Sylvia Massy: Creative Approaches to Recording and Producing Music | Production Studio | Berklee

Sylvia Massy: Creative Approaches to Recording and Producing Music | Production Studio | Berklee

There’s a certain way of thinking about recording. Well, we’re going to erase that. There are no rules. We’re starting over. [MUSIC] The most important thing we’re going to do is we’re going to break your biases. There’s some conductivity in a potato. Why can’t you run audio through it? [MUSIC] Alright? Oh! [LAUGHS] [MUSIC] […]
How to Use Signal Processing Tools for Mastering | Music Production | Recording Studio | Ozone | EQ

How to Use Signal Processing Tools for Mastering | Music Production | Recording Studio | Ozone | EQ

[MUSIC] Now, we’re going to think about signal processing tools, how we think about using them in preparation for doing the mastering work. If you take a look at the screen, you’ll see a typical, at least for me, preset or starting point for my signal processing, and I just want to highlight what each […]
Music Composition for Film, TV, and Games Capstone | Course Overview | Ben Newhouse | Berklee Online

Music Composition for Film, TV, and Games Capstone | Course Overview | Ben Newhouse | Berklee Online

[MUSIC] Hi everyone. I wanted to give you a quick overview of Music Composition for Film, Television, and Video Games Capstone. There really are going to be three components to this particular course. First component is going to be a capstone project. This is a capstone that the student completes over the course of the […]
Audio Mastering | Measurements Related to Level | Recording Studio | Berklee Online | Jonathan Wyner

Audio Mastering | Measurements Related to Level | Recording Studio | Berklee Online | Jonathan Wyner

Specs that relate to level are so important in the discipline of mastering. In fact, I think you could make an argument that level is the most important thing in mastering. It shows up in conversations with clients about loudness. It shows up in clients’ expectations. It shows up in questions coming from mix engineers. […]
Audio Mastering Room Set-Up | Recording Studio | Monitors | Berklee Online | Jonathan Wyner

Audio Mastering Room Set-Up | Recording Studio | Monitors | Berklee Online | Jonathan Wyner

[MUSIC] I want to spend a couple of minutes unpacking the mastering environment, the mastering room. I think it goes without saying and this has probably been repeated over and over again and drilled into you, that the better your listening environment, the better off you are. Sometimes I think of Olympic athletes, and they […]
Susan Rogers on Recording with Prince | Interview | Music Production | Master Track | Berklee Online

Susan Rogers on Recording with Prince | Interview | Music Production | Master Track | Berklee Online

[TAPE MACHINE WHIRRING] Prince had an ironclad habit of doing his vocals all by himself in the control room. Everything else he would do with other people there, but his lead vocal he needed to be alone in order to get the intimacy and performance that he wanted. In order to do a vocal, I […]
Introduction to Recording Ambisonics | 360° VR | Spatial Audio Recording | Berklee Online | Part 1/7

Introduction to Recording Ambisonics | 360° VR | Spatial Audio Recording | Berklee Online | Part 1/7

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi my name is John Escobar. I’m a professor in the Music Production and Engineering Department at Berklee College of Music. In this series, we’re going to be discussing what ambisonics are, how to capture them, and later what to do with them in post-production. In its simplest form, ambisonics is a way […]
5 Tips for Recording Ambisonics | Music Production Technology | Microphones | Part 3/7

5 Tips for Recording Ambisonics | Music Production Technology | Microphones | Part 3/7

[PLAYING CLASSICAL] Hi, my name is John Escobar. And we’re going to be discussing five tips and considerations when recording ambisonics. [PLAYING CLASSICAL] Because our image is derived from the combination of the various capsules working together, it’s very important to be really precise in the recording level for each channel. Ideally, you want to […]
Augmenting Recordings with Snare & Kick Drum Samples | Music Production | Pro Tools | Songwriting

Augmenting Recordings with Snare & Kick Drum Samples | Music Production | Pro Tools | Songwriting

Sometimes when you record drums, it can be useful to layer an existing sample on top of your kick and snare. This gives the feel of a live drummer, but it also gives it that punchiness of a really pop modern sound as well. This process can be done in most DAWs. There are several […]
Student Spotlight: Jesper Fink-Jensen & Nathalie Bonin | Orchestration | Composition

Student Spotlight: Jesper Fink-Jensen & Nathalie Bonin | Orchestration | Composition

It’s my first time in the States. Actually, I had dreamed of going to the States from when I was like, seven years old. And you could win a trip to America with a local distant magazine. I never made that. But I bought it every week because of that. So it’s taken a while […]