Dave Hollingworth

Learn music production & engineering

with Dave Hollingworth

Over 70 video lessons

With a very DIY focus, this course teaches you how you can produce and engineer music at home, or in any environment, with minimal equipment.

8+ hours of content

Follow Dave as he takes you through the principals of working with audio, acoustically treating a room, recording drums, bass, guitar, vocals, and MIDI instruments. Work on the same session files as Dave as you learn how to mix and master the track he recorded for the course and apply all of the skills you've learned.

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Course overview

1

Course introduction and what to expect

2

Computer and software options

3

Audio interfaces explained

4

Studio monitors and headphones

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5

Types of microphones

6

Types of cables

7

How to wrap your cables

8

How sound works

9

Where to set up in your room

10

Studio monitor placement

11

Acoustically treating your room

12

Further improving the sound of your room

13

DAW - overview

14

DAW - essential functions

15

Reducing latency and setting the buffer size

16

Sample rate and bit depth

17

Signal to noise ratio

18

Four types of signal level

19

What is phase?

20

The pre-production stage

21

Setting expectations before recording

22

Getting the artist ready to record

23

Working with reference tracks

24

What is the role of a producer?

25

Planning the recording process

26

Introduction to recording drums

27

Choosing and tuning drum heads

28

Where to position the drums in a room

29

Recording your own drum samples

30

The Recorderman microphone technique

31

Preparing your session to record drums

32

Getting your drum takes

33

Comping your final drum performance

34

Introduction to recording bass

35

Considerations when recording bass

36

Preparing your session to record bass

37

Using a DI as a second bass signal

38

Dialing in a bass tone

39

Getting your bass takes

40

Introduction to recording electric guitar

41

Considerations when recording guitar

42

Preparing your session to record guitar

43

How to record guitar

44

Getting your guitar takes

45

How to record acoustic guitar

46

Getting your acoustic guitar takes

47

Considerations when recording vocals

48

How to create a DIY vocal booth

49

Choosing the right vocal microphone

50

Getting your vocal takes

51

What is MIDI?

52

Adding MIDI keyboard layers

53

Adding MIDI percussion layers

54

Tidying up your session for mixing

55

Flatten and merge your tracks

56

Using colour coding and track icons

57

Top and tail your audio regions

58

Making edits

59

Clearing the audio bin

60

Setting up buses & auxilliaries

61

Using sample replacement on the drums

62

Introduction to dynamic processing

63

Compression

64

EQ

65

Gate

66

Envelopes

67

Reverb

68

Delay

69

Modulation effects

70

Panning

71

Automation

72

Breaking down Dave's mix of the track

73

Bouncing your finished mix

74

How to master your own mix

75

Final thoughts from Dave

Why learn music production with Musicisum?

  • Learn how to produce and engineer music from home. Watch on-demand lessons on any computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Start learning from any level. Whether you have been recording for years or you're a complete beginner - we’ve got you covered.
  • Follow our perfectly designed course to master room treatment, mic techniques, engineering, mixing, mastering, and music production.
  • Get access to all of the stems Dave recorded while making the track on the course so that you can apply all of the skills you’re learning.
  • Enjoy regular new content. We are always adding new lessons, exercises, and challenges to give you something new to learn.
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