Studio Recording & Audio Fundamentals
Do you want to be a part of the burgeoning Northwest Arkansas music industry ecosystem? In our quest to provide relevant, high-quality music education to the community, CMS has partnered with Haxton Road Studios, one of the area’s premier recording companies to offer this unique, intensive, hands-on certificate program. Here’s your chance to get a foot in the door and learn the basics of studio recording and audio fundamentals.
Why should you enroll?
- Learn how to record and produce radio ready tracks from scratch.
- Develop the skills needed to advance your career as a recording engineer, mixer, musician, or producer.
- Know exactly what equipment is worth investing in when building your own home or mobile recording setups.
- Learn how to run a studio session in a world class studio.
- Know not just how sound works but why things sound good.
- Get expert instruction from industry professionals and academic curriculum overseen by U of A faculty.
- Receive a free production and mix review from the instructor, including arrangement and mix quality assessment actionable advice on how to make your project sound polished and professional. You can then choose to master your project at a 15% discount.
What will you learn?
- Understand the fundamentals of how sound functions in acoustical, electrical, and digital mediums.
- Evaluate sound through psychoacoustic, communicative, and mathematic lenses.
- Knowledge of the tools of the trade and assemble the building blocks of the recording chain.
- Demonstrate basic recording, editing, and routing skills within industry standard audio software.
- Apply fundamental recording techniques and best practices to rhythm section instruments, digital instruments, and vocals.
- How to schedule, prep, and execute a recording session.
- Demonstrate how to set up a basic mixing template, adjust levels and tonality as needed, and render a master.
Day 01 – The Building Blocks of Audio (Music Classroom)
Day 02 – DAW Basics & Digital Audio (Music Computer Lab)
Day 03 – Synthesis & Music Theory Basics (Music Computer Lab)
Day 04 – Ear Training, Effects, & Recording Prep (Music Classroom)
Day 05 – Mobile Recording Session (U of A Concert Hall)
Day 06 – Intro to Studio Production, Recording Part 1 (Haxton Road Studios)
Day 07 – Recording Part 2 (Haxton Road Studios)
Day 08 – Editing & Mixing Part 1 (Haxton Road Studios)
Day 09 – Mixing Part 2 (Haxton Road Studios)
Day 10 – Mastering & Wrap-up (Haxton Road Studios)