Skip To Content

Recording & Engineering Fundamentals


Sorry! The enrollment period is currently closed. Please check back soon.

Full course description










$499 each or $2,499

Course 2: Recording & Engineering Fundamentals

The digital audio workstation (DAW) is the centerpiece of the recording studio. This course breaks down the fundamentals of getting sound into the DAW the right way and shaping your sound on the way-out using EQ and compression, among other techniques. Special attention is given to recording a vocalist for the best sound quality possible.

Key concepts covered:

  • The History of Recording
  • Recording gear set up
  • Pro Tools set up
  • Audio Sources
  • Signal Flow
  • Recording techniques
  • Filters and EQ
  • Compression
  • Recording Templates
  • Busses and Auxes
  • Monitoring with Reverb
  • Arranging
  • Stems


Meet the Instructor

Dave Hampton

Dave Hampton is a 40+ year Grammy Award winning veteran of the audio recording industry. In addition to engineering, He still consults with manufacturers on new technology, lecturers on survival in the industry, and continues to design custom studios and creative spaces for some of entertainments top artists. Dave has authored 4 books for Hal Leonard Music Publishers. In the summer of 2001 Dave was the first engineer to use Pro Tools to live mix a concert in surround sound, for Herbie Hancock’s Future 2 Future World Tour. Dave served as Technical Director of Paisley Park Studios as well as the other residences in California for several years. While at Paisley Park Dave would design and build several special one-of-a-kind machines just for Prince’s use.

Among his list of clients, you will find generations of talent from every genre of music. Marcus Miller, Justin Timberlake, Maxwell, Babyface, NeYo, RZA, Too Short, Chicago, Bill Withers and more. He also serves as Technical consultant for the Estate of Jazz great Miles Davis and is now part of the design team for Volume Ventures