Studio Techniques: Working in a Recording Studio

Learn how to use a recording studio – everything from etiquette to wrapping cables, to choosing mics & patching preamps!

Welcome to the Studio Techniques: Working in a Recording Studio!

What you’ll learn

  • How to navigate all the equipment of a professional recording studio..
  • General etiquette of a recording studio.
  • How recording studios are designed.
  • Acoustics and Sound Diffusion.
  • Signal Flow in a studio.
  • Computer setup in a studio.
  • Monitors, and monitor control.
  • Preamps.
  • Setting up Preamps.
  • Choosing Preamps.
  • Microphones.
  • Choosing Microphones.
  • Dynamic Microphones.
  • Condensor Microphones.
  • Ribbon Microphones.
  • The Patchbay.
  • Studio Playback.
  • Talkback.
  • Saving & Exporting.
  • Working a shared space.

Course Content

  • Introduction & Overview –> 3 lectures • 7min.
  • General Etiquette –> 7 lectures • 17min.
  • General Layout –> 4 lectures • 14min.
  • Signal Flow –> 5 lectures • 10min.
  • PreAmps –> 5 lectures • 15min.
  • Microphones –> 6 lectures • 17min.
  • The Patchbay –> 10 lectures • 30min.
  • The Computer –> 5 lectures • 16min.
  • Playback and Monitoring –> 2 lectures • 6min.
  • Saving, Exporting, Working in a Shared Space –> 4 lectures • 11min.
  • Wrap Up –> 3 lectures • 7min.

Studio Techniques: Working in a Recording Studio


Welcome to the Studio Techniques: Working in a Recording Studio!

This class is for anyone who has wanted to work in a recording studio. Especially:

  • Producers: If you are making tracks and want to get into a studio to record, this class is for you.
  • Aspiring Producers: If you are just getting started with music production, but dream of getting into a studio, this class is for you.
  • Musicians: If you are going to be recorded, you should understand how things work so you can help control the results of the recording.
  • Songwriters: Improve your compositions by understanding how to make unique and memorable sounds to use in your songs.
  • Engineers: If you have hopes of being an audio engineer in a recording studio one day, this is the first step in that journey.

In this class, we start with how to book time in a studio, and what to expect. Then we move on to running a whole session – how to connect everything, use the equipment, and more. I’ll walk you through every step of the process and explain the logic behind every decision I make.

100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

The goal of this class is for you to be comfortable in the studio the next time (or first time!) you find yourself in the studio.

This course is NOT specific to any DAW program.

The recording studio has no genre – so all are welcome here. You will see me working on a jazz project, but any genre and interest will benefit from this class.

Topics Covered: 

  • The Essential Tools of the Recording Studio
  • Studio Rules
  • Wrapping Cables
  • Normalizing The Room
  • Equipment in the Live Room
  • Equipment in the Control Room
  • Acoustics and Sound Diffusion
  • Signal Flow in the Studio
  • Monitor Speakers
  • Preamps
  • Choosing Preamps
  • Configuring Preamps
  • Microphones
  • Choosing Microphones
  • Dynamic Microphones
  • Condenser Microphones
  • Ribbon Microphones
  • The Patchbay
  • Patching A Session
  • Setting up a Session
  • Routing to Hearback
  • Headphone Mixes
  • Computer Settings
  • Record Settings in the Computer
  • Playback and Monitoring
  • Talkback
  • Software: Using Cakewalk, Garageband, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Reaper, or any other application.
  • Principals of sound engineering
  • The art of home recording
  • And much, much more!

If you are ready to start making music in the studio, this is the class that will start you on that journey. Get started today.

Dr. Allen is a university music professor and is a top-rated Udemy instructor – with nearly 100 courses and over 300,000 students.

In 2017 Star Tribune Business featured him as a “Mover and a Shaker,” and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 


** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough studio techniques course available ANYWHERE on the market – or your money back (30-day money-back guarantee) **

Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.


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  “I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!” – A. Deichsel

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