Bobby Owsinski interviews legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt, the man behind GRAMMY-winning records by Ray Charles, Steely Dan, Paul McCartney, and more.
  • Course 8: Live Sound Engineering Techniques: On Tour with Rush
    • Follow a top-tier live sound engineer around the setup for a Rush concert in a 12,000-seat arena show in Denver, Colorado.

Taught by

Garrick Chow, Bobby Owsinski, Frank D. Cook, Larry Crane, Ryan Hewitt, Ryan Hewitt, Bobby Owsinski and Brent Carpenter


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