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Learn to Record and Mix Music and Audio

Subject Area
Performance & Production
Start Date
February 2022
Study Mode
8 Weeks

This course is aimed at adults who are interested in learning to record and mix music and audio in a recording studio. This could be for practising musicians who enjoy music as a hobby, voice-over artists looking to record at home, or performers who want to develop their music technology skills in a studio.

This course provides an introduction to music production and the basic technical skills needed to record music and audio. On this course your tutor will guide you through the fundamentals of theory, technique and concepts, working in the recording studio, making reference to contemporary music examples. You will also be encouraged to bring in projects to get feedback.

Course Modules/units

The units cover a range practical skills development as well as more general skills including:

  • Using Cubase Professional Confidently
  • Understanding How a Recording Studio Works
  • Ability to Record a Range of Instruments in a Studio Environment
  • Understanding What Hardware or Software You May Need
  • Awareness of Basic Mixing Practices and Processes
  • Selecting the Right Microphone for the Job

Entry Requirements

No previous learning is required, however a passion for either music or audio production is essential.

Dates and Course Durations

February (Eve)22nd Feb 2022 – 26th Apr 2022, Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, 8 weeks

Study Method

Students will be taught by a specialist music technology tutor in an industry standard recording studio. The course is mostly practical based, but recording theory will be covered.


We provide a concise, yet comprehensive course delivered in an industry standard environment by a practicing music and performance specialist. There is no formal assessment during study, students will be awarded a York College Certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Course Fees

Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

Additional Costs

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, some courses may require additional study from home, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.


Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Course Progression

The skills learnt on this course will provide good experience for enrolment on other musical courses.

Career Progression

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge in music to help you progress and develop in a number of job opportunities to suit your personal needs and interests, or continue playing for pleasure.

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