51A Studio Recording 1

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Introduction to fundamental concepts and techniques of mixing boards, amplifiers, microphones, compressors, digital signal processors and their application to both live and studio sound recording techniques. Basic introduction to computer based recording with Avid Pro Tools. Microphone placement, physics of sound as it relates to recording, sound reinforcement and studio setup techniques. Learn how to operate the premier Studio A recording facility at Foothill College. This studio features a Pro Tools HDX system, Avid S6 w/moving faders and a great microphone collection. In addition to our class time together, you will be able to book private sessions in Studio A to work on your own projects.(including weekdays and weekends) The studio has gorgeous acoustics and is large enough to accommodate a full orchestra. The main room is famous for getting huge drum sounds. We will go through the entire process of producing an album, with hands on experience for every stage:

  • Pre-production
  • Recording basic rhythm tracks
  • Setting up headphone mixes
  • Recording Instruments
  • Recording Vocals
  • Overdubbing
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Distribution


  • Lynda.com Subscription.
    • Available free through public libraries.
  • Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software.
  • No Required textbook.