Based on the award-winning Art & Science Of Sound Recording series. With new and updated content
The course is based on the Alan Parsons' Art & Science Of Sound Recording, a program made by the legendary engineer and producer Alan Parsons. Alan worked with The Beatles, engineered Dark Side Of The Moon and enjoyed a multi-platinum career as a producer and as an artist with The Alan Parsons Project.
Alan won the Grammy in 2019 for Best Immersive Album for Eye In The Sky. Records made by Alan are widely sampled by today's hip-hop producers. He's still producing and making great sounding new records too, including The Secret (2019).
From an industry legend with multiple Platinum records. 2019 Grammy Winner.
Work at your own speed. No time limits, no stress!
Each lesson module comes with its own project/work assignment.
Alan Parsons Session File ($99 value), multi-miked piano, choir recording and Games People Play APLP live multitrack
Chat with fellow students in forums specific to each lesson
Online Quizzes & extensive printable glossary specific to each lesson
(awarded at the end of the course)
For all existing customers we’ll reimburse you 100% for any ASSR video you’ve purchased previously, up to and including an original new DVD set at $150.00
Each module comprises a Main Video Lesson, a specific Glossary, additional supporting audio, video or image files, and a specific Assignment related to the lesson.
You will also be provided with a professionally recorded raw multitrack that you can download and use throughout the course: the Alan Parsons’ written and produced All Our Yesterdays, featuring musicians Simon Phillips (drums), Nathan East (bass), Rami Jaffee (keyboards), Tim Pierce (guitar) and P.J. Olsson (vocals).
Each lesson module offers a forum engine for communication between fellow students. While ASSR may provide input as well this is not a specific feature of the course.
Each lesson module concludes with a 10-point Quiz specific to the lesson. Once the Quiz has been completed students can move on to the next lesson.
At the end of the course you will receive the ASSR Online Certification in The Fundamentals Of Recording & Music Production.
A. Great. And No. If you purchased ANY version of the ASSR video series (the DVD, downloads, streams) we will discount this course by that amount. 100%. This applies to any ASSR video series product up to and including the highest price product, which was the original DVD set @ $150.00. Before you purchase simply contact email@example.com stating what you have and where and when you got it and we’ll send you the appropriate discount coupon.
The major distinctions between the ASSR video series and this course are fourfold: 1. This is a curated, guided ‘course,’ where we explain the concepts with additional files, links, and glossaries whereas the video series you just watch. 2. You get specific Tasks and Projects for each lesson, which are invaluable when it comes to applying this knowledge to your own recording style and situation. 3. You get a complete raw multitrack Session File included in the price of the course. It’s the one you can see being recorded throughout the videos. Now you can join that band, plus get to mix it! 4. Finally, there are two brand new videos and lessons, one on making beats, and one looking at equipment trends and options in 2020.
A. If you have the money and the time, absolutely! This course is designed from the ground up to be taken online and does not even try to replicate the college experience. What it does do, though, is provide you with a complete grounding in Recording and Music Production. Every aspect is covered and, armed with this solid, basic knowledge, you can continue learning as you pursue your career or further your studies at a college or university. Either way, you’ll carry the knowledge you gain here for life.
No. Schools who run a recording or music production program have facilities and instructors who bring their own experience and perspective to the table. This is purely an online course. You’ll need your own equipment and your own discipline to do the tasks and projects. Everyone is different. Institutions are not for everyone and, especially in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, not even an option for everyone.
A minimum of 26 days, i.e. you can’t go quicker than one module a day. But more sensibly, do one module a week. It’s not a race.
You get all 26 lessons, each with their own videos, tasks and projects, supporting information and bonus videos, a dedicated lesson glossary, access to a dedicated forum for each lesson, and a complete professionally recorded multitrack to use as raw material. And a certificate!
Of course you can purchase other things we produce but none are needed for this course. Nothing is missing and there are no hidden extras.
First one, no. Second one unlikely but not impossible. Alan and the team have carefully written and designed this course so that you won’t need him hanging over your shoulder as you take it!
Correct! Actually 72! But if your question is something like ‘how relevant can he be to what I’m doing today?’ The answer is, how about Pythagoras in Math? Or Isaac Newton, or Einstein? The point is ‘science’ usually doesn’t date very quickly and this course is 50% grounded in the science of recording. 10kHz is 10kHz and this frequency governs what it governs whether you’re using an old analog console or an EQ plugin released this morning.
Funnily enough, the ‘Art’ 50% of this course is also surprisingly timeless. Plus, if you want to know how classic records—like the ones you, your parents, and possibly grandparents have heard—were made, you’ve come to the right place. As one 24 year old said recently, “If you’ve only worked ‘in the box’ and never really recorded anything, much less worked on a console, you’re missing half the experience.” You can’t really call yourself a producer until you know something about ‘real recording’ using mics, objects that produce sound, and those weird and wonderful people called ‘singers.’
Finally, Alan is still making records—as we speak! And he won a Grammy in 2019.
Well you can just not bother spending much time on one if you like. BUT… the whole point of this course is to stretch your mind and expand your horizons. So, try to give them all some time. You might surprise yourself!
Maybe, if you had ten years to find it all. That said, most YT videos tend to go molecular because the presenter is really into a technique or a piece of equipment. That can sometimes be very useful but rarely do you find much context. Without context (which you’ll fine loads of here) information can be quite hard to apply.
Yes! There are nine more for sale in the ASSR website shop on sale at a discounted price to anyone taking the course. You’ll get the discount coupon in your initial welcome package.
Not without contacting firstname.lastname@example.org first. This is copyrighted material for your unfettered personal use as part of this course. If you feel you have done a cracking job and feel it could be released, please contact us at the above address and we will respond.
Yes, you are able to download the included Session File and Glossaries and access the videos.
1. A DAW (any platform). You’ll need to be able to load and play a raw session file (2.5GB) containing 62-tracks of audio (wave) data.
2. A decent pair of monitors. If not, a decent pair of headphones.
3. An audio interface (4 channels)
4. Microphones: You don’t have to have a fancy mic closet but a small selection of mics (both dynamic and condenser) will be helpful.