Songwriting In Home Studios

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As a modern songwriter, your songs are judged by how great they are written and by how great they sound

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This course will teach you:

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  • How to set up a high quality home studio on any budget
  • How to use Pro Songwriter recording techniques
  • How to take any song and make it into a record
  • How to present your recordings to publishing and record companies
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You will be able to:

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  • Release your songs on iTunes
  • Present yourself for deals confidently
  • Know your way around the physical and software components of your studio

This is essential information that every modern songwriter needs to know!

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Is this course right for me?

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  • You don’t want to waste your money guessing what equipment to buy.
  • You want to learn Pro Songwriter techniques to avoid falling into the 1% trap, where you never fully utilise the full power of your studio
  • You want to learn how to avoid serious issues in the setting up process that can make even the most expensive equipment sound bad
  • You want to learn how to record guitar, instruments and vocals with tips from producers who have worked with and recorded the Kaiser Chiefs, Pigeon Detectives etc.
  • You want to take advantage of a special 5% discount with a major UK music retailer for all equipment you purchase, especially negotiated for those on this course.
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Why not just buy more equipment?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]You certainly could.  In fact we really want you to invest in equipment for your home studio. Think into the future.  What if by taking this course you could:
  • Actually save money by not spending it on the wrong equipment?
  • Spend less and only buy what you need, whilst learning how to avoid the common 1% trap, where people don’t use the full potential of their studio?
  • Learn to record like a Pro Songwriter and therefore truly compete against all the other demos out there?
  • Have the opportunity to make back the cost of the course and make a living from songwriting because you know how to make your songs sound like records?
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Do I have enough time to study?

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What if I already have a home studio?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]That’s great!  This course can still be for you, because you will learn:
  • The best ways to upgrade your studio to get better sound
  • Incredible new techniques for making your recordings stand out
  • You can access the enhanced learning sections with in-depth explanations of the technology
  • You can work towards a certificate in recording, so that you can invite clients in and show them your skill level, opening up new earning opportunities for you!
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  • Have your own personal tutor to guide you through learning
  • Have full access to the course for a year from starting
  • Submit assignments throughout the course for grading
  • Receive an education standard, printed certificate sent to your home on completion
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  • Have you own personal tutor to guide you through learning
  • Not be required to submit any assignments
  • Learn at your own pace with a full year to access the course content
  • Have access to the same content as the Certificate Course, but not receive a certificate at the end
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For the certificate course you will need:

A stable internet connection with computer equipment to access the course with Pre-existing home studio equipment or a budget to purchase recommended equipment with (plugins often come with free trial periods so you can follow the course without much investment)

For the unmarked course you will need:

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Syllabus

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  • What to consider? Accessories for the room including acoustic treatments
Computers/Mac/Tablets
  • What is required as a minimum and as recommended? How do they differ?
Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)
  • Which ones exist, what are they and why are they needed?
Cables and Electricity considerations
  • XLR and Jack, power surge protectors
Soundcards
  • USB, Firewire, Thunderbolt, PCI, Preamps, inputs, outputs, connections
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  • Setting them up properly, nearfield, midfield, positioning, testing
Outboard
  • Why people use it, common outboard equipment, setting it up with your soundcard
Plugins
  • What are they, what options are available. TDM vs UAD vs VST
Midi and midi controllers
  • Mixing desks, keyboard instruments
Sample based instruments Microphones basic overview
  • Dynamic, condenser, polar patterns, diaphragms, pop shields, different microphones for different uses, phantom power
[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Week 3"][vc_column_text]Setting up the DAW to allow inputs from your equipment
  • Starting a new project, where to save, sample rate and bit depth considerations, Choosing your inputs, saving settings, organising your music on a hard drive, Adding new tracks, colour coding, choosing the tempo, activating the metronome
Recording Midi instruments
  • Recording using midi instrument, setting up with sample based instrument, basic midi editing, punch in/out
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  • DI, Microphone, placement and distance, options of mono or stereo. Setting up group channels, panning. Setting basic EQ settings.
  • Electric and Acoustic Recording
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  • Choosing the right microphone, setting up correctly, punch in/out, loop recording, compiling vocal takes, basic EQ, volume automation.
  • Gobos/Cables
[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Week 6"][vc_column_text]Exporting music
  • Considerations with bit depth/sample rate, naming tracks, export quality, setting up markers for export
Overview of Mixing
  • What is it? Why is it necessary? What happens during mixing? What difference will it make?
Overview of Mastering
  • What is it? Why is it necessary? What happens during mastering? What difference will it make?
Uploading to showcase your work
  • Soundcloud, Social Media, iTunes/online stores
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  • Security, insurance, backups, maintenance, iLok and licencing, updates and further reading
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