because sometimes, it could be a good idea to start somewhere, sometimes…
In 2012, the topic was named Record U (Record University where Record software was still online) and were focused on their software (now Reason instead). But as they mentioned themselves:
“Record U is a series of articles created for those who are new to Propellerhead Record, or music recording in general. While Record U is based on Propellerhead Record, all tips are universal, and will help you get started with recording, music-making and music software regardless of what tools you use.”
Moreover, articles aren’t that long, nor technical, nicely illustrated and with many audio examples showing, for instance, the impact on the final mix.
If some parts are too obscure for you despite careful reading, you could ask in commentaries so that I could do my best to help you.
- Part 1: recording electric guitar
where you’d find ways to record a guitar through an amp (mic placements and consequences) and recording it right into the computer (with some processing that could come from Reason)
- Part 2a: tools for mixing, EQ
where it speaks mostly about mixing
- Part 2b: tools for mixing, EQ
where it’s more focused on what is EQ and how to use it
- Part 3: tools for mixing, dynamic processor
where you’ll could what is a dynamic processor and their respective uses
- Part 4: tools for mixing, level and panning
where it looks about… levels and their impacts for the mixing purpose
- Part 5: recording vocals
where it speaks about vocals, settings and recording conditions to get a good track (not that short but it’s the key element in a song)
- Part 6: preparing a space for recording
where it looks about acoustic treatment, listening conditions and audio phenomena that could happen
- Part 7: tools for mixing, reverb
where you could find what it is, their settings and results.
This article is a bit longer but it’s ended with 3 practical examples of reverb in a mix.
- Part 8: tools for mixing, insert effects
where insert effects take place, but also automation (automating settings during time), effect order and some creative ideas around them
- Part 9: recording drums at home
where it explains many points and tips about that moment, with specific focus of mic choice and placement
- Part 10: vocal processing and production
where you’ll get steps after vocal recording until the final mixing stage
And here is a good start with many audio examples.
Like I said earlier, if some parts are still obscure, you could ask for more details… as far as I could!
With this, have some nice reading 🙂