Recording - Capturing the Perfect 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.

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 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
• A multi-track recording session with an indie band
• Compression and EQ
• Overdubbing

Ideal for

Musicians or non-musicians 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. This course is suited to both younger students (15+) and those of all ages who are wishing to explore this field further. This course is a great way for students to get an understanding of how RMIT teaches Sound Production.

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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 must be 15 or older. Best to be fairly confident on computers.

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 - Matt Voigt
Matt is a studio recording expert with over 20 years of experience in the music industry. A large part of his career has been spent producing recordings at Melbourne's infamous Sing Sing Recording Studios where he has worked with many successful bands including The Living End, Powderfinger, Paul Kelly and Kiss. Matt won an ARIA award for his recording work on the film Lantana and was also nominated for an ARIA for his work with The Blackeyed Susans


  • 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

    Excellent facilitator.Matt was happy to answer all questions and was extremely knowledgeable. The group was fantastic - we worked as a team. Matt encouraged group discussion. He was engaging and run at an excellent pace. 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


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Available course dates

Saturday 03 June 2017

  • Code S345193
  • Start date 03.06.17
  • End date 04.06.17
  • Hours 12.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $480.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 03.06.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00
Sun 04.06.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00

Saturday 26 August 2017

  • Code S345193
  • Start date 26.08.17
  • End date 27.08.17
  • Hours 12.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $480.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 26.08.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00
Sun 27.08.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00

Saturday 18 November 2017

  • Code S345193
  • Start date 18.11.17
  • End date 19.11.17
  • Hours 12.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $480.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 18.11.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00
Sun 19.11.17 10:00am 05:00pm 6.00

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