READ ME FIRST: Rules & FAQ for the Recording Course!
Welcome everyone to "Recording for Guitarists", our first course of the tonebase Academy! Together we will untangle the mysteries of digital audio production! Coil your cables, point your mics: it's time to hit the record button!
5 Weeks - 5 Livestreams
Download the syllabus for the entire course HERE
Over the course of five weeks, we will explore all the steps from tracking your signal to editing a master take, from mixing your signal to syncing it to a video file. The idea is to deeply integrate the workshops in the forum, each lesson will have its dedicated thread and a workbook!
I. The First Steps (+ Workbook)
II. The Edit (+ Workbook)
III. All about Dynamics (+ Workbook)
IV. Critical listening (+ Workbook)
How to get the most out of it
- Although not required, the workbooks give you a great introduction to what we will cover, so you will greatly benefit from working through the pdfs!
- Some lessons will give you different assignments. Share these with your fellow recording artists in the thread and let's talk and discuss them!
- I will post the answers to the questionnaires (which are at the end of each workbook) a couple of days after the individual live stream took place. If you have questions concerning the topic, ask them in the thread of the lesson!
- Kickoff: 11th January, then each week on Monday at 11am PST.
- In between: Work on your assignments and the questionnaire, post questions in the forum and discuss uploads by other users
- On day before the next lesson: Answers to the questionnaires will be posted!
Frequently Asked Questions
I have no experience in recording, but I am very interested, should I take part?
Yes! We designed the lessons to get you acquainted with all the tools necessary in order to get started in recording!
Do I need special equipment?
If you don't have a USB-Mic, a mobile recorder or a microphone with an audio interface, that's totally okay, you can get started in recording with your smartphone and a laptop, or even with a tablet. We will cover basic concepts of recording that apply for various technical levels - but, of course, we will be covering the use of microphones in conjunction with a computer as well. Editing our takes will require a DAW like Reaper, but the basic concepts of editing apply to any recording software as well.
↓ Reply with other questions below ↓
Hi Martin - I'm looking forward to this! (Just downloaded the trial version of 'reaper'.) I have two possibilities for the USB mic: a Blue 'Yeti', and a Zoom H2n recorder. Do you have an opinion on either of these? Is there any other product that you would particularly recommend? (These microphones are generally inexpensive, so I don't mind purchasing another.) I don't at the moment have an audio interface (nor a proper microphone) but I have been thinking of acquiring something basic. Is there any 'entry-level' equipment that stands out? (In my local music store, the Focusrite 'Scarlett' was recommended.) Thanks!