Have you always wanted to record and produce music in a recording studio using the latest in recording technology? In this practical course you will get involved in setting up mics, tweaking faders, setting EQs and operating the industry standard, high resolution, hard disk recording software, Avid Pro Tools. This hands-on course will give you an overview of both the theory and practice of audio production techniques.
As well as working in the recording studio you will get to edit, mix and produce recordings on your own Pro Tools equipped music production computer setup.
Introduction to the studio
Introduction to recording and mixing hardware
Navigating the mixing console
One day full multi-track recording session with an indie band
Use of microphones
Cables and signal flow
Sound and acoustics
Digital editing and hard disc recording
Avid Pro Tools digital editing software
Introduction to software synthesisers and music creation
Music editing, EQ, compressors, reverbs and mastering
Musicians or non-musicians who wish to experience a modern recording studio and the processes involved in recording and mixing a great sounding track. This course is suited to both younger students (16+) and those of all ages who are wishing to explore this field further. This course is a great way for students to get an understanding of how RMIT teaches Sound Production.
Throughout the course you will gain an understanding of the recording process and an introduction to the hardware and software that are utilised within the audio and music industry. You will establish a solid grounding in this field that will be useful for your own journey into audio production or as the basis for further study. By the end of this course you will take away your finished mixes on an audio CD or DVD storage.
Age must be 16 or older. Best to be fairly confident on computers (Apple Macs used throughout course).
All materials will be provided. Production work completed on Mac computers.
Pen/pencil and notebook. Bring a USB drive to take home your mixes.
Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.
Completion of this course will not guarantee entry into an RMIT Program.
Course Presenter - Matt Voigt
Matt is a studio recording expert with over 15 years experience in the music industry. A large part of his career has been spent producing recordings at Melbourne's infamous Sing Sing Recording Studios where he has worked with many successful bands including; The Living End, Powderfinger, Paul Kelly and Kiss.
He has also recorded music for film and television including the Aria award winning film Lantana.