Studio Recording – Capturing a Professional Sound


12 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


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 on a state of the art NEVE console. You'll get involved in a multi-track studio recording session with a live band and learn about tweaking faders, setting EQs, Dynamics 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
  • Navigating the mixing console (NEVE Genesys)
  • A multi-track recording session with an indie band
  • Compression and EQ
  • Overdubbing


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

More details


For this introductory short course you must be aged 15+, and it is recommended that you have moderate computer literacy skills.

Materials supplied

Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.

Suited to

Musicians of all of ages (15+), 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.Participants can use this course as preparation for applying to the full-time Sound Production Advanced Diploma.

Additional notes

Completion of this course will not guarantee entry into an RMIT Program.

Course Presenter - Mat Robins. Mat Robins is an Australian musician, record producer and owner of Coloursound Recording Studio in Altona.


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.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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Facilitator: Mat Robins

Mat Robins is an Australian musician, record producer and owner of Coloursound Recording Studio in Altona.  

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