Turn your creative ideas into finished songs! In this learning path, explore the fundamentals of audio recording and learn how to turn great instrumental performances into finished songs with lessons from our world-class instructors.
Discover the basics of audio recording and mixing.
Learn the fundamentals of professional audio recording hardware and equipment.
Explore tips, tricks, and techniques for recording musical instruments.
Discover the industry secrets to recording crisp, rich vocals and instruments tracks, as renowned audio engineer Bobby Owsinski walks through the process of miking and tracking a complete song by Underground Sun recording artist Iyeoka and A-list session musicians in a top-of-the-line studio in a way that is applicable to any recording space and musical genre.
5h 17m • COURSE
Fundamentals of Pro Audio Equipment with Greg Wurth
Explore the inner workings of some of the most influential pieces of pro audio equipment. Learn about different kinds of microphones, preamps, compressors, equalizers, and more.
1h 37m • COURSE
Advanced Drum Recording Session with Josh Freese with Ryan Hewitt
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.
1h 27m • COURSE
Sylvia Massy: Unconventional Recording with Sylvia Massy
Get inspired by master recording engineer Sylvia Massy. Sylvia shares the secrets behind some of her most infamous recording experiments, from piano demolitions to potato filters, and her new favorite tools.
42m 33s • COURSE
You'll learn audio recording skills with these experts
With 23 books (and counting), Bobby Owsinski is a bestselling author and thought leader in the music business.
Using his music and recording experience combined with an easy-to-understand writing style, Bobby Owsinski has become one of the best-selling authors in the music recording industry, with sixteen books that are now staples in audio recording, music, and music business programs in colleges around the world. Based in Los Angeles, Bobby is also a producer of several music-oriented television shows and can frequently be seen as a moderator, panelist, or presenter at a variety of industry conferences.
Greg Wurth is a Grammy-nominated and gold and platinum award-winning music producer.
Greg has been Steve Vai's engineer for a decade, with other credits ranging from Tony MacAlpine to LA GUNS and Mary J. Blige. He co-created a video channel—Inside The Studio With Greg Wurth—that offers fun and insightful learning videos as well as interviews with professionals in the industry. He also created Greg Wurth Audio, a pro audio hardware company.
Greg grew up in southern San Diego. He developed an appreciation for The Beatles and Led Zeppelin early on in his life. Eventually, he became interested enough in music to want to learn how to play an instrument, so he bought a guitar. After taking lessons for a few years and playing with different bands, he realized that performing wasn't a natural fit for him, and that he was meant to produce and engineer music.
Ryan Hewitt is a Grammy-winning engineer, mixer, and producer for artists such as The Avett Brothers.
Ryan began his musical career by taking up drums and piano in the third grade, and set up his first primitive bedroom recording studio at age ten. His interest in recording prompted his father, remote recording engineer David Hewitt, to take him on the road at age twelve. Over the course of 15 years on the Remote Recording Services trucks, Ryan learned to get sessions going quickly, pay attention to details, and capture the moment on tape at all costs.
After receiving a degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University, Ryan moved to New York City to take a job at Sony Music Studios. Once there, he quickly moved up the ranks to assist and learn from some of the best engineers and producers in the business. Moving to Los Angeles in 2000, Ryan landed at Cello Studios, again moving to the head of the class and ultimately cultivating a long-term working relationship with Rick Rubin in the process.
Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee and working out of the legendary House of Blues Studios, Ryan's recent projects include Angus and Julia Stone, Harry Connick, Jr., Clint Black, Whitey Morgan & the 78's, Third Eye Blind, and the Black Lillies.
Sylvia Massy is a producer best known for her work with Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, and Prince.
She's produced over 25 gold and platinum records. In addition, she's an accomplished fine artist and illustrator, a published columnist, in-demand educator, and relentless entrepreneur. But to her many friends, she's just Sylvia, the radiant being. Sylvia's recent book, Recording Unhinged, is a nutty romp through the unconventional side of studio recording.