Focusrite Academy kicks off with free drum recording course

Focusrite Academy, a free online video tutorial site dedicated to teaching music production newcomers the art of recording acoustic and electric instruments of all kinds on their Mac or PC, is now up and running.

The first course available at launch, Drum Recording, shows the budding producer/engineer how to record, process and mix a full drum kit in the studio, addressing everything from the equipment required – microphones, audio interface and outboard – to the skills and techniques involved.

Through the series of 20 videos, session drummers Craig Blundell and Alessandro Lombardo, along with producer Tim Harbour, demonstrate setting microphones up around the kit in various configurations, applying compression, phase correction and effects, editing the timing and groove of a recorded drum track, and more.

After working through them all, users will have all the insider knowledge needed to be able to engineer and produce incredible sounding drum tracks, Focusrite says.

Focusrite Academy – Drum Recording is free and available now. To find out more, click on the link below.