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
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!
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 ↓
I have enjoyed your livestream on recording , on replay, as well as your previous.
I want to invest in a pair of microphones and a focusrite.
I know it is difficult to answer and obviously you have not tried all microphones.
Say I will be willing to invest 500 to 1200 Euros in a pair of microphones
What would you recommend.? Neumann 184, AUdioTechnica 4051, or AKG 451s.. or something else.
The AKG C414 you use are large diaprhragm.
I am definitely an amateur,, but like with guitars if you buy too cheap initially , it Will be more expensive in the end. On the other hand at my level there is no need to overshoot.
best regards and lookin forward to following
Thank you for the course, it's a great event!
I can't attend the course for in the timetable it occurs, but I'll try to follow throughout the recordings.
I have a mic Neumann km184. Which other mic would you recommend me in order to have a pair of microphones?
Do you think it's good combining one mic cardioid with another omnidirectional?
Thanks for doing this workshop, I enjoyed the first one and am looking forward to the next! I have a question about mics: I have one Shure SM81 and would like to have two mics for stereo recording. Do you think it would be good to buy another SM81 or would I be better off buying a less expensive matched pair for about the same price as one Shure SM81? I use a FocusRite interface and Reaper. Thanks in advance!