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Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Microphones and Microphone Technique

This course features video and audio material recorded in Abbey Road Studios 2 and 3.

  • Female vocal microphone comparison featuring Chilli Gold
  • Female vocal microphone comparison featuring Charlotte Roel
  • Female vocal microphone comparison featuring Niccie Simpson
  • Male vocal microphone comparison featuring Craig Neil
  • Male vocal microphone comparison featuring Delon Brooks
  • Male vocal microphone comparison featuring Clyde Meredith
  • Male vocal microphone comparison featuring Guy Barzily
  • Female vocal preamplifier comparison featuring Anna Neale
  • Female vocal preamplifier comparison featuring Nicola Dines
  • Acoustic guitar recording techniques featuring Mick Hutchings
  • Electric guitar recording techniques featuring Mick Hutchings
  • Drum recording techniques featuring Joe Clancy
  • Piano recording techniques featuring Chris Franklin
  • Microphone polar pattern demonstration
  • Stereo configurations demonstration

The video material features the actual recording sessions in Abbey Road Studios 2 and 3. Also provided is all of the audio from the sessions in both 24-bit/96 kHz and 24-bit/44.1 kHz WAV formats.

The modules also provide detailed commentary on the microphones and preamplifiers used, and on the recording methods. Detailed commentary is also provided on the sound textures achieved, and how they relate to home and project studio recording techniques.

Practical assignment projects

The course also features twelve practical assignment projects which are assessed by Audio Masterclass leading to an Audio Masterclass certificate on successful completion of the course.

Assignments include...

  • Vocal microphone selection and positioning
  • Acoustic guitar microphone technique in mono
  • Acoustic guitar microphone technique in stereo
  • Electric guitar microphone technique
  • Ambience miking in mono and stereo
  • Drum recording (full kit or single drum)
  • 'Dirty stereo'
  • Preamplifier operation
  • MS (mid-side) recording and operation
  • Microphone pad and filter
  • Extreme microphone technique
  • Polar patterns and stereo configurations

We realize that not all students will have sufficient equipment for all of the practical assignment projects. Therefore a certificate will be awarded on the basis of six assignments. Students are of course welcome to complete as many as they wish up to all twelve if they have the required equipment. Also, although the course is orientated towards conventional rock band instrumentation, students are able to modify the assignments to suit instruments they have available.

Requirements

Equipment and software:

  • Modern digital audio workstation software such as Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic Pro, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper, Ableton Live, or similar.
  • Microphone equivalent to or better than the Shure SM57, two microphones preferred
  • Audio interface with two or more microphone inputs and phantom power
  • Headphone or loudspeaker monitoring
  • As some of the assignments involve recording a guitar or drums, access to instruments and performers, who need only be of amateur standard, is required. The course is flexible and the student may substitute instruments that they have available.

IMPORTANT

This course is staged, meaning that each module must be completed before access to the next is available. Modules can be taken at one per week, or at any pace slower than that within the two-year enrollment period.

Please read the above paragraph carefully. We cannot allow any exceptions.

Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Microphones and Microphone Technique

Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Microphones and Microphone Technique

COURSE CONTENT

  • Access to the Audio Masterclass Academy website
  • 12 modules
  • 12 practical assignment projects
  • Assessment of your practical assignment work
  • Two-year enrollment period
  • An Audio Masterclass certificate on successful completion

$277.00

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IN DETAIL

This course features video and audio material recorded in Abbey Road Studios 2 and 3.

  • Female vocal microphone comparison featuring Chilli Gold
  • Female vocal microphone comparison featuring Charlotte Roel
  • Female vocal microphone comparison featuring Niccie Simpson
  • Male vocal microphone comparison featuring Craig Neil
  • Male vocal microphone comparison featuring Delon Brooks
  • Male vocal microphone comparison featuring Clyde Meredith
  • Male vocal microphone comparison featuring Guy Barzily
  • Female vocal preamplifier comparison featuring Anna Neale
  • Female vocal preamplifier comparison featuring Nicola Dines
  • Acoustic guitar recording techniques featuring Mick Hutchings
  • Electric guitar recording techniques featuring Mick Hutchings
  • Drum recording techniques featuring Joe Clancy
  • Piano recording techniques featuring Chris Franklin
  • Microphone polar pattern demonstration
  • Stereo configurations demonstration

The video material features the actual recording sessions in Abbey Road Studios 2 and 3. Also provided is all of the audio from the sessions in both 24-bit/96 kHz and 24-bit/44.1 kHz WAV formats.

The modules also provide detailed commentary on the microphones and preamplifiers used, and on the recording methods. Detailed commentary is also provided on the sound textures achieved, and how they relate to home and project studio recording techniques.

Practical assignment projects

The course also features twelve practical assignment projects which are assessed by Audio Masterclass leading to an Audio Masterclass certificate on successful completion of the course.

Assignments include...

  • Vocal microphone selection and positioning
  • Acoustic guitar microphone technique in mono
  • Acoustic guitar microphone technique in stereo
  • Electric guitar microphone technique
  • Ambience miking in mono and stereo
  • Drum recording (full kit or single drum)
  • 'Dirty stereo'
  • Preamplifier operation
  • MS (mid-side) recording and operation
  • Microphone pad and filter
  • Extreme microphone technique
  • Polar patterns and stereo configurations

We realize that not all students will have sufficient equipment for all of the practical assignment projects. Therefore a certificate will be awarded on the basis of six assignments. Students are of course welcome to complete as many as they wish up to all twelve if they have the required equipment. Also, although the course is orientated towards conventional rock band instrumentation, students are able to modify the assignments to suit instruments they have available.

Requirements

Equipment and software:

  • Modern digital audio workstation software such as Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic Pro, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper, Ableton Live, or similar.
  • Microphone equivalent to or better than the Shure SM57, two microphones preferred
  • Audio interface with two or more microphone inputs and phantom power
  • Headphone or loudspeaker monitoring
  • As some of the assignments involve recording a guitar or drums, access to instruments and performers, who need only be of amateur standard, is required. The course is flexible and the student may substitute instruments that they have available.

IMPORTANT

This course is staged, meaning that each module must be completed before access to the next is available. Modules can be taken at one per week, or at any pace slower than that within the two-year enrollment period.

Please read the above paragraph carefully. We cannot allow any exceptions.