A person's hand is reaching the buttons of a studio recording desk

About Introduction to Studio Recording (DM111 Summer)

Immerse yourself into the art of studio recording in this comprehensive in-depth course designed for aspiring musicians and audio enthusiasts, as well as people wanting to get a glimpse of what working in a studio is really like.

What will you learn on this course?

This course is perfect for people looking to get more hands-on with their music and learn how to record in a genuine studio environment, working with industry-standard software and recording gear. By the end of the course, you will gain a better understanding of how to record analogue sounds into Logic Pro X or any other DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) using a mixing desk and how to digitally manipulate them. For people who already have experience in recording, this course will help expand their knowledge as well as reaffirm some basics concepts.

You will work with the latest iMacs and learn Logic Pro X software.

The course covers:

  • - Introduction to Logic Pro X and standard studio equipment
  • - A thorough explanation of audio effects
  • - A guitar recording bootcamp
  • - Working with a mixing desk and outboard audio processing gear
  • - Using microphones and other recording equipment
  • - Recording sound into Logic Pro X
  • - Manipulating the recorded sound
  • - Music editing and mixing
  • - Studio routing
  • - Creating a studio engineer kit
  • - Recording principles for different genres of music
  • - Learning how to automate
  • - Different recording techniques
  • - Recording different acoustic instruments
  • - Working with both analogue and digital signals.
  • - Advanced mixing techniques
  • - Advanced recording principles
  • - Challenging studio scenarios

Each week the tutor will set tasks and small projects designed to incorporate the new skills that you have learned, such as setting up a recording studio for a full-band recording from scratch, mixing different songs, and challenging studio routing puzzles.

Participants will leave understanding how music is created, assembled, and recorded and have a wider appreciation of specialist music software.

As well as 1-2-1 support, at the end of each lesson you will listen to everyone’s work and share feedback and comments.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. If you are aged 16+ you may be able to enrol on the course if you have a guardian or parent with you. Please contact us to discuss your particular needs.

This course is designed for beginners, those who would like an introduction to digital music making and to those looking to improve their basic skills. You don’t need any previous experience or musical knowledge as full instruction and guidance is given.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. You must be able to use a computer. The room is wheelchair accessible and a carer or support worker may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring a 32GB memory stick or hard drive to save your work.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Ivo Hristov and Hersh Thakur

Dates and times

  • May – July 2025