Studio Recording - Capturing a Professional Sound


Want to learn to capture the best possible sound using the latest in recording technology and practise recording a live band?

In this practical course you will learn sound basics and acoustics, get hands-on training in setting up a recording session, signal flow, microphones and headphone mix on a world-famous NEVE console.

Through this two-day course, you'll get involved in a multi-track studio recording session with a live band and learn about tweaking faders, setting EQs, Dynamics and operating the industry standard, high resolution, hard disk recording software, Avid Pro Tools.

Course content

• Introduction to the studio
• Sound basics and acoustics
• Use of microphones and best mic placement
• Cables and signal flow
• Signal processing
• Setting up a recording session
• Setting up a headphone mix
• Navigating the mixing console (NEVE Genesys)
• A multi-track recording session with an indie band
• Compression and EQ
• Overdubbing

Ideal for

Musicians or non-musicians all of ages (15+) who wish to experience a modern recording studio and the processes involved in recording a great sounding track. It could also be for people who want to get the most out of their home recording studio.  Participants can use this course as preparation for applying to the full-time Sound Production Advanced Diploma.

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Throughout the course you will gain an understanding of the recording process and an introduction to the hardware and software that are utilised within the audio and music industry. You will establish a solid grounding in this field that will be useful for your own journey into audio production or as the basis for further study.


Age 15+

Have moderate computer literacy skills

Materials supplied

All materials will be provided. 

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook. 


Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.

Additional notes

Completion of this course will not guarantee entry into an RMIT Program.

Course Presenter - Mat Robins
Mat Robins is an Australian musician, record producer and owner of Coloursound Recording Studio in Altona.



  • It was well balanced regarding topics, knowledge and practise. The teacher tried to make everyone comfortable - it was very nice and helped us integrate and so accomplish the project with satisfaction. Natalia

    Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn about recording or setting up a home studio. Melissa

    Excellent course! Just what I needed to improve recording in my home studio. Recording drums, guitars & bass were especially helpful. I learned lots. Kenneth

    The practical elements made the theoretical concepts easier to follow and very fun. The chance to follow a song from recording to output was really valuable. This course was very professionally useful. Madeleine


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Available course dates

Saturday 13 April 2019

  • Code S345193
  • Start date 13.04.19
  • End date 14.04.19
  • Hours 12
  • Campus City
  • Fee $495.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 13.04.19 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00
Sun 14.04.19 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00

Saturday 03 August 2019

  • Code S345193
  • Start date 03.08.19
  • End date 04.08.19
  • Hours 12
  • Campus City
  • Fee $495.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 03.08.19 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00
Sun 04.08.19 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00

Saturday 16 November 2019

  • Code S345193
  • Start date 16.11.19
  • End date 17.11.19
  • Hours 12
  • Campus City
  • Fee $495.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 16.11.19 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00
Sun 17.11.19 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00

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