Focusrite has announced the opening of Focusrite Academy, a free online video tutorial site dedicated to teaching music production newcomers the art of recording acoustic and electric instruments of all kinds on their Mac or PC.
The first course available at launch, Drum Recording, shows the budding producer/engineer how to record, process and mix a full drum kit in the studio, addressing everything from the equipment required – microphones, audio interface and outboard – to the skills and techniques involved.
Through this series of 20 videos, first-call session drummers Craig Blundell and Alessandro Lombardo, and producer Tim Harbour, demonstrate setting microphones up around the kit in various configurations, applying compression, phase correction and effects, editing the timing and groove of a recorded drum track, and more. Having worked through them all, you'll have all the insider knowledge you need to be able to engineer and produce incredible sounding drum tracks.
Focusrite Academy – Drum Recording is completely free and available now.