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Getting Started in Audio and Music Production

with Garrick Chow

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Learn about the jobs, equipment, DAWs, and training you need to get started down an audio learning path.
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Getting Started in Audio and Music Production
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What does it take to get work, and get skilled, in audio and music production? Garrick Chow has been making music and leading training for for many years, and in this course, he shares this combination of experience with you, as he explains the very basics of getting started down an audio learning path. Learn about the jobs that use audio, so you can decide what role you want to play. Then Garrick charts the route audio takes from microphone to output, and covers the basic tools you'll need for most audio-related work. He also covers the strengths and weaknesses of the various digital audio workstations (DAWs) on the market and how to choose the best one for your needs. Finally, he'll show what training has to offer for each learning path.

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Hi I'm Garrick Chow, author of numerous audio and technology titles here at and I'm also a studio and touring musician. We created this course to help guide you in the right direction when it comes to audio. Whether you want to record your own music, add sound to video or presentation. Record a voice over, score a film, record a band. Or edit, mix and restore audio. This course will help you get started. I'll begin by discussing the various roles in audio and music production, as well as the basic gear and software needed for recording and mixing.

From there, we'll cover many of the basic concepts that anyone interested in working with audio needs to understand. I'll explain the basic path that all audio follows from the source, to your computer, and back out to your headphones and monitors. Next, we'll take a look at some alternative ways to capture audio for those times when you might not be able to record directly into your computer. Then I'll provide an overview of the most popular digital audio workstation software available today. And offer suggestions to help you choose the right one for your work. And we'll also take a look at the options that are common across all audio software when it comes time to export your projects and share them with the world. Again this is going to be a very basic overview of several topics, but throughout this course we'll be offering suggestions of other courses you can watch at to view more in depth and detailed coverage of the topics I'm discussing.

Also at the end of this course I'll suggest some playlists you can watch to follow your interests down specific paths. So let's jump into getting started with audio and music production.

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