Introduction to Audio Recording

Course Details

Date Saturday 10 June 2017
Time 10:00 AM
Venue Leeds College of Music
Duration 10 – 11 June 2017 (Saturday & Sunday); 10am - 5pm
Tutor Alex Halliday
Fee £150.00
Age 16+

The Course

In a classroom and professional studio setting, this intensive weekend course will teach you the fundamentals of audio recording, including microphone types, microphone placement and digital audio theory.

Guidance will be given on preparing for, and recording with, a simple home recording system, as well as setting up and multi-track recording in a professional recording environment.


Course Prerequisites

  • Participants should have a fundamental understanding of Mac OSX


Tutor Alex Halliday (BA, PGCert PA) is a Senior Lecturer in Music Production who teaches on the Foundation Degree and BA Music Degree (Production) at Leeds College of Music. His specialist areas are Computer Music Technology and Studio Recording.  He is an Apple certified trainer who delivers the Apple Logic Pro X course both as part of the conservatoire’s curriculum and as a short course. Alex continues to write and produce his own music, as well as to compose, record and produce for performing arts organisations and the public services such as Opera North, Yorkshire Dance and West Yorkshire Police.

Alex will guide participants through the basics at an appropriate pace using lesson hand-outs and the expert knowledge that comes from 15 years’ of experience as an educator and producer.

Accommodation options

If you need to stay in Leeds overnight, we can recommend Jurys Inn, which is a 10 minute walk from Leeds College of Music. Other accommodation options can be found at

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"This course far exceeded my expectations. I felt greatly encouraged as both a musician and a songwriter, as well as learning lots to take back to my home studio. I am going back to my home studio brimming with confidence and creative energy thanks to Alex."

Introduction to Audio Recording participant, November 2016


Current full-time LCoM students and staff receive 50% discount on all short courses. Please note that in all instances we will ask for proof of eligibility. To claim your discount, please contact the Short Courses team by telephone, stating the name of your chosen course.





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