With the digital revolution comes a steep learning curve. Most people who purchase a home recording set-up realize very quickly that buying it and making the CD they always dreamed about are two radically different things. To solve this huge problem, Henry Falco, the Moon’s CEO/Engineer/Producer/College Professor will be giving Recording Engineer courses on the many different skills and techniques needed to be more effective in your own home studio as well as the skills needed for the more formal "Professional" Recording Studios. 

 

Each course can be a group or private lesson and each weekly course can be sub divide into individual Class’s for $400 each.

INSTRUCTION

COURSE 1

 

TITLE:      MultiTrack Recording 1

HOURS:    5 -  3 hour courses

PRICE:      $1500

DESCRIPTION:

This course covers the techniques and methodology of studio sound recording. It includes the study of microphones, microphone placement, mixing consoles, signal and effect processing, an introduction to multitrack recording software, and basic editing and studio procedures found in today’s recording studio.

 

Week 1 What is an Engineer and Microphones

                    The Engineer's place and Function on a session. Learning how to listen.

  • Listening and learning to separate Instruments from within your favorite music.

                    Microphones: Placement, Polar Patterns, Frequency Response, Treatment and other specs.

  • compare different microphone specs and try to figure out which mic would be good for a particular instrument

 

Week 2 More Microphones and The Control Room: what are patch bays, consoles, and audio 

                    Interfaces, effects processors (reverb’s, delay’s, flangers, ect.), sound 

                    Processors (eq’s, compressors, gates, ect.) and different types of 

                    Cables (audio, data, ect.) 

  • Listening to classic recordings and How did they do it?

 

Week 3 Multitrack Recording.

                       Multitracking: Advantages and disadvantages.

                       Overdubbing: Advantages and disadvantages.

  • In Pro Tools record at least four one minute tracks using the overdub recording process. Be prepared to discuss the advantages of overdubbing versus doing it all live.

 

Week 4 Live Recording.

                       Multi instrument Micing of a Live Performance .

  • Record a song Live With a Band

 

Week 5 Mixing and bouncing down to cd. 

                       Basic Fader And Parameter Automation

  • Automate some fader moves and some mutes

 

COURSE 2

 

TITLE:      MultiTrack Recording 2

HOURS:    5 -  3 hour courses

PRICE:      $1500

DESCRIPTION:

This course focuses on in depth Micing Techniques and Instrument Recording with an introduction to Mixing

 

Week 1 Microphones

                    Microphones: Placement, Polar Patterns, Frequency Response, Treatment and other specs.

  • mic up an Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Amp and a Bass Amp

 

Week 2 More Microphones

                    Micing other instruments: drums, horns, strings, pianos. sitars...ect.

  • Mic up the Drums using the techniques discussed and make sure the cables look "pretty" and not messy!!

 

Week 3 Equalizers and Compresors

                       Equalizers: different types and there uses

                       Compressors: different types and there uses

  • In Pro Tools record at least one minute of materialfour track Piece, this time using the overdub recording process with each track record separately. Be prepared to discuss the advantages of overdubbing versus doing it all live.

 

Week 4 Effect Processors and Signal Processors.

                       A deeper look into the engineers bag of tricks. 

  • Record a few pieces then add different FX's that enhance or detract from the signal

                       In depth Effects and Signal processing: software plugins, reverbs, Compression, pitch shift...ect.

  • Add some effects and enhance a previous recording using at least 3 different processors.

 

Week 5 Mixing 

                       Getting all the elements to work together

  • Get a basic ruff mix

 

COURSE 3

 

TITLE:      Mixing

HOURS:    5 -  3 hour courses

PRICE:      $1500

DESCRIPTION:

This course, which is a logical compliment to our Multitrack Recording courses offers students a hands-on experience in Mixing and Mastering. This course covers the technique and methodology of Mixing and Mastering. Specifically, the course will concentrate on the post recording and post-production of multitrack-recorded material, in preparation for, and including, the final mix down. The class also includes a study of audio, mixing consoles, mastering techniques, monitors, digital audio software, editing techniques and related plug-ins.

 

 

 

Week 1 Mixing

               Overview of Mixing.

  • The only way to learn how to mix is to MIX!!! And that starts today. You choose material from our great & diverse Moon Studiios Production Library and mix, mix, mix with me guiding you thru the mixing minefield.

  • Discussion topics: Mix Prep, Panning, Placement, volume, texture, timbre... 

 

Week 2 More Mixing

                    Mixing continues...

  • Mixing a song properly takes a long time. Patience and orginization will get you to the end fastest.

  • learning how to "trust" your ears.

 

Week 3 Let start using Equalizers and Compresors...and more Mixing

                       Equalizers: how do we know we need one (the number one tool in a engineers tool box)

                       Compressors: how do we know we need one (The Mixing Engineers best friend and a nuclear weapon in the hands of the unknowing)

  • start adding EQ's And Compressors to the mix

 

Week 4 Effect Processing...and much more Mixing

                       A deeper look at adding effects to your Mix. 

  • the advantages and disadvantages of software plug in's and outboard effects.

  • Add effects to enhance your Mix.

 

Week 5 Final Mixing 

                       Unguided Final Mix

  • MIx Prep, Panning, Placement, volume

  • Automate fader moves and some mutes

  • set up effects

  • ​Mix, Mix, Mix...unguided...then we have a big critiquing session