1. Studio recording equipment
2. Music Technology equipment and software
3. Production
4. Manufacture
5. Live Sound
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recoding and production
Recording studio overview
A typical recording session will consist of
  1. Recording formats
  2. Capturing the source
  3. Recording vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, drums, keyboards..
  4. Mixing and effects
  5. Effects and dynamics
  6. The master
  1. The hardware
  2. What computer do I need?
  3. MIDI
  4. The choice of MAC or PC
  5. Sound cards and other hardware
  6. DSP cards
  7. Software
  8. Audio editors, software instruments and samplers
  9. Plug-in effects
  10. Working with technology
  1. What is a record producer?
  2. Who does a producer work with?
  3. How do I become a record producer?
  4. What personal qualities will I need?
  5. Pre-production
  6. The recording process
  7. Final mix, post-production and mastering
  8. Producing for different genres
  1. Manufacture, packaging, CD duplication
  2. DVD and surround sound, MP3 and internet audio
  3. What is a PA system?
  4. What are the component parts of a PA system?
  5. Types of speakers
  6. Monitoring (on stage sound)
  7. Buying second hand
  8. Setting it all up
  9. Getting the right mix
  10. Health & safety

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