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Audio Recording and Production Tutorial


VTC's Audio Recording and Production covers the basics of recording without leaving out advanced and interesting features. It covers topics such as the history of analog and digital recording, studio equipment, acoustics and studio design, waveforms and synthesis, MIDI, signal flow and routing, digital audio and editing, microphones types and usage, equalization, dynamics and compression, reverb and time-based effects, mixing, mastering, and the integration between the project and professional studios. This tutorial will give any novice recording engineer the tools, techniques, and knowledge to effectively record and produce professional sounding projects. To begin learning, click on one of the movie topics.

Introduction

Introduction
Course Methodology

History of Audio

Analog Recording pt. 1
Analog Recording pt. 2
Digital Recording pt. 1
Digital Recording pt. 2
Home Studio Revolution

Workstations / Equipment

DAW
Audio Interface
Mixing Console/Preamp
Microphone
Headphones
Studio Monitors
MIDI Controller
Computer
Hard Drives
Software Programs
Mac vs. PC

Room Design / Acoustics

Acoustics Basics pt. 1
Acoustics Basics pt. 2
Acoustics Basics pt. 3
Programming
Problems and Solutions

Songwriting / Producing

Songwriting pt. 1
Songwriting pt. 2
Arranging
Recording Process
Producing pt. 1
Producing pt. 2

Synthesis

Waves
Synthesizers
Oscillators
Filters
Envelopes
Modulation
Types of Synthesis
Sampling

MIDI

History of MIDI
MIDI is a Protocol pt. 1
MIDI is a Protocol pt. 2
General MIDI
Using MIDI in your DAW
MIDI Recording
MIDI Editing pt. 1
MIDI Editing pt. 2
Quantization
Controllers
Control Other Equipment
Make MIDI Sound Real pt. 1
Make MIDI Sound Real pt. 2
Make MIDI Sound Real pt. 3

Signal Flow / Routing

Signal Flow vs. Routing
Insert
Auxiliary Send and Return
Distortion
Digital Routing in Pro Tools
Digital Routing in Logic
Digital Routing in Reason

Digital Audio

Digital Audio
Nyquist Theory
Recording Audio
Latency
Audio File Management
Editing Audio pt. 1
Editing Audio pt. 2
Editing Audio pt. 3
Cue

Microphones

Microphone Types
Microphone Patterns pt. 1
Microphone Patterns pt. 2
Microphone Positions and Techniques
Microphone Examples pt. 1
Microphone Examples pt. 2
Microphone Examples pt. 3
Microphone Examples pt. 4
Microphone Examples pt. 5
Microphone Examples pt. 6

Dynamics

Compression Theory pt. 1
Compression Theory pt. 2
Compression Controls
Compression
Limiting
Gate
Sidechain

Equalization

Equalization Types pt. 1
Equalization Types pt. 2
Equalization Examples pt. 1
Equalization Examples pt. 2

Time-Based Effects

Delay
Reverb pt. 1
Reverb pt. 2
Reverb Types
Natural Ambience
Chorus / Phase and Flanger

Mixing

Setting Up The Mix
Levels and Panning
Groups / Sub-Mixes and Busses
Compression Techniques pt. 1
Compression Techniques pt. 2
Gating Techniques
Equalization Techniques pt. 1
Equalization Techniques pt. 2
Reverb in Mixing
Delay in Mixing
Automation
Mixdown

Mastering

Purpose of Mastering
Mastering Tools
Mastering Techniques pt. 1
Mastering Techniques pt. 2
Authoring a CD
Loudness Wars
CD Authoring and Duplication

Conclusion

Project and Professional Studio Integration
Wrap Up
About the Author


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