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DAWs & Converters

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    Tutorial 1

    DAWs & Converters

    0:44

    An introduction to the digital audio workstation and the DAWs & Converters course.

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    Tutorial 2

    What Can a DAW Do?

    2:39

    The versatile, affordable, powerful DAW is a recorder, editor, mixer, and audio-processing platform.

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    Tutorial 3

    What Is a Plug-In?

    4:08

    Every DAW uses plug-ins, which can mimic instruments, hardware EQs, compressors, and new types of audio manipulators that have never been seen before.

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    Tutorial 4

    Digital Audio Conversion

    5:19

    The key to a DAWs virtual world are the converters that take an analog signal and convert it into a language spoken by computers and software.

The digital audio workstation, or DAW, is an essential building block of the modern studio. Knowing the components, features, and tools found in this studio in a box is essential knowledge for all audio engineers, both old and new.

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Nicely done

The information here was good and presented nicely

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Kevin Becka has been a recording engineer for over twenty-five years, working with the top names in music including Kenny G., Quincy Jones, Michael Bolton, George Benson, George Lynch, and more. An experienced educator, Kevin is currently the co-director and instructor at the Blackbird Academy in Nashville. He has also taught advanced recording at Belmont University, taught surround recording and lectured at the Danish Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was director of education and instructor at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences for ten years. Kevin is also an audio journalist who has worked as the editor of Pro Audio Review and Audio Media USA magazines. Since 2003, Kevin has been the technical editor of the industry-leading Mix magazine where he writes features, product reviews, and a monthly column. Kevin is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the Country Music Association (CMA), and is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

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    Cables & Connectors

    Cables and connectors provide the pathways for audio signals to flow throughout the studio. Great connections can have a positive impact on not only the sound but also a creative difference in the recording process by maintaining the quality of the source and inspiring the performer.

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    DAWs & Converters

    The digital audio workstation, or DAW, is an essential building block of the modern studio. Knowing the components, features, and tools found in this “studio in a box” is essential knowledge for all audio engineers, both old and new.

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    Electrical Levels in Audio Production

    To achieve great results when recording, processing, and mixing audio, it’s important to know the levels at which various pieces of musical and studio gear operate. This course digs deeper into the operational qualities of studio gear in the signal chain.

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    Managing Gain & Distortion

    Recording engineers and music producers encounter many ways to adjust gain along the recording and mixing signal path. Knowing the best practices for setting levels in your DAW, processors, and other gain stages will allow you to avoid distortion and noise in your productions.

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    Mic Choices & Placement

    Asking the right questions about your microphones before the talent arrives is what separates a great recording from a good one. When is it better to use a dynamic mic instead of a condenser? How do you place each mic and which is the best polar pattern for each application? You will find the answers to these questions and more as we progress through this course.

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To achieve great results when recording, processing, and mixing audio, it’s important to know the levels at which various pieces of musical and studio gear operate. This course digs deeper into the operational qualities of studio gear in the signal chain.

Cables and connectors provide the pathways for audio signals to flow throughout the studio. Great connections can have a positive impact on not only the sound but also a creative difference in the recording process by maintaining the quality of the source and inspiring the performer.

Speakers, headphones, and In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) are transducers. Like all transducers, they change one form of energy into another. Learn the basics of transducer operation at the back end of the signal chain, where truth, or the lack of, can lead to consequences in the quality of your music.

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Date published: 2016-07-11