Recording Your Music

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The studio can be an expensive endeavour filled with pressure, self discovery, and learning. It's an art form on both sides of the glass, so knowing how to approach it is important for all everyone. This course is filled with advice from studio professionals regarding approaches, be it professional or at home.
Module 1 When is an Artist Ready to Record?
How do you know if you're ready to record? Hear the best strategies from leading industry figures.
Unit 1 Harmony James - When Is An Artist Ready To Record [1:12]  
Unit 2 Jeremy Neale - When is a Song Ready to Record? [1:59]  
Unit 3 Matt Neighbour - When Is An Artist Ready To Record [01:19]  
Unit 4 Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold - When is an Artist or Song Ready to Record [3:16]  
Unit 5 Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold - Advice for Artists Before Entering a Studio [3:41]  
Unit 6 Studios 301 - When Is An Artist Ready To Record? [1:34]  
Unit 7 Tristan Hoogland - When Is An Artist Ready To Go Into The Studio [0:19]  
Module 2 Things to Consider When Recording Your Music
There are lots of things to be aware of before you head into the studio to record. Watch as leading industry figures share insight into the best approach.
Unit 1 Antonia Gauci - Things A Band Or Artist Should Consider Before Recording Their Music [1:59]  
Unit 2 Antonia Gauci - What Is The Importance Of Budgeting When Recording Music [0:43]  
Unit 3 Antonia Gauci - When Recording Music Is It Better To Invest In An Engineer Or Setting Up Your Own Home Studio  
Unit 4 Harmony James - Things To Consider Ahead Of Recording [1:54]  
Unit 5 Jeremy Neale - Things to Consider Ahead of Recording [2:09]  
Unit 6 Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold - Things to Consider Before Recording Your Music [6:44]  
Unit 7 Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold - Things to Consider With Budgeting [6:12]  
Unit 8 Matt Neighbour - Things To Consider Before The Recording Process [04:09]  
Unit 9 Matt Neighbour - How Are Producers Paid [01:28]  
Unit 10 Studios 301 - How Much Money & Time Should You Spend? [2:26]  
Unit 11 Studios 301 - Paying A Producer vs Buying For DIY Home Studios [1:57]  
Unit 12 Studios 301 - Considerations Before Recording [1:40]  
Unit 13 Tristan Hoogland - What To Discuss With Producers Before Going Into The Studio [1:38]  
Unit 14 Tristan Hoogland - Considering Sync In The Mastering Stage [0:37]  
Unit 15 Tristan Hoogland - Pre-studio Planning [2:03]  
Unit 16 Tristan Hoogland - What To Consider Before Going Into The Studio To Record An Album [4:54]  
Module 3 Different Recording Options
What are the recording options available and which suits you best? Hear suggestions from the experts.
Unit 1 Antonia Gauci - What Different Recording Options Are There For Bands Or Artists [0:54]  
Unit 2 Harmony James - Recording Options Available To Artists [0:57]  
Unit 3 Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold - Different Recording Formats [3:22]  
Unit 4 Matt Neighbour - What Recording options Are Available To Artists [03:03]  
Unit 5 Matt Neighbour - Invest In Home Studio Or Professional Recordings [01:39]  
Unit 6 Studios 301 - Recording Options [1:15]  
Unit 7 Tristan Hoogland - Recording Options Available To Artists [4:07]  
Unit 8 Tristan Hoogland - Investing In A Studio Vs. A Producer [10:25]  
Module 4 Tips for Choosing the Right Studio and Producer
Hear leading figures in the industry give their tips on how to find the right studio and producer for your music.
Unit 1 Harmony James - Choosing The Right Producer / Studio [0:51]  
Unit 2 Jeremy Neale - Suggestions for Choosing the Right Producer and Studio [1:32]  
Unit 3 Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold - Tips for Choosing The Right Studio and Producer [2:24]  
Unit 4 Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold - Roles in the Studio [5:25]  
Unit 5 Matt Neighbour - Tips For Choosing A Studio And Producer [02:10]  
Unit 6 Studios 301 - How To Pick The Right Producer [1:09]  
Unit 7 Studios 301 - What Does A Producer Do? [2:35]  
Module 5 Tips for Pre-Production
What is pre-production and what is the best approach? Listen as the experts give you their advice.
Unit 1 Antonia Gauci - What Goes Into The Pre-production Process [1:32]  
Unit 2 Harmony James - Pre-Production Tips [1:11]  
Unit 3 Jeremy Neale - Pre-Production Tips [2:09]  
Unit 4 Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold - Tips for the Pre-Production Process [5:06]  
Unit 5 Matt Neighbour - Tips For Pre-Production [02:30]  
Unit 6 Studios 301 - Pre-Production Tips [0:58]  
Unit 7 Tristan Hoogland - The Importance Of Pre-production [3:45]  
Module 6 Home Studios
Do you have a home studio? Compare notes with industry figures as they describe their gear and set-up.
Unit 1 Antonia Gauci - What Gear And Studio Set Up Do You Have At Home [1:16]  
Unit 2 Jeremy Neale - Home Studio Setup [1:30]  
Unit 3 Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold - Advice for Setting Up a Home Studio [3:06]  
Unit 4 Tristan Hoogland - Professional Home Studios [1:13]  
Module 7 Advice for Setting Up a Home Studio
Interested in setting up your own home recording studio? Watch as experts share their tips.
Unit 1 Jeremy Neale - Advice on Setting Up a Home Studio [0:47]  
Unit 2 Matt Neighbour - Equipment You Should Have In A Home Studio [01:01]  
Unit 3 Matt Neighbour - Advice For Artists Setting Up Their Own Studio [01:49]  
Unit 4 Studios 301 - What You Need For A Home Studio [2:08]  
Unit 5 Tristan Hoogland - Tips On Equipment For Home Studios [8:29]  
Module 8 Advice for Recording in a Professional Studio
Thinking about heading into a professional studio? Watch as experts share their tips.
Unit 1 Jeremy Neale - Advice for Artists Heading into a Pro Studio [0:50]  
Unit 2 Matt Neighbour - Advice For Recording In A Professional Studio [01:33]  
Unit 3 Studios 301 - Advice For Recording In A Professional Studio [1:33]  
Module 9 Common Mistakes
What are common mistakes that artists make when recording their music? Learn from leading industry figures, so you don't make the same mistake yourself.
Unit 1 Andrew Stockdale - Why You Should Never Accept A Recoupable Advance [02:30]  
Unit 2 Antonia Gauci - Common Mistakes You See Artists Make When Recording Their Music [1:16]  
Unit 3 Harmony James - Common Recording Mistakes [1:05]  
Unit 4 Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold - Common Mistakes Recording Artists Make [3:28]  
Unit 5 Matt Neighbour - Common Mistakes Made When Recording [03:46]  
Unit 6 Studios 301 - Common Mistakes While Recording [1:37]  
Unit 7 Tristan Hoogland - Common Mistakes In Studio Planning [5:30]  
Module 10 Tips and Tools for Recording Your Music
Extra tips and tools for artists keen to record their music.
Unit 1 Harmony James - Recording Tips [0:47]  
Unit 2 Matt Neighbour - Tips For Recording On Your Own [01:06]  
Unit 3 Studios 301 - Pathways To Become A Producer [1:12]  
Unit 4 Studios 301 - Tips & Tools For Recording [0:30]  
Unit 5 Tristan Hoogland - Interning, Mentors, Working For Free [6:37]  
Module 11 Understanding The Roles Of Producer And Engineer
It's vital the you understand the difference in roles between a studio engineer and the album producer.
Unit 1 Antonia Gauci - What Is The Difference Between A Producer And A Sound Engineer [1:16]  
Unit 2 Matt Neighbour - The Difference Between An Engineer And A Producer [02:37]  

We talk to some of Australia’s most successful music producers and DIY artists about what to consider when planning to record music. What are the different options available to artists these days? With recording your music comes many options about music production and the sounds you are after too, and that will often determine how you go about the processes of recording your music. The video modules will have a lot of information to get you started on the process of recording your own music, but if you’d like to delve deeper into this wonderful realm, here are a few of many interesting links we’ve gathered to help you out!

Sound on Sound – Recording your own music

The History of Technologies for Recording Music

47 Sites Every Recording Musician Should Visit

Home Recording Forum

The 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Recording Your Music

2015 Best Recording Studio Software reviews

(Some) Home Recording Software Options to get you started

Pro Tools

Logic Pro X



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