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Course: Home Recording 101: An introduction to Home Recording.

By arthousemedia

Course: Home Recording 101: An introduction to Home Recording.

10/18/2010 Home Recording 101: An introduction to Home Recording.

Begins Tuesday 26th October: 7pm to 10pm
Course runs each Tuesday for 4 weeks
Total Cost $240 + GST (payable weekly)

Course Overview

Our ‘Home Recording 101’ Audio Education Course aims to provide a practical, hands-on introduction to the world of Home Recording. From Microphone selection and technique through Recording Setups, Preamps, Monitoring, Recording, Editing, Mixing, Acoustics, MIDI, Digital Interfaces, Software and Computers, we cover the basics of the Audio Production process from Recording to producing a finished Audio CD Master.
Students will learn to Record, Edit and Mix Audio using the Industry Standard Avid Pro Tools software and develop key Skills and Strategies to achieve the best possible results from their Home Recording equipment.

Who is this course aimed at?

This introductory Course is aimed at Musicians, Home Recording Enthusiasts, Filmmakers, Designers, Educators, Composers, Complete Beginners and anyone with an interest in Audio Production.

What will I get from this Course?

• Through this Audio Education Course you will gain an understanding in the fundamentals of setting up and operating a Home Recording Studio.
• Practical Audio Recording, Editing and Mixing skills.
• Home Recording ‘Tips & Tricks’ with ‘real world’ examples.
• Basic Microphone and Vocal Recording Techniques.
• Knowledge in the use of Equalisation, Dynamics and Effects (Reverb, Delay)
• An introduction to Recording, Editing and Mixing using Avid Pro Tools software.
• The opportunity to ask questions.
• A forum to meet and exchange ideas with other Musicians and Home Recording enthusiasts.

About Our Trainer: Paul M Sammes

Upon graduating from the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ) with a Diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production in 1993, Paul headed to Sydney, Australia where he began work as an Engineer and Producer working with various Studios and Production houses. Later gaining a degree in Digital Media from Sydney Graphics College (SGC) where he continued as a Lecturer in Sound Design for Film, Television, Radio and Advertising.

A long time Pro Tools user himself, Paul later joined the Avid / digidesign team, working internationally with high profile Studios and Pro Tools professionals. This in turn lead to Paul being appointed to the prestigious Australian Institute of Music (AIM), where he continued lecturing in Recording Technology, Digital Audio and Mastering, prior to his return to New Zealand in February 2010.
A Musician, Engineer and Producer, Paul is passionate about all things audio and has over twenty years experience in the Professional Audio Industry.

Equipment Used
The arthousemedia Studio is equipped with a range of high end professional audio tools. These include a world class Avid / digidesign Pro Tools HD3 System and Control|24 Automated Mixing Console, M-Audio MIDI Controller Keyboards, Focusrite Microphone Preamps, Roland V-Drums Electronic Drumkit, Fender and Laney Guitar Amps and an extensive range of High End Studio and Performance Microphones.

Our comfortable Production and Listening Rooms additionally feature Avid / digidesign Audio Interfaces and Control Surfaces including digidesign 002 and digidesign Mbox2’s, Roland Synthesisers and a range of Professional Monitoring and Headphone Systems by Genelec, Event, Roland, Carillon, Aussie Monitor, Beyer, AKG and Legacy Audio.

All rooms are equipped with Apple Powermac G5 workstations running Avid Pro Tools and Logic Audio.

Software includes EQ, Dynamics and Waveform processing by Brainworx, Massenburg, Drawmer, Focusrite, EMI, URS, Waves, Massey, Eiosys, Pultec , Flux, TL Audio, RND and Eventide. FX and Virtual Instruments by Eventide, Antares, Aphex, Princeton Digital, Izotope, Digidesign, Native Instruments, Access, Neyrinck, Dolby Labs.

Pre requisites for Course

To get the most from this ‘Introduction to Home Recording’ Course, we require you to have a basic understanding of Musical and Audio terminology.
Basic Computer literacy is also required.

Want to learn more?

The ‘Home Recording 101 – An Introduction to Home Recording’ Course is the first and introductory stage in our series of three arthousemedia Audio Education Courses. Each Course is separate, yet designed to both complement and build on from the previous course, with each focussing on a particular skill level and function of the Audio creation process.

If you feel your Pro Tools Recording and Mixing techniques could be improved, our ‘Tools for Audio Professionals’ Course could be for you. Additionally, if you are proficient and confident in your Recording and Mixing abilities, and are now looking to further your professional Audio Production skills then you may wish to consider our Advanced Level ‘The Art of Mastering - Finalising and Mastering Audio for Commercial Release’, Course.
A 25% discount is available to those Students wishing to complete two or more Audio Education Courses.

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