Recording Your Own Music: A Step-By-Step Guide for Musicians

Michael Chambers, co-founder of Audiohackr

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47 Videos (4h 31m)
    • Course promo

      1:36
    • Course introduction and welcome

      4:07
    • Project overview

      1:28
    • [Activity] Create your first REAPER project

      4:45
    • Understanding your audio interface

      5:08
    • Telling REAPER which audio device to use (PC)

      4:46
    • Telling REAPER which audio device to use (Mac)

      3:44
    • [Activity] Set up your audio interface

      0:40
    • Setting up the tempo for your song

      3:54
    • Using microphones

      4:26
    • Getting audio into REAPER

      8:04
    • Recording an acoustic instrument

      2:53
    • Recording multiple takes

      2:53
    • Recording vocals

      4:57
    • Using “auto punch” to fix mistakes

      5:36
    • Keeping your session organized

      5:22
    • [Activity] Record your first tracks

      1:16
    • Programming drums using MIDI

      9:24
    • Adding percussion loops to your song

      6:30
    • Recording electric bass direct (without an amp)

      3:57
    • Installing virtual instrument plugins

      11:38
    • Setting up a MIDI controller

      4:01
    • Recording and editing a MIDI performance in REAPER

      11:11
    • [Activity] Add overdubs to your project

      0:59
    • Tracking changes and managing your project files

      4:23
    • Correcting the timing of a note

      10:15
    • Combining the best parts of each take

      7:27
    • Cleaning up a “comped” vocal take

      9:49
    • Cleaning up your project, adding fades and removing silence

      13:36
    • Editing out a section of a song

      12:19
    • [Activity] Edit your project

      0:49
    • Organizing your project before mixing

      7:44
    • Adjusting levels in your mix

      7:10
    • Tuning vocals

      10:05
    • Using compression

      8:11
    • Using EQ

      9:46
    • Adding reverb

      12:01
    • Creating a realistic guitar tone without an amp

      6:23
    • Automating level changes

      4:20
    • [Activity] Mix and add effects to your song

      1:10
    • “Mastering” your final mix

      10:14
    • Exporting your song

      6:18
    • Exporting your song as an MP3

      4:32
    • Exporting an instrumental mix of your song

      2:03
    • Exporting stems for remix projects or backup

      6:27
    • [Activity] Export your finished song

      1:18
    • Course conclusion and thank you

      1:03